We took advantage of the recent sunny weather to drive down toGilhooley'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.
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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.