Where to get oysters on the cheap
The bad news: Hog Island Oyster Co. recently nixed its beloved $1 oyster deal. The good news: Plenty of other raw bars are serving up similar weekday happy-hour bargains. Check out three of our favorites:
For a Cajun twist At Boxing Room, Hayes Valley?s NOLA-inspired restaurant, you?ll get half-priced oysters between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We had the Marin Miyagis ($17 for a dozen) with a $2.50 pint of Abita Amber. The house-made cocktail sauce and Tabasco mignonette are sweet-and-spicy nods to the South. 339 Grove St.
For waterfront seating Mission Rock Resort looks out onto the Bay Bridge. Ask for a spot on the second-floor deck for a primo view to go with your jalapeño-lime granita-topped oysters (99 cents from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays) and $5 Anchor Steam beer. 817 Terry Francois Blvd.
For some Asian influence From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ichi Sushi?s back bar serves up $1 oysters on the half shell (selections change daily) topped with chile daikon, citrus soy and scallions. Order the tangy yuzu fried chicken wings ($6) and the smooth Hoyo Sawayaka cold sake ($6) for the perfect pre-sushi snack. 3282 Mission St.