Gulf Oyster Farming

These Point aux Pins oysters were among the best Gulf oysters I’ve eaten lately. They were grown from hatchery spat in racks off the bottom of Mobile Bay, and like …

Texas Oyster Season Opens

My first Texas oysters of the season came from “south of Corpus Christi” according to the waiter at Denis’ Seafood on I-10 in Houston. I assume he meant Corpus Christi …

Oyster Planting Time

Last Thursday, when I was out on Galveston Bay checking oyster leases, I got the rare opportunity to watch a “seeding.” For a few days each year, Texas Parks & …

Texas Oyster Forecast

Ben Nelson and Tracy Woody took me and seafood dealer Jim Gossen out on Galveston Bay to check their oyster leases yesterday. Jeri’s Seafood, named after Ben’s wife Jeri Nelson, …

Oysters and Cold Rain Sounds Lovely

Today is the final day of the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival, so you’ve missed that lovely little get together. But you still have time to book a flight to Shannon, Ireland …

Texas Oyster Season Ends Early

The Texas Department of Health closed the oyster season on Friday due to an algae bloom. The problem isn’t the potentially deadly vibrio vulnificus, but another organism called dinophysis, which …

Oysters and Politics at Gilhooley's

Oysters Gihooley won several more converts yesterday. Mike Lavigne, a government relations consultant from Austin was in town to learn about the oyster biz. He liked the pecan-smoked barbecued oysters …

Oysters as a Cure-All

Preacher Pappy won fourth place in the oyster decorating contest at Fulton Oysterfest in 2009. I suspect that this Preacher Pappy Oyster Brew wagon was this year’s entry in the …

Charbroiled Oysters at Drago's

While I was in New Orleans for the Louisiana Oyster Producers meeting, I joined Dr. John Supan on the annual oyster-eating tour he calls his “entourage.” We started with the …

The Wizard of Oysters

Dr. John Supan, head of oyster research at LSU, is a visionary who is leading the Louisiana oyster industry out of the 19th century and into a brave new world …