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The Top Ten Things to Eat and Drink at New Times' Pairings Tonight

New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26, at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 to 10 p.m., South Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment.

If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the ones juggling multiple plates of food).

If you haven't gotten tickets yet, that's cool. We're procrastinators too. Advance purchase general admission tickets are on sale now for $45, which includes unlimited samplings of food, wine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and live entertainment. VIP tickets cost $80 and include access to the party at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of wine, food, and entry to the exclusive VIP lounge. Purchase tickets at ticketfly.com by noon today, when online sales close.

After that, you can purchase tickets at the door for $55 (GA) and $90 (VIP).

Here's a sneak preview of the top ten food and wine pairings to look out for tonight. Bring your appetite and comfortable shoes and get ready for a great evening of food, drink, and fun!

Steak 954 & Foley Family Wines

Tuna tacos, paired with 2010 Roth Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast.

Chill Wine Lounge & Chateau St. Michelle

Pork and beef meatballs with jerk spice and sweet tomato jam, paired with O Red Columbia Valley 2010.

Bimini Boatyard & Royal Wine Company

Grilled pineapple shrimp flatbread, paired with Bartenura Sparkling Moscato.

Sette Bello & Castronovo Wines

Homemade tagliatelle with caramelized sausage and pesto, paired with 2009 Castronovo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

Darrel & Oliver's Café Maxx & Pacific Southern Wine Company

Cucumber vichyssoise with oregano pesto and prosciutto, paired with Steele Pinot Blanc Santa Barbara 2010.

Market 17 & Foley Family Wines

Florida Lamb Arancini with pickled red onion and gremolata, paired with Kuleto Estate Frog Prince.

Sea Level & Swanson Vineyards

Rock shrimp avocado shooter with pico de gallo, paired with 2010 Swanson Pinot Grigio Napa.

Casa Frida & Kobrand

Cochinita pibil (roasted pork leg, marinated in Achiote sauce) and chicken in red mole sauce with corvina ceviche, paired with 2011 White Splash by St Francis White Blend.

Buddha Sky Bar & Indigenous Selections

Spicy salmon roll, veggie roll, and tuna poki, paired with 2010 Malvira Arneis.

BC Cafe & Daou Vineyard

Braised beef short rib taco with lettuce and mozzarella cheese, paired with 2011 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles.

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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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