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Food and Drink Festivals

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Alicia Silverstone on Kind Living, Picky Kids, and Seed Food & Wine Festival

    It's likely you know her best as Cher, the fashion-forward, well-intentioned Beverly Hills high-schooler who created pop culture legend in 1995's Clueless. But Alicia Silverstone is much more than a pretty face and Aerosmith video vixen -- she's also a dedicated mom, author, and vegan activist. Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing Wins Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival

    Barely a year after celebrating a year on the job, Wynwood Brewing Company brings home a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival, the country's largest beerfest, which was held from October 2-4 this year. Wynwood Brewing's flagship beer, Pop's Porter, took first place in the Robust Porter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Marlins Park Hosting Miami Octoberfest October 4

    Marlins Park is turning out to be a handy location to host a beer festival. The baseball team announced that the stadium will host the Beck's 2014 Miami Octoberfest, formerly known as Brickellfest, October 4. The worldwide beer festival celebrating the fall harvest will be an extravaganza of Germ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    9. Lee Brian Schrager: Miami's Culinary Showman

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Festival: First Large-Scale Vegan Event in Miami and Only One in Florida

    Vegans don't get much love in this pork belly town, but that is about to change with the introduction of an annual event that celebrates plant-based cuisine. The Seed Food & Wine Festival (SFWF) will do for vegans, vegetarians, and the "veggie-curious," what the South Beach Wine & Food Festival doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    FIU Brewing Science Lab Now Open.draft

    Not very many American universities have the ability to brew fresh beer, but Florida International University does as its brewing science laboratory opened yesterday, according to student home-brewing club B.R E.W FIU. The opening comes two years after the initial announcement, which was shortly af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    SOBEWFF Burger Bash 2014: Here's What You'll be Eating

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's sold out Burger Bash might just be the hottest ticket in town. After all, who wouldn't clamor for the opportunity to sample 31 burgers from some of the best chefs in the country? The conundrum each year, however, is strategy. Most people tackle the "Bash" rand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Miami Beer Festival Hits Sun Life Stadium February 1

    While most of the country will be under a foot of snow February 1, Miami will host a boozy way to cool down: the Miami Beer Festival. Last year's inaugural event introduced around 2,000 attendees to more than 150 beers under the retractable roof of Marlins Park, with 50 breweries featuring at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Whole Foods Aventura Street Food Festival: Indoor Food Truck Tomorrow

    Miami is known for outdoor eats. Food trucks revolutionized the Magic City's street food scene four years ago, and now they're going indoors. At Whole Foods for a day anyway. Whole Foods Market in Aventura is celebrating Miami's street food scene by transforming their store into a street food festi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bar Mitzvah

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival turns 13 in 2014, and Lee Brian Schrager, creator of the festival and vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate: a good old-fashioned bar mitzvah. "I wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    While everyone else in Miami throws on their second pair of neon sequined tutus and triangle bikinis, foodies will be eating their way through the city. This week, James Beard Award nominees Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmithadvanced to the finals, and the proper way to celebrate such pride in our ho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Brickell Food & Wine Fest: Don Julio Cocktail Competition, Ceviche Sampling, Free Kids' Zone

    If it were up to us, every weekend would entail a food and wine fest of some sort. After all, you can never have too much food/booze/revelry. So we're pretty stoked about the third annual Brickell Food & Wine Festival, hitting the Miami Circle this weekend. The festival will feature sampling from m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend

    We can bitch and complain all we want about our laborious weekdays at work, but when it comes to the weekend, the bitching needs to stop. Ain't nobody got time fo' anything besides chocolate festivals, beer festivals, and Calle Ocho. So quit your complaining and start planning your sure-to-be-awes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2013

    Ziggy Marley Debuts Food Line at SoBeWFF

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Ziggy Marley comes from musical royalty. His parents are Bob and Rita Marley, who, with the Wailers, brought Jamaican reggae from the Kingston ghettos into the mainstream. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Short Order on Social Media: Your Source for the Wildest Times at SoBeWFF

    Yesterday, the hordes invaded Miami Beach for 96 hours of drinking, eating, and schmoozing their way across the sand. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SoBeWFF) has finally arrived. And Short Order will be there to clue you in on the craziest, drunkest, most gluttonous moments of the weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Short Order Loves You: Win Two Tickets to South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village UPDATED

    Short Order loves its readers and we're willing to prove our love by giving away a pair of tickets to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting Village. That's a $450 value -- if you could actually get tickets to this completely sold-out event!On Saturday, February 23, one lucky winner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Let's Get Spiked! Celeb Chef Volleyball Tournament: Free VIP Tickets UPDATED

    It's not unusual to see people playing volleyball on South Beach's shoreline. But come next week, don't do a double take when the person spiking the ball happens to actually be Spike... as in Mendelsohn.The Top Chef alum (and owner of some of the Presidential family's favorite Washington D.C. restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Sexiest Toques at SoBeWFF and Where to Find Them

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Anne Burrell's Miami Dine-Around

    Anne Burrell sure gets around. The Food Network celebrity is finishing up filming a new season of Chef Wanted, which has the chef flying all over the states to visit restaurants in need of a new head of the kitchen.The final stop for filming was Miami Beach, where Burrell filmed on location at Nikki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announces Sunday Afternoon Fix

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has just announced a new way to eat and drink at the Grand Tasting Village for less money with the all new Sunday Afternoon Fix ticket.The ticket allows entrance into Sunday's Grand Tasting Village from 3 to 6 p.m. -- which is perfect for those of us who plan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Taste of Brickell Valentine: Score Cheap VIP Couple's Pass Here

    Come March, memories of the South Beach Wine & Fodd Festival (SOBEWFF) will be fading fast -- and you'll need some new bacchanalia to look forward to. Luckily, the third annual Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival is bringing eats, drinks, and entertainment to the Miami Circle on March 23 an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Win a Pair of Tickets to Brews & Bites at the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival Updated

    The 17th Annual United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival kicks off tonight, April 18th, with the oh-so-awesome Brews & Bites event at Mary Brickell Village.From 7 to 9 p.m., guests can try almost 100 craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations set up throughout the dining and ente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Great Taste of the Grove Celebrates 22nd Year, Stays Affordable

    ​The Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival is celebrating its 22nd year with a two-day festival of food, wine, and music.On Saturday and Sunday, April 14, and 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Coconut Grove's Peacock Park will host the lively event, showcasing Miami's best restaurants and hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Traffic Apocalypse: Obama, Jeremy Lin and Emeril Will Destroy Your Commute Today

    ​Miami loves its bold faced names almost as much as it hates its traffic, and today the sheer amount of star power in town may very well overwhelm our roadways. Not only is the leader of the free world making a visit to Coral Gables today, but Linsanity comes to downtown while the South Beach Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trucks on the Beach Ticket Giveaway, Part Two

    Who you callin' shrimp?​Woohoo! We have a winner for yesterday's trivia question! Congratulations to Chad Thorson for guessing the closest answer. If we laid out all of the ice cream sandwiches Coolhaus plans to serve at Trucks on the Beach, the closing event at this year's South Beach Wine & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    The Grind Brings Battling Burgers to Wynwood Next Month

    ​Miami is no stranger to meat in combat. From the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash to blogger Burger Beast Burgie awards and competition, we've had our share of fights to hash out the claim to meaty superiority.Tony Albelo, executive director of The Grind, which will beheld ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Downtown Miami Wine and Food Festival: Keeping it Local

    ​The first annual Downtown Miami Wine and Food Festival is this Sunday, January 22nd, and event promoters are keeping it as local as they can.The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Brickell's Central Park Miami. VIP ticket holders will enjoy an additional hour of tastings at noon.  The event featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Top Five Food Festival Etiquette Faux Pas

    Lesley ElliottThe tents at last year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival. ​It seems premature to say that the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already a subject of talk about town, but they recently released the 2012 line-up, and we already spoke to Lee Schrager to get the inside scoop ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Eat, Drink, and Be Charitable at the 16th Annual United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival, April 14-17

    A bird's-eye view of the Taste & Toast event at last year's festival​Sure, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival gets all the foodie shine in February. And certainly, that festival is unparalleled in its opportunities for hobnobbing while overindulging. But when it ends, it leaves a dry hus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    This Weekend: Norman's 180, Ortanique, Atrio and Others at Food & Wine Festivals in Brickell and Coral Gables

    Courtesy of Coral Gables Wine and Food Festival​If you didn't have hundreds of dollars available to taste a marble-size portion of grub made by a celebuchef during the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, don't give up your sampling and wine-imbibing dreams just yet. There are two opportunities t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Dispatches From South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2011

    Photo by Jose D. DuranIce sculptors at SoBe Wine & Food Festival's Let Them Eat Cake event. ​It's over. The gluttonous celebration of food known as South Beach Wine & Food Festival is now in the books. History books? Maybe. Cookbooks? Absolutely.Yep, the festival celebrated its 10th annive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Emeril Films New Cooking Channel Show at Tobacco Road Today

    Laine Doss Emeril in action at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival​If you didn't make it to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this past weekend but want to catch a glimpse of a celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse is filming today at Tobacco Road. The reason: an episode of his n ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Scott Conant of Scarpetta Talks Food, SoBe Food Fest

    ​Scott Conant is the charming and handsome executive chef and owner of Scarpetta in New York, Miami Beach (at the Fontainebleau), Toronto, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Conant and his restaurants have won almost every distinction imaginable, including a James Beard award for his restaurant L'Impe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Broke? Get to The South Beach Wine and Food Festival For Free

    Food Network Paula Deen needs her chicken!​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming this week and you can't even pay your FP&L bill, let alone shell out the $225 for a ticket to the Grand Tasting tents. Hell, you can't even ask your boss if he has an extra ticket because you wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Lee Schrager Lying About Origin of South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Claims Ex-Boss

    Michael E. MillerChris Perks shows off wine bottles signed by some of the nation's top chefs and vintners back in 1990.​Starting this Thursday, 50,000 foodies will sniff, gargle, and chomp their way from one giant white tent to another for the 10th anniversary of the Food Network's South Beach Win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Top Chef's Gail Simmons on Miami, Just Desserts

    Courtesy South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Gail Simmons, of Top Chef and Food & Wine, returns to Miami in a few weeks for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year, she'll host the sold out Dolce Brunch at Blue Door Fish. She co-hosts with James Beard winner Michael White (of Mare ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 18, 2010
  • Calendar

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Sneak Peek at the SoBe Wine & Food Cookbook

    The new cookbook from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. ​Short Order got our hands on an advanced copy of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America's Hottest Chefs. Penned by Festival guru Lee Brian Schrager, the 256- ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Video: Paula Deen's Pants Fall Down on Stage

    I heard the sound of an excited crowd and saw Paula Deen get introduced onstage at Sunday's South Beach Wine and Food Fest. In a tent at 13th and Ocean, I maneuvered  close for an angle to shoot video.Paula Deen is a funny lady. I don't own a TV and I'm not familiar with her work, but she had m ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 12, 2007

    'Cue Tip

    Bar-B-Que Beach has rib savvy to spare

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2007

    Food Fest by the Numbers

    These figures were just released (only to Riptide) regarding the 2007 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival: $2 MILLION (plus) -- Record ticket revenue for this year's festival. $1 MILLION -- Amount raised to benefit the students of the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center a ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2003

    The No Show Chef

    What fun would a festival be if top international chefs like Gordon Ramsay behaved themselves?

  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    Fine Wining & Wining

    Just sobering up from the holidays? Here's a way to stay drunk another month.

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