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      Hangout Oyster Cook-Off Craft Spirits & Beer Weekend 2019 in Gulf Shores


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      November 1, 2019

      Friday   6:00 PM

      101 East Beach Boulevard
      Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

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      Hangout Oyster Cook-Off Craft Spirits & Beer Weekend 2019

      The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off is a two-day (separately ticketed) Food & Drink Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on November 1st and 2nd. Culinary Teams, Food Stars, & Top-rated Restaurants gather together to compete for title awards- and you get to taste every dish they make. Live music pours over the beaches of Gulf Shores and speciality food & drink vendors come together to bring you the ultimate food festival experience! On the Friday 1st’s Kick-Off Party, you will sample some of the rarest spirits to reach the Gulf Coast. Bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle will be paired with high-end barbecue, prepared by some of the hottest pitmasters in the U.S. Rums like Matusalem will be paired with Caribbean cuisine, and Mexican food will be paired with boutique tequilas including Avion 44. Not to mention, you will tour our Craft Beer village featuring All-American gourmet grilled food with the best burgers and hotdogs on the beach.  Craft Spirits, Craft Beer & Live Music all night! On Saturday 2nd’s Cook-Off, you will know the official festivities have begun by the aromas of delicious food pouring through the air. Cherished musical acts play in the background, as you sample dishes, visit live cooking demonstrations, meet & greet at book signings, relax in our champagne lounge and watch the competitors go head-to-head!   SATURDAY FESTIVAL FEATURES Guest appearances from Celebrity Chefs like Michael Symon (Iron Chef America, BBQ Brawl, Burgers, Brew & ‘Cue), World-champion BBQ Pitmaster, Chris Lilly (The Chew) and many others! Oysters from all over the continent will be available to sample in the North American Raw Oyster Showcase! LIVE MUSIC from Jimmy Hall & The Muscle Shoals All-Stars and Caroline Jones! Cooking Demos at The Publix Hands-on Demo Stage - Featuring live demonstrations with instructions from our celebrity chefs . Over 70,000 Wild Alabama Oysters served! Big Green Egg Tailgating Experience - a wonderful demonstration that will feed your brain & stomach! Restaurant Competitions: The Hangout Cook-Off will feature chefs competing for cash and prizes. Each restaurant will be serving up Rockefeller, Gulf Coast Cajun and Raw Oysters for everyone to taste. Book Signings and Meet & Greets with your favorite Celebrity Chefs  AMATEUR COMPETITION: For those who think they can match the pros, we have a competition for Gulf Coast foodies to win cash prizes and bragging rights. Oyster Shocking Competition: featuring chefs, shuckers and amateurs Cocktail Demos from professional bottle spinners and award-winning mixologists demonstrating the “bells and whistles” of cocktail making.  Celebrity Chef Lineup includes: Hosted by Alabama’s own Food Network star, Martie Duncan Michael Symon (Iron Chef, The Chew, BBQ Brawl and many others) Chris Lilly (5x Memphis in May winner, Food Network, BBQ Brawl) Aarti Sequeira (Guy’s Grocery Games, Season 6 Winner of Food Network Star) Carl Ruiz (Guy’s Grocery Games) Justin Warner (Food Network Star) Panini Pete Blohme (Guy’s Grocery Games) James Briscione (Food Network, Chopped) Michele Ragussis (Food Network, Beat Bobby Flay) Jim Smith (Top Chef) Irv Miller (Cookbook Author) Wes True (Bravo’s Top Chef) Linkie Marais (Food Network Star and Big Green Egg Chef) Friday Craft Spirits & Beer Kick-Off Party Features Rare Spirits Such as Pappy Van Winkle, Matusalem, and Avion 44 Foodie-Grade Pairings with our rare selection of Bourbon, Rum, Tequila and Craft Beer. Celebrity Appearances of some of the hottest pit-masters in the U.S. Appearances of some of the hottest pit-masters in the U.S. such as Fox Bros BBQ, Jess Pryles, Pig Beach NYC Shane McBride & Sam Jone BBQ Bountiful Craft Beer Sampling selection  Live Music from the incredible Crawford & Power and Boy Named Banjo The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off Craft Spirits & Beer Weekend is a decadent celebration of food and drink featuring dozens of chef, restaurants and drinks. Friday & Saturday events sold separately. Weekend VIP and Super VIP Passes are available and include the entire festival. Read Ticket information below. More information can be found at www.hangoutcookoff.com Ticket Information: Friday Craft Spirits & Beer Kickoff Friday, November 1st, 2019 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Single Admission tickets available for $20. Includes admission and live music. Tasting Ticket Booklets are required to purchase craft beer, spirit tastings, and food (sold separately). Friday’s Kick-Off party is back and bigger than ever! Sample some of the rarest spirits to reach the Gulf Coast. Bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle will be paired with high-end barbecue, prepared by some of the hottest pitmasters in the U.S. Rums like Matusalem will be paired with Carribean cuisine, and Mexican food will be paired with boutique tequilas including Avion 44. The craft beer village features All-American gourmet grilled food with the best burgers and hotdogs on the beach.  Live music performances from country artists Crawford & Power and Boy Named Banjo. Friday is ages 21 and up only. Friday admission tickets do NOT include Saturday Admission. Saturday Oyster Cook-Off Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Southeast's hottest chefs will compete in three categories for the best oyster, and you will have the chance to taste them all. Admission is $10 per person, free for children 12 & under. Includes live music performances.. Cook-Off begins at 11 a.m. Tasting Tickets are required to purchase food (sold separately). Tasting Tickets for Friday Kickoff and Saturday Cook-Off Tasting tickets are available for purchase to use on Friday's craft beer, spirit tastings, and food AND Saturday oysters during the Oyster Cook-Off. Pre-sale tasting ticket booklets are $30 for 15 tickets. Tasting tickets do not include Friday or Saturday admission. Tasting tickets cannot be used to purchase beverages or for purchases at The Hangout Restaurant.  Unused tickets have no cash value. Weekend VIP Experience includes Saturday Oyster Cook-Off and Friday Craft Spirits & Beer Kickoff $150 Early Bird Price - Each weekend VIP ticket includes admission to our Friday Craft Spirits & Beer Kickoff, Saturday's Cook-Off, two tasting ticket booklets (total of 30 tickets), admission to a “Chef’s Only” private after party, free refreshments, plus exclusive tastings featuring recipes by James Beard chefs.  Weekend Super VIP Experience (limited availability) Includes all the VIP access, amenities, and admissions plus Celebrity Chef Meet-and-Greet opportunities, free swag, a commemorative laminate, reserved premium seating at activations, and admission to an exclusive Meet-and-Greet with Chef Michael Symon. Tickets available for $250. The Pitmaster & Pappy (extremely limited availability) An Exclusive Hangout Cook-Off Event featuring Chef Chris Lilly and Chef Aarón Sánchez Friday, November 1st, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Venue: Picnic Beach in Gulf Shores, AL For the first time, we are offering a one-of-a-kind culinary pairing experience hosted by 6x World BBQ Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly and his good friend Chef Aarón Sánchez. Chef Lilly and his team are known for bringing home the gold from the world's most prestigious barbecue championships. Chef Sánchez is known for his modern spin on Latin favorites. Together, the two will create a world-class BBQ dinner menu paired with rare bourbons and wine, including the elusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, considered by many to be the best bourbon money can buy. This event will take place on Friday, November 1st at Picnic Beach from 6-8 PM.  Dinner will include bourbon and wine pairings including the illusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, considered by many to be the best bourbon money can buy. Tickets are available for $200 and are extremely limited for this exclusive experience. Food and drink are included with your ticket. This is a separate ticketed event. Tickets do not include admission to Saturday’s Hangout Cook-Off (sold separately). AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY. Ages 21 and over event only. TICKET INFORMATION Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off.  All ticket sales include 10% Sales Tax. Tasting tickets cannot be used to purchase beverages or for purchases at The Hangout Restaurant. Unused tickets have no cash value. Friday is ages 21 and up IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access the Eventbrite help center.  Print at home tickets will be exchanged for a wristband and/or tasting booklet(s) at the door.  All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. The event is rain or shine. Talent, chefs, bands, distilleries & breweries subject to change. You must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Breweries, distilleries, and music talent subject to change Craft Beer servings per customer subject to state laws Spirit servings per customer subject to state laws

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