Texas oysters didn’t suffer any damage from the oil spill. My Christmas oysters came from Galveston Bay via Mishos Oyster Company in San Leon. They are nicely plump and very salty. If you don’t want to drive all the way down there, you can buy Misho’s oysters at Airline Seafood at 1841 Richmond Avenue in Houston. They are $36 for a hundred count bag and $40 a dozen for a gallon of shucked oysters. (That’s what I use for the oyster dressing.) Airline only has a couple bags on hand at any given time, so if you want to reserve or order some call (713) 526-2351. Quality Seafood in Austin has San Antonio Bay oysters for $41 dollars a hundred count bag and $51 a gallon shucked. If you are looking for smaller quantities, try the Central Market seafood counter.
Louisiana Foods is selling oysters from Jeri’s Seafood on Smith Point. The usual price is $39 a bag. But I twisted the retail market manager’s arm and he came up with a special holiday offer– $31 a bag and $36 a gallon shucked. Call 713 957 1653 and ask Jacob for the Robb Walsh Christmas Oyster Special.