Mullet Toss

by | Oct 17, 2020

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A Florida  bar is planning a comeback—with dead fish.

Flora-Bama Lounge is a bar and grill that sits on the border of Florida and Alabama. Since March, the business has had its share of obstacles. In the early stages of the pandemic, the bar shut down even before it was mandated by the state. Since then, it has operated sometimes as a bar, sometimes as a restaurant, depending on state regulations. When Hurricane Sally hit, the Flora-Bama was shut down again because of minor damage.

Now business is back and owners are celebrating with the Annual Mullet Toss.

Here’s how it works. People line up on a point in Florida and toss a dead mullet, a type of fish, across the state line. The person whose fish flies the farthest wins.

The event, originally scheduled for April, is now being held the weekend of October 23rd. The co-owner says it’s outdoors and masks will be provided, even though wearing them isn’t mandatory and up to everyone’s discretion.

Although in this case, something to block out the smell might be a good idea.

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