Amazing Benefits of Oysters

Many oyster lovers can devour several in one sitting for the sake of great taste alone. There are, however, several amazing benefits to sticking them into your diet regularly. Oysters make neat pearls, they’re healthy, and we love serving them along with a nice cocktail here at Salt & Barrel.

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How To Try Raw Oysters

Did you know that there are reportedly 2,500 oyster farms in Northern America alone, with this number expected to likely increase in coming years? It’s no secret that oysters are a much-loved seafood across the globe, but many people often shy away from this delicious delicacy. 

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What is a Raw Bar? Let’s Find Out!

Chances are if you dine out often, you’ve glanced at the term “raw bar” on a menu before. You might not know what one is, and this isn’t a case of being ignorant, this is knowledge that the average person is unaware of. Fear not, dear readers, we’re about to give the proper explanation to this question and answer the curiosities that some of you may have…

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The History of New York & Its Oysters

Do you know the history of New York and its oysters? It’s a very long one by American standards. In fact, it dates to colonial times when the popularity of oysters led the Dutch colonists to place restrictions on oyster harvesting due to overproduction in the 17th century. This is WAY before staple foods like pizza, hotdogs, and pretzels became the pillars of popular New York dining.

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