Presumably to entice recession-thinned crowds, numerous local restaurants (Dante is pictured), usually at the bar only, are discounting oysters on the half shell to $1 from the usual $2 to $3 per. Do your part to help the economy recover by downing a dozen.
28 Degrees, 1 Appleton Street, Boston, 617-728-0728, 28degrees-boston.com; Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dante, 40 Edwin H.Land Boulevard, Cambridge, 617- 497-4200, restaurantdante.com; Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. till they run out
McCormick & Schmick's, 34 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 617-482-3999, mccormickandschmicks.com; Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.-midnight
Rialto, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, 617-661-5050, rialto-restaurant.com; Mondays, 5:30 p.m. till they run out
Sel de la Terre (Back Bay), 774 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-266-8800, seldelaterre.com; Mondays, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.