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Texas oyster loaf

“In a friendly way, let us suggest to you to take an oyster loaf home to the good wife,” said an ad from The Daily Hesperian out of Gainesville, Texas in 1894. Indeed, the oyster loaf, a classic sandwich that’s loaded with fried oysters, has also been called the peacemaker as it was said to appease a family when one was running late.

While many associate the oyster loaf with Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, food historians point to San Francisco as it’s place of birth. That said, this sandwich loaded with fried oysters has . . .


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