PATIO LIT EATS: Cheesy baked oysters @ Pure Spirits

Now, I don’t always eat oysters, but when I do, they’ve gotta have cheese, and maybe some hot sauce. So when I heard that Pure Spirits, this funky oyster house in the Distillery District, was doing up oysters “cacio e pepe” style, you KNOW I had to come check it out, bro!

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Like the Italian pasta dish, you pretty much just add cheese and pepper… but there’s also some chopped herbs, and some lemon, which I squeezed overtop. OK, so I probably didn’t need the lemon — you definitely taste the cheese more than the oyster, but in my book, that’s not such a bad thing!

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Of course, those oysters were just a light snack in Flavourtown, son! We’re following it up with a seared steak sandwich, with mushrooms, onions and Gruyere, served on a panini with sides of fries and salad…and there was a lot more salad than fries, for some reason? Between all that salad and the arugula on top, I must have had at least 2-3 servings of veggies this month!!!

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Now, Pure Spirits is right across from the Mill St Brew Pub, so you know the beer is nice ‘n fresh! This here’s their West Coast IPA, which is a lot less hoppy than some of the IPAs I’ve had on the West Coast, so it’s got that added crushability factor. Plus, all the beers here are served in a 23 oz glass. Dude, all beer everywhere should come in a 23 oz glass, bro!!!

 

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