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Monday, March 11, 2013

Food Photo Essay: 2013 Stout and Oyster Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room

Posted By on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM

On Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337) celebrated its annual Stout and Oyster Festival, flying in 30,000 live oysters from both coasts, along with a team of all-star shuckers.

The stout they already had on hand -- pints and pints (and pints) of it, in three varieties.

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

RFT contributing photographer Crystal Rolfe was on hand to document the event in colorful little electronic dots for your delectation.

See also: - RFT's pick for "Best Food Festival" (2009) - The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis - Food Photo Essay: The Block Restaurant Butcher and Bar

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

A happy pair of (former) oyster virgins.

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

A small fraction of the tens of thousands of oysters flown in for the occasion await the shuckers (also flown in for the occasion).

Crystal Rolfe
  • Crystal Rolfe

On the half-shell: shucked oysters galore.

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