In honor of World Oceans Day, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is hosting a June 9 event, "The Gulf and Its Seafood — One Year Later," in which a panel of ocean scientists, commercial fishermen, educators — and, of course, actor Ted Danson — will discuss the effects of last year's oil spill on Gulf seafood. Then there will be lots of seafood to eat! Following the panel, the museum will host a reception full of sustainable seafood from local chefs, including Kyle Bailey (Birch & Barley), Ris Lacoste (Ris), Jamie Leeds (Hank's Oyster Bar), Scott Drewno (The Source) and two of DC's former Top Chef contestants Mike Isabella and Carla Hall, along with representatives from 25 wineries. A menu is available here.
The event starts at 6:45 p.m. on June 9 and you can buy tickets online for $80. (Enter the discount code 184654 to get tickets at the Smithsonian members' price.) Or you could always go for free: Eater has two pairs of tickets to give away. Just send us an email with "Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood" in the subject head, and we'll randomly select two winners. Update: This giveaway is officially closed. We'll be notifying the winners offline. Thanks for playing!
· The Gulf and Its Seafood — One Year Later [Official Site]