We have a winner of our Jax High West Oyster Fest contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many people attended last year's High West Oyster Fest? Congratulations to redpyrope, who came the closest with a guess of 628; the actual number is 647. Redpyrope, we'll send you an e-mail with info about how to claim your prize.
Original post: Yesterday, I bumped into a local chef slurping oysters at a restaurant that sells thousands of them every month, and the platter of briny bivalves sitting in front of him, he gushed, where magnificent. In fact, he went on to say that all the oysters he'd seen over the past few weeks were "incredible," which is good news for anyone who might be thinking of partaking in oysters this month as part of Jax Fish House's annual oyster celebration. All four Jax locations -- Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins and Glendale -- are serving various oyster-themed dishes during March, and ten cents of certain shucked oysters sold at all location will be donated to charitable partner Veterans Expeditions, a local non-profit that empowers veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service.
In addition, Jax is also collaborating with Post Brewing Company's brewmaster Bryan Selders to create an exclusive Emersum oyster stout, now on tap now at all Jax outposts. And on Thursday, March 20, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Boulder Theater is playing host to Jax's annual High West Oyster Fest, a homage to the "mighty mollusk" that pimps an oyster-eating (and shucking) contest, a feast of seafood, a cash bar, including the oyster stout, a DJ spinning tunes, a raffle and a silent auction. General admission tickets to the oyster fest are $25 each, or $75 for VIP tickets, both of which you can buy here...or you can win four GA tickets by answering a simple attendance question.
Here's what we want to know: How many people attended last year's High West Oyster Fest? We'll award the tickets to the person who comes the closest to the correct answer without going over.
In order to be considered, please submit your answer, your name and a valid e-mail address (if you're already registered with MyVoiceNation, then we have your e-mail; if you're not, then we don't, and without an e-mail address, you can't win) in the comments section below.
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We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, March 19, no later than 5 p.m.