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    Top match for Pacific (Miyagi) oysters, esp. plump local Sweetwaters. Visit Tomales Bay; get some gear; go shuck yourself.

    Many winter weekends in Northern California are cool, clear, and sunny. Those are perfect days to forego the $2.50 each price for oysters on the halfshell in trendy San Francisco boites, and to hie oneself with a comely companion to the beautiful, long bay which lies between Point Reyes Natl. Park and northwestern Marin County. Maybe rent a Harley for the trip. Tomales is the seat of much oyster aquaculture. You can buy cocktail-sized oysters from these maritime farmers for a quarter of what you’d pay in San Francisco. A shucking knife becomes a fairly minor investment once you amortize it over several dozen units.

           Marlborough, at the north end...

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    Posted by Mr. Bruce Cass on Nov 24 2009 2:25PM | 0 comments