Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shuck and Swallow with Us Tomorrow at Ghirardelli Square

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:45 PM

click to enlarge Get ready to gulp. Seriously. - ROBERT LAURISTON
  • Robert Lauriston
  • Get ready to gulp. Seriously.
People like oysters. And they like dolphins. They're not totally unrelated: Both are cold, wet, and both, though we've never tasted a dolphin (not knowingly, anyway), allegedly damn tasty. Tomorrow, McCormick & Kuleto's (Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point at Polk) offers a sort of mashup of these fellow sea creatures, with its 16th annual Shuck and Swallow oyster challenge, followed by a benefit for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, which works to protect things like dolphins and seals.

First up at 5 p.m.: An oyster shucking and eating competition, with reps from Anchor & Hope, 21st Amendment, Ana Mandara, Farallon, and Sauce, among others. Teams will open and slurp as many oysters as possible in 10 minutes (the current record is just under 200). From 6 to 8 p.m., you'll be able to swallow your own oysters (though you won't have to shuck) at a wine and oyster tasting, like we said, a benefit for the Marine Mammal Center. Being a spectator at the shucking competition is free; the benefit tasting is $30.

The roster of judges for the October 6 shucking contest include this blogger, axed DJs Fernando and Greg the Gay Sportscaster from now-defunct Energy 92.7, and Lick My Spoon blogger Stephanie Im. Delicious.

  • Pin It

Tags: , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • How Weird Street Faire
    The 16th annual How Weird Street Faire shut down SoMa on Sunday as people flocked to the city wearing colorful costumes to dance, view performances, and enjoy art. Photographs by Michael Hendrickson.
  • Star Wars Celebration @ Anaheim Convention Center
    Christopher Victorio brings back photos from a land not so far away of the Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center.