Iron Fork

Snatch Your Ticket to New Times' Iron Fork 2019 Before Prices Increase

Benjamin Goldman and Ralph Pagano at last year's event. See more photos from Iron Fork 2018 here.
Benjamin Goldman and Ralph Pagano at last year's event. See more photos from Iron Fork 2018 here. Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg
New Times' 12th-annual Iron Fork, presented by Wild Fork Foods, will take place Thursday, October 3, at the James L. Knight Center and Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami.

From 6 to 10 p.m., Miami's best restaurants will offer delicious food while guests enjoy music, fun, and the evening's headlining Iron Fork cooking competition. Last year, Planta's Benjamin Goldman took home the Iron Fork Skillet of Excellence. The 2019 competing chefs will be announced at a later date.

Participating restaurants are being added daily and include the following:

General Admission
  • 107 Steak & Bar
  • Brain Freeze Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • Del Frisco's Grille
  • Donna Mare Trattoria
  • Dr. Limon
  • Ember Miami
  • Gatsby's Joint
  • HBK Burger
  • Japan Inn
  • Los Ranchos Steakhouse
  • Miami N' Ice
  • Mora Pizza
  • New York Chinese Buffet
  • Olivia Restaurant
  • Pink Pie
  • Planet 57
  • San Bernardo Ice Cream
  • Sala'o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia
  • Silverspot Cinema
  • Topgolf Miami Gardens
  • Vacillate Wine Bar
  • Vicky Bakery
  • Yarumba
This year, Iron Fork will also present a People's Choice award. Attendees can vote for their favorite bites of the evening, and the winning restaurant will receive a special honor.

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, here's a little incentive: Now through August 11, tickets cost $30 for general admission (GA) and $65 for VIP. On August 12, prices will increase to $40 for GA and $70 for VIP, so hurry. Purchase tickets at

General admission includes entry to the event at 7 p.m.; unlimited samples from participating restaurants; access to cash bars in the GA area offering wine, beer, and spirits by Estrella Damm beer, TX Whiskey, Ziami Rum, and Blue Martini; entertainment; and the Iron Fork culinary competition.

VIP ticketholders have access to all of the GA food and fun, entrance to the VIP lounge with complimentary drinks in that area, food from Barton G. the Restaurant, and early entry to the event at 6 p.m.

Plus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics of Florida, so you can feel good about your evening in more ways than one.

New Times' Iron Fork Presented by Wild Fork Foods. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at James L. Knight Center and Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $40 to $80 via
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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