Follow the Smoke

How do you turn a cozy oyster feast at an Orange County homestead into an annual rollicking festival? Just add a little music, a lot of barbecue, and a bunch of friends you haven’t met yet.

Sticking Together

If there’s one thing oysters like, it’s hanging out with, near, and on top of other oysters. So to make them comfy, volunteers are gathering up used shells and recycling them into new beds for bivalves.

Shucking 101

Lin Peterson, co-owner of Raleigh based Locals Seafood and an expert on the art of shucking oysters, demonstrates two different ways to open and enjoy these tasty mollusks.