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Off The Hook, On The TV


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Following in the foodsteps (get it? Ah, we have fun) of chefs Beth Ann Lyon and Kevin Lee, the folks from Off The Hook Seafood & More will be making their Food Network debut this Sunday on an episode of Family Food Showdown.

Chef Corey “Slawta” Harris, his wife Loniesha and their son Daymon will compete against another family in a three-round showdown of cooking acumen.

Harris said it’s one of two Food Network appearances upcoming, with another show yet to be announced.

“They ended up calling me. I don’t know how they got my info,” he said. “Somebody called and asked me if I was interested in applying to be on a show and I was like, ‘Yeah, who wouldn’t!’”

(from left) Corey, Loniesha and Daymon Harris

Eight months later, the Harris family was called to fly out to California to compete in a show that slowly winnows down the number of contestants until it’s a one-on-one cook off for $10,000.

Off The Hook’s south location be open from 8-10 p.m. Monday for a watch party.

“Come in and get your lunch with us and then come back at 8 p.m. to watch the show,” Harris said. “We’ll have snacks, but we won’t be serving the menu, so we can all enjoy the party.”

For those unfamiliar with Off The Hook, you really need to get acquainted. Harris is a gifted seafood chef who makes some of the best shrimp and grits in the state, along with spicy grilled catfish, a “melted lobster” sandwich and his famous Kool-Aid pickles. Here’s a full review, but to really experience it, you must taste it for yourself.

Off The Hook has two locations, 125 W. Britton Road and 1920 S. Meridian Ave. And you can find them back in their original food truck 6 p.m. March 16 at Heard on Hurd in downtown Edmond.

About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.