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Shucking Right: Oyster Fest Winners

All that remains of the Sixth Annual New Orleans Oyster Festival are a lot of empty shells. However, in between the music and the eating, the event featured a few competitions. Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas retained her oyster eating title and  Bayley Mowatt of Baton Rouge was named the baddest shucker in town. And, an eight and a half inch long oyster submitted by a Port Sulphur fishermen was crowned the fest's largest.

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NOLA Food Fest Takes Over Quarter

Foodies will be pigging out this weekend. In addition to Hogs, the annual Food Fest will be taking over four blocks of the French Quarter this week and turning it into a sunny smorgasbord of eats.

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