Slurping and pulling at the 2011 edition of the Oysterfest, held in Red Bank’s White Street lot. (Click to enlarge)
By DANIELLE TEPPER
Think youve never eaten anything alive before? If youve tried a raw oyster on the half shell, guess again or so claim the authors of the no-doubt-definitive Wikipedia entry on the bivalve, who state emphatically that oysters must be eaten or cooked alive. They’re also chock-full of zinc, iron, and calcium, as well as Vitamin A.
Also: they go well with Guinness.
Residents of (and visitors to) the Green might keep those culinary tidbits in mind as they turn their attention to next Sundays Red Banks Guinness Oyster Festival, slated to take over the White Street lot for an afternoon full of flavor and fun.
Modeled after the 57-year-old Galway Oyster Festival, the day is a celebration of the opening of oyster season.