Dec 1, 2010 7:10 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 275 restaurants across the country will be taking part in the first "America's Night out for Gulf Seafood" to promote the safety of Gulf seafood after the massive BP oil spill.
All of the participating restaurants on Wednesday will be serving a special dish that includes either fish, oysters, shrimp or crabs taken from the Gulf of Mexico.
The event is intended to show that seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat.
Sales of Gulf seafood fell sharply after the spill as buyers feared it was tainted by the oil that gushed into the water. Most fishing areas were not affected by the spill, however. And all seafood is extensively tested before it is sold.