Little Em’s oyster bar appears to have been designed by social media influencers for maximum Instagram impact: the minimalist pink oyster shell sign, the pink rail along the sidewalk, the pastel rose blossoms on the menus, the pink stools, the pink hats on every guy in the kitchen. Did I mention the pink?
There’s no other way to put it: Little Em’s is cute. Even the origin story is cute. It came to Emily and Houston Carpenter as a vision in 2019 after an idyllic trip to Paris, where oysters and champagne inspired them to ask, âWhy not San Antonio?