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Frontier to Hold Weeklong Oyster Fest

By Roger Kamholz in Food on Jul 29, 2011 3:00PM

2011_7_oyster_plate.jpgFrontier restaurant has gained a reputation for its whole-animal service, in which you and a dozen or so friends can feast upon an entire smoked pig, lamb, goat or wild boar. Chef Brian Jupiter's menu reflects a commitment to farm-to-table eating, but the place is just as serious about oysters; Frontier offers up to 20 different varieties daily. (Hmm, an oyster obsession? We can dig it.) Now the Milwaukee Avenue restaurant plans to toast our shelled friends with a weeklong special menu, starting this Sunday and running through August 7, that features oysters in several of its most splendid forms.

The special Oyster Fest menu will offer chef's choice oysters by the dozen for $12. (No need for New Math to know that's a sweet deal.) Oyster Po' Boy sandwiches will be $10, and chargrilled oysters - one of our favorite preparations - will put you back a mere $6. To wash down all that briny goodness, Frontier will be running specials on Abita Amber Ale bottles ($4) and Purple Haze Drafts ($3.50). Fitting choice, since Abita is made just outside New Orleans, one of America's great oyster-eating capitals. Brinos like us are sure to line up for this one.

Frontier is located at 1072 North Milwaukee Avenue.