Iron Fork is back! New Times, in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, is once again kicking off Miami Spice season with Iron Fork, the ultimate evening of food, fun, and an epic chef battle.
It all goes down July 30 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, where dozens of Miami's finest restaurants will offer their finest fare. Best of all? Many Miami Spice restaurants will be on hand, so you can plan your Miami Spice itinerary in one evening!
Of course, the highlight of the evening is our amazing chef battle, where two of our most talented toques will go head to head in a battle of skills, grit, and determination. Hosted by chef Allen Susser, each competitor will have to woo the celebrity judges to nab the Iron Fork title. Last year, Haven's Todd Erickson claimed victory over Edge Steak & Bar's Aaron Brooks. We'll announce this year's culinary gladiators shortly.
How amazing is Iron Fork, by the way? Last year's event was named one of the top 100 events in Miami by Biz Bash.
Early-bird tickets for Iron Fork go on sale Monday, June 1, through Sunday, June 14, with special pricing of $45 for general admission tickets and $75 for VIP tickets, which allow early access to the party at 6 p.m. and entrance to the exclusive VIP area. After that, ticket prices go up to $50 for general admission; $85 for VIP.
If you're a real eager beaver, take advantage of our special pre-sale for New Times readers. From May 27 through 31, get early access to Iron Fork tickets simply by signing up for our dining newsletter. Just visit miaminewtimes.com/newsletters to take advantage of this awesome offer and to receive the latest and best food news delivered right to your inbox.
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Purchase your Iron Fork tickets at newtimesironfork.com.
To whet your appetite for the party to come, New Times is giving away a pair of VIP tickets to Iron Fork. To enter to win, just take your best food photo at your favorite Miami restaurant and tag @MiamiNewTimes with the #hottestfork hashtag now through May 26. Our favorite photo will win the tickets. Basically you're being rewarded to do something you do every day.
So get snacking and snapping. We're looking forward to seeing Miami's most drool-worthy dishes.