Sarah and I observed year six in the birthday oyster tradition last Saturday with both of our kids, their mates, and our granddaughter at the Acme Oyster House in the New Orleans French Quarter.  Yes, I know we used Acme at its Baton Rouge franchise in 2015, but the French Quarter Acme is the gold standard for all the rest.  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.
2017 Acme Oyster House (the original Acme) in New Orleans, 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.  I have some possibilities in mind!


An oyster po’ boy  from Acme-NOLA: The best-known oyster joint in the City known for serving up Gulf oysters.