Oyster Fest moves to 'cooler' location

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Posted on May 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - It's been two years since the BP oil spill shut down harvesting in Louisiana's oyster fields and clouded the future of the oyster industry in the gulf.

Though the state's seafood has been deemed safe to eat, some, especially markets outside the Gulf Coast states, still believe there is contamination.

Sal Sunseri, owner of P and J Oyster Company, talked with us about status of the oyster industry and the New Orleans Oyster Festival. Chef Michael Sichel of Galatoire's showed us his fried oyster BLT po-boy, which will be served at the festival.

The third annual festival is Saturday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Woldenberg Riverfront Park.

For more information, call 835-6410 or visit http://www.neworleansoysterfestival.org/.

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