We interrupt this consumer blog to bring you the following important message: If you’re ever in Northwest Florida, you must drive down to Apalachicola to try the oysters.
Why? Because they’re really good. I’ve had oysters everywhere, and these are far and away the best.
We’ve been on St. George Island, Fla., on assignment for our Away is Home project and a few of my other news outlets, since Sunday.
It’s quiet here. This is the lowest point of low season, and visitors are few and far between.
But life goes on, even without the tourists, and every morning we can look out into the Apalachicola Bay from our vacation rental, and see the oyster boats floating in the blue-gray water.
We headed over to lunch over at Boss Oyster in Apalachicola today. We ordered a dozen prepared in various ways — baked, topped in cheddar or parmesan cheese. Mmmm. They were extraordinary.
I’ll have more on this culinary adventure soon on National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel blog. Meantime, if you’re anywhere near Florida’s Forgotten Coast, drop down here for lunch. You won’t regret it.
(Video by Kari Haugeto and photos by yours truly of fishing boats in Apalachicola, Fla., and of an oyster boat in the bay near St. George Island.)