Miyagis at Swan Oyster Depot

Oct 11, 2010

Just had breakfast at Swan Oyster Depot, a San Francisco institution since 1912. An old marble counter, a line of rickety metal stools, a bunch of guys cutting fish behind the counter, and that’s about it. No tables, no credit cards. Usually the lines here are brutal, but at 8:30 a.m. I had the place to myself. They had excellent, wild Miyagis from BC, gnarled, green, and extremely briny for Pacific oysters. Totten Inlets were good, and Kumamotos, from Humboldt Bay, CA, were supersweet. It’s a good time all around for West Coast oysters; the spawning problems of a few weeks ago seem to be behind them.

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