Oyster eaters could win $1,000 at the 3rd annual Jax Fish House oyster eating competition on March 25
Jax declares March as Oyster Month and will offer oyster specials, charitable support, contests, giveaways and more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Jax Fish House& Oyster Bar has declared March as Oyster Month and plans to celebrate the mollusk all month long. Oyster month kicks off on March 1 and will feature oyster giveaways, oyster specials, drink specials and Jax’s third annual oyster eating competition on March 25. For every Emersum Oyster sold throughout the month, 10 cents will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Oyster Month festivities will include:
Oyster Eating Contest
Jax’s third annual oyster eating competition will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m. Teams of four will attempt to slurp the most oysters in a two-minute battle. The team that slurps the most oysters in the given time will win $1,000 cash. The entry fee for the oyster eating competition is $400 and all proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Those who wish to enter the oyster eating competition can register by calling Jax at (816) 437-7940 and asking for Betsy Shields. The last day to register is March 20. Space is limited.
Ten cents of every Emersum oyster shucked during the month of March will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Jax will also donate the registration fees from the oyster eating competition to LLS.
A Dozen Dozens
Guests are entered to win free oysters for a year every time they order a dozen oysters throughout the month of March.
Each week, Jax Chef de Cuisine Theresia Ota will showcase an oyster specialty from different regions across North America. Regions featured include:
· March 1-4: Chesapeake Bay
· March 5-11: Rhode Island and Delaware
· March 12-18: New Brunswick and Maine
· March 19-25: British Columbia
· March 26-31: California and Washington State
Proceeds from select beverage sales during the Oyster Eating Competition on March 25 will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Throughout Oyster Month, the following drink specials will be offered:
· Tito’s Traditional Oyster Shooter
· Milagro Mignonette Oyster Shooter
· Oyster Bay Wines
· Oyster Stout Car Bomb Shooter
National Oysters on the Half Shell Day
On Friday, March 31 Jax is celebrating National Oysters on the Half Shell Day with happy hour priced Emersum Oysters all day long—$1.50 each or $18 for a dozen.
Oyster Social Media Giveaways
In honor of Oyster Month, Jax will run contests on social media throughout the month of March. The restaurant will give away a half dozen oysters on Twitter (@Jaxkansascity) approximately twice a week, one dozen oysters once a week on Instagram (@jaxkansascity) and free oysters for a year on Facebook (Facebook.com/JaxKansasCity) once a week. Guests are encouraged to check the respective platforms for contest details during Oyster Month.
Emersum Oyster Stout
For a second consecutive year, Jax will tap the keg of its proprietary Emersum Oyster Stout on Feb. 28 and will pour exclusively through the month of March, or until the kegs run dry. The Oyster Stout is a collaboration beer brewed by Kansas City’s Cinder Block Brewery. The stout is brewed with six dozen of Jax’s proprietary and wholly sustainable Emersum Oysters, which add a natural minerality and rich texture to the beer.