Paul Castronovo to Host the OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida

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Big 105'9's resident foodie, Paul Castronovo is set to host this year's OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida tonight, May 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center.

Joining Castronovo are a team of celebrity chefs and some of South Florida's best restaurants -- all serving up bites to benefit Make A Wish, Special Olympics, and the Orange Bowl Youth Leadership Academy.

Chefs and restaurants participating in the evening include Norman Van Aken; Ralph Pagano (Alba Seaside Italian); Paula DaSilva (3030 Ocean); S3; YOLO; Harry's Pizzeria (with cookies by Hedy Goldsmith); 1826; Siena Tavern Miami; Tongue & Cheek; Azucar Ice Cream; The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; Barton G. The Restaurant; and more.

Each restaurant will be judged by a panel of South Florida chefs and experts to determine a Miami-Dade County restaurant winner, a Broward County winner, and an overall "Flavor of Florida" winner. In addition, each event attendee will also get their vote in the overall restaurant category.

The winning chefs and restaurants will be featured in an episode of Inside the Orange Bowl and be featured in an article in the Orange Bowl's community newspaper.

Tickets are $85 for general admission; $200 for VIP (which offers early access at 6 p.m. , a meet-and-greet with chef Norman Van Aken, a VIP champagne toat by Zonin, and a VIP gift bag). Tickets are available at orangebowl.org or by calling the Orange Bowl ticket office at (305) 341-4701.

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