The biggest boozy, bon vivant blowout of the year is almost upon us. Hello South Beach Wine and Food Festival, we've missed your many charms.
Even if you're been procrastinating like crazy ahead of the big affair, you're in luck. There are still tickets available to some of the best events. Here are five of our faves.
You'll literally get to eat your way across America at this all-star, tasting bites and booze from restaurants and chefs chosen by you (the public) as the nation's best. Winners come in three categories: "Terrific Tastemakers" (food media and personalities), "Best Bites" (think Best Burger, Best Taco, Best Pizza), and "Delicious Destinations" (restaurants and eateries). From Shake Shack to AZ Canteen to Hill Country Barbecue Market, these are the places that'll make you proud to be an American.
Farm to table is everything these days, and you can get in on some of the best garden-grown edibles along with Mr. Zakarian and Miami's own Julie Frans. There will, of course, be day drinking involved.
Tickets are $125 a pop. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at Essensia at The Palms, 3025 Collins Ave.
By far the most delicious hotbed of debauchery all weekend long, the GTV is where all the action happens. From tipsy celebrity chefs doing demos to free-flowing booze and the most insane spread of eats you've ever seen, this event is everything. Starve yourself for at least a week in advance.
Tickets are $225 per person. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at 13th Street & Ocean Drive.
Everybody loves dessert, and this event is a whole mess of sweet stuff, from an ice cream sundae bar to a mini cupcake buffet to chocolate sculpting and so much more. All to be washed down with wine. Save room -- lots of room -- for this confection celebration.
Tickets are $95 per person. The event runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, February 21, at the Gale South Beach Rooftop, 1690 Collins Avenue.
Brunch is the best meal ever, and at this particular incarnation of the mid-morning meal, you'll get to nosh on Hakkasan's exquisite dim sum dishes paired with Dolce wine -- aka liquid gold. Maybe stay home that night.
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Tickets are $175 per person. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at
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