O’Steen’s

O’Steens, a landmark seafood joint in St. Augustine, Florida, opened in 1964 or 1965—no one can quite remember when.

Lowcountry Oysters at Bowens Island

“We don’t have somebody standing there, pampering you, opening them for you. We give you a knife and a rag and some cocktail sauce and a souffle cup, and we let you go at it.”

Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash

if you ask anyone who knows they’ll tell you it’s not really Calabash seafood unless you’re eating it in Calabash.

A Bizarre Natural Phenomenon in Gravy Episode 40

Fish swimming right up to a beach? Stacks of crabs, just waiting to be caught? People gigging dozens and dozens of flounder, all in a few hours? It seemed like something out of a science fiction movie.

Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash

There were and are very few constants in my life, locational or otherwise, but the land between Wilmington, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is an exception. It is the coastline to which I belong.

The Season for Seafood Boils

It’s crawfish season in Louisiana. Thank goodness. One can practically mark the passing of time here in New Orleans by which foods everyone is lusting after. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have passed the season of King Cakes in the ramp up to Mardi Gras, and now the season of Friday Fish … Continued