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Indian cornbread and a buttery Chardonnay. Carved bison and a sweet-spicy Pinot Noir. Doesn't sound like the typical Sauvignon-Blanc-and-herbed-goat-cheese-on-a-stale-baguette motif, does it? This Thursday at the Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida will celebrate cuisine and vino in a way that is reflective of Miami's hybrid culture. With restaurants such as Ortanique on the Mile, Cacao, Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, and Quiznos Coral Gables courting your palate, you're sure to get a satisfying taste sensation at this event to benefit the American Lung Association.

Don’t worry — you won't be standing in 30-minute lines to get to one table, says Paula Ettline, regional director of the American Lung Association: "You won't get trampled on, and your money is benefiting a good cause.”

Concannon, White Truck, and Forest Glen are among the participating wineries. The 100 block of Giralda Avenue, between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street, will be blocked off for your wine-ing pleasure.
Thu., March 26, 7:30 p.m., 2009


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