When thousands of people met thousands of oysters last weekend in Gulf Shores, there were some winners and some losers.
The oysters lost. As for the winners, organizers of the annual Hangout Oyster Cook-Off have revealed which chefs and venues won the event’s various categories of competition. They are:
via The Pearls: Hilton Pensacola Beach tops list of Oyster Cook-Off winners | AL.com.
The rain came at the end of the annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Ala. on Saturday night. Just as the Black Jacket Symphony took The Hangout Stage doing all Eagles covers, vendors began packing up when the skies opened up in the dark. Despite charcoal skies all day long, the event remained dry for oyster lovers for the packed culinary festival now in its seventh year.
via Oyster Cook-Off in Gulf Shores a shucking good time, thousands attend competition | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) The 8th Annual “Oyster Cook-off” happened at the Hangout in Gulf Shores.
The event features more than 70 chefs and 60 craft beers.
The tasty event ends Saturday night as people sample oyster recipes from Food Network chefs like Ann Burrell and Mark Murphy.
via 8th Annual Oyster Cookoff Caps off Perfect Weekend for Oyster Lovers – WPMI – LOCAL 15.
Succulent oysters, craft beers, moonshine and celebrity chefs combine in one fun package for the Eighth Annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout in Gulf Shores Nov. 6 to 8. Well-known Gulf Coast restaurateurs and celebrity chefs alike will compete in this event.
via Shuckin’ and sippin’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Buzz.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, consider heading down to The Hangout in Gulf Shores.
“The Oyster Cook-off” and craft beer weekend starts this Friday.
via 8th Annual ‘Oyster Cook-Off’ Begins Friday – WPMI – LOCAL 15.
Among the 60 or so craft beers on offer Friday as part of the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend is one brewed specially for the occasion – and specially to celebrate the growth of Alabama’s craft beer industry.
via New brew: Five-way collaboration beer to debut at Oyster Cook-Off | AL.com.
The humble oyster has never really been known for personality. Unclothed by shell or crispy batter, after all, it’s nothing but a gray lump. But that is about to change, as the Hangout presents its annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend.
via The oyster is their world: Hangout Cook-Off fills weekend with food, music | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, AL – The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival offers at least two ways visitors can give something back to the environment, one from Hangout Festival organizers and another local effort to collect discarded oyster shells.
The festival starts Friday, Nov. 6, with a Craft Beer Festival at 6 p.m. The Oyster Cook-Off is the following day from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets for the beer fest are $40 and entry into cook-off on Saturday, Nov. 7, is $10.
via Hangout Oyster Cook-Off offers two recycling programs – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
So that’s just what we did. We asked chefs who will be participating in the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL on November 6-7 to share some pearls of wisdom (yes I said it) on this ubiquitous yet mysterious food.
via Pearls of Wisdom: 5 Chefs Share Oyster Tips :: Food :: Lists :: Paste.
The celebrity chef line up for the 2015 Hangout Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend has been announced and it includes a stellar array of some of the nation’s most innovative culinary professionals.
The list includes a huge drawing from the Food Network:
Anne Burrell, finalist for Food Networks Next Iron Chef and host of Worst Cooks in America.
via Celebrity chef line-up announced for the 8th annual Hangout Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend | AL.com.
Over the four-day Hangout Music Festival, local law enforcement agencies made 113 individual arrests with 126 criminal charges, according to statistics compiled by Gulf Shores police.
The majority of the arrests involved unlawful possession of a controlled substance with 39 people booked, followed by public intoxication at 32.
via 113 people arrested at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Robert Craft is at ease sitting in his office on a pretty January afternoon, two stories up, blinds open to reveal trees still green thanks to the subtropical climate of the Gulf Coast. But his thoughts, at least today, are on a weekend in May. Ten weekends in May, in fact. At the Jan. 12 City Council meeting, the panel unanimously approved an extension for the Hangout Music Festival, which will include the involvement of major music festival player Goldenvoice, for 10 years through the 2025 event.
via Gulf Shores protects family-friendly image in Hangout extension – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
What began as doing business with a few friends has turned into a variety of venues and a foundation initiated by Shaul Zislin. And although his businesses are growing, Zislin said it’s about much more than the profit. ”At the end of the day it’s not just about the dollar, it’s about creating something that is bigger,” he said.
via 11 Coastal Alabama Leaders You Should Know: Shaul Zislin | AL.com.
November 25, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shore sHigh School students got a hands-on, real-life food prep opportunity from the Hangout chef, Ira Gallon, this Thanksgiving. Students interested in the culinary/hospitality profession learned to prepare the dressing that was served at the Hangout’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Chef Gallon visited with the students on Friday, Nov. 21 to explain the recipe and the students prepared the dish on Monday.
via Gulf Shores culinary students work with Hangout on Thanksgiving buffet.
This past weekend I was lucky to serve as one of the judges of the seventh annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at the Hangout in Gulf Shores. A full weekend of food, beer, booze and music, the main event took place on Saturday.
via Oysters & Sunsets – Uptown Life – November 2014 – New Orleans, LA.
GULF SHORES, AL – Organizers of the Seventh Annual Oyster Cook-Off at the Hangout announced the winners on Sunday at the Festival.
via Jellyfish Bar is 2014 Oyster Cook-Off winner – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL – Smoke filled the air at the Hangout on Nov. 8 as the Seventh Annual Oyster Cook-Off was in full swing. A great turnout enjoyed Oysters from about 70 different restaurants and chefs, craft beer booths and live music.
via Seventh Annual Oyster Cook-off at the Hangout – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.
Whatever you do, don’t let yourself get suckered into thinking The Hangout’s annual oyster cook-off is just an oyster cook-off. This year it’s a three-day extravaganza properly titled the 7th annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend. Oysters still have top billing, but they share it with a music lineup including rising Nashville group Steelism; coastal Americana group The Mulligan Brothers; and Willie Sugarcapps, a harmony-rich union of singer-songwriters that has been gathering critical acclaim over the last 18 months.
via Craft beer, music to open Hangout’s expanded Oyster Cook-Off this weekend | AL.com.
November 3, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The 7th Annual Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend announced today its music lineup for Friday and Saturday. The Mulligan Brothers, Willie Sugarcapps – and Nashville-based Steelism will provide the entertainment.
via Mulligan Brothers, Willie Sugarcapps to provide Oyster Cook-Off music.
Alabamians are rightly proud of their oysters. And on Nov. 7-9, The Hangout in Gulf Shores has invited chefs from around the country to cook their best dish with local bivalves for the 7th annual Oyster Cook-Off.
via Gulf Shores oyster cook-off on Nov. 7-9 draws chefs from around the nation | NOLA.com.
MOBILE, Alabama – There is still time to make your vote count in an election of huge consequence. While the rest of the nation turns its attention to the midterm elections and the balance of power in Congress, we are more important. We are asking you to cast your vote on an issue that carries with it much longer effects on our daily lives. We are talking, of course, about our contest to find Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe.
via Time is short but you still have a chance to vote for Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe | AL.com.
City officials in Gulf Shores will vote on a possible extension for the Hangout Music Festival through 2020. The festival has already received approval for 2015, according to a report from AL.com, but city officials will hold a vote on Oct. 14 to decide if the three-day music festival will be extended for five more years.
via City officials to vote on extending Hangout Music Festival through 2020 – Birmingham Business Journal.
Sept. 22, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Hangout, in partnership with Alabama Gulf Seafood, will host the Seventh Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend Nov. 7-9. The Oyster Cook-Off competition takes place on Saturday afternoon Nov. 8 when 50-plus chefs will compete in three categories for the best oyster, and patrons will have the chance to taste them all. The festivities begin on Friday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. with the debut of the Oyster Cook-Off Craft Beer Festival presented by AL.com. Advance tickets (just $25 at hangoutcookoff.com) include beer from all participating breweries and great live music. More than 60-plus beers from more than 25 breweries will be featured.
via Oyster Cook-off returns to the Hangout for seventh year.
The public will have another opportunity to voice its opinion concerning the future of The Hangout Music Festival at Gulf Shores Pubic Beach during a public hearing on Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at City Council Chambers at Gulf Shores City Hall.
via 2nd Hangout Fest public hearing scheduled Sept. 22.
GULF SHORES, AL — Mayor Robert Craft said when the city presents its plan for approval of a five-year permit extension for the Hangout Music Festival, organizers will have to abide by the city’s wishes. After a council session on Aug. 26 Craft was asked about the talks and he said staffers and council members were still working on the agreement and rules they want Hangout organizers to agree to if the festival is to continue.
via Craft says Gulf Shores still working on conditions, rules for Hangout extension – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
August 28, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – Beach-goers and locals alike are invited to spend the last unofficial weekend of summer at The Hangout to participate in fun activities, win great prizes and listen to music. Activities and games to take place all weekend long include, whiffle ball tournament, watermelon eating contest, hula hoop contest, frozen t-shirt contest, water balloon toss, whipped cream pie contest, limbo and more!
via Hangout planning big weekend for Labor Day celebration.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – For those who didn’t get a ticket to Saturday’s Kenny Chesney show, or think it’s going to be too much aggravation to handle, they can check out the gun show instead.
via Kenny Chesney’s got nothing on these guys: Alabama’s Strongest Man competition hits Gulf Shores Saturday | AL.com.
Organizers with the Hangout Music Fest have announced that limited early bird tickets for the 2015 festival will go on sale Wednesday. Three-day tickets for the festival, set for May 15-17 on the public beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., will be sold for $189, down from the planned regular price of $249.
via Limited number of 2015 Hangout Fest tickets available Wednesday.
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin Cajuns return to The Hangout Courtyard stage at Gulf Shores Public Beach for a weekend of rockin’ zydeco music July 18-19.
via Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns at Hangout July 18-19.
When the topic came up Mayor Robert Craft said the city needed more time to make sure the city and Hangout officials are satisfied with the terms of the agreement. The current agreement ends after next year’s festival and an extension would have world-renowned event in town through 2020.
via Hangout permit vote delayed again for further study – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.