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South Beach Wine & Food Festival

  • 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

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Geoffrey Zakarian's Farm-to-Table Brunch Includes Kale, Borscht, and Bloodys

    By the last day of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, even the most hardcore food fanatic is walking a little slowly. It could be the days filled with sipping wine and cocktails in the sun at the Grand Tasting Village or it could be all the parties, but sampling a few dozen burgers at Burger Bash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Things to Do at the Grand Tasting Village Besides Swirl Wine

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village is, quite literally, a mini-city of gigantic white tents taking over several blocks of Miami Beach's sandy coastline. Thousands of people flock to the GTV to swirl and sample hundreds of fine wines, sample the fare of over three dozen res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: SOBEWFF, Eats and Beats, and Brunch for a Better World

    The world culinary spotlight is trained on Miami this weekend as the South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes over most of our city. With dozens of celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Rachael Ray, Eric Ripert, Geoffrey Zakarian, and April Bloomfield cooking for us and posing for countless picture ... 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

    February 12, 2014

    Pubbelly and Smithfield Ham Offer Free Late-Night Bites During SoBeWFF

    Are you prepared for next week's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? Comfy shoes that can endure walking on sand? Check! Fully charged phone so you can Instagram that picture of you and Anthony Bourdain? Check! Tickets to all those yummy sold-out events? Um, not checked. If you think you've missed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Launches New Labs

    With all the glitz and glamor of celebrity chefs embracing Miami Beach for a weekend during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, some people might forget that the event is an annual blowout fundraiser for Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism. In fact, over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Groupon Offers "Epic" $5,000 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Package

    It's no secret that I love the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. That weekend is my Super Bowl, a time when I can revel in all things food and wine and cocktails. I happily traipse around the sand during the day, swirling wine while the sun burns my nose. At night, I wander the "tents" in the mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
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    February 27, 2013

    New Times' Artopia Tomorrow in Coral Gables: Eat, Drink, and Be Arty

    If you've been on the beach (or at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival) too much recently, it's time to add a little culture to your diet, at New Times' fifth annual Artopia.Tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Coral Gables Museum will transform into an epic celebration of ar ... 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 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... 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 21, 2013

    Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... 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 19, 2013

    Martha Stewart Talks SoBeWFF, Love of Florida, and Vegetarian Meals

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Martha Stewart is the woman who does it all. Just reading her list of accomplishments -- author of 77 books, host of an Emmy-winning television show, and founder of Mart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Hedy Goldsmith, Jeni Britton-Bauer, Paulina Naranjo Share a Love for All Things Frozen and Sweet

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Credit three ladies for making this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival just a little bit, um, cooler: Hedy Goldsmith, James Beard award-nominated executive past ... 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

    February 6, 2013

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2013: The Six Best Events Featuring Miami Chefs

    If you haven't purchased your tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, we suggest breaking out the credit card because many of the more famous events, like Burger Bash, are sold out.Luckily, the four-day long festival is filled with seminars, dinners, and parties -- ensuring there's an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2012

    Last Minute Gift for Your Fave Foodie: New Times' Short Order Party Pass

    The Christmas countdown is reaching its grand finale. With mere hours left to shop, you better make with the hustle to avoid being empty-handed on the big day. And if you're looking for something to satisfy a fellow foodie, Short Order has partnered with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival to cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Food & Country Festival Bringing the Wild West to South Dade

    While techno beats and Cuban food might seem more South Florida-style than twangy tunes and barbecue -- we can all use a return to those country roots every now and then. Hence the idea behind the South Dade Food and Country Festival, bringing homegrown good times and good eats to Homestead this Sat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    More Beer, Rock Shrimp, and Chilaquiles: Final Notes on the SoBe Fest

    ​So we close the page on another South Beach Wine & Food Festival -- or, as we like to call it, the Annual Four Day Gastro-Intestinal Challenge. The following list consists of personal observations and reflections gathered over the weekend.- I've been to so many Festivals that I've gotten to k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Trucks on the Beach Crowded, Energetic

    ​View photos from Trucks on the Beach here.The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach closing party proved once and for all that people will wait on line for 45 minutes for food.Lines were the name of the game at this event, as trucks turned out food as fast as humanly possible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Trucks on the Beach Trivia Ticket Giveaway, Part Three

    ​Ready for another try? Short Order is offering one last set tickets to the sold out Trucks on the Beach event Sunday night at South Beach Wine & Food Festival to the first reader who can guess the answer to the following question, without going over. The retail cost of these tix is $95 each.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Dining In The Dark Staff Rehearses With Night Vision Goggles

    Chad Stewart tries out his night vision scope, "This is going to be fun".​One of the hottest tickets at the 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival is Thursday evening's Dining in the Dark at the Perry South Beach Hotel, part of The New York Times Dinner Series. The sold-out event, hosted by David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Burger Bash Awards We'd Like to See

    Courtesy of SoBeWFF​Each year at the Burger Bash, standard awards are doled out for people's choice, best-dressed burger, best side dish, and judges' favorite at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which opens Thursday.. Some chefs cheat by offering the same burger every year, yet nevertheless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Trucks on the Beach: Vote Now to Pick the 16th Food Truck

    ​With all the South Beach Wine & Food Festival events scheduled for next year's edition, we are perhaps most excited about Trucks on the Beach. The bash, hosted by Andrew Zimmern and serving as the official closing party, will feature 15 trucks dishing out mobile-made bites on the sands of Sou ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    SBWFF 2012: Antonio Banderas, Andrew Zimmern, and Plenty of Food Carts

    Lee KleinWe spoke by phone with Lee Schrager this week about upcoming new events at the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (February 23 through 26). Monday was part one; today we talk about BubbleQ losing its Bubble, the one-of-a-kind affair at 1111 Lincoln, and the grand closing party that l ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010
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    February 25, 2009

    FIU Donates Food Fest Leftovers

    Michael Moran, culinary director and chef/instructor at the FIU School of Hospitality, along with his small army of FIU student/volunteers, were able to recover more than 800 meals from events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and have donated them to the Daily Food Bank. The meals, culled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Liquor at the Wine & Food Festival

    The South Beach Food & Wine Festival offered more than cheese trays and grape juice. What are we talkin' 'bout? Booze, glorious booze, and there was plenty of it. I saw brandy, absinthe, vodka, tequila... it was like that scene in The Warriors where every gang in the city shows up for the big me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    FIU Students Make Wine & Food Festival Work

    If Sunday was any indication of how well the South Beach Wine & Food Festival did, then it was a resounding success. Tons of humans tore through hundreds of thousands of portions of grub and massive amounts of alcohol, grape-based and otherwise. Celebrity chefs led cooking demos, signed books, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Oceanik Steel Drums at Wine & Food

    Oceanik is a man and a band. I saw him playing steel drums at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This video captures him covering "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias. I also heard him do a version of "Because I Got High" by Afroman. Oceanik got a consistently great response from the crowd.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Behind The Scenes For SoBe Food Fest Prep

    It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Musings: South Beach Wine & Food, Midtown and Root Beer

    In light of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I propose a law requiring that no posted photo of any Food Network personality ever exceed the size of a postage stamp. Our fine dining establishments are much improved in terms of the quality of cuisine served, but they've still got a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    SoBe Wine/Food Fest Tix Go On Sale

    Tickets for the 2009 South Beach Wine and Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 27. We mention this because in past years tickets have sold out very quickly -- especially for the more popular events, such as Rachel Ray’s Burger Bash ($200), Bubble Q ($350), and Wine Spectator’s ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 12, 2007

    'Cue Tip

    Bar-B-Que Beach has rib savvy to spare

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007
  • 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

    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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