On September 13, Legal Sea Foods’ will bring half-shell hedonism to mollusk mavens and oyster newbies during their tenth annual “Oyster Festival.” For four weeks, a sequence of in-restaurant menu features and two special events will celebrate everything oyster and all are invited who share the belief “the world is your oyster.”
Bivalve specialties will be available for the duration of the Oyster Festival and include Fried Oysters (three for $10) in four preparations (buffalo, BBQ, sriracha lime and BLT); Baked Oysters (three for $12) available in a quartet of options (lobster spinach, crab & cheese, scampi and roasted); and the Legal Sea Foods teams will shuck seasonal standouts at their raw bars daily for those who opt to go au natural. Legals also suggests washing it down with the official drink of the 2018 Oyster Festival, the Deadrise, with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, muddled cucumber, lime and grapefruit bitters ($11).
On September 15 at 2pm, Legal Sea Foods’ al fresco Charles Terrace (20 University Road, Cambridge) will host their annual “Shellfish Shindig” event that has shucked oysters by the bushel for only $1 per slurp. Followed by a “Mollusk Mania” extravaganza at Legal Harborside (270 Northern Avenue, Boston) on September 23 at 1pm, featuring a raw bar of six varieties as well as four prepared appetizers available first-come, first-served; get 'em while they last! (Complimentary admission.)
The Oyster Festival is celebrated at all Legal Sea Foods locations throughout Massachusetts, with the exception of airport venues. For more information on the Oyster Festival, please visit: www.legalseafoods.com/oysterfestival. In the event of rain, the “Shellfish Shindig” event will take place inside the atrium of the Charles Square restaurant.
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