Raw oyster anyone? Dunk it in some cocktail sauce -- ketchup, horseradish sauce, some Tobasco and maybe a squeeze of lemon -- and you're ready for some raw pleasure. It's a favorite in New Orleans. You will pay from $6 to $12 for a dozen of these guys at many restaurants.
The old adage that "oyster make you love longer" may have been debunked, but you'd have hard time getting people around here to believe this delicacy doesn't have something magical about it.
The oysters seem to be very juicy and large this year -- good news for the purist who eat them with no cocktail sauce -- perhaps just a little lemon juice.
Another old saying says that when things are going your way, "the world is your oyster."
-- steve buser