Sarah and I observed year five in the birthday oyster tradition today at the Frog City Travel Plaza on Interstate 10 about 23 miles down the road from home.  Here’s the running summary of birthday oyster venues:

2012 Fezzo’s Restaurant in Scott, La.
2013 D.C.’s in Eunice, La.
2014 New Orleans Food and Spirits, Covington, La.
2015 Acme Oyster House, Baton Rouge, La.
2016 Frog City Travel Plaza, Rayne, La.

Where will we have oysters next year? We’ll see!  The only rule is that it must be a different venue from year to year, so we won’t be at any of the restaurants above.

Here’s a picture of today’s decadent fare in Rayne.  (I behaved a little–I got the veggie side when I could have had French fries.)


Like the old New Orleanians used to say, “Eat fish, live longer; eat oysters, love longer.”  This day every year, we opt for love.