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Houston Chefs Compete for Champion Shucker Title

Monday's night all-star oysters and bourbon fest lived up to the hype.

Houston's industry professionals showed off their oyster shucking skills at Julep.
Houston's industry professionals showed off their oyster shucking skills at Julep.
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Julep, one of the hottest bars in the country at the moment, was the scene an oyster-shucking contest Monday. Restaurant industry pros and amateurs were pitted against the other for the ultimate grand prize: the difficult to procure Pappy Van Winkle (Pappy Van Winkle 20 to be exact). CultureMap's Eric Sandler recaps the festivities that included local culinary rock stars Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, Seth Siegel-Gardner of The Pass and Provisions, Kenten Marin of Holley's and Coltivare's Morgan Weber. The biggest surprise of the night? The unknown Jose Rodiles of Airline Seafood winning it all.

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