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From Oysters to Grits @ Island Creek Oyster Bar

  • Island Creek Oyster Bar 500 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 (map)

Join the team at Island Creek Oyster Bar for a night with award-winning author Erin Byers Murray and Chef Jeremy Sewall.

In the early '00s, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city girl lifestyle and cushy job and convinced the rowdy crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food and lifestyle writer work for them for 18 months to learn the business of oysters. The result is the award-winning book Shucked: part love letter, part memoir, and part documentary about the world’s most beloved bivalves. During her time as a writer, Erin and Chef Jeremy Sewall became close friends and collaborators. Together, they wrote Chef Sewall’s first cookbook, James Beard Award-nominated, The New England Kitchen.

On Monday, March 11th, join Chef Sewall and Erin Byers Murray for a reading, cooking demo and tasting in celebration of her new book, Grits; A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South.

Tickets are $65 per person and include a signed copy of Grits, oysters, beer and wine, chef demonstration, and tastings inspired by the book.

Grab tickets here!



Roasted sunchoke soup, smoked scallops, blue grit crackers

Creamy white grits, grilled shrimp, bacon, sherry vinegar

Braised short rib, polenta cake, roasted mushrooms, fried egg

Earlier Event: March 10
Book Signing at The Concord Market
Later Event: March 12
From Oysters to Grits @ Row 34