South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Miami's Best Eats & Drinks This Weekend: SoBeWFF Edition

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Empanada Happy Hour hosted by Paula Costa

Seeking a way to start the weekend? Buy a ticket to the Empanada Happy Hour. This new event, located in Wynwood, pairs Bunbury's Argentine-American empanadas and bites with fine wines.

Friday, February 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bunbury Miami, 2200 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $95.

The Betsy and BLT at the Betsy presents Cigars & Spirits, brought to you by Cigar Aficionado

The evening chill will be perfect for snuggling up with a good cigar and a snifter of fine rum or bourbon. The Betsy's rooftop will be the scene for a party filled with some of the best spirits and premium cigars, paired with appetizers and desserts. If you're new to the art of cigars and spirits (or just want to geek out), experts will be on hand to guide.

Friday, February 20, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $125.

Fun and Fit as a Family, sponsored by Carnival, featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen

Fun and Fit as a Family is, by far, the best value at SoBe Fest. For only $20, you can mingle with celebrity chefs, taste delicious food, and grab free swag. Sure, there's no booze (this is, after all, a family event), but the entry fee is only $20, so you'll have more than enough money in your pocket at the end of the day to treat yourself to a smart cocktail or two. Plus, this event is great for the entire family, so think of the money you'll save on a babysitter. Ka-ching.

Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. Tickets cost $20.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss