Friday, August 26, 2011

Oysters – the 13 Mile High Club

Coca isn’t the only Cola getting play on the Holeman and Finch Public House menu. Apalachicola is known as the oyster capitol of the world, and 13 Mile is the jewel in the crown. We are pleased to offer cornmeal fried oysters from 13 Mile Oyster Company, served with a creole remoulade and scallions.

This week our staff viewed Working the Miles, a documentary Joe York made for the Southern Foodways Alliance about Johnny and Janice Taylor, who have made their living in Apalachicola Bay. As the film says, Johnny oysters and Janice shucks. Watching the boats, slow and isolated in the waters dappled by sunrise and sunset, and hammers cracking open shells, you realize how much work goes into bringing oysters from their home to your plate. Last year’s oil spill turned our attention in general to the men and women who bring us shrimp, fish, and oysters. York’s film does a wonderful job of bringing just one family to the forefront of an industry.

We believe the more you know about your food, the better it tastes. So watch the film, then come in for a glass of Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Gris and a plate of delicious 13 Mile catch.

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