Joe Fortes Tweetup


Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House held a tweetup on Tuesday to celebrate their two-year anniversary on Twitter!

There was a great crowd that attended and I recognize a lot of the people I follow on twitter!

Joe Fortes went all out with the food - Seafood towers, sangrias,

sablefish on a bed of coleslaw, salmon tartar,

asparagus wrapped in pork, crab balls, and more!

At one popular corner, the infamous champion shucker, Oyster Bob, was shucking oysters and teaching the crowd that gathered around him the arts of oyster shucking. He also told a lot of interesting stories! Did you know he's been at Joe Fortes since 1985 when it opened? And he catered on the set of the Twilight movie? And did you know about 10 years ago he introduced oysters into False Creek near Granville Island? And they took to the area! And because of them the water is much cleaner!

Oyster Bob uses choice oysters which have no deformities and he wraps his fingers in tape so that when the shell breaks it doesn't jab him. He told us when he first started his apron was all bloody and glaring at the chef at the end of the day. lol

There! Slips out nice and clean.

Mmm Kusshi and Kumamoto oysters. So delicious! I could have stayed at the oyster bar all night!

Got a photo with the man himself! =)

A Photostar booth was set up where we could take a set of 4 photos. People were posing and acting silly the entire night.

It was a great gathering and successful tweetup. Thanks Joe Fortes for the delicious fun!

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