The Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival is celebrating its 22nd year with a two-day festival of food, wine, and music.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 14, and 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Coconut Grove's Peacock Park will host the lively event, showcasing Miami's best restaurants and hundreds of wines and spirits.
Unlike many food festivals, which charge outrageous fees upward of $75 just to walk through the door, the Taste of the Grove remains at a budget-friendly $5 to get in (free for kids under 12), with a pay-as-you-go policy for food and drinks.
This also means that instead of the usual how-much-do-I-need-to-drink-to-get-my-money's-worth mentality that comes with shelling out hundreds of dollars on a ticket, you're free to budget your calories for items you actually want to put into your mouth.
In addition to the usual wines and beers found at festivals, Great Taste will have a sommelier tasting area and connoisseur spirits
lounge, providing guests with the opportunity to sample some of the best
wines and spirits on the market.
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The event also features the Best of the Taste awards, given to participating restaurants based on
outstanding taste and presentation of food, with local writers and chefs
serving as judges.