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 ..."