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Naked Lunch: Mike Isabella to debut Skinny Dipper oysters at Preakness

May 14, 2013

OysterThe Skinny Dipper oyster is certainly upping the ante when it comes to suggestive foods. The alluring bivalve with the even more alluring moniker will be making its debut on Preakness day (May 18) at Preakness Village for a VIP slurping session. The Skinny Dipper will be proffered at Chef Mike Isabella’s raw bar at Preakness Village near the finish line.

For those who won’t be hoofing it to the track that day, Ryleigh’s Oyster House in Federal Hill (36 E. Cross St.) will host a buck-a-shuck launch. The Skinny Dipper is the poster girl, so to speak, for the nascent True Chesapeake Oyster Co., which has recently begun farming the creatures from St. Jerome’s Creek in St. Mary’s County. Look for True Chesapeake’s other offerings on local menus this summer. We’re told the Skinny Dipper is plump and sweet, with just a hint of salt.