4/01/2013 04:08:00 PM

Slurp Shells as Shuckers Compete for Glory at Oyster House

If you like oysters, make plans to stop by Oyster House this Saturday afternoon. Professional shuckers from across the city will go knife-to-knife in a shucking contest, and the assembled guests will get to slurp up the resulting mollusk bounty.

A panel of judges consisting of yours truly, Philebrity’s Joey Sweeney and Preston & Steve’s Marisa Magnatta will rate the contestants according to speed and also accuracy - they'll get points off for every broken shell or ripped muscle, which means you can expect carefully opened oysters to eat.

Admission to the 2 PM contest is $5 per person, which includes all the oysters you can get your hands on. The bar will also tap a special firkin of craft beer, available on a pay-as-you-go basis. There’s also an amateur contest after the pros, so expect plenty of oysters to go around. See you there?

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