February 21st, 2011

Not Going To South Beach Wine & Food? Try These Events (2011 Edition)


The 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off on Thursday and thousands of people — locals and visitors — will descend on Miami Beach for four days of events, Food Network celebrities and celebrations for the festival’s 10th year anniversary. There are still tickets available to a few of the festival’s smaller events. But for those not attending, I gathered some relatively inexpensive alternatives for the weekend ahead. Let me know if I missed anything.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Grill & Chill at Dilido Beach Club – Not going to the Burger Bash? Enjoy a burger beachside at the Ritz-Carlton’s Dilido Beach Club. The restaurant’s chefs are grilling ocean side, preparing the foie gras torchon burger ($18) featured at the Burger Bash. The restaurant will also offer specials on Friday (pork two ways) and Saturday (all-you-can eat chilled seafood). Dilido Beach Club, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 786.276.4081.

Dewar’s Discovery Private Tasting – Head to Dewar’s site and reserve a spot for one of two private tastings this evening (7:30 and 9 p.m.). Tastings are held at Ice Palace Film Studios. 21 and over.

Friday, Feb. 25

St. Sophia Greek Festival –  Enjoy Greek food, cooking demos, folk dance and music, and arts and crafts at this popular three-day festival. New this year is a nightly taverna featuring food, drink and dance. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (taverna from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Admission is $5; free for children 12 and under. St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2401 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami. More information here.

Grill & Chill at the Ritz-Carlton (see Feb. 24)

Saturday, Feb. 26

Launcharte – Visit this Wynwood market and enjoy grub from various food trucks and vendors. Noon to 6 p.m. Launcharte, 121 NE 36 Street, Design District.

[Update] Wynwood Truck Meet-Up – Join the food truck party. Eat while a live DJ entertains. You can try each and every truck if you like and it’ll cost you much less than a festival event ticket. On site to feed you will be Dim Ssam a Go Go, Latin Burger, The Fish Box, Cheeseme, Jefe’s, Sugar Rush, Latin House Grill, Rolling Stove and Grill Master Cafe. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 210 NW 22 Lane, Wynwood.

St. Sophia’s Greek Festival (see Feb. 25)

Grill & Chill at the Ritz-Carlton (see Feb. 24)

Sunday, Feb. 27

Brunch n’ BazaarCafeina has paired with Launcharte to bring you brunch and an open-air market. A reasonable $20 gets you brunch and unlimited mimosas for two hours. Stick around after and do some shopping for jewelry, art and other rare finds. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cafeina, 297 NW 23 Street, Wynwood, info@cafeinamiami.com. Reservations accepted for parties of six or more.

Tour de Tacos – Grab your bike and join Emerge Miami on a taco crawl. The ride starts at Government Center at 11 a.m. and will work its way through several taco stops, including T-Mex, Churros Manolo, Taqueria and then back to Government Center. Lime is offering beer specials after the ride. RSVP here. Bring cash.

Brunch in Paradise – If you haven’t had a chance to attend a Dinner in Paradise, try brunch. Start with a tour of the gorgeous Paradise Farms and then enjoy a family-style brunch prepared with ingredients grown on site. Cost is $43 (plus tax) for adults and $15 for children under 12. Guests arrive at 10:30 a.m. with brunch following at 11 a.m. Purchase tickets here. Paradise Farms, 305-248-4181.

[Update] Podbrunch with Gastropod Miami and Ideas in Food – You don’t want to miss this brunch. Alex Talbot from Ideas in Food, a consulting business, blog and now book, will be in Miami. Talbot will be cooking the previous night at an already sold out Cobaya dinner, but those who missed out will have a chance to try his food, along with chef Jeremiah’s, during this brunch. The best part? No advanced ticket purchase is required. Brunch will be served a la carte between 12:30 and 4 p.m. at The Stage in the Design District, 170 NE 38th Street.

Teena’s Pride CSA Farm Tour – Interested in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Teena’s Pride is hosting an open house for its CSA members and those interested in learning more about CSA. The day includes a farm tour, farmers market and cooking demonstration. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Teena’s Pride, 20025 SW 270 Street, Homestead. RSVP to farm@teenaspride.com (include the number in your party).

Brickell Food Truck Rally – While others are standing in long lines for a taste of wine at the Grand Tasting Village, you can be at Tobacco Road getting some drinks from the bar and eats from Latin Burger & Taco, Dim Ssam a Go Go and La Camaronera’s The Fish Box. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Avenue, Miami; 305.374.1198.

St. Sophia’s Greek Festival (see Feb. 25)

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  2. Thanks for this list of events…these are great ways to make up for the South Beach Wine & Food Fest

  3. ooh i want to go to SOBE so bad…i keep hearing such great things…. :) enjoy!!

  4. BTTR Food Truck Round-ups are happening every week Tuesdays Johnson & Wales University 127th & Biscayne 30 food trucks Live music Picnic with friends & Family 5:30-10p Put that on your Culinary list of things to do!! How about BTTR Thursdays on the Bay American Legion Post #29 1 block east of Biscayne off of Ne 64th st 6445 Ne 7th ave 25 trucks Beer & Wine Live music picnic in the grass under the stars 5:30-10p Your Choice!!

    It’s BTTR any way you choose!!!!
    Admission and parking are FREE at both events!!


  5. Thanks for this list of event these are great ways to make up for the South Beach Wine & Food Fest,there is not nothink better that it.Thnaks

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