The Super Bivalve Bowl.
That's the name I'm submitting to Anthony's Restaurants now that it can't use "Oyster Olympics" to promote its 17-years-and-running celebrity benefit shuck-n-slurp.
The U.S. Olympics Committee, which controls the word Olympics, threatened legal action.
For now, it's Oyster Ol****cs.
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Feb. 20 is the deadline for submitting a new name for the event formerly known as Anthony's Oyster Olympics.
The benefit for the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance takes place March 27 from 3-9 p.m. at Anthony's Homeport at Shilshole Bay, 6135 Seaview N.W., Seattle. Tickets are $95 per person, advance purchase only. Call the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance: 206-297-7002.
In other shucking news, a Valentine's oyster arrangement from Taylor Shellfish Farms of Shelton will be featured in a segment Tuesday on aphrodisiac foods on NBC's "The Today Show." Taylor's amorous bivalve box included Olympias, Kumamotos, Pacifics Virginicas and European Flats, plus a shucking knife and shucking instructions.
But, wait, there's more: a "certificate guaranteeing success in love direct from Cupid," according to a press release from Puget Sound oyster guru Jon Rowley.