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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 […]

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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.   […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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2015 Music Announced

In addition to delicious oysters and craft beer, we’re bringing you great music on Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday. Stay tuned for our full music lineup on the Lagunitas Stage. Black Jacket Symphony Birmingham, AL Lennon & Maisy Nashville, TN New Breed Brass Band New Orleans, LA Talent Subject To Change

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Black Jacket Symphony + Tickets On Sale

Get the weekend started early with our Craft Beer Festival, presented by, on Friday, November 6, featuring Black Jacket Symphony performing Dark Side of the Moon. Tickets include music and samples of over 60 beers from breweries including Oskar Blues, Lagunitas, Good People Brewing, Straight to Ale, Cahaba Brewing, Fairhope Brewing and many more.    

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2015 Dates Announced

Join us November 6 & 7, 2015, to sample an incredible selection of oysters prepared by the nation’s hottest chefs, enjoy live music from national performers and participate in cooking demonstrations. In addition, you can sample from a variety of craft breweries, be a judge in our Bloody Mary Invitational and watch top chefs live […]

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