New Times' Pairings Returns; Presale Tickets on Sale Now

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New Times' Pairings is back for another epic evening of good food paired with fine wines and beers.

The eighth-annual Pairings takes over the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, September 10, with more food, drink, and fun than ever.

Pairings, as the name implies, is all about the perfect pour to go with the perfect bite. Andrew Lampasone of the boutique wine shop Wine Watch has been tasked to curate the perfect beer, wine, or cocktail to go with every single dish at the event. With more than 40 restaurants like Hardy Park Bistro, Cafe Maxx, Bravo Ristorante, and Cafe Med participating, it's going to be a rewarding challenge to see what beverage Lampasone marries to the food. Rest assured, each pick will be fantastic.

Pairings also features live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and appearances by top chefs in Broward and Palm Beach counties, making it an event not to be missed.

Best of all, a portion of your ticket purchase benefits Voices for Children of Broward, our official charity partner of Pairings 2015. Voices for Children of Broward's mission is to ensure that every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Broward County has a court-appointed guardian ad litem and that financial resources are available for each child's health, educational, and social needs. Through its programs, these children are paired with someone who makes them feel normal, safe, and cared about and removes barriers so they can have a happy normal childhood.

Presale tickets for Pairings go on sale today, July 29, through August 16, with general-admission tickets costing only $35 each. From August 17 to September 9, tickets cost $40; at the door, tickets will cost $55.

VIP tickets include early entrance to Pairings at 6 p.m. and a special VIP lounge with exclusive restaurants, live entertainment, and special wines, craft beers, and spirits. VIP tickets cost only $65 during the special presale from July 29 through August 16; $75 from August 17 through September 9; and $90.50 at the door. 

Tickets are available at the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office. To charge tickets by phone, call 954-462-0222, or visit browardcenter.org to purchase online.

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