The Food Network South Beach Food Festival 2014 starts today! If you live in South Florida and have never attended any of the events, then shame on you! This is a HUGE festival that garners nationwide attention, along with everyone who’s anyone in the food industry. Last year’s attendance topped 65,000. It also brought in more than $5 million dollars in ticket sales. The festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.
There are dozens of events all over Miami Beach. Some of the events are WAYYYY over the top–including tonights “The Q” that celebrates all things grilled, braised and barbecued, and is hosted by celeb chef, Michael Symon. Tomorrow’s festivities include an Ocean Liner Dinner, hosted and curated by Anthony Bourdain. On Saturday, there’s a Rocking Beach Party hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Sammy Hagar. On Sunday there’s a Southern Kitchen Brunch, hosted by Trisha Yearwood. There is definitely something for everyone at SOBEWFF.
I’ve actually partnered with Buick to give away 2 tickets to the grand daddy of all SOBEWFF events on Saturday, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. This happens right down by the water at 13th & Ocean Drive. It runs from 11am-6pm and offers all-inclusive bites from Miami’s top restaurants and chefs, endless samplings of fine wine and spirits, along with interactive activities.
Here’s how you win and I’m going to make it really simple. You can do ANY of the following:
- Leave a comment below telling me why you want to attend.
- Shout me out on Twitter at @jewelfigueras. Your tweet should also include the hashtags #BuickEatandTweet #SOBEWFF
One winner will be selected at random to win 2 tickets. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow night. Good luck!