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Photo Gallery: Bivalvular (and Other) Pleasures at Blue Point Oysterette

Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold visits Blue Point Oysterette in Santa Monica, and finds the oysters ("quivering and cold, expertly opened, served on big platters of ice") worth the trip. Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, "Consider the Oysterette: Bivalvular (and Other) Pleasures on Ocean Avenue."

Island Creek oysters chilling on ice
Island Creek oysters chilling on ice
Anne Fishbein

corner booth
corner booth
Anne Fishbein

afternoon bar scene
afternoon bar scene
Anne Fishbein

Craig Brady, head chef
Craig Brady, head chef
Anne Fishbein

sous chef Tony Torres and crab
sous chef Tony Torres and crab
Anne Fishbein

inspecting the crab before it's served
inspecting the crab before it's served
Anne Fishbein

afternoon shucking
afternoon shucking
Anne Fishbein

basket of hot sauce
basket of hot sauce
Anne Fishbein

shucking the oyster
shucking the oyster
Anne Fishbein

freshly opened oyster
freshly opened oyster
Anne Fishbein

fresh lemonade
fresh lemonade
Anne Fishbein

essential seafood dish component
essential seafood dish component
Anne Fishbein

lobster roll
lobster roll
Anne Fishbein

"between the bread" fish sandwich with ahi tuna
"between the bread" fish sandwich with ahi tuna
Anne Fishbein

Zachary eating the fisherman's stew
Zachary eating the fisherman's stew
Anne Fishbein

fries
fries
Anne Fishbein

sweet potato chips
sweet potato chips
Anne Fishbein

server Jennifer taking an order
server Jennifer taking an order
Anne Fishbein

fisherman's stew
fisherman's stew
Anne Fishbein

entryway looking out
entryway looking out
Anne Fishbein

Savage Harbor oyster on the half shell
Savage Harbor oyster on the half shell
Anne Fishbein

oysters on the half shell
oysters on the half shell
Anne Fishbein

exterior
exterior
Anne Fishbein

Blue Point Oysterette
Blue Point Oysterette
Anne Fishbein

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