As you may know, Ways & Means Oyster House hosted its 2nd annual oyster eating contest on Tuesday, January 17th to benefit local charities. The event boasted fierce competition coupled with a great cause, as $3 of every oyster eaten was donated to the winning team’s charity of choice.
This year, the Huntington Beach Police Department took home the first place trophy after downing 92 oysters. Their charity of choice was Colette’s House, a local non-profit organization that exists to heal homelessness for women and children who are homeless with nowhere to turn. The Huntington Beach Fire Department came in 2nd place with 90 oysters and the Junior Lifeguards came in third after slurping 73 oysters. Ways & Means donated $3 for each oyster to the winning team and $100 to second and third place. HB Fire Department chose McKennaClaire Foundation as their charity and the Junior Lifeguards chose the Junior Lifeguard Foundation. Plus $5 from the sale of each lunch and bottomless blond beer will go to the charity of the guests’ choice.
This event was developed by founders, Parnell and Jennifer Delcham and Dena Mathe, who feel strongly about giving back to the community. Ways & Means has a large emphasis on community work that focuses on saving our oceans, supporting the humane treatment of animals, autism, and cancer research.
For more information, visit www.wmoysters.com.