New Orleans chefs pride themselves on their seafood delicacies. But many Louisiana eateries in the Crescent City, and elsewhere in the state, fear that oil spilling into the Gulf will drive customers away.
Restaurant owners have sued oil giant BP, and they're spreading the word that their seafood is safe. It's still on the menus.
At Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House, on the same-named street, 45 sacks of oysters were recently delivered and shucked and served. Leo Price taps his knife onto the shell and listens for a particular sound.
"When I tap on it, a hollow sound means no water. A silent sound means the oyster's good," he says.
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