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Rachael Ray

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    October 8, 2014

    SOBEWFF Going to the Dogs: Rachael Ray to Host Canine Cocktail Party

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the annual multi-day celebrity-fueled bacchanalia that hits Miami Beach every February like a wine-soaked tidal wave has been the site to numerous parties, events, and seminars. Privy to some epic antics like Robert Irvine being shackled upside down by his ankle ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    From Burger Bash to the Q, the High-Profile Events at SOBEWFF

    In its 13th year, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is bigger than ever. Even the most fit fan will likely get exhausted just reading the roster of 70 seminars, parties, and dinners -- up from last year's 50 or so offerings. How does one choose from the extended list of parties hosted by luminar ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival MasterCard Presale Starts Today: Five Tickets You Must Get Now

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's MasterCard presale starts today, Monday, October 7 and runs through October 20. This is the absolute best way to snag tickets to the hot events that sell out way, way, before the actual festival, which is actually 135 days from now. To purchase tickets, have ... More >>

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    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Burger Bash: Bobby Flay Wins, Knocks Michael Symon Off Winning Streak

    Victory is sweet for those who've patiently waited for the spotlight. Bobby Flay threw an accomplished fist in the air as Rachael Ray announced the people's choice first place winner -- his green chile burger won. The burger, which Flay made in the name of his New Jersey restaurant, Bobby's Burg ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    September 17, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: 2013 Lineup Announced

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced their 2013 lineup -- and it's going to be a hell of a party.The festival takes over South Beach February 21-24, 2013 with a mind-boggling array of parties, tastings, dinners -- even a concert with Ziggy Marley!

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    August 25, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Rachael Ray: Five Ways She Should Ring It In

    See also Bourdain, Ray, Fieri's Six Most Obscene and Silly Moments.Oh my gravy! Today marks the birthday of everyone's favorite uber-perky candy counter chick turned TV personality, Rachael Ray. The woman who Slate once said "may be the world's most reviled chef" is turning the big 4-4. The New Yor ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    SoBeWFF: "Nice Buns Here, and the Burgers Are Good Too"

    ​Al Roker, weather guy on NBC's Today Show, was munching on a juicy hamburger while some models in swimwear were showing off their tiny bathing suits. "We've got some really nice buns around here, and the burgers are good too."Jill Martin, also of the Today Show, was at the beach preparing for a c ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF Burger Bash: Michael Symon's Three-Peat

    ​View photos of Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.Although we had grand dreams that a local chef would take the prize, Symon's B Spot Burgers claimed the People's Choice Award yet again this year at last night's Burger Bash (that's a third consecutive win for him). Fellow Iron Chefs ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Where the Celebs Hang Out in Miami

    ​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival starts this Thursday, February 23, with satellite parties starting as early as tomorrow. Hotels, restaurants, and shops are gearing up for the invasion of foodies, celebrities and beautiful people who arrive as early as today.Since Miami has a thriving resta ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Priciest SoBeWFF Tickets and Cheaper Alternatives

    ​Now that Super Bowl is over, we can concentrate on the next big event -- the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which opens February 23. Like the big game, the SoBeWFF offers lots of opportunities to max out your credit card on parking, food, and booze. Tickets are expensive for the vario ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs' Million Dollar Mansions: Look What Cooking Can Buy

    ​Nearly all celebrity chefs have one thing in common -- a fairytale-like rise from poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune.Paula Deen (who just announced she has type 2 diabetes), was a young bank teller in Savannah, Martha Stewart used to babysit for New York Yankees' kids, and Guy Fieri's big ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri: Cooking With The Stars?

    Food NetworkRay and Fieri to host Celebrity Cook-Off​First there was Dancing With The Stars, which re-introduced us to such has-beens celebrities as Donny Osmond, Florence Henderson, Drew Lachey, and most recently Chaz Bono. Despite our repeated efforts at tying this to the end of the world (or be ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Opens Ticket Presale For Amex Holders

    ​The 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town February 23-26 and promises to once again be the premiere foodie event in Miami. Festival favorites like Burger Bash ($225) hosted by Rachael Ray and Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch ($150) will be joined by some intriguing new events like Con ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Shrimp, Tang and Urine: Ten Crazy Astronaut Food Facts (video)

    Astronauts chowing down at zero gravity​According to NASA, the last Space Shuttle Launch of STS-135 will take place at 11:26 a.m. this morning (be sure to put on the TV).  Just as space flight has evolved, so has the Astronaut's diet of what used to be Tang and tubes of ham salad and c ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Wanda Jackson, Dead Milkmen, Jeff the Brotherhood, and Ty Segall

    Wanda Jackson got the crowd twisting and shaking. ​All week, everyone was talking, "Michael Cera's here, Michael Cera's there. Where's Michael Cera?" On the morning of the final day of South by Southwest, we headed to a little Mexican restaurant called Mi Madre's. After ordering breakfast tacos, t ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Michael Symon Wins Burger Bash Again, Celebrity-Sightings Abound

    He hit the B Spot again.View more photos from the Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.​"Last year it was pastrami. This year it's salami. It's meat on meat, baby!" is what Michael Symon had to say last night as he accepted his second consecutive People's Choice Award at l ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Tasty Libations at Moonshine's Shine & Swine

    All photos by Paula Niño​There was more shine than swine at last night's Original Moonshine Shine & Swine party at the W Hotel. Not that we needed much more food after stuffing ourselves at the Burger Bash, but anyone expecting much food likely left disappointed. There was plenty to drink, ho ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    SoBe Wine & Food Festival: A Simple Person's Attempt at Navigation

    ​The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a great big beast that seems designed for the press, the wealthy, and the social geniuses of the world, right? Even the name is long. The website appears so complicated with its many tabs. How does a normal human come up against this Goliath ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    November 18, 2010
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    October 8, 2010

    The Weekly Wrap-Up: Chicken Wings, Weird Vodkas and Cheese

    ​This week in Short Order ...Ten Weird Vodkas: From Root Beer to Bacon and Bubble GumLee Klein likes the cheese plate at The Cheese CourseIt was a matter of time: Rachael Ray makes it to the Cooking Channel (aka Food Network 2)Meatless in Miami: Vegans won't find many good pizza options in townChe ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Cooking Channel Morphing Into Food Network 2 Quicker Than Expected

    You didn't think Cooking Channel would stay Rachel Ray-less, did you?​When it started, we gave the Cooking Channel one year -- two year, tops -- before Scripps Network would decide it wasn't a big cash cow. Not because we don't relish the though of a high-end version from the Food Network, but bec ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Cooking Channel: The First 24 Hours

    Laura Calder: Because every food channel needs its own Rachael Ray.​Yesterday, if you skipped on the memorializing of our nation's veterans through grilling various meats, you might have parked yourself in front of your TV to catch the premiere of the Cooking Channel. The network replaced Fine Liv ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Top 10 Hypothetical South Beach Wine & Food Fest Media Disasters

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/london/ / CC BY 2.0Ze paparazzi will be out in force.​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is almost here, and that means an orgiastic horde of mostly out-of-town drunks on the shores of Miami Beach concerned with nothing but food, drink, sex, celebrity, their ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Sobe Wine & Food Fest Releases More Burger Bash Tix for Sale

    ​News Flash: The South Beach Wine and Food Festival has expanded the site for their sold out Burger Bash event to include more of the Ritz Carlton South Beach's prime real estate and is releasing more Burger Bash tickets for sale.The post-sellout sale will sell out quick, so, act fast. The Burger ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Rachael Ray Donates 10 Tons of Dog Food to Miami Charity, Tries to Teach Dogs to Bark, "Yum-O!"

    Celeb chef Rachael Ray's clearly loves animals, as you can see above. If you visit the website for her line of gourmet dog food, the ridiculously titled "Nutrish," you'll find all sort of cute little stories about how Ray's dog Isaboo inspired her to create food for dogs without any of the fillers ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Argie Cafe -- Fort Lauderdale Empanada Shop Serves 'Em Up Hot and Fresh

    Elba Travin has been running the Argie Cafe  in downtown Fort Lauderdale with her husband, Nestor, for eight years. They serve Argentine food, empanadas, pizza, and sandwiches. Elba told me that the empanada flavors they sell the most of are

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    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Escopazzo Sommelier Rich DiGacomo Talks Wine & Food 2009

    I cold-called Escopazzo out of our restaurant database and said, "Hey, I'm from the newspaper, what are you doing for Wine & Food?" Sommelier Rich DiGacomo had great answers for me. He talked about the Food Network, Rachel Ray, Key West prawns and drinking. Here's what he had to say:

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    February 19, 2009

    Recession Be Damned!

    Eat, drink, and spend at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

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    January 9, 2009

    Second Chance For SoBe Wine & Food Tix

    This coming Monday morning, January 12th, a second block of tickets for previously sold out events will go on sale. So if you were bummed at being shut out of Rachael Ray's Burger Bash or The Best of the Best at the new Fontainebleau, you've been given a second shot. You can get your tix  at ww ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The SoBe Wine & Food Fest Stocking Stuffer

    Starting this morning at 9:00 a.m., the South Beach Wine & Food Festival  is offering a week-long 10% discount on all ticket orders (before tax and service fees). The deal closes Friday, December 19, at 5:00 p.m., and all orders placed by this time are guaranteed delivery before Christmas D ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.

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    August 7, 2007
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    August 7, 2007

    Hot Scoops On The SoBe Wine & Food Festival

    Perhaps you’ve read recent announcements concerning Paula Deen’s Poker Party, Emeril’s Sugar Shack Dessert Party, and other attractions that have been scheduled for this season’s Southern Wine and Spirits and FIU’s 2008 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. New Times has uncovered ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    Fame Game

    Chef Adrianne overachieves everywhere except the kitchen

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    February 22, 2007

    Open Wide!

    SoBe Wine and Food is baaaack

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    November 30, 2006
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    October 5, 2006
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    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality

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    February 24, 2005
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    November 25, 2004
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