Chef Jasmine Norton

From the moment my dad urged me to try an oyster as a small child I have loved them! As I grew older I discovered that majority of the restaurants that served oysters or were true oyster bars were extremely sophisticated requiring a certain dining attire. Now I can appreciate on special occasions having to dress nicely for dinner however, sometimes I just want to show up in my ripped jeans and sneakers.

It was then that I decided I would like to fill the void for people like myself who love and appreciate oysters and all things seafood but in a more relaxed environment as well as not just raw.

I established The Urban Oyster. The company is both the first female and black-owned oyster bar in Maryland.

The Urban Oyster represents various things. It's sort of a movement for those who prefer quality food in a relaxed atmosphere!