Food Festivals

New Times' Pairings Is September 18: List of Restaurants, With More to Come

Pairings, New Times' annual celebration of the best of South Florida food pairings, is back with some great updates and a host of fantastic restaurants participating.

This seventh-annual Pairings returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 18, with more than 40 top restaurants serving their best, paired with fine wines from around the globe, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.

See also: New Times' Pairings Returns: Get Your Presale Tickets!

From 7 to 10 p.m., enjoy unlimited food and drink, entertainment, and cooking demonstrations by some of the most talented toques in South Florida. This year's Pairings will also feature a new VIP area on the club level of the newly renovated and gorgeous Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for this 21-and-over event cost $40 for general admission, $75 for VIP (which includes access to Pairings at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of food and fun and other perks like food, fine wine, craft beers, and signature cocktails available exclusively in the special VIP lounge). Buy your tickets now at newtimespairings.com.

Here's a list of restaurants confirmed so far. Stay tuned for more exciting updates.

Alibi Catering

Bravo Ristorante

Cafe Maxx

Cafe Vico

Ceviche by the Sea

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Cinque Terre Restaurant

The Crazy Potato

El Guanaco Taqueria

The Garden of Vegan

The Garlic Knot Pizza

Gran Forno Bakery

Gran Forno Pronto

Green Spot Kitchen

Hardy Park Bistro

The Historic Downtowner

Hoffman's Chocolate

La Cocina Puertorriquena

McCoy's Oceanfront

3030 Ocean Restaurant

Pita Pockets

Rebel House

Royal Treatz

Sea Level

Sette Bello

Sky Thai Sushi

Tee Jay Thai Sushi

Tokyo Blue



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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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