New Haven restaurant owner to receive White House honor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) – A Connecticut restaurant owner is among 12 individuals who will be recognized as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.”

Bun Lai is the owner and chef of Miya’s Sushi, the world’s first sustainable sushi restaurant located in New Haven.

Miya’s also offers the world’s only invasive species menu, featuring dishes made of foraged ingredients that are threatening to the region’s indigenous species.

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

Friday’s event will be live streamed on the White House website at beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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