Oyster House To Host A “Homecoming” Party For Yards’ Love Stout
Philadelphia, PA – On Tuesday, September 14, Oyster House will host a tongue-in-cheek Oyster Homecoming to celebrate their collaboration with local brewers Yards on their acclaimed Love Stout. The traditional oyster stout, brewed earlier this year using a bushel of oysters donated by Oyster House owner Sam Mink, is a local favorite – and will be served alongside Buck-a-Shuck Oysters from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
“My father, David, donated a bushel for the first batch of Love Oyster Stout years ago, and it’s a Philadelphia tradition that I’m proud to carry on,” says proprietor and third-generation restaurateur Mink. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this special beer than serving it alongside freshly shucked oysters.”
Beginning at 5 p.m., guests are invited to join Oyster House bartenders for a pint of Love Stout – either from a firkin ($3 a pint) or from a standard nitrogen line ($6 a pint.) To accompany their beers, guests can enjoy oysters for just $1 each, shucked to order and served on the half shell with house-made cocktail sauce and mignonette. This special deal will only be offered in the bar area.
Love Oyster Stout is a dark, malty ale and a sentimental favorite among Philadelphians. Inspired by brewing legend Michael Jackson’s writings on stouts tempered with oysters and their shells, Yards founder Tom Kehoe began experimenting with this style years ago.
“Originally, we called this beer Oyster Stout, but when we thought about it chocolate-y flavor and the aphrodisiac properties of oysters, it made sense to rename it Love Stout,” says Kehoe. “Since then, we’ve brewed it every year as a sort of Valentine to the city we love.”
Since opening in May of 2009, Oyster House has received rave reviews. Philadelphia Weekly gushed that “at the sparkling new Oyster House, Sam Mink revives his family’s legend,” while City Paper raved “Sansom Street’s Oyster House is back in sure hands.” The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer Craig LaBan said, “Back now with its original caretakers, the Mink family, third-generation owner Sam Mink has recast it boldly into modern form, from decor changes to draw energy and a youthful crowd, to a bright young staff that knows its oysters, a quality cocktail bar, beer and wine list, and a kitchen that updates the classics with seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch.”
Oyster House is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A limited menu is served between lunch and dinner. Brunch is served on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.