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31st annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry in Virginia City

The annual festival kicks off the tourism season in western Nevada
the annual festival kicks off the tourism season in western Nevada,
Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 11:29 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The annual event celebrating Irish and Basque heritage is back in Virginia City. People came out in droves to enjoy the Rocky Mountain Oysters, Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, and more.

“Everyone here is nothing but family; you know, Virgina City, Carson City, Reno - it doesn’t matter. We have fun you know we love it,” said Evan Miranda, who loves attending the festival with his family.

This year, 13 cooks faced off in hopes of being voted the best at the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry.

See below, to find out if your favorite Rocky Mountain Oyster cook was voted a top spot.

List of Winners:

Professional Cook

Best Overall Taste

1. Men Wielding Fire

2. Canvas Cajones

3. VC Mexican Kitchen

Amateur Cook

Best Overall Taste

1. Hillbilly chili

2. North Lyon fire

3. Hey Ds Nuts

Most Creative Dish

1. Lucky Charms

2. Central Lyon Fire

3. Nut Up or Shut Up

Brandi Lee Peoples Choice

1. Nut Up or Shut Up

2. Central Lyon Fire

3. Hillbilly Chili

Best Team Name

1. Dolls N Balls

2. Nut Up or Shut Up

3. Hey D’s Nuts

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