Food Festivals

New Times Pairings Announces More Restaurants

Pairings, the annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wines, storms the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26.

From 7 to 10 p.m., south Florida's finest establishments will serve up choice offerings paired with the perfect wine to accompany each morsel. Each wine is carefully curated by Wine Watch.

The event will also feature live entertainment, crafted cocktails featuring rums of Puerto Rico, and craft beers provided by Tap 42, Goose Island Beer Company, and Budweiser.

Every day, we're adding on more restaurants to our list for your enjoyment. To whet your taste buds, check out the list of participating establishments and check back often for updates:

3030 Ocean Bravo Ristorante Bimini Boatyard Broward Center Catering Café Maxx Café Vico Casa Frida Christina Wan's Mandarin House The Daily Melt El Jefe Luchador The Gelato Shoppe Petrini La Santina Wine & Tapas Mancini's Modern Italian Rebel House SAVOR at BCCC Sea Level Sette Bello Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill Steak 954 Tap 42 General admission tickets are on sale now for only $45, which includes unlimited samplings of food, wine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and live entertainment. VIP tickets are $80 and include access to the party at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of frolicking and food and entry to the exclusive VIP lounge. Purchase tickets at

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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