Oysters are the best-selling seafood item at gastropub Publican Anker, a new addition to the One Off Hospitality Group’s Publican family. They are served on the half shell with just a slice of lemon, or roasted, with yuzu butter. A.J. Walker says the restaurant works with two purveyors to source them: Island Creek in Duxbury, Mass., and Hama Hama Company in Lilliwaup, Wash.
“It’s very important to us to use the best, freshest oysters possible. We appreciate their farm-to-table approach and dedication to providing fresh, high-quality oysters through harvesting methods that don’t negatively impact the environment,” says Walker. “As far as storing, we’re pretty lucky that we sell about the same amount of oysters each week. We don’t have the problem of having oysters around for too long.”