‘Topless’ oysters on Bourbon Street! From a priceless oyster shucking champ

May 31, 2017 | Updated: 2:50 p.m., May 31, 2017

 

NEW ORLEANS - When you're a New Orleans man who helps shuck more than 3,000 oysters every day, you're more than a man.

You're an oyster shucking machine.

At Bourbon House on Bourbon Street, WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood says they just plug in this machine of a man whose name is Leo Price.

And Leo just keeps going and going and going.

Leo says, he never stops. Even when they unplug him, he just keeps on going even more.

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They have to push Leo Price out the front door when it's time to go home. Nobody had to push him out of Bourbon House when it was time to enter the New Orleans Oyster Festival's P & J Oyster Company Oyster Shucking Contest.

Leo pushed himself into the contest. And he's been the champion oyster shucker three times.

He's so good, he's got a name for his award-winning, fast-fingered, wide-eyed oysters.  They're called "topless".

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Wild Bill knows Leo and Bourbon House are on Bourbon Street, but "topless", oysters?

Leo says they're oysters that are shucked clean to perfection.

Leo is not just a man, not just a machine, he's Leo the Lion of an oyster shucker.

His oysters are topless.

His performance with the others in the Bourbon House oyster shucking dream team, is simply, priceless.

You can see Leo at the New Orleans Oyster Festival. To find out all about the festival, all you have to do is click right here.

It's Saturday and Sunday at Woldenberg Park.  That's right behind the Aquarium. And admission is free.

WGNO News with a Twist is proud to be the official media sponsor of the New Orleans Oyster Festival.