Last night we attended a seafood cook-off fundraiser for SAGA Humane Society.  It was held at Crave restaurant, and several restaurants and individuals entered seafood dishes for people to sample and to vote on for an extremely reasonable donation of only $10 BZD ($5 US) per person.  We met Rebecca, who writes the San Pedro Scoop blog we enjoy so much, saw a thinned-down Zac, who runs Healthy Belize, and met a few new folks as well.  It is always tough moving to a new town where you don't know anyone, and we're both a little shy about starting up conversations, but it was a good experience for a couple of old fogeys to get out and do something different.
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Getting set up
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We entered the raffle, but alas, did not win anything
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Even a dog was in attendance
The line was long, but we were in the right place at the right time and nabbed good spots in line so were served quickly.  Unfortunately, all the seats had been claimed, but I don't mind standing to eat seafood!
The food was all delicious, so it was hard to pick a favorite.  The winner ended up being lionfish cakes, in the bottom middle of the plate above.  Barry voted for the bacon wrapped stuffed jalepeno shrimp (upper right), and I voted for the conch and shrimp ceviche (top center).  His choice came in second place, and my pick didn't place, but it really didn't have a chance since they ran out of it early, so a lot of folks did not get to try it.  Turns out it was made by Lily's Treasure Chest, whose ceviche I love anyway, so no wonder I liked it best!  But I would have happily eaten seconds of any of the dishes.

We left early (yes, I said we are old fogeys) and caught the water taxi back, which we really enjoy doing.  A cold front had come through, and it was pleasantly cool and very breezy.  A nice evening indeed!
10/21/2011 12:48:54 am

Thanks for the shout out! Good night!

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10/21/2011 05:04:05 am

Great images & write-up from the event! Wish I had of been there instead of Alberta. My next visit to San Pedro is December so until then I get to live vicariously thru your blog posts. Thanks!

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BeBelize Emily
10/21/2011 05:57:40 am

My pleasure, Rebecca! And thanks aj for the nice comment. Wish you could have been here for it too.

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Sabrina
10/22/2011 06:38:17 am

Oooh. You look so pretty in that yellow.

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Sabrina

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