South Beach Wine & Food Festival

SoBeWFF's The Q After Dark: Curtis Stone, Sparkly Women, and Plenty of Party

When the clock struck 10 p.m. at the SoBeWFF party tent, things started to happen.

Suddenly, as if by magic, cirque performers dropped from the skies suspended on strands of silk, toy drummers came to life, and Curtis Stone's mega-watt smile lit up the room as he served shrimp-on-the-barbie tacos.

The Q had turned into the Q After Dark, the first after-party of the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The party, which was included in the Q's ticket (and available on its own, as well), featured plenty of Champagne, cocktails, Mansion Nightclub's Cirque du Mansion and lots of dancing. And with that, SoBe Fest kicked into high gear!

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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.
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