I'm always looking for outings that combine my two favorite things: Wine & Seafood. I recently learned through my glorious Facebook feed that a local wine and beer bar/shop in Atwater Village, 55 Degree Wine, has an oyster night on the first Tuesday of every month. Basically those were the only two things I needed to know: that there would be oysters for $2/each and wine pairings. I was in.
Van and I arrived approximately a half hour after the event began in the evening, (fashionably late) and had never been to the location before. It's located on the left on Glendale Blvd. as you are entering Atwater Village from Silverlake. Trendy, trendy. When we arrived we first saw a wine/beer store with only a few people milling around, and wondered if we were in the right location. When we asked about the oysters, we were told to go downstairs into a dimly lit, intimate, warm, brick basement. Very sexy vibe, with friendly service. We were immediately seated, and told that the oysters were in another little room downstairs.
I quickly recognized the two guys who were selling oysters, as the Oyster Boys from the Sunday Hollywood Farmers Market. Oh yes, I knew this was going to be good. Below is the menu that we had to choose from: