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2024 Shuck Off at The Publican

Date: February 21, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

GET THE SHUCK IN HERE! AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF CHICAGO’S TOP CHEF TALENT TEAMS UP WITH PAUL KAHAN TO SHELL IT OUT FOR CHARITY The Publican’s ‘Shuck Off’ Offers Oysters Served Up by Mindy Segal, Joe Frillman, Leigh Omilinsky, Kaleena Bliss, Jonathan Zaragoza, Sarah Stegner & Chicago Chefs Cook to Benefit Pilot Light


Pilot Light Founding Chef Paul Kahan, his One Off Hospitality partners Donnie Madia, Eduard Seitan, Terry Alexander and the team at Chicago’s award-winning The Publican restaurant bring together the biggest names in Chicago’s restaurant industry for a one-night-only oyster shucking marathon benefitting Pilot Light’s Food Education programs! 

The 2024 Shuck Off at the Publican RETURNS on Wednesday, February 21st starting at 5PM! The Publican team gears up for another night of charitable oyster-filled action. Guests are invited to enjoy $2-a-shuck oysters and drink specials at the iconic Fulton Market beer hall, as the city’s finest chefs jump behind an eight-foot “oyster boat” with Kahan to shuck things up. Each chef runs the shuck show for an hour at a time, between 5 – 9 p.m., banding together to raise funds for Pilot Light!
Oysters are by Island Creek Oysters–with drink specials by Krombacher International, Bardstown Bourbon Company, Green River Distilling Co and special guest bartender Sam Parrie of Milk Room serving up an exclusive signature cocktail, specifically crafted for this event. 
2024 Publican Shuck Off Lineup:
·      5 p.m. – Mindy Segal (Mindy’s Bakery)
·      6 p.m. – Kaleena Bliss (Chicago Athletic Association/Cindy’s)
·      7 p.m. – Joe Frillman & Leigh Omilinsky (Daisies)
·      8 p.m. – Chef Sarah Stegner & The Chicago Chefs Cook Team
·      9 p.m. – Jonathan Zaragoza (Birrieria Zaragoza)
Come one, come all for good times and a great cause. Walk-ins and bar tables are available, but reservations are encouraged and can be secured by clicking HERE on Tock. Full dinner and drink menu will be served in addition to the special $2 oysters. Each ticket will require a non-refundable deposit of $20 that will be donated entirely to Pilot Light with special merch available for sale on site!
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