December 7, 2020
By Dina Eisenberg, MWI Ombuds
It was my first time.
Naturally, I was excited but also nervous. I was unsure.
I visited Tybee Island while on a trip to Georgia to decide whether to move to Savannah. Savannah is an amazing city full of great food and kind people.
I always ask the local folks about the best places to eat when I travel. Tourist traps don’t really show the flavor of a city. All the locals said I had to do an oyster roast on Tybee Island.
Oysters are in my top 5 foods
Normally, I slurp down a few dozen oysters after someone else has shucked them for me. Oysters are high in protein, Zinc, vitamins D & B12 as well as iron, which makes them a very healthy indulgence. My limit was 6 dozen in a sitting but it’s more like 3 now.
A oyster roast is an experience you shouldn’t miss-fun, communal & delish! However it is different!
I had no idea what to do with the oysters, straight from the fire, that was dumped in front of me with a shovel at a long communal table.
Thank heaven for guidance. The guy next to me showed me how to place the oyster in the towel and use the small, blunt knife to pry the raw oyster open at the end. The roasted ones were already open and I knew what to do with those!
Working with an Ombuds
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