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Recycle Oyster Shells with Crush It Crusade

Join us along with The CAN’d Aid Foundation, Alabama Gulf Seafood and The Alabama Coastal Foundation to recycle oyster shells, cans, and compost at this year’s Cook-Off. Last year, we collected an estimated 5,000 pounds of oyster shells. All of the oyster shells collected will create new reefs in Alabama waters to foster future oyster growth. […]

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Chase Bryant Added to Cook-Off Lineup

The Cook-Off isn’t only about oysters. 95KSJ is bringing country music star Chase Bryant to the Cook-Off stage on Saturday, November 5. The best part?  This concert is included with your Cook-Off admission.

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Gulf to Table Dinner

November 4 at 7 p.m. Join us for a Chef Dinner featuring a locally inspired menu of Gulf Coast seafood and other favorites, prepared by acclaimed Alabama chefs including: Josh Quick 2016 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Winner Odette – Florence, AL David Bancroft 2016 James Beard Foundation – Best Chef: South Semi-Finalist Acre – Auburn, AL […]

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2016 Oyster Cook-Off Tickets On Sale

Make plans to treat yourself to another fantastic celebration of seafood, drink and music this November 4 & 5. Taste an incredible selection of oysters prepared by the nation’s hottest chefs, enjoy live music, participate in cooking demonstrations and sip on craft beers and Bloody Marys. Over 40 chefs will compete in three categories (Cajun, Rockefeller, Create Your […]

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2015 Oyster Cook-Off Winners

Our judges panel, consisting of celebrity chefs, guest judges, and master judges from the Kansas City Barbecue Society selected the best oysters in three categories from the Crystal Hot Sauce Judges Tent. Judges scored the oysters based on presentation, flavor and creativity in a blind taste test. 2015 Winners Overall Winner: Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf […]

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Autographed Guitar Raffle To Benefit Gulf Shores High School

Would you like to be the proud owner of this Epiphone guitar, provided by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, signed by artists from the 2015 Hangout Music Festival? InWeekly will be raffling it off during the Cook-Off. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on in the Merchandise and Tickets Tent located in […]

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Chef Spotlight: Alex Harrell

Some say there’s a science to gourmet cooking. New Orleans-based chef Alex Harrell gives new meaning to the phrase, as a scientist who took on gourmet cooking for a living. “I’ve been at this for many years, but surprisingly my degree does play a role in what I do. How I source what I use, […]

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Chef Spotlight: Matt Bolus

It’s ironic that The 404 Kitchen in Nashville was named simply after the building’s address because what Chef Matt Bolus is doing in the kitchen is anything but ordinary. “I like to ask people what they are cooking in their kitchen’s at home,” said European trained Bolus. “I leave here and I go home and […]

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Lagunitas Music Stage Schedule Announced

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 11:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. HOTEL OSCAR 12:45 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. NEW BREED BRASS BAND 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. LENNON & MAISY 5:15 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY PERFORMING THE EAGLES’ HOTEL CALIFORNIA 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY PERFORMING THE EAGLES’ GREATEST HITS […]

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Paste Magazine: Pearls of Wisdom: 5 Chefs Share Oyster Tips

Michele Ragussis (NBC’s Food Fighters / Food Network, Province Town, Mass.) Favorite Preparation: Updated stuffed and baked, like a Rockefeller. Shucking Technique: When I shuck, I like to go in the side and pop them. Tips: Make sure you scrub the hell out of them [prior to shucking] and when you shuck, run your finger […]

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