The “R” Myth

Chances are, if you’re an oyster fan, especially in the warmer Southern climate, you’ve heard of the “R” rule when it comes to consumption of raw oysters. This “rule” suggests that raw oysters should not be consumed in months that do not end with the letter R–explicitly May through August. Did you know that this …

Kicking off “Oyster Season” Right!

The Oyster Bed opened up October 2015 with visits to a couple of New Orleans based organizations we love:  The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and The Gambit.   Check out the beautiful spread at a special CRCL dinner featuring The Oyster Bed front and center with some wonderful crabmeat and avocado appetizers! In keeping …

The Oyster: A Louisiana Gem

Oyster’s can be a polarizing gastronomic subject. Most people we talk to either love or hate them, with very little in between. If you’re reading this, then like us, you’ve probably got a strong affection for our friendly bivalve. Either way, they are one incredible organism. An old salty oystermen once referred to his prized catch as the …

The Oyster Bed Turns One! : A Year in Review

This last year has been a wildly busy, fun & tasty ride. As a thanks to all of our many customers & supporters over the last year, we’ve decided to put together a blog post with some highlights from our last 12 months. Kickstarter – A record setting experience We took a leap of faith …