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South Beach Wine & Food Fest Preview

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Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 26. The festival is scheduled for February 25 to 28, and unlike past years there will not be a second block of tickets sold in early 2010. So Monday is, like, the day to buy.

A complete lineup of events for the festival is available here, but what follows is a taste of this year's highlights:

Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Allen Brothers and hosted by Rachael Ray.  

Wine Spectator's Best of the Best, sponsored by the hoodlums at Bank of America with money they stole from you, returns to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Friends, "the Festival's perfect pairing of champagne and barbeque". (Bonus tip discovered in years past; If your hands get sticky from the BBQ, Perrier-Jouët on paper towel works as well as a Wet-Nap.)

The 2010 Tribute Dinner that Lee Klein is never invited to but

thankfully isn't bitter about, honoring Daniel Boulud, with emcee Gail

Simmons, and dinner prepared by Paul Bartolotta, Eric Ripert, Michael

Laiskonis, Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Maybury and Claude Troisgrois.

The Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring the American Express Grand Tasting Tents and the AIG Grand Lemonade Tasting Stand.  

Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen, the festival's family-oriented program, returns to teach your kids the health benefits of sugary breakfast cereals.

Cocktail Time with Sandra Lee at Casa Casuarina. Think we'll skip the snacks at this one -- we've seen her show.

A multi-course seated dinner at Wine + Dine + Design

celebrating Miami's Design District, including Señora Martinez,

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Fratelli Lyon, and Pacific Time.

Tix for this one will probably go fast.

Guy Fieri's Moon Over Miami Closing Party presented by the Miami New Times.

Purchase tix online or at 877-762-3933.

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