Irresistible Summer Seafood Specialties

By Jordana Rothman - 2013-08-23T16:32:53Z

Photograph by Michael Piazza/Courtesy of Island Creek Oyster Bar

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Crispy IC Oyster Slider at Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

This seafood sanctuary is an extension of the Island Creek Oyster farm, one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated bivalve suppliers. As such, mollusks are the main event here, with a menu that offers the restaurant’s proprietary shells. Eat them raw, or sample the brackish beauties in a slider ($4 each): A single oyster, battered and crisped in a bath of hot oil is nestled in a chubby brioche bun with pickled onion and a slick of lime-and-chili–spiked aioli to cut the richness. Pair it with a glass of ICOB Pils ($6), Island Creek’s cloudy house beer.

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