Come March, memories of the South Beach Wine & Fodd Festival (SOBEWFF) will be fading fast -- and you'll need some new bacchanalia to look forward to. Luckily, the third annual Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival is bringing eats, drinks, and entertainment to the Miami Circle on March 23 and 24.
And now you can score a set of VIP couple's tickets to the shindig for half price. Hint: This makes a sweet surprise for your foodie Valentine -- plus, if you're feeling insecure about your relationship status, this means he/she is likely to stick around for at least another six weeks.
So what's in store for the two-day ode to edibles? The festival showcases the wares of 40 restaurants throughout Brickell and downtown Miami, as well as wine and spirits from around the world. Participating eateries include the Oceanaire Seafood Room, SuViche, Taverna Opa, and Machiya, among others.
Attendees can eat and drink their way across the festival grounds, checking out cooking demos from celebrity chefs and wine experts. Cocktail hour kicks off at noon, and there'll be food sampling from 1 to 8 p.m. The masses can continue to drink and dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Live music will run all day and night, including performances by the Queen of Kings, Pocket Change, and Jenny Love, MC.
In addition to the obvious comestible component, the festival will also feature an exotic car show, an arts and crafts area, a kids' park with activities, exhibitors, and product samples.
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Last year's event saw nearly 12,000 participants, so plan your transportation in advance to avoid the inevitable Brickell parking apocalypse. For the first time, the event will be held at the Miami Circle, a local landmark with killer views of the Miami River and our epic skyline.
The VIP couple's pass, in particular, includes early entrance, a glass of champagne upon arrival, a goodie bag, a coupon booklet to sample on-site eats, winetasting sessions and culinary presentations, and a winetasting tour on the Miami River, all for $100 -- half off the original price of two VIP tickets. Check out the deal here.
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