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Old 08-03-2022, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Oyster Bars...raw oysters served!

Who all is in the Oyster Bar business? Or restaurant business that serves raw oysters? I have new info on oyster farming here in the states and info on the upcoming oyster season in Texas, met with some guys today
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:37 PM   #2
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I consume raw oysters on occasion, will you inform me?
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:49 PM   #3
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I’m not in the business, but I like raw oysters.

What’s the new info…they put lead in your pencil?
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:50 PM   #4
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I like them pretty good but I like them seasoned or with fresh lemon.
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:51 PM   #5
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We took em off the menu this year when they hit 19 dollars a pound and rising. What news do you have Leemo. We served em raw as well as fried. Give me some good news.
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I’m not in the business, but I like raw oysters.

What’s the new info…they put lead in your pencil?
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:04 PM   #7
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I ordered a dozen grilled a few weeks ago and didn't ask about market price lol. They were like $30 and not that great. Thanks a lot biden
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:08 PM   #8
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Just use a dip net and a shingle scraper on the docks, bring your screwdriver, tabasco, and horse radish. They are free.
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:15 PM   #9
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I’m not in the business, but I like raw oysters.

What’s the new info…they put lead in your pencil?

Having lead in your pencil is only useful if you have somebody to write to.
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Having lead in your pencil is only useful if you have somebody to write to.
Sometimes a feller may just need to put a reminder on a post it note. Don't want to forget some things
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:24 PM   #11
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Spill the beans OP.
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:27 PM   #12
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Having lead in your pencil is only useful if you have somebody to write to.
True that!
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:34 PM   #13
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Come on Leemo. Don’t be Laimo. Run it down to us and let us hold it one time. Translation……cough it up!!
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:34 PM   #14
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We took em off the menu this year when they hit 19 dollars a pound and rising.
Well crap...there's a sign the world's ending.
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:38 PM   #15
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Leemo…….how you gonna post something like that and not spill the tea?

Like a teenagers cat snap page!
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:52 PM   #16
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They’re raised in salt water and we have plenty of that?
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:59 PM   #17
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Well crap...there's a sign the world's ending.
Some folks acted like it was.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:00 PM   #18
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Can’t beat grilled.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:03 PM   #19
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Can’t beat grilled.
Ever had 'em smoked? Outstanding!
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Default Oyster Bars...raw oysters served!

Don’t worry guys I got you. I also just met with the Secret Oyster Society Brotherhood (SOSB) and they gave me the 411.

Don’t spread this around but Oysters gonna be expensive. Shhhhhhhhhhhh


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Old 08-03-2022, 08:08 PM   #21
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OKTX - that’s where you are incorrect- The lack of fresh water in bay systems is gonna be problems
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:11 PM   #22
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That does it. This thread is worthless and I’ve got better things to do with my time. I’m not coming back.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:12 PM   #23
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Come on Leemo. Wassup?
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:13 PM   #24
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OKTX - that’s where you are incorrect- The lack of fresh water in bay systems is gonna be problems
Well I’m all out of guesses…
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:14 PM   #25
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The general oyster season in Texas historically has always opened on November 1st and has normally closed on May 1.... whether or not it will “open” is still in the air and probably will be voted on in the next few weeks, several factors as to why or why not is still at play, lease holders(Galveston boys) are not affected by any changes, HB 1300 was passed a couple years ago which allows for a person or entity to apply for a lease to grow (mariculture) oysters, I helped initiate the bill and was extremely excited to become involved with the permitting process, then Covid hit, I did not want to invest in any new venture in a market(restaurant) that seemed volatile at the time, as of today, there are 3 permits issued, and currently several more seeking permits. I will be applying for my permit in the next few weeks for East Matagorda Bay, farm site will be west of Old Gulf cut approximately 2 miles down the north shore, total site will be 5 acres....I will list the exact GPS coordinates for public comment . The oysters raised will be for the half shell market only, I will take broodstock from the bay to a approved hatchery where they will be spawned ...... the result will be a Triploid oyster which is sterile and has an extremely high growth rate, since no energy of the oyster is spent in reproduction, the oyster will be “fat” even in the warm summer months , I’ll keep any interested party informed, hoping to pair up with several oyster bars to sell the product
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:16 PM   #26
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Some folks acted like it was.
Might as well have $20 jars of peanut butter to complain about...fact the frick'n seafood is starting to surpass the cost of top shelf beef is 'concerning'!!

I fear the worst unless leemo is holding all the cards.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:17 PM   #27
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OKTX - that’s where you are incorrect- The lack of fresh water in bay systems is gonna be problems
Last time I was in sea drift the locals where trying to sell oyster with “salt ulcers” on them , yuck yuck no thanks

I assume oysters are bad this year and probably needed a break in that area anyway

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Old 08-03-2022, 09:17 PM   #28
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Y’all get this crap fixed before the first week of November! I need me a gallon of fresh shucked to take ocean perch fishing!!
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:26 PM   #29
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The bar I eat em at is currently getting them from Louisiana and farmed raised ones from Virginia. The farmed raised are a alot smaller
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:33 PM   #30
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I love eating them and if your aquaculture business can supply them to places across the state, Im happy for you to be setting up shop. Good luck on your venture and keep us posted as to how it goes.
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:42 PM   #31
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The best I have ever had were from Prince Edward Island and absolutely incredible
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:43 PM   #32
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Spill the beans OP.
No beans. If you add beans it becomes oyster soup.

On PEI I ate the fresh blue mussles...man they were good! Our fishing guide made them while we were fishing for bluefin.
They don't cost a lot there but here in Texas they ain't cheap no mo.

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Old 08-03-2022, 09:45 PM   #33
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It seems to me that the gulf oysters have an oily taste to them. Maybe it is just me but the Atlantic ones taste better.
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:49 PM   #34
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No beans. If you add beans it becomes oyster soup.
Well played sir…..well played.
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:49 PM   #35
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The best I have ever had were from Prince Edward Island and absolutely incredible
I had some in that area that were HUGE and they were really good!
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It seems to me that the gulf oysters have an oily taste to them. Maybe it is just me but the Atlantic ones taste better.
Best kept secret is Atlantic Oyster Company oysters at HEB. 10 oz. For 8.00 dollars. Or you can buy local Jerry’s Oysters from Smiths Point. 8 oz for 13.00. That’s 26 dollars a lb. Thanks but no thanks on local thumbsize oysters.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:02 PM   #37
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Aint no way a yankee oyster is better than a Texas oyster.

That's like saying Thai raised shrimp is better than gulf.

Blasphemy

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Old 08-03-2022, 10:10 PM   #38
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Some of us an write a book with a partner, or all by ourselves....




Regarding oysters. I have eaten them my entire life in Texas, while also partaking them in Vancouver. Different, but all good by me!
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:14 PM   #39
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Aint no way a yankee oyster is better than a Texas oyster.

That's like saying Thai raised shrimp is better than gulf.

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I never knew there was a difference until I was in a DC restaurant that had an oyster menu. I was stationed at Hurlburt Field at the time and the big honkin oysters around Ft Walton and Destin were 5 Cents each oyster shucked during happy hour. The oysters on the menu in DC averaged $50 per dozen and this was in the eighties.
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Regarding oysters. I have eaten them my entire life in Texas, while also partaking them in Vancouver. Different, but all good by me!
This is where I was introduced to cold water and others I didn’t know existed either.

Honestly, I still like gulf the best, but it was what I was brought up on. They seemed to have a hint of sweetness the others didn’t.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:36 PM   #41
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The problem with gulf oysters is marketing. You need to come up with a good, identifiable brand for your product Lee. Something other than "gulf oysters". You see how they do it elsewhere in the US. Do that. Pick a local place name and turn that into your oyster brand. Build the image and market it. The perfect tides, perfect salinity, long growing season all come together to produce a superior oyster, etc, etc.

Hurry up and get it going. I need some new structure over there to fish.
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:41 AM   #42
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How long from hatch ----> edible size ?
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I think it’s about 2 to 3 years depending on water quality.
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Old 08-04-2022, 09:24 AM   #44
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Aint no way a yankee oyster is better than a Texas oyster.

That's like saying Thai raised shrimp is better than gulf.

Blasphemy
Completely agree with this.

Have had gulf and east coast oysters, and no comparison in flavor and size. Gulf all the way.

Sucks to hear this news. Seems like I heard something bad was coming for next season a few weeks ago also.


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Blasphemy

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Old 08-04-2022, 09:37 AM   #46
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Completely agree with this.

Have had gulf and east coast oysters, and no comparison in flavor and size. Gulf all the way.

Sucks to hear this news. Seems like I heard something bad was coming for next season a few weeks ago also.


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This isn’t gonna improve untill Louisiana resources are healthy and season can reopen at full capacity and keep the boats working in LA. What happened is when LA was shut down last year all the boats came to Texas and completely wiped out the oysters within days. Private reefs are still producing with very high demand yielding high prices and small oysters to meet the demand.
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What happened is when LA was shut down last year all the boats came to Texas and completely wiped out the oysters within days.
I can’t believe coon-arses would do such a thing………

It’s almost like it’s a stereotype.
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Old 08-04-2022, 09:43 AM   #48
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This isn’t gonna improve untill Louisiana resources are healthy and season can reopen at full capacity and keep the boats working in LA. What happened is when LA was shut down last year all the boats came to Texas and completely wiped out the oysters within days. Private reefs are still producing with very high demand yielding high prices and small oysters to meet the demand.
Ah, so this is why TPWD shutdown several harvest areas early this year.




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Old 08-04-2022, 09:45 AM   #49
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I ordered a dozen grilled a few weeks ago and didn't ask about market price lol. They were like $30 and not that great. Thanks a lot biden
Pimps don't have to ask price.
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Tru dat lol. But when I was eating each one of those $3 nuggets a little bigger than your thumbnail I was sure thinking about it
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