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    Posted April 12, 2012 by
    San Diego, California

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    Shuck n' Swallow


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ChrisMorrow shot these photos and video of the April 10 "Shuck n' Swallow" oyster-eating competition in San Diego, California. Victor Brian Olson told her he won because he practices every day – he's the manager of the Blue Point Restaurant's oyster bar.
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Ten battling restaurant teams gathered downtown San Diego at jSIX Restaurant for a ferocious oyster eating contest called SHUCK N' SWALLOW. Napoleon Estrada & Brian Olson from Blue Point Restaurant won by shucking and eating 145 oysters in 10 minutes. Check out the video and hear from Top Chef's Brian Malarkey and event host executive chef of jSIX Restaurant Christian Graves.

    Participating Restaurants

    Jsix Restaurant

    Lion’s Share

    Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

    The Oceanaire Seafood Room

    Flavor Del Mar

    Champagne Bakery


    Campine Catering

    Gaijin Noodle & Sake House

    Paradise Point

    Donovan’s Prime Seafood

    Fountains@ Pacific Regents of La Jolla


    Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

    Saltbox Dining & Drinks


    Pete Shaw - Ex San Diego Charger

    Craig McEwan - Ex San Diego Charger

    Chris Morrow

    Morgan Benzian - BlogHer

    Downtown Rob  - Downtownrob.com

    Joe Saad - Business Broker

    Amy Finley - Author

    Mike Reid - Specialty Produce

    JJ Gallagher - Santa Monica Seafood

    Hugh Williams - Brandt Beef

    Steve Conti - Trumer Pilsner Beer

    BJ Kjaer - Solar Rain Water

    Mark Dibella - Hotel Solamar, GM

    Eric Manning - Hotel Solamar, Sales & Marketing Manager


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