Monday, February 07, 2011


One of the great things about Ocracoke, the Outer Banks, and eastern North Carolina is the fresh seafood. On Saturday night a small group of friends got together for oysters, direct from Pamlico Sound. Newspapers were spread on the wooden table, and our host piled the steamed bivalves in the middle of the table. With two bowls of cocktail sauce, a box of saltines, and oyster knives in front of us, we were ready!

One nice thing about fresh oysters is that no one feels the need for anything else...except beer, of course, and lively conversation! Sure, vegetables are nice...and dessert, other meals. But after filling up on oysters, nothing else seems to matter.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:21 AM

    What a great way to spend an evening on the island in early February. I would have to have some NC's own "Texas Pete" hot sauce close by and maybe a slice of fresh lemon.

  2. As the Old Man said to the boy, "There's no such thing as too many oysters. It's just that the human stomach wasn't designed to handle a decent bait of 'em." or something like that. Courtesy Robert Ruark, "The Old Man and the Boy."