By Patrick Carone / MAXIM

"... The one thing you won't be served with your bivalves at Empire Oyster, a permanent pop-up located in Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, is cocktail sauce. Why? Because, as their website states, "It was developed in 19th Century NYC to mask the scent and taste of a rancid oyster, and there simply is no place for it on a fresh, ultra-premium oyster from pristine waters." Instead, pair the world's tastiest aphrodisiac with house-made mezcal pearls. You'll never ask for cocktail sauce again."


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