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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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