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Aw Shucks, But In A Good Way!: Shucks- Brookhaven
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Aw Shucks, But In A Good Way!: Shucks- Brookhaven Featured

Shucks is a part of the Here to Serve Restaurant Group by Chef Tom.  It is one of the newest additions to Brookhaven Town Center area.  It is a Oyster Bar for the seafood lover.  

Oysters are prepared raw, roasted, fried and even as shooters.  My favorite were the roasted oysters with parmesan cheese and garlic butter... YUM! The oysters come from various parts of the coast and are shipped in fresh daily.  They are all chilled on ice for everyone to see and shucked in front of the bar.  The shucking process is a skill in itself.

Not only do they have savory oysters prepared in various ways (my favorite is the Oysters Rockefeller), but they also feature some outstanding grilled cheese sandwiches.  I had the "Tour of Italy" with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and tomato grilled on a white Italian bread with a parmesan crust. Delish! Another great grilled cheese is the cheddar jalapeno sandwich for those that like a little spice.

The ambiance is similar to a modern wooden boat with distressed woods, swordfish wall ornaments and modern white lighting.

Great quality seafood with an old American favorite sandwich with a twist, fast and friendly service, and modernized environment.... 6 diamonds!



Science Fact:


Oysters are perhaps the most famous of aphrodisiacs; even well known lover Casanova was said to eat them by the dozens.

Besides the imagery of genitalia and the association with Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty, for whom aphrodisiacs are named, sprang from an oyster shell), oysters possess massive amounts of zinc.

Without enough zinc, men's sperm count and fertility is affected. Oysters also pack a punch of iron; an iron deficiency could leave you too tired to be in the mood for love. However, if you already consume a balanced diet, it's unlikely that oysters will make that much of a difference. Still, there's no harm in trying, right?




An old myth specifies the best time to eat oysters is during months that contain an "R" (i.e. September through April) and to avoid eating oysters in months that do not contain an "R" (May through August).

While levels of certain naturally occurring marine bacteria, like Vibrio, are higher in coastal waters during warm weather months, the bacteria may still be present, although in lower levels, during cold weather months.

While most consumers are not susceptible to infection by Vibrio vulnificus, consumers who have certain illnesses or health conditions (see above list) should only eat molluscan shellfish that is cooked and abstain from eating it raw or partially cooked, regardless of the month.

Because heat kills harmful bacteria and viruses, thoroughly cooked oysters, clams, and mussels are safe for anyone to eat all year, as long as they are legally harvested.




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