From the inbox: Shaw's 26th Annual Oyster Fest Block Party coming up September 26

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26th Annual Shaw’s Oyster Fest Block Party: Sept. 26, 2014
A variety of oysters, gulf coast inspired bites and live performance from Brett Dennen  

(Chicago and Schaumburg, IL)— Shaw’s Crab House is bringing fresh seafood coupled with live music to downtown Chicago for the 26th annual Oyster Fest Block Party on Friday, Sept. 26th.  This year’s event not only kicks-off the celebration of Shaw’s 30th anniversary but also offers the most variety in east and west coast oysters ever seen at the festival, a revitalized menu starring southern coast bites and three live musical performances from folk/pop singer Brett Dennen as the musical headliner, Andrew Diehl and Odessa.

The Oyster Fest Block Party (attended by more than 3,000 happy oyster lovers in 2013) will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is located at 560 W. Grand Street (and the Chicago River). In addition to enjoying the freshest oysters on the half shell, guests will experience a new menu from Shaw’s and premiere BBQ joint, Bub City. 

The menu includes:
West Coast items: Shaw’s signature King Crab BitesDungeness Crab Cocktail, three varieties of West Coast OystersCioppino served in a bread bowl and Pacific Oysters Rockefeller
East Coast favoritesNew England ChowderLobster Roll, three varieties of East Coast OystersMaryland Crab Cake Burger and Steamers with drawn butter.Southern Coast cuisineSeafood Gumbo, Crawfish Étouffée, Oyster Po' Boy, Char Grilled Oysters and Fried Chicken Biscuit with Oyster Gravy

And to wash it all down, Goose Island Beer, Martin Codax Wines, Bridlewood Wines, Grey Goose and Bacardi.

While the week in Oyster Fest culminates with the block party, Shaw’s will be celebrating all week long beginning Monday, Sept. 22 with half-priced oysters special hot oyster dishes including fried oysters and Oysters Rockefeller, a nightly slurp-off competition and a Oyster Hall of Fame Dinner honoring Ben Llyod, Owner, President and Oyster Grower of Pangea Shellfish Company.

The nightly Slurp-Off during Oyster Fest week invites participants to slurp down a dozen oysters as fast as they can, hands-free, with the winners competing in Friday’s Grand Slurp-Off at the Oyster Fest Block Party at 9 p.m. for their chance to win a grand prize of $1,000.

Tickets are $25 per person for general admission and a limited number of VIP tickets (includes an elevated viewing area and full cash bar) are available for $75 per person. Tickets are for admission only; food and beverage tickets are sold separately; the Oyster Fest Block Party is cash only and ATMs will be available at the venue. All tickets can be purchased at: For more information please visit or follow all the action #ShawsOysterFest.

Shaw’s Crab House, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, features a 1940s-style take on the seafood dining experience, with retro leather banquettes, polished wood floors and Art Deco touches. The Oyster Bar provides a more casual setting for diners and serves up live music five nights a week at the Chicago location. Shaw’s—The King of Crab! For more info, call 312.527.2722 (Chicago) or 847.517.2722 (Schaumburg), visit the website at, tweet with The Shaw’s Mermaid at or keep up on Facebook at and


  1. Thanks for sharing this with your readers! We're really looking forward to being there. Cheers and #eatmoreoysters!

    Pangea Shellfish


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