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Clyde's swordfish and lobster specials, Oyster specials in DC

It’s not too late to enjoy the Clyde’s restaurants’ August swordfish special, available through August 31st for $18.95. The grilled swordfish is served on a bed of green bean and corn succotash with a splash of tangy chimichurri sauce on top. The fish is fresh and delicious, a product of Linda Greenlaw Select swordfish.

Linda Greenlaw, the author of nine books, including a novel and cookbook as well as books about fishing and fishing lore, is a licensed captain of a professional swordfish angling boat. She has been fishing since she was a little girl, but came to public (and Hollywood) attention when she was mentioned in Sebastian Junger’s 1997 book, “The Perfect Storm.” In the biographical disaster movie made of the book, she was portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as the captain of the sister ship to the doomed vessel.

Captain Greenlaw, a resident of Maine, puts her name on her catch guaranteeing the quality of the sustainable product. When the demand became too great, she partnered with Great Oceans, LLC to distribute the swordfish that meets her standards of excellence. Clyde’s uses only her Linda Greenlaw Select fish in its August special.

Along with the line fishing of the swordfish, Captain Greenlaw fishes tuna and lobsters.

For September and October, Clyde’s restaurants will feature lobsters, served with melted butter, coleslaw and French fries, also for $18.95. Whether they will be Linda Greenlaw lobsters remains to be seen, but they will surely be fresh and delicious.

And speaking of fish, Legal Sea Foods will be celebrating its sixth annual Oyster Festival from September 17th through October 14th at the three Legal Sea Foods restaurants in the Washington area. The oyster menu will include such dishes as oyster stew, fried oysters with pickle relish, Oysters Legal, which feature oysters baked with spinach, cheese and crumbs, an oyster po’boy, oysters jambalaya, and bacon wrapped oysters.

A number of small plates featuring oysters will be available at the bar during happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Stingray oysters will be available, priced at $1.25 each.

Oysters will also appear on the special “retro” menu at MBK Kitchen (405 - 8th St.NW, 202-347-7491) during the month of September. The 1960s retro menu is themed on the popular television show, “Mad Men,” and the oysters will appear in the form of Oysters Rockefeller. Other 1960s era dishes on the special menu include beef Wellington , shrimp cocktails and cheese fondue. The complete dinner is priced at $65, with appropriate cocktail and champagne pairings for an additional $45..