For years, Short Order and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival have had a symbiotic relationship -- they throw some killer parties and we eat, drink, and write about them.
But, as in every relationship, after a while you need to take the next step. Which is why we're thrilled to announce the Miami New Times Short Order Party Animal Pass.
This pass, named after yours truly, groups together three of the hottest late-night events at the festival into one easy to purchase pass. The parties were specially chosen to give you the maximum food, drink, and fun without breaking the bank. For $285, you'll get a ticket to each of these soon-to-sell-out events (including two brand new events):
Thursday, February 21, 10 p.m. - midnight
Beachside, Delano Hotel
Long after most people pack it in for the night, the party tent at the SBWFF gets jamming with the Q After Dark. Sip on flutes of Moët & Chandon champagne and dazzling concoctions
from Belvedere vodka, Hennessy cognac, Grand Marnier and 10 Cane rum while you gaze upward at Mansion Nightclub's Cirque performers.
Aussie hottie Curtis Stone (Top Chef Masters host and one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive) will grill some meat on the barbie for your dining pleasure as you mingle with the beautiful people on the sand.
Friday, February 22, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
This brand new event has some of our favorite local talent mixing it up with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse at one of the most charming gardens in Miami Beach.
Bar Lab's Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi will create cocktails using fresh herbs and plants (their specialty), while My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein will work magic with all the little fishies in the deep blue sea. And Emeril? Well, if you've ever hung out with Mr. Lagasse after-hours, you'll know there's only one word for that -- Bam!
Step back into the SBWFF time machine for a trip back to Havana circa 1950's, where the rum flowed freely, music was in the air, and the nights were red hot. You're invited to drink, eat, and learn the salsa!
Sounds like Dirty Dancing:Havana Nights was just recast -- with you in the starring role!