Steven DoyleRed tide, the naturally occurring algae bloom that causes toxicity in shellfish, continues to plague the state's coastline -- keeping Texas oysters out of local restaurants and threatening the $18.5 million Texas oyster industry. The state closed the entire coast of Texas to oyst ... More >>
OMC!!!I headed over to the Libertine Bar this weekend to indulge in their weekend fish and chips special with a few cold Boddingtons. The move was a preemptive measure based an article published in The New York Times this weekend, which hints that cod fisheries could be in trouble. The story ... More >>
More than a century ago, there wasn't any such thing as a "gulf oyster." Oysters were offered under specific place names -- a tradition revived this weekend at the first Foodways Texas symposium in Galveston. Jenny WangThe program wasn't devoted entirely to oysters: Kelly Yandell, one of a f ... More >>
Jenny WangEven sold under the retro name of "Gulf oysters" and pawned off for rock-bottom prices that makes oystermen shudder, oysters are still awfully sexy. The same can't be said of oyster drills, one of the many trash fish and overlooked shellfish spotlighted in a Foodways Texas panel on ... More >>
A waiter at City Diner and Oyster Bar in Corpus Christi broke the appalling news to my wife, in-laws and me last weekend as we made a trip to the coast: No fresh Texas oysters on the half-shell. Not one. Sorry, he said. Dealer prices a week into the start of Texas' oyster harvest from public leas ... More >>
Seafood industry watchers say it's still too early to assess the long-term effects of this summer's gulf oil spill, but agree the disaster spelled a setback for Texas' fishermen, oystermen and shrimpers. Speaking at a panel this morning at the Southern Foodways Alliance's annual symposium, f ... More >>
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