Oysters are the original aphrodisiac.Â Ever since Aphrodite sexily emerged from one during her birth, they have beenÂ thought to increase libido,Â unabashedly suggesting sex in their shape, eating technique, and high zinc content. To make them even more appealing, they are essentially guilt-free at 100 calories per dozen.
The only thing that stands in the way of my oyster obsession and me is the steep price. I just can’t justify the $3-5 per oyster, plus the cost of my entree afterwards. This is why I was delighted to learn about the deal offered at Hank’s Oyster Bar, $1 oysters from 5:30-6:30 Tuesday-Friday. I could finally indulge in my oysters they way I prefer: in the multi-dozens.
I arrived at Hank’s with my mouth watering and Caryn in tow. While I came exclusively for the oysters, glancing at the menuÂ made me want to come back to try more of their offerings (lobster rolls, Old Bay fries, and sea scallops, oh my!). They had varieties offered from Virginia, Rhode Island, and Washington. We got a selection of all three to start, accompanied with a Sauvignon Blanc.
After devouring my half of the first dozen, I wasÂ ecstaticÂ and wanted to be sure to have the opportunity to squeeze in a second round before time ran out. For the second dozen, we got more of the Virginia (Caryn’s favorite) and Rhode Island oysters.
ToÂ complete our sensual supper, the check was accompanied with two chunks of pure dark chocolate. It was wonderful. Caryn and I left feeling…relaxed and friendly.. Hankâ€™s Oyster Bar should be added to the list of impressive first date spots, great unassuming atmosphere, with a very assuming menu.