Under the purple glow of neon beer lights, I ate 6 baked oysters on Friday night in the armpit of Georgia. And I loved it. Breana stayed the week with her grandparents in Albany & I drove down after work on Friday for the night. But once I found out that they had already eaten dinner, I made a pitstop at AJ’s oyster bar for old times’ sake. I’m convinced that time stands still there- still the same servers, the same clientele with their cheap beer, cigarettes & raspy southern voices. Still the same method of “baking” their oysters in the microwave. I saw them go in, watched the timer, heard the ding & waited for two minutes more, anxiously hoping someone would just open the damn microwave door. Maybe they were too hot & this long process was for my safety. Though I doubt it. The bartender struggled to open the bottle of wine in order to pour me a glass. I was convinced that nobody ever orders wine there so why would this woman be educated on using a wine key? Eventually she had another bar patron open the bottle for her. It took entirely too long but I didn’t care. There’s something comforting about this place, and probably all hole-in-the-wall bars like AJ’s. There’s a simplicity to the people there, the menu, the unpretentiousness of it all. While I love a good fancy meal, I equally love microwaved oysters with chewy bacon bits, pickled jalapeños, melted white American cheese, sprinkled with Kraft powdered Parmesan & served in a smoky bar that cares to be nothing more than what it has been for decades. #food#oysters#bakedoysters#dinner#southgeorgia#albanyga#oysterbar#holeinthewall
Have you been to our Market & Bake Shop? We have almost everything that we serve in our Seafood House & 2601 Oyster Bar available for you to pick up and make at home. Favorites include: oysters on the half shell, oysters rockefeller, all of our fresh fish, crab tortilla dip, spinach artichoke dip, a variety of meats & cheeses, and so much more! We also have wine and beer selections, to-go soups and salads, and freshly baked bread and dessert!
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