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You Can Haz Fresh Oysters!

Chef Mike McCarty disappears your oyster fears. Read more from Elaine Evans at

Weekly Specials Now Available!

Monday Wine Night – Join us every Monday for 1/2 price bottles of wine (all bottles under $50). Buck a Shuck Tuesday – Join us every Tuesday for $1 gulf oysters and 25% off our specialty oysters.


2015 AIR Passport Makes Gift Giving Easy

The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) is once again offering its AIR Passport in plenty of time for the holidays. The 2015 Passport, which includes buy-one-get-one free coupons at 46 of Asheville’s locally-owned, farm-to-table restaurants and breweries, can be pre-ordered for $60 at the AIR website ( or purchased in December at the Asheville Area […]

If It’s Autumn, It Must Be Oyster Season

For oyster lovers everywhere, Labor Day means the arrival of fall and an abundance of these salty mollusk delicacies on the half-shell, steamed or roasted, tucked into luscious sauces and baked, in delicately seasoned stews or fried in cloud-light batters and served on salads and in sandwiches. For non-oyster lovers, there is curiosity about this […]

Lobster Trap Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Note: The grits used by The Lobster Trap are an heirloom corn from Peaceful Valley Farms. For the grits: 3 cups of heavy cream 1 cup of water 1 cup of grits 1/4 of whole butter, unsalted Salt and pepper to taste For the shrimp: 1/2 pound of 31-35 size shrimp sustainably caught from a […]