October 4, 2003


POST #    431

nothing like a guinness and oysters to start your day.

today was the new york city oyster festival in downtown manhattan. calvin, sas, and i braved the weather for the event, which benefitted the merchant's house museum. on their site, they say that the event was "to celebrate the time when new york was the capital of the booming northeastern oyster industry, wealthy merchants built elegant rowhouses like the merchantís house, and oyster bars lined the streets of lower manhattan." interesting bit of history.

hmm, they don't look too appetizing here, do they?

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 7:20 PM



Some time back, 1985 to be precise, I was sitting at a bar with genius magician, John Cornelius, and he told me how he used to make a living consulting to TV commercial videographers. He pointed out that if you want to sell a piping hot pizza in a TV commercial, the last thing you want to film is a real pizza. He had all kinds of chemicals and weirdness to add to a fake pizza to make it look like an erupting volcano, which when filmed, would look like a steaming hot INVITING real pizza. He would have had his work cut out for him with those oysters. Of course, they STILL look good to those of us who love 'em!

Posted by: Oscar at October 5, 2003 9:19 AM

ew. the oysters look kind of gross. i still would have liked to try them though... sorry.. i totally forgot and then made other plans.

Posted by: rachelleb at October 5, 2003 3:30 PM

yeah - when i see commercials on tv now, i can only think of what the food stylist must have done to engineer the food to look like it does. kinda ruins it for me.

foodtv rocks.

the oysters actually look pretty good. how else are they supposed to look? squirt a little lemon on them, mmmm. how did they taste?? how was the turnout?

Posted by: jeannette at October 5, 2003 8:39 PM

yeah, oysters really do look kind of gross if you don't like them. but it was quite tasty. the turnout wasn't that great because it was cold and overcast, but there seemed to be a lot of people in the bars around that were probably there for the oysters.

Posted by: tien at October 5, 2003 9:42 PM

ew ew EW!

then again, i won't even eat oysters when they are cooked.

Posted by: el at October 6, 2003 10:41 AM

I'm looking for some information about the Oyster Fest in Chicago the weekend of September 11th. Is this the same festival?

Posted by: JS at July 11, 2004 4:26 PM

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