thought to help release estrogen and testosterone, according to HowStuffWorks. Whether or not oysters contain enough of the compounds to affect sex drive has yet to be proven, but that’s not stopping The Optimist from offering up a regular rotating tap of the bivalves.
Prince Edward Island varietals at this Ford Fry concept include the medium-brined Shiny Sea, clean and sweet Raspberry Point, citrus-y Lucky Limes and the slightly briny Malpeque. Virginia is represented with both the meaty Petite Beaches and the creamy, salty Chunu, and Alabama oyster lovers can rejoice that buttery Murder Point and crisp Gulf Fresh are on the menu.
For Valentine’s Day, executive chef Craig Richards invites patrons to enjoy their oysters before attending a special three-course dinner with choices such as cobia tartare, charred Spanish octopus and a shellfish tower.
The Optimist is located at 914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. For reservations, call 404-477-6260.
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