Alexandria, VA

Aw, shucks. Oyster fans will be pleased to learn that next week marks the first-ever Old Town Oyster Week.

The event, which runs from October 12-17, was created by the Old Town Business Association and Guinness Beer. Participating restaurants will offer two Guinness products and an assortment of oyster dishes.

The restaurants include:

The event has not gone unnoticed by Del Ray business owner Bill Blackburn, of Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray. Blackburn challenged Chadwicks owner Trae Lamond to an oyster eating contest.

“It’s always fun beating Trae, especially when also helping to promote some great Alexandria restaurants and raising money for Alexandria causes,” Blackburn said.

Lamond accepted the challenge.

“I’m gonna shuck him up,” Lamond told ALXnow.

It’s oyster week! In celebration of this I am challenging local punk and Chadwicks owner Trae Lamond to an oyster eating contest to benefit a local charity of his choice. Details and location to be determined.

Posted by Bill Blackburn on Friday, October 9, 2020

Photo via Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub/Facebook

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