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Oysters
Even more oysters

4. AW, SHUCKS

Shaw’s Crab House’s annual Oyster Fest may be turning 29 this year, but the oysters are still fresh as ever. Starting this weekend through Sunday, Oct. 15, mollusk mongers can get their fill of the salty sea-snack. Every day from 4-6 p.m., diners can take advantage of half-priced oysters; plus, Shaw’s will periodically offer $0.50 oysters, announced via social media (follow @shellyfromshaws on Twitter). They say that oysters are an aphrodisiac, and while I can neither definitively confirm nor deny that, Shaw’s is pairing the shells with live blues music, and that’s enough to set the mood any day. 21 E. Hubbard; Shawscrabhouse.com