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While in Charleston, South Carolina we stopped by The Darling Oyster Bar because we heard they have some of the best oysters around. Seattle is obviously known for their oysters so we wanted to see how their oysters stacked. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Charleston vs. Seattle: Oysters

We are in Charleston, SC this week with our radio partner STAR 101.5 to celebrate their annual Vow Renewal ceremony, where they bring winning Seattle couples to fun destinations to renew their vows.

This year it's the Most Romantic City in the U.S. - Charleston, South Carolina!

This is our first time in the city, so we'll be exploring a bunch! If there is anything specific you want to see, tweet or email us!

First things first though - we HAD to try the oysters. On our first night in Charleston we headed to The Darling Oyster Bar because we heard they have some of the best oysters around. Seattle is obviously known for their oysters so we wanted to see how their oysters stacked.

The oysters we tried came from Ace Basin S.C., Seal Level N.C. and Chesapeake Bay V.A. On average the oysters were larger, a lot saltier and very briny compared to the Northwest oysters we're used to. We tried a raw Ace Blade oyster that comes in clusters and are typically fried, which were delish. We also tried Sea Level Salts, and Charleston Salts which either had a salty and sweet, or salty and briny taste.

We’ve been eating PNW oysters for as long as we’ve been eating oysters - so we would still favor our local Shikoku or Pacific Oyster, but trying these oysters is definitely a recommended and eye-opening experience to see what’s out there.

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