Earlier this month, I was in Seattle for a friend’s wedding and, with love already in the air, ingested enough aphrodisiac to kill a large bear.

At Taylor Shellfish (thirty minutes later, our adventurous friend Kate ate a live Santa Barbara spot prawn, brain juice and all):

At Elliott’s:

And this is the post-coital shot at Walrus & the Carpenter (which, by the way, has a delicious dessert beverage called drinking caramel.  We also had the grilled sardines, manila clams, salmon tartare, and speck):

Okay, it may be worth noting that not all the oysters on the plates were mine –  so, maybe it was just enough aphrodisiac to make that bear a man-loving one.

Taylor Shellfish
1521 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Elliott’s Oyster House
1201 Alaskan Way
Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101

Walrus & the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, Wa 98107