Thursday, December 27, 2012

Need New Year oysters?

They aren't cheap at 99 cents each, but Alabama's Point aux Pins oysters are available at Whole Foods in SouthPark through the holiday.

Farm-raised in Grand Bay, Ala., by Steve and Dema Crockett, the Point aux Pins has been getting a following from Alabama chefs like Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, and oyster fanatics.

Texas food writer Robb Walsh had a good report on how they're raised when they first hit the market in 2010 and called them the best Gulf oysters he had eaten in a while.

They'll be available through the holiday at Whole Foods stores in the Southeast, including the Charlotte store, 6610 Fairview Road, near Sharon Road.


Mr. P said...

Speaking of sea food where are some good locations to buy seafood in Charlotte?

Kathleen Purvis said...

Clean Catch on Selwyn is a nice market, although not inexpensive. Everything is sustainably sourced and very high quality, though. Whole Foods has a good selection and is worth checking out. There's also a new market in Matthews, Deep Sea Seafood at 10020 Monroe Road (in the little strip mall across from 5 Guys, near Monroe and North Sardis). It sounds promising and has both fresh seafood and prepared foods, but I haven't had a chance to go. I spotted it last week while I was caught in the Christmas rush. I'll try to get there soon, but if anyone has been in, post a comment and let me know how it is.