Oyster Eating Contest and Shucking Contest
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Oyster Week comes to an action-packed close with an Oyster Eating Contest and an Oyster Shucking Contest at Frontier. Food and drink specials are offered throughout the day like a dozen chef's oysters for $12, $6 grilled oysters and $12 for a 22-ounce S.O.S. Pilsner bottle, as well as $14 Watermelon Punch pitchers. Sounds from a guest DJ livens up the party in the beer garden, and the Oyster Eating Contest begins at 1 p.m. The contest, open to the public, challenges participants to eat 72 oysters. Whoever finishes in the shortest time wins $200 cash. Sign up for the contest in advance via e-mail at alicia@pioneertaverngroup.com. An Oyster Shucking contest featuring chefs from restaurants around the city including GT Fish & Oyster, Publican, RIVA Crab House, Quay, Tavern on Rush among others will compete at 3 p.m. Benefits from the event will go to the Greater New Orleans Foundation.