The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is underway, and hundreds of chefs are flying in from around the world to cook at SOBEWFF's various dinners and parties. Of course, it's not all work for these talented toques: They also storm the restaurants and bars of our fair city in what's referred to as "spring break for chefs."
The best part of this weekend is cozying up to a South Beach watering hole and spotting Anthony Bourdain sitting at the bar or Martha Stewart dining on stone crabs.
The way to get the inside track on where the chefs are celebrating is by following them on social media. After all, they're are just like us: They take pictures of their food, share selfies, and talk current events. The best part? They interact with fans, so be sure to reach out and share your favorite local spot for croquetas or cocktails.
"I'm sorry, little fella', your body will grow up big and strong but I'm afraid the hands are another matter.." pic.twitter.com/mA4whVA7pz— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) February 20, 2017
1. Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain)
Anthony Bourdain's Twitter feed is part travel porn, part political musings, and part inside information on the culinary world. The chef/author/all-around badass's 5 million followers are treated to everything from mentions of his favorite movies to rants about Donald Trump's tiny hands. Because Bourdain loves Miami, check his Twitter feed for hints on where he's eating, drinking, and even getting some ink done.
2. Neil Patrick Harris (@NPHFoodPorn)
Sure, you can be like the other 26.6 million people who follow @ActuallyNPH on Twitter for this triple threat's upbeat messages, Broadway info, and general goodness, but it's the actor's Instagram, @NPHFoodPorn, that promises real decadence. So far, there are only two pictures (the account was set up just a few days ago), but because Harris is headed to SOBEWFF to eat, drink, and be merry, watch out for the posts to multiply.
3. Snoop Dogg (@snoopdogg)
Who would have thought Snoop Dogg would turn into such a foodie icon? We already knew he could sing, rap, and act, but after he began hanging with Martha Stewart, all bets were off. Snoop also has mad love for Miami, so expect to see his Twitter feed blow up with local spots and famous faces.
4. Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri)
When Guy Fieri heads to the Magic City, it automatically transforms into that mythical place called Flavortown. Fieri, who will host SOBEWFF's inaugural Food Fight, is good friends with several Miami chefs, including Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales and Latin House Grill's Michell Sanchez, so it's a safe bet he'll take time to visit a few local haunts. Find out where he's eating locally on his Twitter feed.
5. Andrew Zimmern (@AndrewZimmern)
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern is best known for his adventurous eating habits, but don't expect to see only wildebeest on the menu. His Twitter feed is filled with political insight, news, and even tips on how to get your kids to eat broccoli. There's also a robust dose of good, all-American food porn (as evidenced by the delightful fritter above).
6. Lee Schrager (Twitter: @Lee_Schrager; Instagram: @LeeSchrager)
If you want an insider's view of what goes into the making of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (plus front-row seats for every event), you simply must follow SOBEWFF founder Lee Brian Schrager. The festival maven seems to teleport himself seamlessly from event to event, making his way from Burger Bash to Best of the Best and beyond. Live vicariously through Schrager as he kibbutzes with celebrity chefs, takes to the stage, and has a generally more fabulous life than most other people who occupy this planet.
7. David Grutman (@DaveGrutman)
If space aliens followed David Grutman's Twitter feed, they'd think Earth was filled with glitter balls, music, pleasure boats, and café life. Grutman's tweet subjects range from coffee with Rob Gronkowski to partying at LIV. Hang with Emeril Lagasse? Sure. Lunch with Elle Macpherson? It's all here for the following.
8. Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart)
The Domestic Diva Tweets about everything from what she's eating to reminding you to get your air ducts cleaned. Watch out for where Martha is dining in Miami — and maybe even a few surprise appearances from her "bestie," Snoop Dogg.
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9. Alex Guarnaschelli (@Guarnaschelli)
If you like your food porn mixed with a dash of positive reinforcement, this Chopped judge's Twitter feed is right for you. Alex Guarnaschelli takes you on the Chopped set for an intimate look at her and fellow judges Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian, and others, and shares some of her most delicious dishes. Bonus: She loves responding to tweets, so hit her up for some culinary advice.
10. Brian Nasajon (@briannasajon)
Beaker & Gray's executive chef takes you on a tour of his world through insanely colorful pictures. Watch as everything from microgreens to peppers are transformed into art through Brian Nasajon's lens.