March is Oyster Month at JAX!
High West Oyster Fest 2013
Boulder’s finest and friendliest gathered at The Boulder Theater on Tuesday, April 2nd to enjoy live music by local funk-phenomenon Juno What?!, snack on fresh oysters from Jax and sip Odell Emersum Oyster Stout. We had our Oyster Eating Contest, and, for the first time in Oyster Month history, an Oyster Shucking Competition featuring the fastest shuckers from the finest oyster bars across the globe. Thank you for everyone that joined us and helped raise funds for Veterans Expeditions!
Sometimes a little mystery in life can be a good thing… sometimes.
The thrill of the proverbial mysterious stranger, the challenge of untangling a Sherlock Holmes story, the uncertainty of embarking on a new business venture, even the momentary tingle of the “what’s behind door #2” decision can offer a little unexpected but gratifying, life affirming excitement every now and again.
And at other times, any amount of mystery is a terrible idea. Some things are just too important to leave to chance or fate. Our top three areas of required certainty would have to be Brain Surgery, Rocket Science and Oysters, not necessarily in that order. And while all three are pretty awesome in their own right, our area of expertise is Oysters. Top quality, fresh, delicious Oysters. READ MORE…
Emersum Oyster Stout
We released our second collaboration with Odell Brewing!
We tapped the second edition of Odell’s Emersum Oyster Stout, brewed with 25 lbs of Jax’s own Emersum Oyster from Rappahanock River Oysters, on March 9th at Jax Fort Collins.
Rappahannock River Oyster Dinner
A night of delicious dining and spellbinding conversation
On Sunday, March 31st we welcomed Ryan and Travis Croxton of Rappahannock River Oysters to Jax Denver for a very special evening featuring the most delicious bi-valves known to man. The Chefs of Jax teamed up to prepare an amazing menu while the Croxtons told tales of restorative aquaculture and the art and science of growing some of the worlds most sought after boutique oysters. It was an unforgettable evening of food, drink and storytelling, for a great cause.
Oyster Eating Contest
Can you eat 100 oysters?
The Jax Fish House Oyster Eating Contest (OEC) is a celebration of an amazing filter feeder of the sea. This charitable mollusk inspires these athletes to best the records of previous competitors, both in number of oysters eaten and in charitable funds raised. For 15 years, some version of this gustatory relay race has been taking place at one Jax Fish House or another, in Boulder, Denver or Fort Collins, but this year, the OEC, much like the best seafood in the ocean, has a SEASON. On consecutive weekends, in 2 cities, competitors of culinary consumption had the opportunity to stuff themselves on oysters while they stuff the pockets of a local charity. READ MORE…
Supporting our returning Veterans
Veterans Expeditions was the 2013 Charitable Partner for Jax Denver and Jax Boulder.
Jax Fort Collins has designated Project Healing Waters as their Charitable Partner for Oyster Month 2013.