When I ate 58 oysters at the St. James Episcopal Church Annual Oyster Dinner

St. James Episcopal Church
Annual Oyster Dinner

St. James Episcopal Church Annual Oyster Dinner

One event that’s been going on for years is the St. James Episcopal Church Annual Oyster Dinner. The all-you-can-eat oyster dinner started in 1959.

These days, the dinner, which takes place at St. James Episcopal Church in east Wichita, raises money for the Wichita Children’s Home, Breakthrough/Episcopal Social Services, and other nonprofit groups.

For $55, attendees get beverages (including beer), oysters, fried oysters, chowder, and bread pudding.

My focus was on oysters, though. Trays and trays of oysters were placed on tables, where people came and grabbed as many as they wanted.

I was joined by fellow blogger, Live Local ICT, and we ate as many oysters as we could. I ended up putting down around 58 oysters.

But made sure to enjoy a couple cups of bread pudding.

The dinner brought out big crowds who were all packed into a makeshift dining room.

I loved it, ate my weight in oysters, and would definitely do it again.

To find out when the next one is, be sure to follow St. James Episcopal Church on Facebook.


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