The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster: Florida’s Fight to Save Its Prized Delicacy

July 23, 2015

Inside a three-state legal fight over what are arguably the world’s tastiest oysters.

Peg Leg Pete’s is a Pensacola Beach, Fla., oyster bar that might be found in any beach town on the state’s panhandle. It’s directly accessible via Fort Pickens Road or the adjacent Lafitte Cove Marina. Patrons who don’t feel like dealing with traffic on the road — and have the necessary means — pull up in their boats and enter past a large wooden sign into the lower level of the restaurant’s outdoor seating. Inside, the long L-shaped bar has a dull sheen from years-old lacquer. The…