Nov 08, 2011 01:00AM ● Published by Anonymous
There, the Museum allowed patrons of all ages to meet representatives from “grow your own oyster” organizations, get familiar with the creatures at the Horn Point Touch Tank, visit with master Shipwright Marc Barto, check out model skipjacks as they sailed in Fogg’s Cove, and compete in the oyster slurping contest. Boy, do I wish I’d’ve been there to see that competition.
And, my only complaint is that we didn’t get their earlier. Apparently 12:30 is a bit on the late side for oyster-lovers. Shame on us.
When we did arrive, they’d already sold out of mugs for the oyster stew competition, but I did manage to get my hands on some free samples. And, though I didn’t get to try the winning entry, I can report that the second runner up, Foxy’s Harbor Grille, was really tasty. Creamy, smooth, and blessedly free of too much flour.
Town dock came in second, with David Hayes of Pascal’s Harbour lights taking the grand prize. Next year, I will make sure to get there on time.
Being fans of raw oysters, and strong believers in sustainable aquaculture, my dad and I also stopped by the Choptank Oyster Company for some tasty treats on the half shell.
So, if you find yourself in St. Michaels, and in the mood for some oysters, keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground. You never know when OysterFest will return.