Timeline
Y/M/D Person Association Description Place Locale Event
1763/00/00 A primitive saloon opens in New York City in a Broad Street cellar serving oysters to the public.
1800/00/00 Oyster cellars, 19C restaurants located below street level specializing in serving oysters, in New York City, Boston and Providence, became gathering places for politicians and the social elite, not unlike the coffee houses of Europe.
1824/10/23 Marquis de Lafayette National Guest Lafayette inspects the unfinished Fort Monroe, reviews the Regiments and eats York River oysters and drinks, and then eats and drinks again. He attends a handsome cotillion party hosted by Eustis at Quarters No 1 and stays the night. Fort Monroe Hampton Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1826/00/00 Hawes Atwood opens "Atwood and Bacon's Oyster House". The new owners installed the current semi-circular the soapstone oyster bar. The bar and stall-type booths are the only known survivors in the United States. Much of the interior dates from this time. Union Oyster House Boston
1840/00/00 Daniel Webster Life Daniel Webster enjoys lunch in Atwood and Bacon: a tall tumbler of brandy and water with each half-dozen oysters, rarely having less than six plates. Union Oyster House Boston
1851/00/00 Benjamin Naylor buys the "Man Full of Trouble" opens it as the "B Naylor Hotel". It will become known for its oysters. A Man Full of Trouble Tavern, Philly Philadelphia, PA
1889/00/00 In New Orleans, Antoine's Restaurant begins serving "Oysters Rockefeller". Antoine's Restaurant New Orleans
1907/04/18 Julia Morgan Architect The Fairmont celebrates its opening with a grand banquet of 600 pounds of turtle, 13000 oysters and $5000 worth of California and French wines. Original opening was delayed by the need to restore damage from San Francisco earthquake. Fairmont Hotel San Francisco Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
1913/02/01 Warren and Wetmore Life The Grand Central Terminal Restaurant opens at New York's Grand Central Terminal with a dinner arranged for Warren and Wetmore and 100 guests. Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant New York City
1916/00/00 Raoul Walsh Life Raoul Walsh takes Jack London and Wyatt Earp to diner at Al Levy's Cafe on Main and 3rd St in Downtown LA. While enjoying oyster cocktails, Charlie Chaplin stops by and says to Earp, "You're the bloke from Arizona, aren't you? Tamed the baddies, huh?".
1916/00/00 Charles Chaplin Life Raoul Walsh takes Jack London and Wyatt Earp to diner at Al Levy's Cafe on Main and 3rd St in Downtown LA. While enjoying oyster cocktails, Charlie Chaplin stops by and says to Earp, "You're the bloke from Arizona, aren't you? Tamed the baddies, huh?".
1916/00/00 Jack London Life Raoul Walsh takes Jack London and Wyatt Earp to diner at Al Levy's Cafe on Main and 3rd St in Downtown LA. While enjoying oyster cocktails, Charlie Chaplin stops by and says to Earp, "You're the bloke from Arizona, aren't you? Tamed the baddies, huh?".
1916/00/00 Wyatt Earp Life Raoul Walsh takes Jack London and Wyatt Earp to diner at Al Levy's Cafe on Main and 3rd St in Downtown LA. While enjoying oyster cocktails, Charlie Chaplin stops by and says to Earp, "You're the bloke from Arizona, aren't you? Tamed the baddies, huh?".
1940/00/00 Henry Ford Life The Ford's have an oyster house built near the Ogeechee River for oyster roasts and elaborate barbeques. The Ford Plantation continues to regularly hosts traditional oyster roasts, featuring local oysters and a buffet of traditional southern fare. Richmond Hill Plantation Richmond Hill
1954/09/00 Brian Collins, manager of the Great Southern Hotel (now called Hotel Meyrick), launches the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. Thirty-four guests at the first Oyster Festival Banquet feast on several dozen Galway oysters each. Galway Province of Connacht Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival
Food Type Shellfish

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