Hood Canal and Southern Puget Sound

Pebble Cove

Pebble Coves were the oysters I saw doing the oyster luge at Elliott’s, in which otherwise sensible people wait, mouths agape, at the bottom of an ice sculpture for oysters to be dumped at the top and sluice their way down a twisting trough to the bottom. I guess Pebble Cove gets the award for the Fastest Oyster. It also happens to be tasty—nicely chewy for a Pacific, with clean, lettucelike flavors and moderate salt. It’s bag-grown on the gravelly shores of southern Hood Canal, so avoid it in late summer and early fall when vibrio gets frisky.

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