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Robert Irvine

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    New York City Wine & Food Festival Reflects Its Host City

    The New York City Wine & Food Festival just wrapped up four days of parties, events, and tastings, and while there are major similarities between it and its snowbird sister, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, there are also major differences. True, both events are the brainchild of Lee Brian Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jamie DeRosa on Tongue & Cheek's First Anniversary

    On April 15, Tongue & Cheek, the playful South of Fifth restaurant by chef Jamie DeRosa, will celebrate its first anniversary. Truthfully, it seems like the restaurant's been around a lot longer. In its brief period on earth, chef/owner Jamie DeRosa has managed to attract a faithful clientele of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Where Did the Celebrity Chefs Eat in Miami During SOBEWFF?

    Each year, hundreds of celebrity chefs descend upon our fair city to work and play at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. And, while their dance cards may seem full with all the fabulous parties and events they host and attend while "on duty", there always seems to be just enough free time to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Paula Deen Is Back in the Saddle Again (Video)

    Rumors swirled more than the wine in a thousand glasses. Would Paula Deen join her sons, Jamie and Bobby, in the cooking demo scheduled at Sunday's Grand Tasting Village at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival? People were whispering that Paula was still on the fence about appearing at the signature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Mix It Up With Morimoto and Robert Irvine Doing Karaoke (VIDEO)

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto hosted his first late-night SOBEWFF event last night, and it was a hit -- a part pool party, part late night market. Asian delicacies from top Miami restaurants were served, poolside karaoke with a cameo by a Food Network stars happened, along with flowing sake cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Q Kicks Off the Festival With Meaty Dishes, Dishing Chefs, and a Flavor Tie

    Last evening, this year's edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with the first big party, the Q. On the surface, the Q seemed like the familiar event that put the festival on the map -- a fete filled with barbecue provided by some of the best chefs in the country, accompanied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Follow Your Favorite SOBEWFF Personalities on Twitter, Instagram

    With the SoBeWFF just days away, celebrity chefs are leaving their hometowns to flood our sunny city with big personalities and debaucherous dalliances. This is their version of spring break, after all -- so anything can happen. This tendency towards troublemaking means you'd be wise to follow your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Dinners and Pop-Ups During the Festival

    With about 70 different parties, dinners, and seminars to choose from, you'd think there wasn't room on your culinary dance card to fit in one more morsel of food or one more sip of a delicious libation. Of course, to the truly insatiable foodie, there's always a bit of wiggle space for just one mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    FIU's Derrick Deal Will Have Prize-Winning Red Robin Burger at SOBEWFF Burger Bash

    Derrick Deal may have won Red Robin's Golden Robin Contest, but it was really his grandmother who got him into the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Derrick is a senior at FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Early last semester he was one of more than 140 students to compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    New Restaurant "Docu-Series" Seeks Chefs in Miami

    Nowadays, wannabe celebrity chefs are easier to find than your garden-variety line cook. And if you're looking to be the next Paula Deen -- wait, scratch that, maybe the next Robert Irvine -- you're in luck. Another reality TV show is on the way, and producers are casting in Miami. The show, an unn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Craigslist Restaurant Ads: Opera Singers and Thieving Meth Addicts

    Every day every caliber of Miami restaurant heads to Craigslist to seek the help they need. You can just as easily find the Genuine Hospitality Group staffing up for the onslaught of tourist season as you can a nameless Kendall pizza joint looking for a prep cook and dough stretcher. It's a democr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    SoBeWFF: With Enough Wine, You Too Can Cook Like Robert Irvine

    Robert Irvine is kind of a bad ass. In addition to his buffed up bod (which we've been lucky enough to see shirtless at last year's SoBeWFF), he's got the vast array of knowledge to school many an amateur (and pro) chef. Last night, he was on hand to help sauced up cooks prepare pasta tableside. Ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Grand Tasting Village: Here's What To Look For

    By virtue of its name the Grand Tasting Village of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is supposed to be all about wine. But we are here to tell you that there is so much more to the GTV than swishing and swilling the nectar of the gods. If you've been procrastinating going to the GTV because y ... 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 22, 2013

    Grand Tasting Village: How to Navigate the SoBeWFF Big Event

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village is like the open bar at a wedding reception. It's where everyone wants to be. And when 70,000 foodies gather en masse, you can bet your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's The Q: Paula Deen and a Host of Famous Faces

    The 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with Moët Hennessy's the Q, the bash that brings bubbly, barbeque, and famous faces to the beach.Thousands of guests converged under the SoBeWFF party tents to drink good Champagne and hand crafted cocktails and to eat barbeque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Fun and Fit as a Family: For the Whole Gang

    What makes a successful culinary scene? Demand for innovation, quality and a steady pipeline of talent. Working to instill that passion in the next generation of foodies is Florida Blue who will present Fun and Fit as a Family February 23 and 24, sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Anne Burrell Talks Karaoke, Diamond Dishes, and Women in the Biz

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Anne Burrell is the Food Network's bubbly, blond ambassador of good times and great eats. A frequent face on the network, she's taken turns on Iron Chef America and Best Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Moet Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark: Make the Cocktails at Home (Recipes)

    Moët Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark kick off the four-day weekend of nonstop parties, seminars, dinners, and events that begin tonight for the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.This year's Q, hosted by Food Network's Southern sweetheart Paula Deen and her handsome sons Jamie and Bobb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food 2013: The Q, Taste of Thai and a Few Things Still On Sale

    There are a lot of reasons why you haven't bought tickets for anything at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year. Maybe you swore it off after emptying your bank account for back-to-back events on the same weekend last year. Maybe you were diligent about filing your taxes and copped an e ... 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

    January 10, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013: The Five Best Events Under $100

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is only a month away and tickets are already selling out. We know..we know. SoBe Fest is all lovely and all..and you'd love to hang out with Anthony Bourdain and Rachael Ray, but you don't have the money to invest in both Burger Bash and a car payment. We hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Ten Strangest Things at the South Beach Wine and Food Fest

    ​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up yesterday after a four-day whirlwind of dinners, brunches, parties, cocktails, and events.Each year we're delighted by the food, impressed by the cocktails, and amazed by the sheer number of celebrities that come to Miami to party and mingle.Dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine is Chained, Topless at Party Impossible (Video)

    All photos by Laine DossRobert Irvine goes topless.​It seems that whenever the South Beach Wine & Food Festival has a party at the Herzog & de Meuron parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, there's someone hanging by their feet.Last year's Let Them Eat Cake event hosted by Emeril Lagasse and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine Wants to Engage You at Party Impossible

    ​Robert Irvine is the buff star of Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, taking miserably failing restaurants and turning them into success stories. He's also the subject of many photographs at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, most memorably last year when he provided his back as transpo ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cheap Seats: Tickets Under $100

    ​Although the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is still a month away, the time to get those tickets is now. Indeed, some of the more popular events are sold out. You've already missed the meaty Burger Bash, BBQ & The Blues hosted by Food Network's "Iron Chef" Michael Symon, and Paula Deen' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Paula Deen Is Going Cruising and Y'all Are Invited

    ​Restaurateur, celebrity chef, and butter goddess Paula Deen is taking a little ol' Caribbean cruise, and y'all are invited to party with the lady herself.Paula Deen's Party at Sea sets sail aboard the Celebrity Eclipse from the Port of Miami January 21 for seven days of partying with Paula a ... More >>

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    October 29, 2011

    Iron Chef America Watch Party at Tudor House on Sunday

    Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor House​The season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today

    Laine DossBourdain will be back at the 2012 SBWFF​Tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale today.If you attended last year's event you might recall Anthony Bourdain's Wheel of Death, Paula Deen riding Robert Irvine, or Guy Fieri making pizzas for one thousand of his closest ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Paula Deen Riding Things Is Your Brand New Internet Meme

    via PDRT​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival came and went, and for those of us who only eat Ramen noodles huddled over our laptops it's usually not a major event. Yet, because Paula Deen was in town (every time she's in Miami something magical happens) the internet masses have a shiny new me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Craziest Moments From The Festival

    Laine Doss Paula Deen mistakes Tyler Florence for a honey glazed ham.The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and all across South Beach workers are furiously tearing up the giant tents, chefs are soaking their feet and people are guzzling Alka-Seltzer. The festival a ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Grand Tasting Village Was a Satisfying Feeding Frenzy

    Bill? Is that you? ​With the white sand, clear skies, and heat, SBWFF's Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village would have resembled the Sahara if it were not for the sparkling backdrop of the Atlantic.After receiving a Waterford glass, but no neck lanyard cup-holder to keep our eager paws free ( ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    SBWFF 2010: Sunday Afternoon at the Grand Tasting Village; Bourdain, Ripert Face-Off

    We spent Sunday afternoon at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village, walking around the massive tents around 13th and Ocean tasting mostly liquor. It's no secret that this event has become less about the bites and more about the booze -- well, and the celebrity ... More >>

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