Oyster Blog — Events

Nov 25, 2008: Beaujolais Nouveau

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Last Friday the Hama Hama mobile shucking crew made a guest appearance at the French-American Chamber of Commerce's 15th annual Seattle Beaujolias Nouveau festival, held at the Lake Union Armory. We shucked 80 dozen oysters in a little under 3 hours, occasionally breaking free from the oyster booth to wander around and graze on all the other delicious food, including chocolate from the new Seattle chocolate store, Chocopolis, and bread from Boulangerie Nantaise. The sign. The scene. Sibling concentration. Interesting article about this year's beaujolais crop, here.

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Oct 20, 2008: Monterey Food and Wine wrap-up

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Last week we traveled to Monterey, California to serve oysters at the Monterey Food and Wine Festival. It was a smashing success. So successful, in fact, that we didn't really have time to take photos because we were too busy shucking oysters... it was an "all hands on deck" situation.   The event was held in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We recommend that everyone make a pilgrimage to the Aquarium sometime soon. We particularly liked the Outer Bay exhibit-- and feel like our lives are richer now that we've discovered sunfish. As for the wines at the festival, we fell...

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Oct 15, 2008: Monterey Food and Wine Festival- tomorrow!

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If you find yourself near Monterey, California tomorrow evening stop by the Aquarium for the 32nd annual Monterey Food and Wine Festival. We'll be there serving freshly shucked extra small Hama Hama oysters. We're pulling them out of the salt water tomorrow morning and flying them down specifically for the event... they'll be ridiculously fresh and good.

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July 7, 2008: Hoodsport Fourth of July Festival

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Every year the nearby town of Hoodsport outdoes itself putting on a Fourth of July extravaganza. This year we got ourselves together and participated in the street fair on Friday, selling barbecued Hama Hama oysters with a butter and garlic sauce. Saturday was the really busy day in Hoodsport--with live music, a raffle, and a surprisingly excellent fireworks display--but since it's also a really busy day in our store we weren't able to fire up the barbecues. Several of our customers on Friday were hungry hikers in town to visit the newly re-opened Staircase trailhead.

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June 5, 2008: Oceanaire Crew Visits on Lowest Tide of the Year

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Wednesday, June 4th was the lowest tide of the year. The tide dropped to -4.3 around noon, and then rose to a 12.3 high tide in the evening. A group of people from the Seattle Oceanaire restaurant came out to celebrate the low tide and learn a little bit about Hama Hama oysters. Adam gave them a walking tour of the beach, going over everything from oyster seasonality and reproduction to the challenges of predicting the effect of atmospheric pressure on tidal changes. They gobbled it up, and they also ate an impressive quantity of shellfish. All in the name...

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