Bubbles and Biceps at Legal Seafoods

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to attend the Legal Harborside: Bivalves and Bubbles event. My first instinct was to say no. I’m allergic to oysters, after all. But… I’m not allergic to champagne. And… I’m certainly not allergic to naked cowboys.

(Actually, just one Naked Cowboy. He was the guest of honor. And he wasn’t completely naked. This is a family-friendly blog).

Plus, my mom was still in town then and she loves oysters, and since I could bring a guest, I gamely RSVP’d for some bubbles (and Naked Cowboy’s biceps). If you haven’t heard of him, Naked Cowboy is a street performer in New York City’s Times Square. He struts around wearing just cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, and his underwear, plus his trusty guitar. I would venture to guess that he’s the type who will not shy away from attention.

Because this event was to cap off Legal Seafood’s annual oyster festival, there was a lot of oysters. All oysters, actually. I was really tempted to try some:

like these oysters rockefeller

or these fried oyster sldiers with chipotle mayo

But then I quickly remembered my body’s violent reaction to oysters, so I passed. However, my mom tried almost every dish and she said everything was delicious.

to compensate for my lack of calories that day, I just doubled up on the champagne

there was no dearth of refills either, so I was plenty happy

it was a beautiful day to spend at the roofdeck of Legal Harborside, which gorgeous views of the water

a viking starliner? Is Eric Northman in there?

Sorry, but I really can’t see the word “viking” without thinking of my favorite Nordic god.

I hung out with some fellow bloggers too

That’s Will from The Boston Foodie and Jen from Tiny Urban Kitchen.

and of course let's not forget the guest of honor (who was actually there to represent his line of oysters, the Naked Cowboy Oyster)

in case you didn't know who he was...

he and my mom were buddies

and when it was my turn to get my solo picture with him, he forced me to touch his pecs

I tried not to look so miffed. The nerve!

Overall, I had a very fun time at the Bivalves & Bubbles event. Even though it was just past noon, I had several glasses of Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne and Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne, which then led to me feeling very light-headed (and hungry). So before heading home, my mom and I had to make an emergency stop at Flour Bakery for some sustenance. And by sustenance, I mean carrot cake. 

Thanks to Legal Seafoods and Regan Communications for the invite!


23 Responses to “Bubbles and Biceps at Legal Seafoods”

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted October 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

    This looks like an amazing event. I wish I had gone! I am glad your mom is having such a great visit and was so happy to meet her last night! :)

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    Michelle posted October 26, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I don’t think that I knew you were allergic to oysters. Tragic!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted October 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

    omg the naked cowboy. That is hilarious!

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    MelissaNibbles posted October 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

    That looks like such a fun event. I can’t believe that guy has his own line of oysters. I would’ve thought he’d have an underwear line!

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    Elizabeth posted October 26, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I used to see him in the city sometimes in high school. I was not aware he has his own oyster line.

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    Erica @ In and Around Town posted October 26, 2011 at 10:02 am

    That looks like such a fun event! Naked Cowboy has his own food line, who knew! I will say he has an easy marketing campaign ;)

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    Leng posted October 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

    LOVE OYSTERS! I can eat a dozen in one sitting! Sayang you’re allergic!
    Oh and can I just say you’re looking prettier as ever? =)

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Leng, thank you!! Your comment totally made my day ;)

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    Alaina posted October 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Your mom is so cute! :-)

    I haven’t been to Legal Harborside yet; it’s always so busy!

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    Jenn @ Frost Bites posted October 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Love those pictures. Too cute!!! Your mom looks adorable!

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    Michelle Collins posted October 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Haha, I love the title of this post!

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    Heather posted October 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Hahaha, what a fun event that looks like!

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    A Plum By Any Other Name posted October 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I’m not allergic to oysters. Or champagne. Or naked cowboys. And it certainly sounds like you are not allergic to fun!

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    Megan posted October 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Looks like such a great event! Glad you and your mom had a great time!

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    joanne posted October 27, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I would have been totally happy double-fisting champagne with you. Though those oyster sliders do look yummy!

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    Kim K posted October 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

    hahaha what a fun night! i wish you put some oysters in your purse to share with me :) i would have loved this event, as champagne and oysters are two of my favorite things… oh and a naked cowboy doesnt hurt either!

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    Simply Life posted October 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    ha, looks like an event you’ll remember!

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    Yum Yucky posted October 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    a naked man and good food? what more can you ask for?

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    Hannah posted October 31, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Bahaha! Oh, mercy, this post has made my day. Love the hand-on-pecs shots; totally looks like you’re claiming ownership :P

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    Daisy posted November 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    this looks like SO much fun! it was such a beautiful day. I would have been all over the oysters rockefeller and sliders.

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    Mary posted November 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    This entire post cracked me up. I never could have kept a straight face. What fun!

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    Rachel @Healthy_Chicks posted November 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Ha! What a fun event Bianca. Glad you enjoyed yourself, wish you could have enjoyed the oysters but the champagne is a great second choice ; )

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    Acting Classes in Los Angeles posted January 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Haha looks like a rally fun time! And the naked cowboy was there?? How cool, I’m totally jealous! Also I had no idea he had a line of oysters, how random lol


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