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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Seaborn Oyster Co. brings pop up raw bar to Basic Kitchen starting next Thurs. Oct. 25

Held every week this fall

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:15 PM

click to enlarge Get ya some of these starting next Thursday. - SEABORN OYSTER CO.
  • Seaborn Oyster Co.
  • Get ya some of these starting next Thursday.
Cyrus Buffum brings his Seaborn Oyster Co. to Basic Kitchen Thursdays this fall. Seaborn's pop-up raw bar, The Red Balloon, kicks things off on Thurs. Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. Hand shucked oysters will be available for $3 a piece, and guests can also order from Basic Kitchen's full menu.

The inspiration for the courtyard raw bar comes from the mid-1800s: dark doorways led to New York oyster cellars and were marked by the glow of large, red balloons, lit by candles. A 2001 NYT article says, "The oyster cellar became as New York an institution as the papaya bar; the earliest record is from 1783, when one opened on Broad Street. The cellars were usually a few steps below street level, and advertised with an 'oyster balloon' by the stairwell. These 'balloons,' red muslin globes, were lighted at night, usually until late."
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82 Wentworth St.
Downtown
Charleston, SC
(843) 789-4568
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