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Juicy Summer Reads: Patriot Trilogy

 

Summer is a storied time in New England: parades, cookouts, ice cream, lobster rolls, sailing, the scent of the ocean that ignites all the senses, an essence deliciously captured in many movies and books, and in the same vein we introduce our Patriot Trilogy.

We've paired Egg Island, a petite Wellfleet beauty with full meats, a modest brine and an earthy finish, with Dutch Island from Rhode Island, a hearty oyster with a mineral saltiness and umami finish, rounding out with Racepoint, a favorite from a small lease in the...


Add some alchemy to your summer soirée

 

There's something magical about Moonstones, maybe because they're grown in a salt pond, maybe because their complexity draws you in to musing on their myriad flavor notes. It's a subtle alchemy, and if you're looking for a little night magic to dress up your summer soirée, look no further than Moonstone + just for fun, cue Sondheim's A little Night Music. Rowan Jacobsen of the Oyster Guide says it sublimely:

"Grown in Point Judith Pond, an oval bit...


He'll grin like Jack

Give him something to grin about


If we weren't so well acquainted with Jack Nicholson's cheshire cat-like grin, we might think he was listening to the sounds of...well...ahem...heavenly voices. But knowing his famous grin as we do, there's no doubt he's listening to the ebullient sounds of shucking, and he's pumped up to shuck for Father's Day.

Give Dad something to grin about and order him Papa Shucks. If he doesn't know how to shuck, it's a cinch. With every...


Travel to a farm in PEI with Rob

Part 1 - On the Souris River in PEI 


There is nothing like eating a super fresh oyster. But eating one straight from the water it's grown in, is magical. One can only get this experience on a farm, and PEI has some of the best in North America.


A cold, wet spring has set back the major planting of PEI’s largest land crop: potatoes. So the farmers' tractors were out in full force tilling the rich, red soil late into the evening upon our arrival....


Dads love to shuck

Dads love to shuck


And this Papa Shucks duo is a perfect ten. On the grill or on the half shell, Dad will dig this Father's Day gift. East Beach Blonde from R.I. has a deep cup, and a crisp, understated brine with a buttery, mineral finish. Shipwreck Select from PEI sports a dangerously good brine, followed by a sweet,...