Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oyster Bar Opens Today!

It's a big day on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue!

Today at 5:00 pm, the Grand Central Oyster Bar officially opens its doors at 254 Fifth Avenue (formerly Fornino's).

According to their media alert:

There will be a light fare menu for several weeks with a raw bar featuring oysters and clams on the half shell, New England clam chowder and appetizers including: shrimp cocktail, oyster shooters, smoked salmon, fried oysters, fried calamari, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, mussels, crabcake, fish tacos, caesar salad, caesar salad with shrimp or crabmeat, and sandwiches including oyster po boy, lobster roll, fried clam sandwich, and crab cake sandwich, all served with French fries and coleslaw.

The menu will ultimately include traditional oyster bar core recipes such as classic pan roasts, stews and chowders, with a focus on shellfish: from oysters and clams to lobster, crab and shrimp. Sixteen varieties of oysters - 8 from both the east and west coasts - will be on the menu. In addition, pasta seafood specials will be served daily. The accent will also be on local produce from area farmers’ markets.

Congratulations to Bruce Fox, Jonathan Young and the Oyster Bar team and welcome to Fifth Avenue!

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