The highlight of the yearly event is the Longest Oyster Po-Boy – stretching more than 340 feet, created by more than 30 of New Orleans’ premier oyster restaurants. Ingredients for this lengthy po-boy include 5,550 Louisiana harvested oysters. Come hungry, because the po-boy will be divided up and shared with oyster aficionados, oyster fans and those that are just plain hungry.
Making the full-length po-boy this year will be New Orleans restaurants like Antoine’s Restaurant, Bayou Burger & Sports Company, Café Beignet, Chartres House Café, Kingfish, Oceana Grill, Pier 424, Red Fish Grill, Restaurant R’evolution, Royal House, The Original Pierre Maspero’s and many more. It’s literally a who’s who of places to satisfy your oyster craving in the French Quarter. Chefs from the participating restaurants will compete for the title of the creator of the “Best Oyster Po-Boy in New Orleans.”
The event is open to the public and stretches across the 300 Block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The chef competition starts at 9:30 a.m., the ceremonial cutting of the po-boy is at noon. Make sure to get there before noon though; it’s an extra-large po-boy, but it’s expected to be devoured within minutes. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
Since it's New Orleans, there will be live music and even a second line or two. It’s a fun way to celebrate the oyster and start off your Saturday. You don’t want to miss this fun event.
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