The SEED Food & Wine Festival is back.
The five-day festival will kick off on November 18 through November 22, featuring chef dinners, a grand tasting, film screenings and many other activities, all dedicated to a message of conscious consumption—and delicious cuisine.
The 2015 lineup thus far includes chefs Chad and Derek Sarno of Wicked Healthy Food; Julie Piatt, co-author of The Plantpower Way; Charles Chen of RawYouth.org; Jay Astafa of 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe, and Jeremy Ford of Matador Room; Bad Ass Vegan John Lewis; entrepreneur Maranda Pleasant; yoga instructors Dawn B and Corbin Stacy; life coach sand author Jennifer Grace; ultra-marathoner Brendan Brazier; Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers; YouTube sensation Megan Elizabeth; and even more plant-based celebrities to be announced. Miami’s amazing local culinary scene will also be strongly represented. Participating chefs include Jonathan Seningen of DIRT, Brad Kilgore of Alter, Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek, Chef Paco of Jugofresh and r+d pop up, Todd Erickson of Haven, Amber Antonelli of The Naked Bite, Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion, and South Florida blogger Burger Beast who will be guest-judging the country’s first-ever Veggie Burger Battle.
Lucky for you, we have a pair of VIP tickets for you to win to the Tasting Village on Saturday.
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If you are attending a Miami Heat Finals game, then you have to check out the new ‘Heat Happy Hour’ at Area 31 inside the EPIC Hotel.
Area 31 is offering a ‘Pre-Heat’ pre-fixe menu for $24 per person.
Some of the menu items include:
- Mahi Ceviche mixed with sweet pineapple, cilantro and plantain chips
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with chilli, jalapeño and house made slaw
- Goat Cheese ‘Cheesecake’ topped with berries and whipped cream
- Grilled Kale Salad with red onions, peaches and smoked lemon aioli
- Shrimp Cocktail with cucumber salad and chipotle cocktail sauce
- Veggie Stir Fry with boy choy, Napa cabbage and soy
- Angus Burger
- Flourless Chocolate Cake with bitter chocolate mousse
Area 31 is also offering some drink specials too. If your going to one of the upcoming Heat Finals game, make sure to stop by Area 31 first for your ‘Pre-Heat’ meal.
If you need more information you can all them at 305.424.5234.
If your looking for a new place to celebrate happy hour, try “Happy Tapa Hour” at The Angler’s Boutique Resort.
From Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm till 7pm, 660 at The Angler’s features “Happy Tapa Hour.”
During “Happy Tapa Hour” you can have your choice of $5 cocktails and appetizers.
You can score some truffle fries or even some short rib empanadas plus some cocktails for $5 each during “Happy Tapa Hour.”
Do yourself a favor and go enjoy “Happy Tapa Hour.”
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If your looking for a place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, look no further than Rosa Mexicano in Brickell or Lincoln Road.
Since Cinco De Mayo is on a Sunday, Rosa Mexicano is hosting a Boozy Mexican Brunch with brunch dishes, Mexcal Bloody Maria and a Passion Picante Pitcher.
There will be a live DJ, mariachis, sombreros, beer and more.
Some of the brunch menu items include:
- Fried Eggs and Carnitas Hash: Pork carnitas and ancho chile potato hash, fried eggs, habanero mustard jam
- Cinnamon-Cascabel Chili Stuffed French Toast: Chile crusted brioche bread filled with Mascarpone, topped with caramelized plantains
- Mexican Cobb Salad: Grilled chicken, chorizo sausage, Cabrales blue cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes and habanero pickled onions with an avocado-dill dressing
Check out the full Cinco De Mayo brunch menu here.
We were fortune enough to go and try some of these dishes on Monday. I can tell you everything is awesome!
The Carnitas Hash is awesome. They come with corn tortillas so you can make tacos. How awesome is that.
The French Toast is beyond awesome. The Mascarpone in the middle of both toast is outstanding.
To top it off, I recommend you get a Passion Picante Pitcher to drink. The drink has 1800 silver tequila, passion fruit, fresh lime, ginger, and habanero. It’s perfect to make you think your drinking something soft, but it creeps up and hits you with the tequila and habanero.
Rosa Mexicano is definitely doing Cinco De Mayo brunch right! I know where we will be on Sunday! Join us!
Ladies, if your looking for a new ladies night, look no further than Red, the Steakhouse in Boca Raton.
Every Thursday night from 4:30p until close, ladies can enjoy unlimited free cocktails & select wines at Red’s bar.
Hear that ladies, FREE! No strings attached.
And you know all of Red’s awesome food will be available too! Ladies if your looking for something different and awesome, check out Red, the Steakhouse in Boca on Thursdays.
For more information, call Red at 561-353-9139.
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Photo : Inside Ft. Lauderdale
All of my SoBeWFF goers, listen up!
Free Cuban sandwiches.
Miami’s favorite Versailles, is teaming up with Smithfield to give away free Cuban sandwiches from midnight until 2 a.m. during two days of South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The free sandwich mobile will be located at the James Hotel on Thursday, February 21 from midnight until 2 a.m. and at the Dream Hotel on Friday, February 22 from midnight until 2 a.m.
Nothing like a free Cuban sandwich to soak up all the SoBeWFF beverages.
Photo : Short Order
The Harlem Shake is taking over the globe. You knew it wouldn’t be long before someone pulled this off at a restaurant.
Here’s a group of guys doing ‘The Harlem Shake at McDonald’s.’
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Photo : FoodBeast
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
If your into the whole Valentine’s Day dinners, here’s our guide to dinner on Valentine’s Day.
Note: This list will be updated throughout the week as new menus become available.
- Essensia Restaurant – Passport to Romance Menu – $95 per person/$135 per person with wine pairing – Menu
- Fabien’s Island Bistro -Prix Fixe Menu – $49 per person includes a bottle of French wine – Menu
- The Federal – Prix Fixe Menu – $50 per person/$30 per person optional wine pairing – Menu
- Area 31 – Special Menu – A La Cart pricing/Optional Wine & Dine package $150 per person – Menu
- Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails – Prix Fixe Menu – $65 per person/Pair it with a bottle of house Prosecco for $35 – Menu
- Tutto’s Mare – Prix Fixe Menu – $55 per person includes 1 bottle of complementary Prosecco per couple – Menu
Restaurants, we want to feature your menus. Email us.
Need some more pizza in your life?
Pizza Hut has introduced new ‘Pizza Sliders.’
These mini pies are 3.5 inches across and when you put nine of them together, they equal the size of a large pizza. You can pick three different toppings for a box of three of nine.
Pizza Hut ‘Pizza Sliders’ are available in either a box of three for $5 or a box of nine for #10.
If you want to test them out for yourself, you can order them now or stop by Pizza Hut on Tuesday, February 5th between 4p – 7p and try them out for free.
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This past weekend, we checked out two of Miami’s newest restaurants, Khong River House and brunch at OTC`. Check out some photos from the food at both establishments.
Khong River House
Full reviews coming soon on both spots.