Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Happy 1st Year Anniversary to Pearl Dive Oyster Palace! And cheers for many more anniversaries to come. 

As with the other favorites in the Black Restaurant Group, the Oysters on the half shell are the freshest, quality oysters.  Don't worry, if you aren't a big raw oyster fan (yet) - I'll admit that it took me a while to warm up to the idea - there are plenty of cooked oyster appetizers that are a must.  Try the Angels on Horseback, or the classic Oysters Rockefeller.  Delish.

As far as Entrees go, you can't go wrong with any of the Gumbos.  And the Crawfish Etouffee is the closest you can get to the real deal, without floating on down the Mississippi.

Here I do not recommend passing on dessert. Totally worth it. They really know how to make a magical ending. Especially the Bourbon infused Pecan Pie. Man, my mouth is watering. A-m-a-z-i-n-g. Don't believe me? See for yourself, and then we can talk.

While they do not take reservations, the ambiance at the bar is great, and the Pearl Cup is stellar - Pimm's and Ginger Beer, how does one go wrong? But if kicking back and relaxing isn't your thing, head upstairs while you wait to Black Jack and watch or play some city Bocce ball!