Looking for the best food and drink events this week? The South Beach Wine & Food Festival continues through Sunday with more than a hundred happenings, tastings, and parties. Plus, Veza Sur's intimate brewery dinner returns, the Hungry Black Man hosts the third-annual Soul Vegan Festival, and restaurants and bars offer National Margarita Day deals.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival Takes Over South Florida
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) has taken over South Florida with more than a hundred signature events, tastings, parties, seminars, dinners, and classes. The annual bash, which has raised more than $30 million for Florida International University, has taken over three counties with parties in Miami Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. To make this year's edition fresh, founder Lee Schrager and his team are bringing back festival favorites such as Burger Bash and Best of the Best and introducing events that range from a celebration of the sandwich to an evening of food and music by Nu Deco Ensemble. Through Sunday, February 23, at various venues throughout South Florida; sobewff.org.
Pet Sounds With Proper Sausages
Technique Records and Proper Sausages have teamed up to deliver Pet Sounds this Saturday. In the parking lot of Technique Records, Hope Express — a mobile pet shelter run by Miami-Dade Animal Services — will bring some furry friends looking for forever homes. Proper Sausages will be there to cook and serve delicious cheesesteaks. Complimentary wine will be available to guests aged 21 or older. 4 p.m. Friday, February 21, at Technique Records, 880 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-717-6622; techniquercords.com.
Soul Vegan Festival Returns to Miami Beach
Miami food and culture blogger Starex Smith, AKA the Hungry Black Man, is out and about in Miami Beach this weekend while hosting the third-annual Soul Vegan Festival. His blog, the Hungry Black Man, is dedicated to championing African-American cuisine in Miami. Produced in partnership with Miami Beach Parks and Recreation, the festival will offer a delicious array of plant-based African-American and Caribbean cuisine. The beachside event promises to be a tasty treat for the whole family. Noon Saturday, February 22, in Bandshell Park, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; thehungryblackman.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
La Cervecena Series at Veza Sur
This Saturday and Sunday, Veza Sur Brewing Co. will continue its La Cervecena Series, offering an intimate dining experience inside the brewery in collaboration with SuViche Hospitality Group. Expect a welcome beer cocktail and a five-course meal paired with Veza Sur brews. Dinner will be prepared tableside by chef Cesar Gonzalez of Miami-based restaurants Taikin Asian Cuisine, El Alpha Dog, and BBQ 58. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, and Sunday, February 23, at Veza Sur, 55 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com. Seating is limited; tickets cost $100 via sevenrooms.com.
A Guide to SOBEWFF 2020 Brunch Events
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is back with a host of Sunday brunches. Both a hangover cure to soak up all the excess booze from nights prior and an excuse to get the party started early with some day drinking, brunch is a necessary part of the SOBEWFF experience and one of America's favorite pastimes. Here are some of this year's best brunch events.
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National Margarita Day 2020 Deals in Miami
Tequila lovers, mark your calendars: This Saturday is National Margarita Day. Several South Florida restaurants will observe the boozy holiday by offering unique cocktails, ranging from classic margaritas to balanced fusions to bespoke interpretations. Check out some of the best local spots to enjoy the beloved tequila-based libation.