Lionfish Restaurant Week returns to Destin

Special to Gannett

Emerald Coast Open's Lionfish Restaurant Week is back from 12-10 p.m. May 9-15 in Destin.

Local chefs will highlight lionfish with unique dishes to bring awareness to the lionfish invasion in the Gulf of Mexico.

The seventh annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is May 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin.

Restaurants include Crab Trap Destin, May 9; Marina Cafe, May 10; Dewey Destin's Harborside, May 11; La Paz, May 12; Harbor Docks, May 13; and AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, May 15.