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30 x April 19 — May 2,

30 x April 19 — May 2, 2018 x SOUTHWEST SEEN ▲ Samantha Vaught of Crooked Can Brewing Co. West Orange Chamber of Commerce held its 16th annual Best Fest “The Taste of West Orange” around beautiful Starke Lake in Ocoee. Vendors turned up the heat with samplings of their best dishes and unique drinks to compete for coveted titles. Among the evening’s winners were Disney Springs for best food, SeaWorld Orlando for best healthy option, Nothing Bundt Cakes for best dessert, and Pilars Martini for best drink. (All photos by ▲ (L. to r.) Foundation Academy senior Han Lin with FA representatives Michelle Campbell, Luanne Lumpkins and Kelsey Moss. ▲ (L. to r.) Jose, Krishna, Yajaira, Mariana and Zenovio of San Jose’s Original Mexican Restaurant. ▲ Leigh Doyle (left) and Dennis Cheplick of Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ. ▲ (L. to r.) Scott Anderson, Taber Weeks, Darryl Clark and Jacob Anderson of Black Rock Bar & Grill. ▲ Anthony Fothergill (left) and Wayne Fothergill of Hapco Music Foundation. ▲ (L. to r.) Sharon Millan, Courtney Barron and Tim Wendt of TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli. x April 19 — May 2, 2018 x 31 ▲ Bill Metzger (left) and Bruce Przybyla of Matthew’s Hope. ▲ (L. to r.) Sally Lorenz, Claudette Stroble and Mimi Michels of West Orange Habitat for Humanity. ▲ Luca Rappa (front, center) of FoxCrest at Stone Crest with (l. to r.) Orlando Magic’s Stuff the Magic Dragon, Orlando Solar Bears’ Shades, and Florida Fire Frogs’ Striker. ▲ (Front, l. to r.) Meaghan Halley, Kayla Dever, Jessica Debeaumont, Kyle Daly and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson. ▲ Gil Rosario of Table Top Catering. ▲ (L. to r.) Felix Espinal, Luis Vallellen and Curtis Royal of SeaWorld Orlando. ▲ (L. to r.) Yvette and Rick Martin, Lisa Sagers and Lauren Salinero of Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC.