• Oyster World

      Practically from the get-go, the year-old Walrus & Carpenter was hailed as one of Seattle’s best restaurants. The New York Times has written about it twice (in the travel section and magazine). GQ and Bon Appetit both named it one of the 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011. Along with Boston’s Island Creek Oyster […]

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    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2012

    This sensuous  jingle shell/barnacle/oyster shell arrangement takes the cake for being the most romantic photo in our collection. UPDATE: check out this valentine’s day video from vh1 featuring Maison Premiere and Blue Pools, plus other sexy foods and general silliness.

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    Oyster Concrete Remix

    February 3, 2012

    It’s like tabby, only beautiful and easy to clean. The crafty folks at Hog Island Oyster Company scooped up some crushed shells (and hog rings, and other oyster miscellany) from their parking lots and added the mix to the oyster bar’s concrete countertops. A Blue Pool, breaching.

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    Surf break

    January 27, 2012

    With Hog Islander John Finger and an absolutely gigantic elephant seal: Don’t sit on the logs:  

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    Visit to Hog Island

    January 27, 2012

    Hello from California! We’re on a long overdue trip to check out the oyster scene in San Francisco and meet up with our friends from the Hog Island Oyster Company. This morning we took a tour with farm manager Erik and his wife Brenna, in charge of marketing and communications for the company. Here are some […]

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    So Adam and Oyster Fan took a trip last week to St Paul to attend the first ever Meritage Oyster Fest. We left a little early and stayed a little late, because it turned out that we had lots of fun things to do in Saint Paul. Before turning our attention to oysters, we met […]

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    A few members of team Hama Hama traveled east last week to attend a wedding, eat lots of lobster, and generally enjoy life on the Maine coast. Naturally, any visit to any coastline would be incomplete without checking out the local oyster scene, so our trip included several stops of oyster interest. First, we had […]

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    Wednesday we shared an oyster lunch with Billy Marinelli, a Long Island Marine Scientist turned shellfish mogul turned Bangkok restaurateur and all around oyster expert. Billy is touring West Coast oyster farms with his wife and Rosie, a Bangkok chef. It was a beautifully calm day on the oyster farm and during our meal the […]

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    More smartphone oysters

    March 16, 2011

    First oysterpedia, now oyster guru. There’s another oyster iPhone app on the market, this one (according to the LA Times) from Greg Cohen, an oyster guru. It describes Hama Hamas as being high salinity, which is normally incorrect (Hood Canal being much less salty than the ocean), but we’re quite impressed that the guru knows extra […]

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    Puny, indeed.

    March 1, 2011

    Apparently Hama Hama’s made quite a splash at a food conference in Texas: Texas food writer Robb Walsh has tried to rile up Gulf oystermen with [the success stories of west coast oystermen].”Just for fun, we did something kind of goofy,” Walsh says, recalling when he presented puny Hama Hama and Hog Island oysters to […]

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    Hama Hama Oysters, Stout!

    February 3, 2011

    We’ve been bugging local breweries to brew us up some oyster stout for a couple of years, and we’ve always been turned down flat. But finally we met a brewery bold enough to take on the challenge: Upright Brewing Co in Portland will release their oyster stout, made with oysters fresh from yours truly, on February 22nd at […]

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    Here are some photos from our barge ride last week with Urban Farmer.  The weather was perfect for a short little jaunt out on the Canal… we took some time to liberate a bucket of sea creatures that had been stranded on the shucking table, met Lefty, the injured seagull who always hitches a ride on […]

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    Sea Specimens

    December 8, 2010

    Japanese artist Iori Tomita’s collection “New World Transparent Specimens,” featuring preserved, dyed, and artfully displayed sea creatures, via coolhunting.com.

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    Oyster herpes first gained worldwide attention (at least, among people who pay attention to oysters) in 2008 when it was responsible for widespread mortality in French oyster farms. Since then the French strain of the disease has popped up in Britain. Now oyster herpes is being blamed for the 80% mortality that farmers in New […]

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    Oyster Knife Guide (?)

    November 29, 2010

    This year as part of our holiday newsletter we put together a gift-buying guide for oyster lovers. One of the items we included in the guide was a very unique oyster knife from Georgia, and that got us wondering what other handmade oyster knives might be floating around the internet. 1. For those of you who don’t get our newsletter, here’s the Georgia […]

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