Saturday, January 19, 2013

3rd annual Oyster Cook-off a big success

It was a beautiful day for the third annual oyster cookoff in Apalachicola. The sun was shining and the crowds turned out to raise money for the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department. There were 12 entries in this year's cook-off and as a judge I can tell you there were no bad dishes. The winning dish was an oyster and spinach casserole cooked by the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department and they deserved the trophy. Second place this year went to Rusty Hamlin, third place went to Kevin Maxwell. The people's choice award ( for most money earned by a group) went to the Owl Cafe'. Below are a few shots from today's event.

raw oysters

signs, signs everywhere signs

apalachicola volunteer firefighters at rest

the secret to funnel cakes is lots of grease

Apalachicola volunteer firefighters at play (Gangman style) 

Strike a pose

One of the competitors

competition oysters - they got top marks for presentation

big crowds means big earning for the fire depatment

makes a good snack and a good fork rest

fried oysters and grits

oyster mardis gras

fried oysters on the half shell

oysters caesar salad

This was the winning dish - I was mostly finished before I thought to take a picture

All of the winners

Top prize ( last year's second place trophy is on top)

great blues tunes on the river e-mail with comments