As with most of our weekends spent out in East Hampton, we continue to keep the search alive for that perfect dozen, or two. Having had an exceptionally satisfying dinner at South Edison back in June (http://www.theoysterblog.com/2011/06/27/oysters-lobster-and-tacos-in-east-hampton-june-24th-weekend/), the news of the arrival of their oyster special put us into high slurping gear. It took a few weekends, but we finally made it out this past Friday to check out if this could be the happy hour oysters we have been on a mission to find the entire summer.
And with four full weekends left until the official close of Summer 2011, we are thrilled to have made the discovery with ample time to fully take advantage of this incredibly cheerful oyster deal.
There are several elements that put this place at the top of the oyster special chart.
First of all, it takes place from 2pm until 5pm everyday! That’s a three-hour window, seven days a week. Second, the $1 oysters are not limited to one variety, but to each type on the menu that day. Third, to accommodate their perfectly shucked oysters, they offer $3 Blue Point Summer drafts, right there, out of the keg. What can be more refreshing than that? And to top it all off, it all takes place outdoors, mere steps away from the beautiful beaches of Montauk, with a well- selected play list to slurp along to.
Last Friday, we enjoyed three varieties. The Wallace Bay from Nova Scotia, Sunberry Point from Prince Edward Island, and Point Julia Hood Canal, WA. Although typically preferring West Coast to East, this time around, the PEI Sunberrys and Wallace Bays really took our breath away. With the Point Julia a bit too pungent on our sampler dozen first round, we went all east on the second, opting for the very refreshing Sunberrys and Wallace Bays. Besides only costing $1, each and every oyster was perfectly shucked, and fresh. And if that’s not enough, they came accommodated with a big bowl of goldfish.
South Edison Restaurant
Montauk, NY 11954
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