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And The Winners Are…

Our judging panel, consisting of celebrity chefs, and oyster experts selected the best oysters in three categories. Judges scored the oysters based on presentation, flavor and creativity in a blind taste test. 2017 Winners Overall Winner: OK Bicycle Shop Raw Walker’s Drive In Rockefeller Hugo’s Oyster Bar Cajun OK Bicycle Shop Chef’s Choice Bistro V […]

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More Than Oysters

The oyster Cook-Off has a little something for everyone. In addition to the oysters,  you can enjoy craft beers and cocktails, live music by some of your favorite country artists and even special treats prepared by your favorite restaurants. Don’t miss these signature dishes when you stop by the restaurants below. Barbecue will be available in […]

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Brew B’Que Added to Friday Night

Don’t miss this once in a life-time BBQ pit master lineup featuring Wesley True, Derek Emerson, David Crews, Ty Thames, Jeremy Downey, James Canter and more cooking up some of the best BBQ you’ve ever tasted at our Friday Craft Beer Festival, November 3. These talented chefs will be serving up pulled pork and a […]

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Win A Luxury Weekend Getaway At The Oyster Cook-off

Do you have the best oyster recipe, ever? Submit your recipe by October 24th and you could have it prepared by Food Network Star, Martie Duncan at this year’s Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend. All recipes submitted will be reviewed by our expert panel and a winner will be announced on October 27th. […]

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Anderson East + Over 30 Breweries Featured at 2017 Craft Beer Kickoff

Don’t miss Anderson East live in concert at our Friday Craft Beer Festival, November 3. Admission includes unlimited sampling from over 30 breweries, brought to you by 92ZEW and This is Alabama. The all-inclusive tickets are on sale now.

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Chef Spotlight: Cory Bahr

Hot off a finalist finish on The Next Food Network Star, Louisiana chef Cory Bahr wants to use his celebrity to spotlight the best of what’s around everyone’s kitchen – not just what you see on TV. “I don’t think of myself as the chef from television,” said the down to earth southern born Bahr. […]

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Rodney Atkins Added to 2017 Music Lineup

We’re excited to announce the addition of Rodney Atkins to the 2017 Hangout Oyster Cook-Off music lineup! Catch him on Saturday, November 4. His performance is included with your Cook-off admission!

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Limited Number of Travel Packages Now Available

Take your Oyster Cook-Off Weekend to a new level with our Turquoise Place luxury travel packages. Relax in your own private hot tub over looking the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy access to exclusive VIP dishes prepared by James Beard Award nominated chefs and rub elbows with some of the top culinary talent in the country. […]

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Chef Spotlight: Brody Olive

Any chef worth his salt has to be able to multitask in the kitchen but Brody Olive is taking this skill to a new level. The head chef for the Perdido Beach Resort runs not one, but four distinctly different eateries on the same property. “It’s awesome for me,” said Olive. “I have so many […]

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Chef Spotlight: Rob McDaniel

Working in the food industry can be exhausting thanks to the late nights and hectic shifts, but add to that a set of 3 month old twins and it’s a miracle Alabama chef Rob McDaniel is still standing. “I haven’t been out much lately,“ said the new dad, who’s also the executive chef for SpringHouse, […]

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