TresJackson

Chef Spotlight: Tres Jackson

Tucked along the banks of the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, Alabama is home to one of the tastiest spots in the state, the Epiphany Café, under the direction of Chef Tres (pronounced Trace) Jackson. With an explicit mission of creating a menu that is farm to fork, the dishes at Epiphany are creative and unexpected […]

[read more]

8168164552_d441aaf76b_z

Best Recipe Contest presented by AL.com

Do you have a great oyster recipe you’d like to submit for the chance to have your dish prepared at this year’s Cook-Off? AL.com is holding a contest to find Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe. One lucky winner will have their recipe prepared for everyone to try on Saturday, November 7. Plus, they’ll win passes and a […]

[read more]

IrvMiller copy

Chef Spotlight: Irv Miller

Pensacola chef Irv Miller has been paving the way for up and coming chefs and fine dining on the Panhandle for decades and his gratitude for cooking on the coast is palpable. “There’s a smile on my face everyday down here, I think it’s like they say, ‘where thousands live and millions wish they could.’” […]

[read more]

Erik 4 cropped

Chef Spotlight: Erik Niel

As Oyster Cook-Off fans quickly learn, there are many ways to prepare the perfect oyster, Cajun, steamed, bacon-wrapped, layered in a taco, etc. But for Chattanooga chef Erik Niel, less is almost always more. “My go-to is to crack ‘em open and eat ‘em,” said the Louisiana native from his Easy Bistro & Bar. “I […]

[read more]

Anne Burrell_SOARC2010_300

The Chef Workshop Schedule Is Here

Step up your game in the kitchen with our cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs like Anne Burrell & Marc Murphy from Food Network, as well as James Beard Award winners Ryan Prewitt and Alon Shaya on Saturday, November 7. Check out the full chef lineup hosted by Alabama’s own Food Network Star, Martie Duncan.   […]

[read more]

AlonShaya-300

Chef Spotlight: Alon Shaya

It can take years for a chef to create a menu that defines what he does best and loves most in the kitchen. Consider New Orleans’ Alon Shaya an overachiever. The 2015 James Beard Award winner is a partner in the Domenica, focusing on his love and talent for Italian fare, followed by Pizza Domenica, […]

[read more]

hoptubbathmachine

Limited Edition Craft Beer to Launch at the Cook-Off

We’ve joined forces with Oskar Blues Brewery, founded by Alabama-native Dale Katechis, to brew a collaborative beer and shine a light on the growth of Alabama craft brewing. In early September, Oskar Blues invited Straight to Ale (Huntsville, AL), Good People Brewing Co. (Birmingham, AL), Cahaba Brewing (Birmingham, AL), and Fairhope Brewing Company (Fairhope, AL) to their Brevard, […]

[read more]

Chris Kelly-Jellyfish

Chef Spotlight: Chris Kelly, Flora-Bama Ole River Bar

Chef Spotlight: Chris Kelly Oyster Cook-Off winner Chris Kelly is still deciding how to top last year’s winning recipe but to hear him tell it he’s got even bigger fish to fry at the moment. “I’ve got about three weeks to totally redesign this entire kitchen and implement my new menu,” said Kelly from his […]

[read more]

landmwhitesilver-300

Lennon & Maisy of ABC’s Nashville Join Cook-Off

Saturday’s Oyster Cook-Off has a little something for the whole family. We’re excited to announce that Lennon & Maisy of ABC’s Nashville perform during Saturday’s Cook-Off! Plus, they’ll be signing autographs following their performance.

[read more]

OCO-5-300

Learn From Celebrity Chefs

Sharpen your culinary skills with fun & informative cooking demos on Saturday, November 7th. Featured chefs include Anne Burrell (Food Network), Marc Murphy (Food Network), Jason Roberts (Rachel Ray, The Chew) Martie Duncan (Food Network), Michele Ragussis (NBC’s Food Fighters), Ippy Aiona (Food Network), and Cory Bahr (Food & Wine – People’s Best New Chef). Upgrade to VIP for EXCLUSIVE tastings of dishes prepared by chefs like Alon […]

[read more]