Monday, July 13, 2009

Shucking Contests

Hello All! Yes, it is that time of year again, when the knife is polished to an ultra sheen, and the oyster shells are flyin' at the Ontario Oyster Festival chez Rodney's 469 King Street West, in the Oyster garden.
Some 800 of your closest friends will be there to enjoy each other's company, fresh beer, lovely bi-valves, and watch the sweat pour from this year's round of shuckers, some of which show up just in time, for the event to get hot, so you never know who will be on.
Eamon Clark as always in the past few years is one of the boys to watch, and LJMDavid's perfect plate (very difficult to accomplish) has just cut a new blade, and by last account was working with 800-1000 grit wet-sand paper to get that polish right.
I'll be in there as well so the show will be the thing. Starfish will be closed this Sunday, so we can all go to the event.
Warm ups will be at The Ceili Cottage at noon, then it is off to ROH for 2pm. Either meet us at the Cottage, or ROH, and you'll get a chance to see some of the best shucking this side of the Miramishi - just bring your earplugs, and rubber boots - you'll see why when you get there.

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