Every year, to celebrate the glory that is knocking back raw oysters straight from their pleasantly portable shells, we team up with Oysterhood to throw a party featuring NY’s best oysters. We call it Empire Oysters, and it all went down this past weekend. And if you didn’t go, why should you care? Well, from downable halfshell recipes to hilarious shucking videos, let’s do a little show and tell.
1. For starters, NY is repped like crazy
According to Oysterhood founder and co-creator of Empire Oyster Kevin Joseph, this spread of oyster farmers constitutes the most New York shellfish guys that have ever been under same roof for an event in history. Now, that’s not exactly something you can fact check too easily, but with 10 completely separate oyster crews from all over Long Island and New York, it’s probably pretty damn close to the truth.