MORRO BAY, Calif., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Oysters are not only incredibly nutritious, they are an epicurean treasure and can be found in abundance in Morro Bay, CA. So are delicious avocados.
"We have such a fantastic foodie culture here. You can buy oysters and avocados fresh and local in restaurants, wine bars, and our farmers' markets. Fresh oysters can also be purchased on the Morro Bay Oyster Company's barge on the bay," says Jennifer Little, Executive Director of the Morro Bay Tourism Bureau.
Fresh Oysters are on the Menu
Friday, August 5th 2016 is National Oyster Day, but Morro Bay celebrates oysters year round. Oyster farming in the good clean waters of Morro Bay started in the early 1900s and continues to this day. Visit Windows on the Water for Oyster Tuesdays. Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe offers fresh local seafood including oysters on the half shell. Locals and tourists alike love the barbecued oysters at Tognazzini's Dockside, and Staxx Wine Bar and Bistro features more than 100 local wines and champagnes to sip while enjoying fresh oysters. Get online delivery from Giovanni's Fish Market, packed fresh and ready for consumption.
Avocado Season Events
The annual Avocado & Margarita Festival takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. This street festival offers avocado and culinary delights, premium margaritas and ice-cold beer. Sure to be a fantastic day of food and drink, the festival also features live music, arts and crafts, specialty vendors, and a sombrero contest. Taste of the Grove is an inaugural intimate cocktail evening hosted at the beautiful Packing Shed, a Morro Bay Avocado Farm minutes from town with a rural agriculture ambiance. Enjoy an all-inclusive farm-to-table pairing with area farmers and local chefs presenting tantalizing avocado-themed dishes.
Lodging and Packages
Located along scenic Highway 1 midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Morro Bay has many choices when it comes to lodging. In fact, there are over 30 hotels and motels in the seaside community, from elegant waterfront suites to tidy, budget-friendly motor lodges. Offering lodging deals and promotions throughout the year, there is something for everyone. For more info, visit http://morrobay.org/blog/entries/morro-bay-ca-grows-mother-natures-finest-oysters-and-avocados or www.morrobay.org.
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