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, too...at 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: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.