Food Festivals

Sneak Peek: Restaurants You'll Encounter at New Times' Pairings 2015

On Thursday, September 10 from 7 to 10 p.m., New Times' Pairings returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for an evening of delicious food from South Florida's best restaurants, everything paired with a great beer, wine, or cocktail. The event, which also features live entertainment, cooking demos, and other surprises, will feature more than 30 restaurants, including:
  • Adena Grill (slow-roasted Adena beef with frisee, truffle aioli on a house-made roll)
  • Bravo Italiano Restaurant (dish TBA)
  • Cafe Maxx (shrimp and vegetable gumbo with okra and cheddar cornbread)
  • Cafe Med (pistachio -moked Gouda over penne pasta)
  • Carrabba's (chicken marsala, meatballs, and caprese skewers)
  • Colada (bacon-wrapped maduros, ham croquettas, and guava and cheese pastelitos)
  • Crepe Maker (a variety of crepes)
  • El Agave Taco Bar (dish TBA)
  • El Jefe Luchador  (dish TBA)
  • Fork & Balls (dish TBA)
  • French Quarter (dish TBA)
  • Gelato Petrini (gelato) 
  • Green Spot Kitchen (dish TBA)
  • Hardy Park Bistro (dish TBA)
  • Market 17 (braised grass-fed beef cheek with toasted farro, roasted cherry tomatoes, grilled corn, shaved radish, micro mustard greens, and smoked bone broth)
  • McCoy's Ocean Front (tuna tataki with wasabi aioli, sesame ginger glaze, and micro greens)
  • New River Grill & Pizza  (dish TBA)
  • Palate Party (dish TBA)
  • Pumas Sports Bar (dish TBA)
  • Rebel House  (dish TBA)
  • Royal Treatz (Irish Car Bomb cupcake and Guiness Stout cupcakes)
  • S3 (dish TBA)
  • Seven Street Catering (dish TBA)
  • Steak 954 (dish TBA)
  • SuViche (ceviche)
  • Ten Palms  (Caribbean braised short rib with sofrito)
  • Thasos Taverna (dish TBA)
  • The Fiesty Bull (dish TBA)
  • The Garlic Knot (pizza and pasta)
  • The New Vegan (dish TBA)
  • WOK (dish TBA)
  • YOLO (dish TBA)

General admission tickets for Pairings are on sale now and cost $40 through September 9. 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 $75 through September 9, or $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 to purchase online.

Best of all, a portion of your ticket purchase benefits Voices for Children of Broward, with a mission 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 childhood. So your evening of fun comes with good karma!

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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.
Contact: Laine Doss