Black Velvet Oyster Bar and Grill
Located in Buras, Louisiana, the Black Velvet Oyster Bar and Grill serves fresh Louisiana seafood daily. The restaurant has been affected by the BP oil spill, but this is not the first obstacle the business has faced. Before hurricane Katrina it was The Black Velvet Bar. When the storm hit everything changed in the coastal town. Food was scarce. The people brave enough to come back had no electricity, running water, not even a store to get supplies for 70 miles. What would soon be The Black Velvet Oyster Bar was established in a hastily constructed plywood shed and tarp for shade to get the people out of the blazing sun. The offered plate lunches, cold drinks and a very short to-order menu. People really took to the food, and once the SBA loan was approved construction of the current facility was started. A little over a year later they were open for business in a real building!
For more information, visit http://www.blackvelvetoysterbar.com/Black_Velvet/Home.html.
Byron Marinovich, owner