Meat Market: On Tuesday, August 5th, diners can enjoy Meat Market’s Happy Hour all day long (bar only) featuring $1.50 Blue Point oysters and$6 Drunken Oyster Shooters with Hangar One Vodka, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno and a truffle salt rim. Also available are oysters (by the piece) for$3.50, including Belon, Old Salt and others, served with yuzu truffle mignonette, atomic horseradish or habanero cocktail sauce. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road and is open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight. For more information, please call (305) 532-0088 or visit www.meatmarketmiami.com.
Lure Fishbar: Miami Beach’s seafood hotspot is offering succulent oyster-themed specials including the $15 Oyster Po’Boy featuring crispy Blue Point oysters, a mini onion brioche, fig & jicama slaw and whole grain mustard aioli, served two mini Po’Boys to an order. Also on deck is aChampagne & Oyster Special, where guests can enjoy a bottle of Baumard Cremant with a dozen oysters for $100. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1600 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner at 6 p.m. and valet parking is available. Telephone: (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com.
Devon Seafood + Steak: Toast National Oyster Day in style at Miami’s ultimate dining destination serving fresh ocean fare and sizzling prime steaks. During Happy Hour, guests can enjoy Devon’s One Buck Shuck, a daily selection of oysters on the half shell for just $1 each from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Hand-picked by Executive Chef Scott Barrow, an array of 16 different types of east and west coast oysters will be featured. And diners can chose from six different oysters nightly including Beau Soleil; Naked Cowboy; Katama Bay; and Malpeques. Devon Seafood + Steak is located at 11715 Sherri Lane, inside The Palms at Town & Country Mall, in Kendall. Telephone: (305) 275-0226; www.devonseafood.com.
The Dutch: Andrew Carmellini’s critically-acclaimed South Beach restaurant features signature little oyster sandwiches – cornmeal-dusted and fried oysters served on slider-size sesame brioche buns with pickled okra sauce for $5 each. Also on offer is a vast selection of east & west coast mollusks available at the raw bar, including Blue Points (CT), Duxbury (MA), Kusshi (B.C.), and Wianno (MA). The Dutch is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Telephone: (305) 938-3111; www.thedutchmiami.com.
Cantina La Veinte: Located at the Icon Brickell the sophisticated waterfront Mexican restaurant and bar offers a hearty menu of traditional Mexican cuisine. Guests can join in the National Oyster Day festivities by indulging in their popular oyster dish Ostiones Rasurados ($19) – Mexican-style oysters served raw with maggi-lime caviar and chopped red onion. Cantina La Veinte is located at 495 Brickell Avenue at Icon Brickell and is open from noon until midnight with Happy Hour specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Discounted valet parking is also available. For more information, please call(786) 623-6135 or visit www.lano20.com.mx/.
AQ by Acqualina: Offering South Florida diners a casually elegant dining destination to celebrate National Oyster Day, AQ boasts some of the region’s most attractive waterfront dining with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Dewey LoSasso will be serving the restaurant’s signature oysters in a Guinness and Pale Ale Mignonette (half dozen $18/dozen $30). For the special oyster celebration, Chef LoSasso will be making oysters with Charred Pepper Granita and Minus 8 drizzle, topped with pink peppercorn dust (half dozen $18/dozen $30) and Oyster Shotswith smokey mango and served with a shot of Schenbly Sparkling Lychee Wine. AQ by Acqualina is located inside Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, 17875 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach. Dinner is served daily. Telephone: (305) 918-6816; www.acqualinaresort.com.
The River Seafood & Oyster Bar: One of Miami’s favorite downtown restaurants, serving sustainable, locally-sourced organic cuisine with a focus on seafood – River will be joining the celebration with their renowned Fire Roasted Oysters served with ancho, sofrito butter, queso manchego and chorizo ($12). Guests can also toast to National Oyster Day at the bar during Happy Hour from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and choose from 8-10 different types of hand-shucked oysters for half price along with drink specials. The River Seafood & Oyster Bar is located at 650 South Miami Avenue. Telephone: (305) 530-1915; www.therivermiami.com.
Oak Tavern: Chef/Owner David Bracha’s wildly popular restaurant, located in Miami’s Design District will be celebrating National Oyster Day with their signature Iced Oysters ($2.75 each/ $15 half dozen). Guest can also indulge in hand-shucked oysters for half price during their popularHappy Hour special from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oak Tavern is located at 35 NE 40th Street in Miami’s Design District. Telephone: (786) 391-1818;www.oaktavernmiami.com.