Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fourth Annual Oyster Cookoff

WHEN? Saturday · November 5

WHERE? Gulf Shores, Alabama

We attended last year's Oyster Cookoff at The Hangout ,but the milder temperatures this year made it more enjoyable.

We knew the "lay of the land" which was about the same as it was last year outside The Hangout in the Beer Garden with teams set up in booths cooking oysters to vie for honors with judges. When we arrived, we found some friends at about the same table in the garden. An event for entertaining all ages, it was a good chance to "people watch."

The three categories for the competition were: Oyster Rockefeller, Cajun Oysters, and Chief's Choice Raw. I had a couple of the first two categories but left before the final competition began. Recorded music was played until around 1:45 when The Rantmakers, a band from Nashville, Tennessee, began performing live on the stage. They were very good. I had hoped to show you a video of one of their songs, but I did not punch the right buttons on my camera. I did manage to get a photo of one of the band member's bare feet, which was sort of like Jimmy Buffett's concerts. I love anything that laidback and could not resist including such a photo.

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Fourth Annual Oyster Cookoff at The Hangout

1 comment:

  1. Well, howdy, y'all! I was honored by your visit to the Hideout, and left you a note over there this morning. As promised, I've made at least a brief initial visit here. I am totally jealous! It looks right now like my retirement is going to consist of a green plastic bag and a short ride on a gurney. But, hey, situations change every day, right? At least I live in paradise, so even day trips can be rewarding. You have a fun site here, and I'll be back often, you can bet!