Ostiones =oysters in Spanish.
Four days in Galveston, oysters every day. Brother, sis-in-law, Wifeacita and I started our sojourn bypassing dreaded Gulf Freeway and went through Surfside and the Red Snapper Inn. We all got variations of shrimp or shrimp and oyster po boys, extra oysters. I want someone to tell me where better fried shrimp and oysters are.
The next day, Waffle House, say no more, followed up by Benno’s on the Beach. The star of the show was the blackened oysters, repeat the next day. Everybody had oysters except sis-in-law who had two just ok shrimp dishes. She was warned to order the oysters.
Lambsy, after day one I pitched Olympia Grill but it was shot down by sis-in-law who said there were three items on the menu at 28 bucks. I checked the website when I got home and she was just seeing the daily specials, oh well.
Last day, Benno’s, why not? I got fried, very good and Wifeacita a whole fried catfish. The brother and his wife were headed back to Kansas City. He grew up here and says he can’t get oysters up there plus he raved about the hushpuppies which are unavailable, an afterthought to me.
The whole fried catfish was a showstopper. Crispy on the outside with very moist tender fish. It will be a must order along with the blackened oysters.
We went to Mario’s Seawall for dessert, a half cheese, half sausage pizza to go. I ate one cheese slice and we took the rest to go, really good pizza.
The Wifeacita just made leftover blackened oysters along with other goodies. That’s ostiones five straight days.