Tuesday, April 17, 2012

#21 Start a tradition with M.

The idea for the tradition came to me even before I turned 24, but I can already cross something off my list. On the way to the gym one night, we were talking about how we were looking forward to our dinner date to celebrate my birthday at Elm Street Oyster House.

"Why not make going to a place that serves raw oysters and eating oysters on my birthday be a tradition?"

And that was that. I had my first taste of raw oysters on my 23rd birthday when M took me to Union Oyster House. Since that first taste, I've been hooked!

Now to recap that tasty dinner at Elm Street... to start, we ordered eight oysters...

Then onto our main courses, M ordered crab cakes...

While I got paella! I bet you wouldn't believe me that there's a HALF of a lobster under all of that rice, chorizo, mussels, and clams!

We were both pretty full so we skipped on dessert, but we'll definitely be heading back!
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21 comments:

Tara said...

This post is seriously mouth watering! Mmmm :)

Happy belated bday gal!

Christin said...

Love it :)

Natalie said...

Yum, yum food traditions are the best kind!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I'm obsessed with traditions - they're so much fun!

I've never had an oyster before...they kind of weird me out. But I'm not gonna lie...they look pretty good in your picture so maybe I'll get over it and try them!

Happy Tuesday, girl :)
xo

Lauren said...

yum! that looks amazing! there is a new oyster place that just opened in my neighborhood and you have inspired me to try it!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Those oysters look delicious! I had my first experience with raw oysters while I was in New Orleans a few weeks ago. Yuuuuummmy!

Erin said...

Oysters from Union Oyster House are my favorite thing in the world!

Valerie Griffin said...

look so delicious!

Megan said...

Yummy looks so good!!! I think this is a great tradition! :)

Olga said...

Haha that's a very specific tradition!

Neely said...

I have a sea food aversion but it looks good!

Ruthie Hart said...

well...supposedly oysters are an aphrodisiac ;-)

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Looks so yummy!!! =)

Sara said...

Oh yum! I absolutely adore raw oysters. I'm drooling at my desk just thinking about them. Giving them up has been one of the hardest things about being pregnant. I thought it'd be the wine, but I'd much rather have an oyster!

amy b.s. said...

everything looks so amazing!

Rach said...

oh looks so yum! Now I'm hungry...:)

TV's Take said...

Wow - that looks like a ton of great food! love that your bday just keeps on giving

christine donee said...

i LOVE starting new traditions. So fun!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Ooh, yummy! Whenever I've eaten raw oysters I've put so much cocktail sauce on them, that's all I taste! ;)

Fashion Meets Food said...

This post has me craving going out to eat at a fancy restaurant! xo

sherri lynn said...

What a fun tradition! I always want to start traditions but haven't been very good at thinking of fun and creative ones. caleb tells me that they will just happen naturally haha