Category: Updates

For us, the Fall is the best time of the year.  Not just aesthetically – leaves changing colours, a little nip in the air – but because of how the Oyster reacts to the changing season. In the Spring, they are frantically growing, pushing out new shell to get bigger as the waters warm and…

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KING CRAB ALERT! The Alaskan King Crab is back at the House of Shells for the next 6 weeks or so.  But although they are Alaskan in species ( Paralithodes camtschaticus), the crabs today are actually coming from the Barents Sea, which is north of the Norway-Russian border. Didn’t know those two countries touched? Neither…

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We’re going to be closing the doors this coming Sunday AND Monday for Thanksgiving celebrations, or whatever passes for Thanksgiving celebration at James’ house.  We’ll be back at it again on Tuesday October 11th. For all of you, have a great long weekend, and don’t feel bad if your family gathering turns out like the…

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…Ontario Oyster Opening and Shellfish Festival is upon us! Happening on Sunday, July 17 in the laneway beside Rodney’s (469 King St), in support of the Ecology Action Centre, we’ll see the widest food and drink lineup yet! Tickets are here: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! The usual suspects – residents of our permanent draft list…

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Oyster Fest 2016 (July 17th) tickets are here: Oyster Fest Tickets! One of the nice things that Ontario is doing is legislating access to business for people with disabilities.  We have been looking for ways to make Rodney’s more accessible, and we’ve taken the following steps: New website (coming in about two weeks) – supports…

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Tickets are on Sale Monday June 13, starting at 6:00 AM. Tickets can be purchased here: Click this link to buy tickets We’ll have the full list of who we’re working with up in a few days. More drink partners than ever, more food partners than ever, a new Charity, and perhaps the Donald…  

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“Winkles” are from Grand Manan New Brunswick, a good Ferry ride out from Black’s Harbour (think canned sardines) in the South East, New Brunswick waters, of The Bay of Fundy. They are steamed and eaten with a oil & vinegar dipping sauce. Hot or Cold. In Rodney’s words, “A great ocean investment for the cost, ratio, to…

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Here’s some info about the Spot Prawn, courtesy of spotprawnfestival.com “BC spot prawns are the largest of the seven commercial species of shrimp found on the west coast of Canada. They vary greatly in size, with some larger females exceeding 23 cm in total length. Prawns are hermaphrodites: for the first two years of their lives…

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