Sunday, May 23, 2010

the happiest happy hour

For my birthday eve, I went to Xai Xai with my favorite Frenchie and Aussie for South African wine and $1 oysters. Normally I would be wary of eating oysters being sold that cheap, but since we know people who work at the bar, I trusted that the oysters would be fresh—and they absolutely were. Juicy, succulent oysters at a buck a piece? Hellz yeah!

When I was a kid, we always had oysters at family picnics and it frustrated me to no end that the adults wouldn't let me have any on an empty stomach. I would have to eat something substantial (and cooked) first before I could dig into the oysters. Even at 29, I can't seem to get their voices out of my head so I had to order the mini ostrich burgers ($14) for added sustenance. 

Who needs birthday cake when you've got Gewurtz, oysters and ostrich burgers? 

Well okay, maybe not birthday cake but some Malva pudding? Malva pudding is a traditional South African dessert with apricot jam as one of its main ingredients. It is a plate of moist, mushy, warm deliciousness. I have developed an addiction to it, I'm quite sure.

So happy I've found a cool little bar that can support my oyster habit. I fully intend on regularly taking advantage of Xai Xai's oysters happy hour (4-7PM) on a regular basis.

Thanks to my lovely ladies for kicking off my 29th on a lovely note! Expect weekly groveling for wine and oysters from me.

Xai Xai is located at 369 West 51st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue, New York, NY. Tel. (212) 247-7826


Kaye said...

Looks like you had a great time! Happy Birthday

Tisha said...

Those ostrich burgers look yum!

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