When you make USA Today's list of top places to find oysters, you MUST be good. We've been saying it all along about our local gem Meritage. Shea worked with owners to expand the oyster bar and the nation is taking notice. See the article below:
10 great places to savor oysters on the half shell
If Champagne is the drink of choice on New Year's Eve, oysters are the meal. "They're celebratory and light," says Erin Byers Murray , author of Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm (St. Martin's, $25.99). "There's no better way to bring in the new year." Murray says the bivalve is in the midst of a comeback, with new producers and restaurants featuring them both raw and cooked. She shares some favorite places to sample the shellfish with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
Its inland location doesn't keep this restaurant from serving a wide variety of fresh oysters. "In the age of FedEx, all oysters in the U.S. can be shipped everywhere overnight," Murray says. Other pluses: a striking art noveau-style building and a staff that knows its oysters. 651-222-5670; meritage-stpaul.com
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