It was a sunny Saturday in Santa Monica, quite the perfect day for some seafood at the beach - and there it was "the sign that said "Off The Hook Seafood Festival" next to a Mermaid? WHAT!?!? Okay I must be California dreamin on this autumn day.
I followed the happy beach goers into the event because Shuck it! Why not?
People sat in lawn chairs with their drinks at their side on grass cubes and listened to the band, talked, and rested their bellies from all the food they had just eaten and enjoying more beer.
Oysters where everywhere , fresh ones, grilled ones even whole ones. The whole ones where for the oyster shucking contest. The winner did seventeen in two minutes - Not bad I think I could have done better. Haha! I tried entering , but they were all out of shucking knives. I'll bring it next year though - both the knife and my skillz son. I couldn't be too upset about not being included though because that meant it freed me up to eat more and while all the people where watching the contest - It meant no lines at the food booths. So it was a win - win for me!
So here are some of the dishes I got to take pictures of before I scarfed them down