No plans this Saturday? Hit up the Oyster Saloon event tomorrow from 5-10pm at the Old Fulton Fish Market downtown near the South Street Seaport!
Organized by the New Amsterdam Market (who promote the economic development and building of a new market district in lower Manhattan- specifically the site of old markets that have since relocated to the Bronx), this event is transforming the forecourt of the historic Fulton Fish Market into a revival of the Oyster Saloons once found in nearly all of New York’s public markets. Tickets are $50 through brownpapertickets.com or $65 at the door and include 20 tickets to “purchase” food and beer.
Suck down freshly shucked oysters and oyster heavy dishes from the likes of April Bloomfield (The John Dory Oyster Bar), Patrick Connolly (Bobo), Luke’s Lobster, and a few others while also feasting on grilled cheeses from Saxelby Cheesemongers, crisp pickles from rick’s picks and Brooklyn Cured, bread from Sullivan Street, coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee, beers from Beer Table and live music!
By the way if you want a truly amazing history of the prevalence of oysters in this city during the early 20th century and more history about New York and its history with food (I was amazed at the dominance of oysters and unfortunate disappearance for many years), pick up Williams Grimes Appetite City.