Where and What to Eat

One Great Plate: Stout & Oysters

One Great Plate: Stout & Oysters

Black beer and bivalves are a match made in heaven. If you haven’t had the pleasure, please report directly to your local oyster bar. This is not a new marketing gig, a hipster invention--it’s a damn fact. So sayeth the British Prime Minister in 1837: “I dined or rather supped at the Carlton with a large party off oysters, Guinness and broiled bones, and got to bed at half-past twelve. Thus ended the most remarkable day hitherto of my life.” There’s something about the salty metallic brine of an oyster balanced with the roasty malted bitterness of a stout that creates a true and beautiful complex mouth moment. Give it a shot at Oceanaire with a tap of Guinness and the happy hour trio of oysters for $6. Or hit up The Lowry for a tin of slipperies with a nice round of stout on taps including Founder’s Breakfast Stout. Or go DIY by picking up a dozen from your market or co-op and dabbling with either Liftbridge Silhouette Imperial Stout or Irish Coffee Stout.

50 S. 6th St.
Mpls., MN 55402

The Lowry
2112 Hennepin Ave.
Mpls., MN 55405

1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
(888)-430-2337 (BEER)