Who already scored their tickets to sweetlife: a music + food festival on May 11? In addition to the snappy tunes, there will be so many fantastic food vendors (including us!) serving all sorts of great dishes at the fest. Sweetlife is dividing up the food selections into different zones, like "The Wharf," where oyster lovers can get their fix from Rappahannock Oysters, a Virginia-based, family-owned company. They will be shucking raw oysters from the Chesapeake Bay, as well as steaming them, frying them, and chowder-ing them.
Ever tried an oyster from the Chesapeake before? They often take a backseat to those harvested from the Gulf Coast and along the northeast and west coast waters, but they're awesomely underrated. In addition to the oysters, Rappahannock will be selling crabcakes and lamb and clam stew.
Our buddies from Luke's Lobster will also be at sweetlife's Wharf selling their beloved lobster rolls and not-to-be-ignored shrimp rolls. As we've told you before, these are some of the best lobster rolls we've eaten outside of Maine.
To enter to win 2 tickets to sweetlife: a music + food festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland (just outside of D.C.) on May 11: just tell us your favorite summertime food in the comments below!