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Hog Island Oyster Farm Fights Climate Change as Demand Soars

Hog Island Oyster Farm Fights Climate Change as Demand Soars

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The biggest threat to business? Not the new crop of oyster bars popping up around town and elsewhere in the nation. Nor is it keeping up with consumer demand—for now. No, Hog Island is dealing with a different kind of problem.

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Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Situated right next to Bocanova’s waterfront side in Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House offers a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, a great beer and wine list and a menu focusing on classic California seafood with a few interesting twists.

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Gets 30 More Days as Restaurants File Lawsuit to Keep Farm Going

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.

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For the Love of Oysters: How a Kiss From the Sea Evokes Passion

For the Love of Oysters: How a Kiss From the Sea Evokes Passion

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists have made some attempts to link mollusks to increased libido. There’s even evidence that consuming heavy doses of an amino acid found in oysters can increase sperm count – in rabbits. But do any of these findings actually prove that oysters can — ahem — amp up arousal? Not so much.

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Can Oysters With No Sex Life Repopulate The Chesapeake Bay?

Can Oysters With No Sex Life Repopulate The Chesapeake Bay?

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists and watermen have joined forces to plant underwater farms in the Chesapeake with a special oyster bred to be sterile. Instead of using energy to reproduce, these oysters use it all to grow — twice as fast as normal.

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Kevin Sancimino from Swan Oyster Depot Shares Grilling Tips and the Best Types of Oysters to BBQ

Kevin Sancimino from Swan Oyster Depot Shares Grilling Tips and the Best Types of Oysters to BBQ

| July 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Not sure what to serve this Fourth of July? Think oysters. We talked to resident oyster expert Kevin Sancimino from Swan Oyster Depot. He gave us his picks on the best oysters to barbecue this holiday weekend.

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Mazatlán Throws an Endless Seafood Fiesta

Mazatlán Throws an Endless Seafood Fiesta

| January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Anna Mindess discovered the world’s freshest oysters and a street lined with shrimp sellers in Mazatlán.

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KQED’s Forum: Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay

KQED’s Forum: Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay

| December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.

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Book Review: Oyster Culture

Book Review: Oyster Culture

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Put some barbecued oysters on your locavore grill this weekend. Oyster Culture, a new book by Gwendolyn Meyer and Doreen Schmid, explores the natural and cultural history of oyster farming around the Bay.

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13 Most Popular BAB Posts and Recipes in 2010

13 Most Popular BAB Posts and Recipes in 2010

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Comfort food, gluten-free recipes and vampire prevention appeared to be peak areas of interest for BAB readers in 2010.
Here are the top thirteen stories and recipes most visited on Bay Area Bites during the year.

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Rich as Rockefeller

Rich as Rockefeller

| April 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Having never been a fan of big business (or big business guys, for that matter), it struck me as odd that I should want to make something that pays homage to the grandfather of corporate culture and American oil-dependence. Of course, Rockefeller also donated vast sums of money for education (he was instrumental in the founding of both the University of Chicago and Spelman College, for example) and was dedicated to the eradication of both hookworm and yellow fever.

So there you have it.

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16th Annual Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge

16th Annual Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge

| October 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

155 oysters, 10 minutes, 1 stomach of steel…that’s what it takes to be the reigning champ of McCormick & Kuleto’s 16th Annual Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge.

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Oyster Orgy: Hog Island Oyster Farm

Oyster Orgy: Hog Island Oyster Farm

| July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Get out of the city and hit Highway 1. Swoop Point Reyes Station for some picnic necessities (aka Cowgirl Creamery cheese) and get ready for an oyster feast on the cheap at the Hog Island Oyster farm.

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$1 Oysters

$1 Oysters

Cupid’s bow is strung, the candy hearts are out, and there’s no shortage of $75-a-plate ways to dine with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. But do the two of you really want to spend next Saturday plodding through four or five overwrought, overgarnished courses, just one more pair of credit-card-toting giraffes shuffling in for feeding time at the Ark?
Especially when you could take that same chunk of change and spend it on a week or more of the best aphrodisiac Nature can provide. I’m talking, of course, of oysters, and better yet, of the $1 (or even free) oysters on the half-shell available all around town.

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