Friday, July 12, 2013
Old 1871 Oysters (Photos: Bill Werme)
Rumor has it that firefighters were feasting on Virginia-based oysters and beer the day of the infamous Chicago Fire back in 1871. While that makes for a great story, there's no one still around from those days to dispute it, so we'll run with it. Hey, it sounds pretty good!
The Chicago-based Fortune Fish Company's also a big fan of those Virginia oysters—which are plump and feed on fresh water currents loaded with sweet plankton in isolated barrier islands.