Wintzell's to Collect Guest Stories Celebrating 75 Years of Sentiment

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Wintzell’s seeks classic stories from guests over the past 75 years. Whether it was an engagement, graduation celebration or even that first terrifying bite of a raw oyster, Wintzell's wants to hear it.

A family celebration at Wintzell's in Downtown Montgomery

As Oliver used to collect witty sayings from guests, this is our opportunity to collect the stories of their experiences at Wintzell’s.

In honor of its 75th anniversary, Wintzell’s Oyster House seeks funny, special and sentimental stories from guests who have experienced their first oyster, engagements, anniversaries and other significant life moments. Starting October 1st, guests will be able to submit their stories on the Wintzell’s website or Facebook page.

Wintzell’s Oyster House was founded in 1938 by J. Oliver Wintzell and initially began as a small, six-stool oyster bar. In the words of our founder J. Oliver Wintzell, “I’m proud of the Oyster House in a lot of ways. It has sentiment for many folks. It was here as kids that they ate their first oysters. And here, too, husbands have gotten their finicky wives to eat their first oyster.”

“As Oliver used to collect witty sayings from guests, this is our opportunity to collect the stories of their experiences at Wintzell’s,” says Bob Donlon, President of Wintzell’s Oyster House.

Upon gathering and review of the stories, Wintzell’s will produce a commemorative book titled “75 Years of Sentiment.” Guests whose stories are chosen for the book will be invited to attend an anniversary celebration in January of 2014.

About Wintzell’s Oyster House
Wintzell’s Oyster House is a historic landmark on Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile, Alabama, a city that was established more than three hundred years ago. Opened in 1938, Wintzell’s is known far and wide for “Oysters - fried, stewed or nude.” The original location, complete with walls covered in hundreds of J. Oliver Wintzell’s witty sayings, remains wholly intact.

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Stacy Wellborn
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