If you're going to talk about oyster-finding apps, National Oyster Day, which is today, seems like the right time. Pearl, a new app launched recently in Denver, helps diners find oysters at local restaurants. It explains oysters profiles in easy to digest terms and even allows for ratings of the oyster's aphrodisiac effect.
How does it work? You can search listed restaurants close to you. Currently in Denver, those include Jax Fish House (Boulder), Jax Fish House (Denver), Chowder Room, Block & Larder, Max Gill and Grill, with more to be added on a rolling basis. Once you select a spot, its oyster list will drop down and happy hour specials will be displayed where provided. You can also search an entire library of oysters and when you select one, see restaurants serving that particular oyster. Bonus: You can mark your favorites for future reference.
The app works in other markets as well: San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Boston are already up and running and Los Angeles and Portland, Maine are currently being launched.