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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2015 Bloody Mary Invitational

One of the best parts during the weekend is sure to be the 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Invitational. On Saturday, November 7th, prove you’ve got the best Bloody Mary when you compete against some of the best restaurants and mixologists in the southeast. Don’t want to compete, no problem! There will be plenty of opportunities to […]

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2014 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. 2014 Winners Overall Winner: The Jellyfish Raw 1st: The […]

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Sunday Brunch

We’re excited to add an extra day of indulgence to this year’s Oyster Cook-Off with Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary’s. Our Sunday Brunch menu features recipes from chef’s joining us throughout the weekend including: Omelets and Eggs Any Style Recipe by – Ashley Cabana Mascarpone Nutella Stuffed French Toast Recipe by – Martie Duncan Spinach, […]

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Chef Spotlight: David Crews

Coming to Gulf Shores with a reputation to protect, “The King of American Seafood” (as crowned by a panel of national judges last year in Louisiana), Chef David Crews is looking to sweep “at least one category” at the Cook-Off. We spoke to Crews about his rise from kitchen cleanup to “King” from his home […]

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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 2014 Hangout Music Festival? Goose Island and InWeekly will be raffling it off during the Cook-Off. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on Friday & Saturday in the […]

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Chef Spotlight: Tyler Williams

In an award-winning restaurant, the waiters are the back-up singers, the kitchen staff is the band and the Head Chef is the rock star. Make no mistake, Atlanta Chef, Tyler Williams, is the star of whatever kitchen he’s cooking in. The details of his new stage, however, are under wraps. “We’re opening a place in […]

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Hangout Oyster Cookoff

Learn From the Best

Interested in learning from some of the best chefs in the nation? Stop by the Big Green Egg Cooking Demo Stage for demonstrations from Food Network Stars and James Beard Award winners all day Saturday.   11:00 a.m. Tyler Williams – Eater’s Chef of the Year Southern Bo Saam 11:30 a.m. Rae Anne Coutu The Traveler […]

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Chef Spotlight: George Reis, Ocean

The fall may be bringing cooler temperatures to Gulf Shores but Birmingham chef and restaurateur George Reis is bringing his own brand of heat to this year’s Oyster Cook-Off. “I just finished a batch of homemade, fermented cayenne hot sauce (think Tabasco) before I got your call. It has to sit undisturbed for 25 days. […]

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Chef Spotlight : Chris Sherrill, Flora-Bama Yacht Club

Great chefs have many tools in their kitchen, but Chris Sherrill’s greatest cooking resource may simply be the art of surprise. A trait he’ll be incorporating into his Oyster Cook-Off recipes. “We’re casual dining with no tablecloths for people in flip-flops,” says the head-chef for the Flora-Bama Yacht Club in Perdido Key. “When people think […]

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