Bycatch of the Day: Texas Whelks

At the Foodways Texas Gulf symposium P.J. Stoops spoke at a bycatch panel. He explained that somebody is interested in eating nearly everything caught in a fishing boat. For lunch, …

The New Gulf Oyster Bar

At the time of the Civil War, oysters from Pepper Grove Reef in East Galveston Bay were very popular in oyster bars. So were the oysters from Lady’s Pass and …

Aw Shucks!

Many thanks to Greg Morago for the excellent article “Just Shuck It” in this Sunday’s Houston Chronicle on the subject of branding oysters by place names. And thanks to Brett …

An Historic Oyster Tasting

For many years, Texas oysters have been sold as a commodity product–all of them dumped into the same shucker’s pile as it were. Meanwhile, oysters from the Pacific Northwest, Cape …

Foodways Texas Does Dallas

On January 24th, Chef Tim Byres will host the first Foodways Texas event in Dallas at his red-hot new restaurant–Smoke. Barbecued seafood will be featured to highlight the theme of …

Eat Texas Oysters!

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 …

Please Help Save Texas Oysters!

New flow standards are being considered for the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers that could deprive Galveston Bay oysters of adequate freshwater. The public comment period on these changes to …