500BestSquareOyster Soup @ Brigtsen’s

Frank Brigtsen cooks a range of oyster soups in his delicious little restaurant. They range from the rich oyster Rockefeller soup to a simple oyster stew. They have in common a starting point: gallons of oyster water, fresh from the oyster house, reduced down to concentrate the flavors. The result is a briny, maritime intensity that I’m nuts about. Never, ever pass up any oyster soup here. Unless you don’t like oysters.

Brigtsen’s. Riverbend: 723 Dante. 504-861-7610.

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