Anyway. Several weeks back we hit up a place we'd never been to before: Biff's Bistro (an Oliver and Bonacini restaurant down on Front St.).
We went for one reason and one reason only: CHEAP OYSTERS. In fact, I think the oysters at Biff's may be the cheapest in the city. See, the restaurant runs this happy-hour-type oyster special that starts at 5 pm every night. Oysters on the half shell are only $1! Usually, they're $3. They come with basic toppings only - lemon wedges and horseradish, but frankly, that's good enough for me. Additional toppings may be available, but probably at a price. I didn't check. All I cared about were the oysters. Slippery, salty, wonderful oysters. Only $1 a piece. It was like a dream.
Anyway, Nate and I headed to Biff's a little early, arriving at 5:30, which was smart, because they get a limited amount of oysters in each day, and they sell out fast. So if you want to take advantage of the $1 special, be early and order quick. When we were there, they'd sold out of their 700 oysters (which is the number they happened to get that day) before 7 pm.
Now, to be fair, these are not fancy oysters. The ones we had were perfectly fresh, but they were also on the small side. I think they were malpeques from PEI. Nothing wrong with that, but if you're a true oyster lover and want more variety and options, this isn't where to get 'em. This is where you get cheap oysters. And when you're eating something that usually costs $3 for less than a mouthful, you've got to compromise a little.
We ate three dozen and boy was I happy.
Anyway. Enough about the oysters. Here's the rest of Biff's dinner menu.
Anyway, there's my review of Biff's. The oysters make it worth it. Everything else was ho-hum.