Center of the plate
At Metropolitan, we know you want to buy local, and so do we. We partner with carefully selected suppliers that share our philosophy for providing superior quality products and excellent customer service. While strengthening our local economy and reducing our carbon foot print.
Thank you to Jennifer and Funmi from Buckhead Meat & Seafood Mid-Atlantic for the huge toy donation today! They came just in time for the toy giveaway!
Last weekend, you proved that the World is Your Oyster! You shucked, you shell recycled, you told your friends, YOU made this event successful! Your passion for Bay oyster restoration is palpable. In just four hours, you ate 5,000 oysters, and we collected 19 bushels of shell, which means you'll help us plant nearly 100,000 oysters next year! Big shoutout to the host with the most The Local Oyster for keeping us entertained, Senator Van Hollen for sharing his inspiring oyster restoration vision, Oysters XO for teaching Baltimore how to Shuck Like a Pro, the oyster farmers who brought their bivalve bounties, the restaurants that delighted taste buds with delicious bites (seafood provided by JJ McDonnell & Co., Inc. & Buckhead Meat & Seafood Mid-Atlantic) the beverages companies that kept things lively, the shuckers who competed for a chance at the US National Competition, the vendors that sold wares and contributed to ORP, the bands who kept us moving, and most of all to YOU, the guests who believe in the work we do – THANK YOU! See you in 2023!
Check out these hunger fighters from Buckhead Meat & Seafood Mid-Atlantic! They took action this month by collecting non-perishable food AND by volunteering in orange! Thank you all for supporting our neighbors in need this .
ONLY 2 weeks until our annual fundraiser, World Is Your Oyster Fest. It is an ALL-YOU-CAN-ENJOY event which means all food, booze and activities are included! You will have a shuckin' good time tasting 9 different oysters, 14 restaurants, 14 drink vendors and a booming vendor village filled with MD wares! Don't be shell-fish, buy a ticket to shell-ebrateORP's milestone of planting 10 BILLION oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
🦪 Learn how to shuck like a pro with Oysters XO + your very own take-home shucking kit
🏆 Cheer for pro shuckers competing in ORP's first-ever shucking competition hosted by The Local Oyster!
🍴 Savor delicious fare from 10+ Shell Recycling Alliance restaurants! The Beaumont Chef's Expressions at the Manor The Choptank - Annapolis Faidley's Seafood, The Lexington Market Graul's Market-Annapolis & Cape St. Claire King Street Oyster Bar La Food Marketa The Local Oyster Nick's Fish House Phillips Seafood - Baltimore Prigel Family Creamery State Fare Thames Street Oyster House The Urban Oyster
🦪 Stars of the show, 9 oyster farmers! Double T Oyster Ranch Hoopers Island Oysters Harris Crab House Harris Creek Oyster Co. Hollywood Oyster Company Johnson Bay Oyster Company The Local Oyster presents True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Orchard Point Oyster Shell & Barrell Mobile Raw Bar
🌾 Exclusive wine pairings with a variety of oysters Wither Hills Argyle Winery Dough Wines MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
🍹 Specialty cocktails Pearl Vodka Mt. Washington Tavern Cane Collective
🍺 Local & craft beer Flying Dog Brewery Guinness Open Gate Brewery US
🛍️ Shop for oyster art, gear, and accessories
🎶 Live music by Squaring The Circle & Schu and The Souls
🎟️ Raffles & giveaways
🚂 Includes admission to B&O Railroad Museum
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Maryland's Best JJ McDonnell & Co., Inc. Buckhead Meat & Seafood Mid-Atlantic Adirondack Tree Experts Beautiful Home Services Smyth Jewelers Ørsted U.S. MOM's Organic Market Maryland Lottery
ORP recognizes new partner Buckhead Meat & Seafood Mid-Atlantic for their help promoting oyster shell recycling in the Chesapeake Bay region and as a sponsor of The World is Your Oyster Fest on October 8th. Buckhead has been the Mid-Atlantic's superior center-of-the-plate and specialty food distributor since 1944 and is committed to providing the foodservice industry with excellent products and unrivaled customer service. We are extremely grateful for their support!
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To buy tickets to World Is Your Oyster Fest, visit: https://oysterrecovery.ticketspice.com/wiyo