Congratulations to Graham Elliot Director of Operations Merlin Verrier...

Merlin Verrier and Kira Crafton on the beach at St. Croix. Photo: Sky Full of Bacon

and his newly-minted fiancée Kira Crafton (of Whiskey Bar & Grill), who got engaged in St. Croix last week while attending the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. Here Crafton shows off her rock on the beach shortly before the Food Fight, a Top Chef-like challenge in which Verrier went head to head against Puerto Rico-based chef Roberto Trevino, making a pot of a traditional Crucian soup on the beach as onlookers gathered around (and offered suggestions).