Monday, April 19, 2010

Poll of the Week - 4.19.2010

I don’t know who was the first to come up with this piece of oyster folklore, but it has long been said that oysters are only to be enjoyed in months with “r”s in them - January, September, March, etc. This “rule” likely dates back to a time before refrigeration was commonplace and there was a good chance that oysters would spoil during transport in the warmer months. Fortunately, most parts of the United States can now enjoy oysters all year round (especially if you live near the coast), but for the Nervous Nellies out there, April is the last “r”-month until September.

With that in mind, this week is “oyster week” here at Little Scarlet!

 That’s right, that is a mammoth oyster fritter - on Wonder Bread, naturally!

Check back later this week for reviews of two new oyster-bearing restaurants, and be sure to follow Little Scarlet on Twitter all this week for a slew of oyster trivia. This week’s “Poll of the Week” dives right in to the heart of the matter, asking the most important oyster question of all: what’s your favorite oyster dish?


  1. i think you're swaying the votes with that fritter pic up top, how could you not vote for it?? yummy! wish i had one right now!

  2. I didn't think anyone like Oysters Rockefeller but me. My family has made them every for Christmas since the mid-1970's. Thank you, Little Scarlet, for the reminder of home.

  3. I can't answer honestly since I have only had oysters on a half shell and I was kind of squeamish.