Five Reasons to Attend the Oyster Cook-Off in Gulf Shores
For the past 11 years, oyster lovers have converged on Gulf Shores each fall to celebrate their favorite seafood at the Annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout.
For its 12th year, the seafood celebration promises to be another foodie-star-studded event. If you're wondering why you should make a break for the beach for this delish event, here are five reasons to come with an empty stomach.
1. Really, do we need to say more?
Dozens of top local and regional chefs and restaurants will compete for your taste buds' attention on Saturday, November 2 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. You'll find all of your favorite preparations, and even some new ones you never thought possible!
2. Craft Beer. What goes best with oysters?
Craft beer, of course! On Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 11 p.m., take your pick from more than 60 craft beers and 30 breweries. Brewmasters will be on hand with demos, enjoy some Brew B'que and listen to live music for entertainment all evening long.
3. North American Oyster Showcase.
That's right, more oysters. We know you love our fresh Gulf oysters and the boutique oysters from the Alabama Gulf Coast. At the North American Oyster Showcase, you'll have the opportunity to taste varieties flown in fresh from seven regions, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Maritime, British Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic, Baja Peninsula and, of course, the Gulf of Mexico.