A tasty, slick reminder for all you oyster fans: Waterbar’s 3rd annual OysterFest cracks open on Saturday, August 27. For a mere $40, you get unlimited access to oysters, Napa wines and artisan beer "as well as oyster shucking, oyster eating and hot sauce contests with Olympic Gold Medalist and Food Network host Brian Boitano as a judge." (You should pay $40 alone to see Boitano, folks.)
Last year's festival saw more than 6,000 oysters served. Which: whoa. That's a lot of protein.
Another reminder: This is NOT the same OysterFest that the health department investigated earlier this year after several attendees fell ill after consuming campylobacter, a "twisted bacteria." Waterbar's OysterFest, though bearing the same name, is an entirely different oyster bash. Please be advised.
What: Oysterfest at Waterbar
Where: Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero South, between Folsom and Harrison)
When: Saturday, August 27 (noon - 3 p.m.)
Tickets: $40/person, all inclusive. Buy tickets at waterbarsf.com.