OYSTER HOUSE BRINGS THE SHORE TO CENTER CITY WITH TWIN LOBSTER DINNERS AND CRAB PICKIN’ POP-UP
This summer, Philadelphia’s seafood and raw bar destination Oyster House (1516 Sansom Street, (215) 567-7683) welcomes the return of weekly Twin Lobster Dinners. Now in its fifth season, this much-anticipated offering is Two Whole Steamed 1-lb. Maine Lobsters, served with sweet corn on the cob and drawn butter, for $28. The Twins return every Wednesday night, July 6 through August 31.
“Twin Lobster Dinners have become a summer tradition,” says Oyster House proprietor Sam Mink, who is celebrating Oyster House’s fortieth anniversary at 1516 Sansom Street this year. “Our lobsters are caught in Maine on Tuesday, put on trucks, and picked up Wednesday morning by us. There’s nothing like the sweetness of summer lobsters when they are this fresh.”
Twin Lobster Dinners have proven so popular over the past five year that Oyster House is adding a new, one-time only summer shellfish experience on Sunday, July 24th: Crab Pickin’ Pop-Up!
A family-style spread of Steamed Blue Crabs, Cornbread, Slaw, Summer Tomato Salad, Warm Potato Salad and Berry Cobbler with Peppercorn Ice Cream ($55 per person) will be served in two seatings, 2pm and 5pm. Since Oyster House is normally closed every Sunday, reservations for parties of any size are a must for the Crab Pickin’ Pop-Up. Score your spot by calling the Oyster House at (215) 567-7683.
Sip a chilly Narragansett Citra Pale Ale ($4) while picking crabs – we can show you a messy-fingers drinking technique if you like – or refresh with a sprightly Kelly’s Punch of bourbon, lemonade, ginger and mint ($6).
Since Oyster House welcomes guests on a walk-in basis, stopping in early enough to enjoy the city’s best Happy Hour prior to your meal is always a pro move. Offered Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm, and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm, a daily East Coast oyster and cherrystone clam is offered from the raw bar for just $1 per. Accompany your Buck-A-Shuck snacks with $5 Kelly’s Punch (changing daily; try this summer’s bourbon, lemonade, ginger and mint), $5 Kenzinger, or $7 Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese. If your need is to combine booze and bivalves, the $3 Oyster Shooter stands ready with a freshly shucked oyster slipped into a delicious shot. Recent Happy Hour Shooters have included the New Englander of horseradish-infused vodka and tomato juice; the Londoner of gin, lemon, and dill; and the Chihuahua: tequila, cilantro, and red pepper.