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More food may not be top-of-mind with a Thanksgiving feast dispatched and leftovers still in the fridege, but a fest in Fells Point sounds like a holiday weekend treat. Don’t worry, oysters tend to slide through the cracks. 

Kooper’s Tavern and Slainte are joining forces in shucking for the 16th year running near Thames St. and Broadway with its annual Oyster Festival. While Chesapeake Bay oysters will be on the menu, they’ll also offer a chance to sample bivalves from other beds like Cape May, Naragansett Bay, R.I., and PEI. They’ll also have craft beer on hand to wash it down. The oysters start at a dollar a piece.

The event is a benefit for the Oyster Recovery Partnership. The nonprofit’s efforts made news this fall with the completion of seeding at Harris Creek. It’s one of largest oyster recovery efforts in the world, which will help the environment. If all goes according to plan, future oyster festivals will be especially well-stocked.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.