Celebrate National Oysters on the Half Shell Day, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at South Florida’s top restaurants.
Devon Seafood + Steak: During Happy Hour on Tuesday, March 31st, diners can indulge in Devon’s One Buck Shuck, a daily selection of oysters on the half shell for just $1 each from 4PM-8PM to celebrate Oysters on the Half Shell Day. Hand-picked by Executive Chef Rod Chitikov, an array of six different types of East and West Coast oysters on the half shell will be featured including Beau Soleil; Naked Cowboy; Katama Bay; and Malpeques. Devon Seafood + Steak is located at11715 Sherri Lane, inside The Palms at Town & Country Mall, in Kendall. (305) 275-0226; www.devonseafood.com.
Lure Fishbar: Celebrate at Miami Beach’s seafood hot spot with a shellfish plateau of East and West Coast varieties or Lure’s popular dressed oyster selection. Bi-valve enthusiasts can delight in Wiannos with pineapple salsa; Blue Points with shallot mignonette; Kusshi with jalapeno ponzu; or Kumamotos with fresh wasabi leaf and lemon. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner at 6PM. Valet parking is available. (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com.
Mignonette Miami: The charming, restaurant from chef/restauranteur Danny Serfer and business partner, Ryan Roman, in the heart of Miami’s up-and-coming Edgewater neighborhood offers a rotating variety of hand-shucked half-shells. Guests can sidle up to the oyster counter and mix and match East and West Coast varieties ranging from Kumamoto and Marin Miyagi to Standish Shore and Riptides. Mignonette Miami is located at 210 NE 18th Street. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly; lunch is served Monday through Friday along with Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7PM. Weekend brunch is served from 11:30AM to 3PM. Reservations strongly suggested. (305) 374-4635; http://www.mignonettemiami.com.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille: James Beard acknowledged Chef Toby Joseph’s seafood destination on buzzing Las Olas Boulevard will offer a tasty all-day oyster special featuring seven unique varieties of East and West Coast oysters each served with cocktail sauce, Florida citrus and a red wine mignonette for a $1 each. While enjoying the oyster special, guests can also treat themselves to the restaurant’s seasonal raw bar. Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is located in the Riverside Hotel at 620 East Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. (954) 467-2555; www.wildsealasolas.com.
3030 Ocean: Fort Lauderdale’s critically-acclaimed oceanfront dining destination will be toasting National Oyster on the Half Shell Day with Sebastian Salts oysters. Guests can enjoy these succulent oysters straight from the nearby Sebastian inlet (half dozen $15/dozen $29). 3030 Ocean is located at 3030 Holiday Drive, at the Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale. (954) 765-3030; www.3030ocean.com.
Sea Level Restaurant + Ocean Bar: Also located at the Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, Sea Level, the resort’s contemporary oceanfront restaurant will feature an exclusive special from March 31st to April 14th on Executive ChefJason Connelly’s massive chalkboard of locally-sourced specials. Diners can enjoy grilled oysters served with black garlic compound butter and grilled bread (half dozen $12/dozen $20). Sea Level Restaurant + Ocean Bar is located at 3030 Holiday Drive, at the Marriott’s Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale. (954) 765-3041