Know what I say to oysters? Yum! Know what I say to the oysters offered in oyster week? Expensive! Seriously, the restaurants participating in New York Magazine’s Oyster Week (September 11-28th) cost more money than the increase in your rent this year, which is really saying something considering Bushwick is like, New York’s #1 spot for inflation right now. But let’s not go down that dark path if we can avoid it, ya’ll! Nothing should stop you from indulging in some delicious oysters this Oyster Week. Here are some spots to slug from a shell, right in your own backyard.
#1 For the Cheap Oyster-Slugger: Tutu’s, 25 Bogart
This brunch favorite offers $1 oysters by the dozen during their happy hour, so you can be a smart slurper everyday from 4pm-8pm.
#2 For the Mystery Loving Oyster-Slugger: The Narrows, 1037 Flushing Ave
The oysters here are listed as the ever-elusive “market price,” but hey. They’ll probably still be cheaper than the likes of Lure Fishbar or Atlantic Grill so you might as well not think about things and #YOLO.
#3 For the Traditional Oyster-Slugger: Mominette, 221 Knickerbocker Ave
If you like France and you like oysters and you like cocktails, drop by Mominette and enjoy $1 oyster happy hour and then like your life, too. You can be all “c’est la vie” every weekday from 4-7, which makes it possibly the best oyster special of all.
#4 For the Oyster-Eater That Can’t Stand to Be Like Anyone Else: Orleans, 603 Hart St
This New Orleans truck-food-stand-thingy has $8 fried oyster sandwiches. This means not only can you enjoy a delish-oyster meal, but you can also do it with some originality.
Other Bonus Sea Crustacean Options
#5 $5 mussels at The Rookery, 425 Troutman
Mussel Mondays at The Rookery allows you to get $5 mussels and a 1/2 priced bottle of Pinot Grigio. Hollaaaa
#6 Tutu’s… again! 1 clam for a buck!
Their happy hour also includes a dozen $1 clams. So eat everything from shell this week!
#7 Paella Marinara from El Mio Cid, 50 Starr Street
Why stop there? Why not just eat everything that’s ever been born to a shell EVER? The Paella Marinara at El Mio Cid ($19.00) includes mussels, squid, scallops, AND clams.