yes, I know “february” doesn’t end in “r” but I’m craving these puppies lately like no other.

where are the most inexpensive oysters  in the city??

and I’m talking about freshies on the half shell (or shooters) like these…


oh hama hama (my apologies but this food pornage at its finest makes me feel quite hot and bothered :P)  these plump and delicious beauties were from anisette brasserie in santa monica but at a steep $3 a pop, these were not kind to the wallet. we had 3 each and oh what a tease it was…

I think the cheapest Ive seen so far is at the brand-spanking newly opened  santa monica seafood ranging from $1.79-2.50 each. if u buy it from the “market” side to-go, hama hamas are only $0.99  but its a long drive home and I dont wanna schuck these puppies myself (my clumsy ass will probably schuck my fingers off as well trying to do so)

I checked this place out opening day on presidents’ and it was a chaotic madhouse. the market/deli side takes up most of the space and although the seafood case is exquisite, everything is so freakin’ expensive! so we kept on truckin’ to anisette where we found them even MORE expensive. booooo.

blame it on sue moore (yes, that would be “let’s be frank” sue) because she was so generous enough to share some of her extremely fresh hog island oysters last week.


oh yummy. so good, so good!

I need more! I need more!

ayudame!  recs, please!


anisette brasserie. 225 santa monica blvd, santa monica, CA 90401. (310) 395-3200,

santa monica seafood. 1000 wilshire blvd. santa monica, CA 90401. (310) 393-5244 ,