Nicky the Patio Barmaid

Oysters al Fresco in Scenic San Leon

We took advantage of the recent sunny weather to drive down to

Gilhooley's in San Leon

and sit outside on the patio beneath the salvaged marine artifacts which hang from the trees there.

The patio bartender, a feisty young woman named Nicky, told us her life story and brought us Lone Star beers to go with our buttery, cheesy, pecan wood-grilled "Oysters Gilhooley." We stopped at a seafood store and bought a sack of oysters to shuck in the backyard on our way home.

Oysters Gilhooley go especially well with Lone Star

I highly recommended this oyster-centric excursion if you are looking for a way to waste a sunny winter afternoon. --

Robb Walsh

UPDATE: Sorry, but you've got to keep the kids at home.

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