We all have favorite restaurants for different reasons. Of course the food is one of the main drivers of positioning one at the top of our lists. There are, however, other qualities that contribute to appealing to diners - atmosphere, location, service, cleanliness, and attitude of management and staff. What are your criteria?
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I love oysters! Ever since I can remember, raw oysters on the half-shell were something I craved and eagerly anticipated eating once those welcomed cold fronts moved in to drop the Gulf water temperatures and signal the beginning of the year's harvest.
Nothing beats standing at a bar on a brisk January afternoon with a cold Abita Amber, a paper cup with my own made horseradish cocktail sauce, chatting with the shucker and hoping he will throw in a few extras for good measure. After eating what seems like four dozen, I settle up and discover that I was charged for only two dozen of these delightful bivalve mollusks - about $27 - ensuring a very nice tip for Cyrus, my shucker and, now, best friend whom I have named "Lagniappe".
Sadly, this may be changing this year in a very big way. Excessive flooding along the Mississippi is creating an overabundance of fresh water pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, upsetting the delicate balance of brackish waters off the Louisiana coast in which...