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Attendees could try food from Modern Events, Deep Sea Diner, Mattison's, Michael's on East and Indigenous and vote for their favorite at the annual lionfish tasting event.

Weather shuts down lionfish derby but not the tasting

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Attendees could try food from Modern Events, Deep Sea Diner, Mattison's, Michael's on East and Indigenous and vote for their favorite at the annual lionfish tasting event.

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Besides food, tables like 7-year-old Miles Fetherston-Resch's business, Kids Saving Oceans, were present at the tasting event. Kids Saving Oceans creates products like the stickers out of ocean plastic.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Besides food, tables like 7-year-old Miles Fetherston-Resch's business, Kids Saving Oceans, were present at the tasting event. Kids Saving Oceans creates products like the stickers out of ocean plastic.

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Linda Gerlach compliments the chefs of Modern Events on their Hawaiian Lionfish.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Linda Gerlach compliments the chefs of Modern Events on their Hawaiian Lionfish.

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Chefs Mike Yoder and Victor Gaviria created the Hawaiian Lionfish dish. The fish is crusted with almonds, which Yoder says complements it well.

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Chefs Mike Yoder and Victor Gaviria created the Hawaiian Lionfish dish. The fish is crusted with almonds, which Yoder says complements it well.

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Indigenous serves up a refreshing lionfish crudo.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Indigenous serves up a refreshing lionfish crudo.

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Chef Steve Phelps shows off his raw lionfish crudo.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Chef Steve Phelps shows off his raw lionfish crudo.

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Diego Vega, Chef Steve Phelps and Doug Baira put together the dishes for Indigenous this year.

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Diego Vega, Chef Steve Phelps and Doug Baira put together the dishes for Indigenous this year.

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No dish was left untasted at the event.

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No dish was left untasted at the event.

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Arnold Postell and Markus Pallos, here from the South Carolina Aquarium, pose with Katherine Kelly.

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Arnold Postell and Markus Pallos, here from the South Carolina Aquarium, pose with Katherine Kelly.

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Juliette Camara snaps a photo of her lionfish.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Juliette Camara snaps a photo of her lionfish.

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Cindy Polzer and Kathy Grant, the latter of whom came from Tampa for the event, pose together.

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Cindy Polzer and Kathy Grant, the latter of whom came from Tampa for the event, pose together.

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Nick Bryan of Mattison's tastes another lionfish dish.

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Nick Bryan of Mattison's tastes another lionfish dish.

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Jamil Pineda of Michael's on East serves up his bisque.

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Jamil Pineda of Michael's on East serves up his bisque.

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Liam Ward, Mary Ellen Ward, Ernie Garcia, Tim Coleman and Michelle Fleter came as part of Morgan Stanley's group to the event.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Liam Ward, Mary Ellen Ward, Ernie Garcia, Tim Coleman and Michelle Fleter came as part of Morgan Stanley's group to the event.

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Before voting, the crowd began to clear out.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Before voting, the crowd began to clear out.

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Jessica Stich and Juliette Camara tally the votes.

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 |

Jessica Stich and Juliette Camara tally the votes.

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Part of winning chef Steve Phelps' (center) prize was a painting donated by artist Carlos Cardenas (left).

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Part of winning chef Steve Phelps' (center) prize was a painting donated by artist Carlos Cardenas (left).

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