King of Spiny Lobster Tournament!

Deli Lane Café & Sunset Tavern Miami’s mini season Spiny Lobster Tournament 2010 members show their lobsters, (l-r) Wayne Grammes, 5.83 lbs; Bob Maler, 7.83 lbs; John Brady (Spiny King), 8.755 lbs; Jr. Angler Noah Nesenman, 1.65 lbs and tournament host Michael Maler.

The king of Deli Lane and Sunset Tavern’s first annual Spiny Lobster Tournament was crowned at the Friday, July 30th weigh-in held at the Tavern. John Brady is the reigning Spiny Lobster King and won $500 for his impressive 8.75 pound, dinner for four, monster lobster. Bob Maler took the $300 second place prize with another colossal crustacean, weighing in at 7.83 pounds! Wayne Grammers caught third place and $200 with a 5.83 pound tasty treat. In the Junior Angler Division, Master Noah Nesenman was the winner with a catch weighing 1.65 pounds. All contestants received shirts, hats, coozies, and more, thanks to the contest’s sponsors.

During the two-day mini season madness, divers, armed with tickle sticks and nets went in search of the largest lobster for 2010. All of the participants of the tournament, which benefitted the Surf Rider Foundation and the Stiltsville Optimist Club, gathered at Deli Lane and Sunset Tavern in South Miami for the weigh-in festivities.

The evening included raffles and prizes, food and great fun. Contestants could choose to have their catch cooked at the Tavern or simply enjoy the Friday Happy Hour, with half priced drinks and a free seafood buffet offered by Sunset Tavern. According to Mike Maler, co-owner of Deli Lane and Sunset Tavern,“a tasty, tantalizing time was had by all.”

“I’d like to offer a huge thanks to all the divers and sponsors of the event,” said Maler. “We all look forward to next year’s tournament with great enthusiasm.”

Mark your calendars for more jumbo fun and feast in 2011!

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  1. NEW, NEW , NEW … THE MIAMI MINI SEASON SLAM …. LOBSTER, LIONFISH & HOGFISH.. combined weight wins your $300. Cash …

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