FOOD & WINE: "All the Oysters You Need to Know According to an Expert"

FOOD & WINE: "All the Oysters You Need to Know According to an Expert"

By Hannah Walhout / FOOD & WINE

"... If you’re not sure where to begin, start with some advice from oyster expert Kevin Joseph, co-founder of New York Oyster Week. He’s currently hosting an oyster tasting menu pop-up at Megu in New York City, showcasing international varieties and experimenting with pairings and flavor profiles. We picked his brain about his favorite..."

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ST. PETE RISING: "EMPIRE OYSTER BAR GIVES BACK TO TAMPA BAY"

ST. PETE RISING: "EMPIRE OYSTER BAR GIVES BACK TO TAMPA BAY"

By Brian Zucker / St. Pete Rising

"Empire Oyster is, without a doubt, the talk of the town. For the uninformed, I’m referring to the raw oyster bar that opened up at the beginning of March inside the EDGE District’s Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails.  Coffee, cocktails and oysters.  It seems like an unlikely trio does it not?  Certainly I would’ve never predicted it, but the combination has proven to be a smashing success at..."

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CREATIVE LOAFING TAMPA BAY: "ENDLESS SUMMER AT EMPIRE OYSTER'S POP-UP BAR"

CREATIVE LOAFING TAMPA BAY: "ENDLESS SUMMER AT EMPIRE OYSTER'S POP-UP BAR"

By Jon Palmer Claridge, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, May 9, 2017

"Pure, world-class magic radiates from Empire Oyster in the St. Petersburg EDGE District.

"Shout Hallelujah, come on, get happy."

Pardon me if I indulge in some hyperbole, but I've had a rare culinary epiphany and feel like celebrating. As I approach my fifth anniversary as CL's food critic, ..."

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TAMPA BAY TIMES: "EMPIRE OYSTER RAISES THE RAW BAR IN ST. PETERSBURG"

TAMPA BAY TIMES: "EMPIRE OYSTER RAISES THE RAW BAR IN ST. PETERSBURG"

By Laura Reiley / Food Critic / Tampa Bay Times

"Kevin Joseph stands behind the counter wearing farmer's overalls, his 1967 Chevy Sportvan 108 Deluxe "Shuck Truck" pulled up outside.

At least among folks who won't think it's pretentious, he calls himself a "mermmelier," a sommelier for oysters. He's in the business of edutainment, explaining the flavor profiles and growing conditions of the up to nine kinds of oysters he's offering; explaining the importance of recycling oyster shells to create reefs and complex ecosystems; explaining how oysters aren't just carbon neutral, they're carbon negative. And all the while he's shucking. How cool is St. Petersburg? Cool enough to ..."

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Photos by: Eve Edelheit / Photographer / Tampa Bay Times

THRILLIST: "THE 8 WAYS NY SHOWED ITS PASSION FOR MOLLUSCS AT EMPIRE OYSTER"

THRILLIST: "THE 8 WAYS NY SHOWED ITS PASSION FOR MOLLUSCS AT EMPIRE OYSTER"

By Christie Rotondo / Thrillist

"Every year hundreds of New Yorkers come out to celebrate the salty, deliciousness of oysters at Empire Oyster, a giant party we throw with Oysterhood. We feature thousands (yes, thousands) of oysters from all over New York and invite key members of the oyster community including unbelievably speedy shuckers, seasoned growers, and oyster-focused chefs. It's always an awesome shucking time. This year we also brought in ..."

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NEW YORK POST: "THE BEST NYC SPOTS TO SLURP DURING OYSTER WEEK"

NEW YORK POST: "THE BEST NYC SPOTS TO SLURP DURING OYSTER WEEK"

By Michael Riedel / New York Post

"Festival organizer the OysterHood, which spotlights oysters as if they were Rockettes, will oversee the Brooklyn Oyster Riot on Saturday at Brooklyn Bridge Park (near John Street) starting at 5 p.m. OysterHood co-founder Kevin Joseph will lead the party, at which, for $95, you can have your fill of 12 kinds of East and West Coast oysters, plus..."

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RESIDENT MAGAZINE: "CONCOURS DES HUÎTRES"

RESIDENT MAGAZINE: "CONCOURS DES HUÎTRES"

By Jen Azzolini / Resident Magazine

"For our Resident Event alongside Tourneau and Baume & Mercier, Empire Oyster™ presented a grand selection of the finest oysters from 5 different states/provinces in the US & Canada. A Concourse des Huîtres, if you will. Huîtres is the French word for Oysters, by the way. Our guests were treated to Empire (NY), ..."

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ARTE TV: "THE EAST COAST OF THE USA" - GERMAN TV DOCUMENTARY

ARTE TV: "THE EAST COAST OF THE USA" - GERMAN TV DOCUMENTARY

ARTE TV / Germany & France

Empire Oyster's Founder Kevin Joseph was honored to be featured in a documentary by film maker Sven Jaxx. It was made for Arte TV, a leading television network in Germany & France. The series of 5 one hour films featured 40 interesting Americans living and working on The East Coast of The USA.

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