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Hog Island Oyster Co.: Closing Ferry Building Outpost Temporarily to Expand 

Wednesday, Jan 15 2014

You'll have to find a new source for your Hog Island Sweetwaters for the next few months. The oyster company has closed its Ferry Building doors briefly while it expands to the area across the hallway, formerly housing Ferry Plaza Seafood.

This is great longterm news for everyone who loves Hog Island oysters but hates waiting in that often-long line. Even better news is that the new, 125-seat location — half indoors, half-outdoors — will have a cocktail program designed by Scott Beattie and Michael Jack Pazdon of St. Helena's Goose and Gander, who will be making drinks with local spirits and plants from the Hog Island Farm in Marshall.

The new, improved Hog Island is set to reopen in the spring. In the meantime, the oyster company will be selling shucked oysters (raw and barbecued), grilled cheese sandwiches, and fresh oysters and shellfish to go at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. In addition, the oyster farm's original Marshall location is still a really fun day trip, the counter at Oxbow Market in Napa is a nice stop in wine country, and you can usually find Hog Island oysters at restaurants around the city like Zuni Cafe, Hayes Street Bar & Grill, Foreign Cinema, Namu, and Anchor Oyster Bar (consult the website for a full list of locations).

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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