DELRAY BEACH – National Oyster Day is August 5, so get your slurp on at City Oyster and Sushi Bar in Delray Beach.
The celebrated half-shell haven and executive chef Jordan Stilley will offer $1 oysters during Happy Hour, including 2-for-1 cocktails, beer, and select wine pours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the bar only.
Guests who order a dozen oysters on the half shell (market price) will receive a complimentary glass of chilled prosecco. Menu highlights also include the Deep Eddy Oyster Shooter ($5.50), Oysters Rockefeller ($19), and Oysters Casino ($19). Cheers your catch with a bevy of drink pairings like a beer paddle flight, sparkling wine, or tequila-drenched cocktail.
Seven oyster varieties featured include:
Named after a Long Island town, they are mild with subtle saltiness and pair well with traditional condiments like cocktail sauce.
These meaty bivalves are prided for their delicate flavor profile and hail from New Brunswick, Canada, eh!
Tuck into one and enjoy sweet-and-sour brine followed by a mineral finish.
Identifiable by their thin, green shells, this pint-sized variant is big on buttery flavor.
Considered the perfect oyster by many, the meat has a mild brininess, sweet flavor, and honeydew finish.
Japanese for “precious,” these guys are known for their clean, delicate flavor.
PEI’s most famous oyster, these delicate beauties taste great with a cold beer.
Need another reason to feel hoppy? It’s also National IPA Day, which means tossing back a few cold ones, like Due South Cat 5 and Dogfish Head 60 Minute, are definitely in the cards. Snag a seat at the bar and enjoy IPA beer specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
City Oyster & Sushi Bar is located at 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 272- 0220 or visit cityoysterdelray.com.