100 Favorite Dishes: Masa-fried oyster shooters from Deluxe
Lori Midson

100 Favorite Dishes: Masa-fried oyster shooters from Deluxe

As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to cafe@westword.com.

Number 83: Masa-fried oyster shooters from Deluxe

In 2003, when Dylan Moore opened Deluxe on a stretch of South Broadway that was better known for its bar brawls than its restaurants, Moore knew he was taking a risk. But the crowds trickled in, couples canoodled under the sultry lights and his first menu, a straight-ahead California board, was a hit. Since then, Moore has occasionally added new dishes to the line-up, but the one constant has been the masa-fried oyster shooters, which are so brain-numbingly transcendent that I'm certain I wouldn't be the only one to kick his ass from here to the California coastline if he ever dared to shuck them from the menu.

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