Devour February 2018

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Lend Me Your

Set romance in motion with oyster appetizers By Heather L. King

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ysters have a romantic reputation. Raw oysters are said to have aphrodisiac properties perfect for dreamy dinner celebrations—despite the scientific proof being less than definitive. Yet, desire and demand are powerful forces, and Utahns’ lust for briny shellfish is perhaps only outweighed by that of those with whom we enjoy them. Budget-minded lovers can satisfy their oysteron-the-half-shell cravings on Mondays with halfprice deals at Under Current (279 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-574-2556, UndercurrentBar/com) and Market Street Oyster Bar (multiple locations, MarketStreetOysterBar.com). For those willing to splurge, we combed restaurants across the Wasatch Front and Back to discover our favorite oyster offerings (both raw and cooked). Now get slurping! 10 Devour Utah • February 2018

Oysters Rockefeller $16