Food Festivals

New Times' Pairings Returns: Get Your Presale Tickets!

Pairings, New Times' annual celebration of the best of South Florida food paired with wonderful wine, is back and better than ever.

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: Photos from Pairings 2013 at Broward Convention Center

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 $75 for general admission, $90 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).

Tickets go on sale Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m., but New Times' readers can take advantage of a special presale, complete with deeply discounted prices.

Presale tickets are on sale now through July 20 at 10 p.m. The special presale price for general admission is only $35; VIP is only $65. To take advantage of this special opportunity, visit and enter promo code PREPAIR2.

In the weeks ahead, we'll announce the restaurants, wines, beers, and chefs participating in New Times' Pairings. It's going to be great -- get your tickets now before the price increases.

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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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