• Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge Oct. 7! 09.23.10

    McCormick’s Fish House Holds Fourth Annual Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge Oct. 7

    SEATTLE—The height of oyster season begs for rapid oyster shucking and with that comes the annual Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge on Thurs., Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m., benefitting families of local, fallen firefighters through Seattle’s Bravest Charity. The competition, held at McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, is free to attend and one of many festivities highlighting local firefighters with donation opportunities and special deals throughout the day.

    The spirited competition gathers six teams shucking and swallowing oysters as fast as possible in 10 minutes time with the winning team consuming the most oysters. The three-person teams are compiled of: 1) oyster shucker, 2) firefighter swallower, and 3) celebrity counter. The event will have an additional competitive element with the voice of Dave “Softy” Mahler from Sports Radio KJR 950 AM as the event emcee.

    Guests will be able to make donations to Seattle’s Bravest Charity throughout the day, many involving special incentives:
    • 100 percent of sales from Ménage à Trois wines and Manny’s Pale Ale.
    • Cash donations, matched dollar for dollar with gift certificates to McCormick’s Fish House.
    • “Fill the boot” – cash donations put in a firefighter boot during performances from Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums band.
    • Tips and donations given to firefighter servers during lunch and dinner service.
    • Portion of oyster sales. All oysters provided by Penn Cove Shellfish.

    Supporters and fans can encourage their favorite oyster team by pledging online prior to the competition. Donations go directly to Seattle’s Bravest Charity, accessed here Teams are indicated by team counters:

    1) Kaci Aitchison, KCPQ 13
    2) Jim Dever, KING 5 TV
    3) Brooke Fox, The Ladies Room on MOVIN’ 92.5 FM
    4) Jenni Hogan, KIRO 7 TV
    5) Chelsea Lin, Seattle Citysearch
    6) Julien Perry, Seattle Weekly

    About Seattle’s Bravest Charity

    Seattle’s Bravest Charity was created after the 1995 fire deaths of four Seattle Firefighters at the Pang Warehouse Arson. Due to the overwhelming generosity of the community, over $500,000 was donated to care for fallen fire fighter’s families that were left behind. Originally known as “Seattle Fire Fighter’s Benevolent Association,” Seattle’s Bravest Charity has grown into an organization with a broad scope providing support to our community and entities within the Seattle Fire Department. Seattle’s Bravest Charity is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. For more information, visit

    About McCormick’s Fish House & Bar

    A Seattle legacy for over 30 years, McCormick’s Fish House & Bar takes its inspiration from local farmers and purveyors while adhering to the McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant dedication to fresh seafood. The chef-driven menu features 20 to 30 varieties of fresh seafood and “Local Provisions,” which celebrates the seasonal bounty of the Northwest. Located in Seattle’s business district, McCormick’s Fish House & Bar is the second in the McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant family of 80+ restaurants. It is located at 722 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104; (206) 682.3900. Learn more at Find McCormick & Schmick’s on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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  • Welcome McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants 08.02.10

    What would the Northwest be without seafood? And what would we do without a seafood client? Wonder no longer as we are thrilled to be working with Northwest native McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants. With a menu printed twice daily and the signature “Fresh List” of 20 to 30 different varieties of fresh seafood we couldn’t be happier to inundate ourselves in fresh salmon, halibut, oysters, prawns and more.

    If you missed McCormick’s Fish House & Bar’s famed Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge in previous years fret no more as it is coming back this October 7. Mark your calendars for firefighters, fundraising and watching 90+ oysters consumed in 10 minutes time. Will they break the record again this year? More info. to come soon.

    For more information visit |  | @McandSchmicks .

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