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South Beach Wine & Food Festival

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Top Chef Fabio Viviani Wins Best Overall at the OBIES: A Taste of South Florida (Photos)

    When it comes to food-filled events, South Florida certainly has no lack. From the massive star-filled South Beach Wine and Food Festival to the more intimate celeb-chef centric Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival in December to smaller, local culinary get-togethers, we've got foodie events of all sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    American Social Named "Best Bites on the Beach" at SOBEWFF: Secret Code for Discounted Bites

    South Florida is no stranger to food and wine festivals -- during season we seem to host one every weekend. Although we're more than happy to attend any event that involves gorging ourselves for hours on end, one such fest is bigger and more celeb-filled than all the rest. A couple of weeks ago, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Broward and Palm Beach Chefs Impressed at Best of the Best (Photos)

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival brings some of the best and brightest culinary talent from around the country. From Top Chef contestants like Stephanie Izard and Fabio Viviani to celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Giada De Laurentiis to restaurant legends, such as Danny Meyers and Rick Bayle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Trisha Yearwood on her Cooking Show: "It's Smart to Stick With What You Know"

    Trisha Yearwood is country music royalty. Married to superstar Garth Brooks, the Grand Ole Opry member shot to fame in the early 1990's and has since sold over 12.5 million albums worldwide, won three Grammys, three Country Music Association Awards, and performed at the White House during President ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Red Robin Opening First Palm Beach County Locations in Wellington and West Palm Beach

    Red Robin, the casual fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1969 known for its fire-grilled burgers, is making its Palm Beach County debut with the area's first location opening soon in Wellington. The Red Robin chain is best known for offering more than two dozen "gourmet" burgers, its signature se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Aventura Wine and Food Festival: Long Lines, Food Shortages UPDATED

    With near-perfect weather, south Florida is an ideal place to hold a food festival. And there are dozens, from seafood-centric events like the one in Delray Beach to the mother of all festivals, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Some fetes are free, with people paying for grub as they go, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Organizer David Sabin on New Chefs, Events, and the Island

    If one were to compare Miami to its northern brethren in Broward and Palm Beach, Miami would be the hot cheerleader sister to the just as attractive but more laid-back Broward and Palm Beach. In terms of food festivals in the area, one would probably say the same. Where South Beach Wine and Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Paul Castronovo: Give Him Pasta and Wine and He's Good to Go

    If you've spent more than five minutes in South Florida, you know who Paul Castronovo is. As part of the Paul and Young Ron Show, Castronovo has woken up more South Floridians than a strong cup of Cuban coffee. The Paul and Young Ron morning radio show is much more than the usual comedic high jinks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    27. Brett Chiavari of BC Tacos

    New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Bartender Q&A: The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim on Pairings, Negronis, and Adventurous Females

    This past weekend was a busy one for South Florida foodies. Broward had some porcine deliciousness at Baconfest. Miami featured the epic South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Fortunately, for us, we got to do a bit of both.While we were there we got to sample some amazing food, drink some darned good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBEWFF 2013: Food, Booze, and Celebs Take Over South Beach

    For four glorious days every year, Miami Beach is taken over by a cadre of chefs, celebrities, and fans of food and wine in an indoor-outdoor hootenanny known as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.For those looking to hobnob with the likes of Robert Irvine, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Sunny Anderso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Galt Mile Wine and Food Festival Is This Saturday

    In case you missed the overwhelming extravaganza that was the South Beach Wine & Food Festival -- or the Alka Seltzer did its trick and you're planning where to go this weekend, take note Fort Lauderdale because the inaugural Galt Mile Wine & Food Festival - A Seaside Affair! is coming your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Five South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: South Beach Wine & Food Festival and More

    There's much to eat and drink and be merry about this weekend, with festivals devoted to America's favorite salted meat and everyone's favorite food celebrities hitting South Florida's beaches. After the jump, find five food and drinks events going down in South Florida this weekend. See also: - B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Ziggy Marley Introduces Organic Hemp Seeds at SoBeWFF

    Ziggy Marley comes from musical royalty. His parents are Bob and Rita Marley, who, with the Wailers, brought Jamaican reggae from the Kingston ghettos into the mainstream. Being the eldest son of musical icons has rubbed off on Ziggy. At age 44, he's already had a musical career spanning three decad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Michael Symon Wants to Win the SoBeWFF Burger Bash for a Fourth Time

    Last year, celebrity chef Michael Symon shocked the throngs of meat lovers at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash by winning the coveted People's Choice award three years in a row. Symon's "Porky Burger," a pigfest made from pork and bacon, crowned with a hunk of pulled pork, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Your Year-Round Guide to South Florida's Best Food Events

    For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Sure, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival might be lighting up Miami-Dade this month -- but when it comes to the tricounty area, Broward and Palm Beach have way more street cred wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Sexiest Toques at SoBeWFF and Where to Find Them

    For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sexy male chefs h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    BBQ Pitmaster Myron Mixon Heads To Winn-Dixie

    He's won more competitive barbeque titles than anyone in the history of grilling meat on fire for prizes and he's the star judge of Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters. He's also the chef/owner of Pride and Joy Barbeque in Miami, and the best-selling author of Smokin' with Myron Mixon. Basically, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain Coming to Hard Rock Live Orlando: Tickets On Sale Now

    Anthony Bourdain is bringing his Guts and Glory tour to Orlando -- which is, so far, the closest the bad-boy chef is getting to south Florida for his tour (the chef will, however, be in town next week during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival). Bourdain will take his one-man show to the Hard R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Five Reasons To Schlep to Miami

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to Miami Beach in one week and if you didn't get your tickets, better hop to it. The festival, which turns the white sand of South Beach red with vino, may be expensive and a bit of a drive, but if you're into food, wine, and chefs-turned-celebrities it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Bobby Deen Dishes on Starting Out in the Biz, His Show, and Life With Paula

    Being a famous chef has its ups and downs. On the plus side, you ride in private jets, write cookbooks, host television shows, and generally have a really good time. On the minus side, publications write lots of crap about you (and yes, we put ourselves in this bracket). Usually celebs let these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Miami Marlins Piss Off Fans By Trading Players: Four Ways to Protest with Your Food

    As if we didn't already hate Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria (and don't worry, we did), he just alienated every last person willing to give him the benefit of the doubt by selling off all the good players we had started to like (he holds fire sales every time a roster gets half-decent), and tradin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Tickets Go On Sale Soon

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2013 event schedule. The multi-day festival that brings a host of celebrity chefs, events, parties, and dinners to Miami Beach, runs from February 21-24, 2013. While that may seem far away, we suggest you start making plans and circling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Duffy's Takes Inspiration from SoBe Burger Bash With Meat-on-Meat Burger

    On his quest to crafting his latest featured burger, Duffy's Sports Grill Chef Eric Parker found inspiration at this year's South Beach Food and Wine Festival Burger Bash. Noticing a trend of meat-on-meat burgers, he decided to come up with his own hefty version. The result: the Rachel Burger, pack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    89. Meatballs from Cafe Martorano

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page.​89. Meatballs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: (Updated) What Happens When Culinary Jesus Abandons the Flock?

    Update: The media relations company representing Sean Brock issued a response to this article. See below.Celebrated Charleston chef Sean Brock walked out of dinner service he was headlining to party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the Gail Simmons book party.​The dinner at Yardbird was b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Bite Gastrotruck, Rolling Stove, BC Tacos Party on the Beach

    ​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's closing Trucks on the Beach party was a boisterous success. This was the first time the festival had a food-truckcentric party, though the New York Wine & Food Festival has had success with Trucks in the Park, a similar event.Travel Channel's Andrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Iron Chef Morimoto Plays Tennis, Makes Sushi at Boca Raton Resort

    ​Famed Iron Chef Morimoto turned in his kitchen whites for tennis whites yesterday at the Boca Raton Resort & Club's tennis exhibition match.Morimoto held his own in an exhibition tennis match against tennis stars Pat Cash, Carlos Moya, and Michael Penfors on the resort's clay courts. 

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Feeding Jean-Georges

    ​"Where are we going to dinner after The Burger Bash?" asked my friend Amber over a glass of wine on Friday afternoon. A foodie by profession, she joined visitors Amanda and Maddy for their first pilgrimage to the 11th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Despite that more than 30 burgers we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Broward & Palm Beach Represent at Burger Bash

    ​Last Night's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival was a meat lovers dream.  Vegans were out of luck with a mind-blowing choice of 32 different burgers available for the eating (and three different desserts...just in case you still had some room).Celebrity chefs were on han ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 23, 2012
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    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Tickets Still Available for These Events

    ​There's no denying that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is South Florida's premier foodie event. The four-day festival turns Miami into one giant celebrity-chef mosh pit -- where the likes of Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, and Rachael Ray all come together to mingle with fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Edible Balloons, Burger Bash Menu, and Other Food News

    Happy Presidents' Day. We bring you today's list of occasional links. 1. An incredibly light dessert: the edible balloon. Mmm. Green apple air.2. Food porn: a pizza cookbook shaped like a pizza. 3. This weekend's South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash menu is unveiled, the $225 event hoste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Broward Chefs at South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012

    ​South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012 is a few weeks away: the Nascar of foodie weekends. Though hot tickets are sold out, there's a slew of events with tickets available. Perhaps a local chef's attendance might convince you to splurge. Have a weigh-in on South Beach Wine and Food weekend? Shar ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2011
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    October 21, 2011

    Tickets for Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Sale Monday

    Brustman Carrino PR​Calling all gourmands and scenesters: Tickets go on sale Monday for the foodist event of the year: The 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, to benefit FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.Remember Paula Dean's pants episode, or Mario B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    FIU Donates Food Fest Leftovers

    Michael Moran, culinary director and chef/instructor at the FIU School of Hospitality, along with his small army of FIU student/volunteers, were able to recover more than 800 meals from events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and have donated them to the Daily Food Bank. The meals, culled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Forever Cheese Brings Drunken Goat to South Beach Food & Wine

    I was wandering around the Wines of Spain Pavilion at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival when I saw the Forever Cheese sign. Nice name, I thought as I speared a couple of cubes with a toothpick. The cheese tasted expensive, not like the stuff I get at the gas station.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Liquor at the Wine & Food Festival

    The South Beach Food & Wine Festival offered more than cheese trays and grape juice. What are we talkin' 'bout? Booze, glorious booze, and there was plenty of it. I saw brandy, absinthe, vodka, tequila... it was like that scene in The Warriors where every gang in the city shows up for the big me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Video: Paula Deen's Pants Fall Down on Stage

    I heard the sound of an excited crowd and saw Paula Deen get introduced onstage at Sunday's South Beach Wine and Food Fest. In a tent at 13th and Ocean, I maneuvered as close I could get for an angle to shoot video.Paula Deen is a funny lady. I don't own a tv and I'm not familiar with her work, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    FIU Students Make Wine & Food Festival Work

    If Sunday was any indication of how well the South Beach Wine & Food Festival did, then it was a resounding success. Tons of humans tore through hundreds of thousands of portions of grub and massive amounts of alcohol, grape-based and otherwise. Celebrity chefs led cooking demos, signed books, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Winners and Losers at the SoBe Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting Village

    Saturday and Sunday marked the South Beach Wine & Food Fest's premier event, the Grand Tasting Village, which cordoned off a huge strip of South Beach the size of three or four football fields and filled it with hundreds of restaurants, distributors, wine vendors, and wineries, all flinging so m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Housewife-for-TV Sizes Up Real Housewives of Boca Raton

    Bethenny Frankel is the token single working gal on the Bravo reality TV show The Real Housewives of New York City. She's also a Pinecrest Prep alum and onetime resident of Boca Raton. Today, Frankel will rub elbows with some of the real housewives of Boca Raton. Frankel, a natural-foods chef,& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    OLA At Sanctuary Sommelier Albert Omahen Talks Wine & Food 2009

    I cold-called OLA at Sanctuary to find out if they got anything going on for the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2009. I spoke to a real cool dude, sommelier Albert Omahen about fish tacos, wine, and the smoker's palette. Here's what he had to say:

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Behind The Scenes For SoBe Food Fest Prep

    It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Musings: South Beach Wine & Food, Midtown and Root Beer

    In light of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I propose a law requiring that no posted photo of any Food Network personality ever exceed the size of a postage stamp. Our fine dining establishments are much improved in terms of the quality of cuisine served, but they've still got a w ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    SoBe Wine/Food Fest Tix Go On Sale

    Tickets for the 2009 South Beach Wine and Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 27. We mention this because in past years tickets have sold out very quickly -- especially for the more popular events, such as Rachel Ray’s Burger Bash ($200), Bubble Q ($350), and Wine Spectator’s ... More >>

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