Friday, June 4, 2010

Don's Bayou is Out of Oysters; All Other Food Is Good to Go

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 11:51 AM

This NPR story got me thinking: If one-eighth of the seafood consumed in this country comes from the now-tainted waters of the Gulf of Mexico, would the effects of the spill be felt in Tucson anytime soon?

According to Don Garrot, the owner of Don's Bayou - Cajun Cookin' at 8991 E. Tanque Verde Road, he's already feeling the effects. He said he's out of the oysters that he typically orders via overnight delivery from a major seafood distributor in Louisiana. He ordered two gallons a week or so ago, and his distibutor said he won't be able to provide any more.

He said he's also unsure if he'll be able to get blue crabs, which also live in the briny marshes along the coast of Louisiana.

Garrot may try ordering oysters from the Pacific Northwest or the Gulf of California, but for a native of Baton Rouge, that's bordering on sacrilege. Plus, they don't taste the same.

The rest of the foods Garrot serves—frog legs, crawfish, catfish and others—come from freshwater farms that are unaffected by the spill.


Update: Fred Harris of Kingfisher says they've also been out of fresh Gulf of Mexico oysters for about two weeks. The oysters typically top the list of offerings at their popular oyster bar.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Adam Borowitz

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Hip Hop Yoga

Hip Hop Yoga @ Floor Polish

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. $59 Million Can Focus the Mind, Even If You're Facebook (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 26 Things To Do in Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Laughing Stock: Holly Jolly Edition (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Betsy DeVos Exercises Her Freedom of $peech (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation