Food Film Fest: The Lowcountry Oyster Roast


[Photographs: Jessica Leibowitz]

Last night, the NYC Food Film Festival wrapped up in the most delightful way: with a Lowcountry Oyster Roast blowout on a Brooklyn rooftop. For what's better after a screening about South Carolina oysters than grabbing an oyster knife and getting to work? Thanks to festival founder (and director of the final film) George Motz, we didn't have to come up with an alternative.

One of the best things about the festival is its fusion of... well, food and film. What truly elevated the screening of Viewer's-Choice-winning "Mickle's Pickle" was not only eating the pickles themselves while the film was still rolling, but talking with pickle shop owner Mickey afterwards, who came all the way from Mississippi for the occasion.


Check out the slideshow for snapshots from the Lowcountry Oyster Roast, where we spotted two of the evening's celebrities, Boiled Green Peanuts and Sweet Potato Cobbler!

About the author: Jessica Leibowitz is in charge of all things video at Serious Eats. You can follow more of her adventures on her site, or on Twitter at @photo_delicious.

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