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Late-Night Oysters Explained

old-ebbitt-grill-150.jpgOld Ebbitt Grill, Blackbyrd Warehouse and Hank's Oyster Bar all offer oysters for slurping late at night, and NPR's food blog The Salt wants to know why. Historians and oyster scholars confirm that people have been eating oysters late at night for a long time either as an aphrodisiac while looking for lewd women or because raw oyster eaters are "the experimenters, the explorers, the risk takers." But apparently Ebbitt's late-night oyster happy hour was just one borne of "smart business sense." [The Salt]