Finch & Fork Team Win Shuck and Swallow Oyster Competition

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Winning team from Finch & Fork

By Bonnie Carroll

During the prime oyster eating season, and after a 3-year hiatus, the amazing Shuck & Swallow Oyster Eating Competition returned to the rooftop of the Kimpton Canary, and was bigger than ever! On Sunday, September 16. From 1-4pm, patrons flocked to Canary’s rooftop to watch some of Santa Barbara’s top restaurants indulge in a friendly oyster eating competition.

Guest enjoyed music, dollar oysters, cocktails and an action-packed competition that had everyone cheering for their favorite restaurant team. Local family Steve, Arleen and Lily Feinberg were among the many guests enjoying the beautiful afternoon on the hotel rooftop and savored some delicious oysters.

Blackbird Team

Each restaurant provided a shucker and a swallower, and all raced to see who could eat the most oysters in a 10 minute period. Enthusiastic fans cheered their preferred teams on to victory while enjoying food, drinks and hot music by DJ/MC Scott Topper. Local food judges kept score on what team's shucked and swallowed the most oysters. Participating restaurant teams included Bluewater Grill, Finch & Fork, Outpost, BibiJi, Tyger-Tyger & Blackbird, who all did an amazing job. The Finch & Fork team won with 96 oysters swallowed.

$5 of each $30 ticket was donated to Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

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Flicka Sep 23, 2018 09:21 AM
Finch & Fork Team Win Shuck and Swallow Oyster Competition

At the time we were warned about the oysters causing hepatitis I had never even heard of it, just knew we could get sick. Years later I had Hep A, simply like the flu, took 3 weeks to recover. Can't imaging anyone going through the horrible wait on HIV testing.

a-1560927260 Sep 23, 2018 12:10 AM
Finch & Fork Team Win Shuck and Swallow Oyster Competition

I love tiny cold water oysters! Olympias (I know they're not really the original species), Yamamotos; that type. Wow buck an oyster, just proving how outrageous it is here to buy six for $18. But I detest eating contests. disgusting, ignores the sensuality of eating. How is this tasty, to pour them down your gullet?!! Yuck. Not exactly a good wine and oysters on ice, savoring each one. Same with all eating competitions, what a frigging waste of food. Disgusting display of resource and other riches.

Flicka Sep 22, 2018 09:04 AM
Finch & Fork Team Win Shuck and Swallow Oyster Competition

About 50 years ago in Mexico we ate huge oysters, from a street vender who offered hot sauce and limes too. Back in SB we told a doctor friend and he said they grow so big because they are harvested from where the sewers run into the ocean and we could get hepatitis. The doc said it would show up in the next 6 weeks if we contacted it. The scariest I've ever felt waiting for the time to run out.

a-1560927260 Sep 23, 2018 12:13 AM
Finch & Fork Team Win Shuck and Swallow Oyster Competition

Scariest wait is HIV test. And oysters don't give us eaters Hep C, harder to treat. ========================================================== "food rich environments" are not the only reason oysters grow big, it's type too. What, y'all think the Gulf isn't a "food rich environment"? lol

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