Thursday, February 23, 2012

eats - casamento's

working up a hunger with all of the walking, we passed up po boys at mahony for fresh oysters at casamento's, an italian neighborhood joint on magazine st. that's been in business since 1919.

immediately we're welcomed by mike rogers, who's casamento's resident shucker and 5-time oyster shucking champion. not only is he muy rapido, he flips one five feet in the air and catches it on the half shell with ease...


resolute in our plan to sample as much good food in new orleans as possible, we stay on the path to not over-order no matter how hungry we are, so we can hit up multiple spots over the course of a day. subsequently, we opt for the oyster stew, 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell and a 1/2 oyster loaf.

i thought the raw oysters were the truth, but the loaf teeming with fried oysters, mayo, lettuce and tomato took the cake. one of the tastiest sandwiches i've ever had, period.

oyster loaf
don't ask about the bent leg
 FWIW we're not ruling out a return engagement before we depart...

casamento's
4330 magazine st.
new orleans, LA 70115

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