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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Chef Pairing Dinner to Benefit No Kid Hungry®

We’re excited to announce our Chef Pairing Dinner presented by New Belgium Brewing on Saturday, Nov 8 at The Gulf in Orange Beach. A portion of the proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry® – a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need daily. The menu, […]

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Chef Spotlight: Ryan Prewitt, Péche

Chef Ryan Prewitt gets to enjoy the Oyster Cook-Off on the cooler side of the grill this year. The award-winning Chef from Pêche Seafood Grill in New Orleans is serving as a judge for the oyster competition happening Saturday, November 8 at The Hangout in Gulf Shores. “The whole thing can be very nerve wracking […]

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Chef Jason Roberts Added To Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend

Celebrity Chef Jason Roberts has been added to the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend. Jason Roberts is a cookbook author and surfer best known for his appearances on ABC’s The Chew, where he brought his unique flair and cooking style and traveled the country in search of interesting food. Roberts also regularly appears on The […]

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2014 Bloody Mary Invitational

One of the best parts during the weekend is sure to be the 2nd Annual Absolut Vodka Bloody Mary Invitational. On Saturday, November 8th, 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 […]

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Brew Fest and Beer Village

The Oyster Cook-off weekend gets started on Friday with our Craft Beer Festival Kick Off Party, presented by, starting at 6 p.m. Sample over 60 beers from 25 Craft Breweries and enjoy great live music.  Admission to Friday’s Craft Beer Festival Kickoff Party is only $25 which includes unlimited beer sampling. Featured breweries include New Belgium, Magic Hat, […]

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Chef Registration Now Open!

Registration for restaurants to participate in this year’s Hangout Oyster Cook-off is now open. Click the link below to join dozens of chefs and restaurants on the beach of Gulf Shores, AL for a chance to win $20,000 in cash & prizes (and bragging rights).  Categories include Rockefeller, Cajun and create your own raw oyster […]

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