If two of your besties are just about to make it to their half-decade mark, what do you buy them to celebrate?
First things first: You turn to the etiquette book on your shelf, the one with the brocaded cover and woven bookmark, and you lick the tip of your finger and flip through to the page detailing traditional 5th anniversary presents.
"Wood" has been a common theme through the years, and "silverware," too, when it comes to spotlight this mondo event. But oysters? That entry is far more infrequent.
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Except, of course, if you're a seafooderie, and you're known for blissful bivalve bites, and you're in the middle of your fabulous fifth festivities.
That's what's afoot at L & E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake through Friday, Jan. 27. It isn't silverware that's the theme (though you can find silverware there), nor wood, but shell-rocking, glistening gems of the sea.
To celebrate the big day — er, week — L & E Oyster Bar is giving away gratis shuckers each night "WHILE THEY LAST!"
Are you dazzled by Island Creek Oysters? Be sure to swing by the Silver Lake Boulevard restaurant on Tuesday, Jan. 24 (after 5 o'clock). Love a succulent Hog Island? Row, row, row your boat to L & E on Thursday, Jan. 26 (again, after the clock chimes five times).
All of the anniversary hoopla is going on upstairs, so that's where you'll need to head before you suck down something luscious and straight from below the waves.
Details? Need to know about the other aquatic goodies on the menu for purchase, like clam chowder, po' boys, and warm lobster rolls? Turn your aforementioned boat and oars against the headwinds and sail thisaway.