This week on... Real Oyster Cult LIVE
SCENE: THANKSGIVING DAY
Tony Bennet is crooning. "Turkey hands" hang on the fridge. THE FAMILY is gathered around the kitchen island. Awkward silence descends as REALLY GLUM TEENAGER enters.
Clearly, this is a come-down-from-your-room-OR-you’re-not-seeing-your-friends-later-situation.
AUNT JACKIE, (the fun aunt who's not really related) cracks a joke, enveloping the TEENAGER in a big bear hug. TEENAGER manages a watery, pained (smile?)
UNCLE BOB and DAD's WEIRD ACCOUNTANT FRIEND, (Mom takes pride in inviting at least one stray), stare at their pints like the secret to conversation might bubble up in their beers.
Politics is definitely off the table.
DAD enters the...
But first: a little storm talk.
A Nor'easter, or as we say in Boston, a "Nor'easta," is a macro-scale extratropical cyclone in the western North Atlantic Ocean.
On the farm we don’t mind rain so much, unless it's a lot of rain, (then we get closed down due to the dangers of run-off). But wind is a whole lotta headache.
On the water, it whips up waves and storm surge. To protect our floating oyster houses, we move them out of open water into more sheltered areas. I've always taken our farm's float up the Blue Fish River. It's a fairly narrow winding river, and...
We go camping in Maine every year with some of our best friends, and since hauling our families, their belongings, and enough food for about 40 people for three days isn’t enough (it is); we like to mix it up with a themed dinner, because it’s fun. Really fun. Perhaps the highlight of the whole shebang.
Well this year's theme was “cowboy,” and since it lends itself to autumn outdoor entertaining, we thought we'd...
Get out your kicks, this gent knows how to play.
Meet GOWANBRAE: He's blonde (v. handsome, a bit cocky), he sports a caramel drizzled, tear-drop shaped shell. Shades of yellow and khaki in his kit, he color coordinates perfectly with autumn eats. And his temperament strikes an even-keeled balance of brine forward and mineral undertones. Bonus: he'll keep sweet-talking you long after the last bite.
briny | mineral undertones | sweet-talker
3.0 - 3.25
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Après le dîner
- Beaucoup de vin
- Getting your kicks
- Upstreet Commons Pilsner
Hi, I'm Shigoku (cue the piña colada song)
I like the feel of the ocean,
And the taste of champagne
I'm not into yo-ga, (you know I'm a bi-valve)
so I don't have a brain.
I taste salty like the dunes on the cape
I could be the love that you've looked for
Order me and escape
Did you know SHIGOKU