Sunday, July 29, 2012

Passing Through Portland: J's Oyster

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J's Oyster 1

I spent last night in Portland, Maine, on my way up to camera camp. It felt so strange here - cool, cloudy and with some rain. I haven't driven in rain, even turned on the windshield wipers, in maybe three months at home.

Birdman and the desk clerk at the hotel recommended I have dinner at J's Oyster on the waterfront. It's something between a shack and a small modular building on a pier. run down and a bit seedy. The place was packed so I ate at the bar. The young man above was shucking oysters at an amazing speed - two or three twirls of the knife, throw out the empty half shell and put the business end on a bed of ice. 

Breakfast with Birdman at 9 today, then slowly work my way up the coast to Rockport.

J's Oyster 2

J's Oyster 3

8 comments:

James Wei said...

Looks like organic oysters being cracked open for that first taste.

Yum!

Birdman said...

What on the menu did you sample? I like beer!

brattcat said...

you are definitely having the whole maine experience.

William Kendall said...

Admittedly, I'm not a fan of seafood!

Bibi said...

I love oysters on the half shell....

Lois said...

Those oysters look good to me!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It must have been blissfully cool for you Bob, enjoy!

Nathalie said...

No sense of rain at all in the second shot, so the umbrella looks curiously out of place. The young lady walking out of J's seems unconcerned and the bitumen doesn't look wet. It fact it feels like it could be a very hot night.