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WTF? - Where's the Food? Podcast

Episode 20 of WTF? – Where’s the Food is Live! The SOBEWFF Hangover Episode

Holy South Beach Wine & Food Festival Hangover! This week, Nick from will recap everything that was South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Nick talks about his experience at some of the events and breaks down his favorite event of the festival (2:38).

Then, Nick took some time to talk to some amazing people on the sands of the Grand Tasting Village like Maria from Coop at the St. Roch Market (5:55), Fernando Desa from Goya Foods (8:03) and his bodyguard, Que Riko Con Kiko (10:17).

Finally, Nick gets some help from some of his food friends, one half of Miami Food Pug, Geoffrey (13:04) and Amber from MIABites (17:04) to find out what they thought about this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Get ready because this is one wild episode!

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WTF? - Where's the Food? Podcast

Episode 19 of WTF? – Where’s the Food is Live!

Happy South Beach Wine & Food Festival week!

This week, Nick from is joined by Chef Richard Plasencia aka The Ravenous Chef, who is competing in this year’s Burger Bash and Swine & Wine event (3:14). They talk everything from what goes into creating a winning dish at a South Beach Wine & Food Festival event to his latest project, ‘Twisted Fork Kitchen.’

Then, Nick gives you Food News on Sugar Factory, McDonald’s and more (18:26).

After, Nick breaks down the James Beard Award Miami nominations (20:28) and recaps what to expect at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival with it’s founder, Lee Schrager (21:16).

Finally, Nick makes you hungry with the Food Porn of the week (25:02) and thirsty with the Cocktail of the week (25:47).

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The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is Back!

The 17th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to South Florida on February 21, 2018 and runs thru Febraury 25, 2018.

This year’s festival will feature more than 90 events, including the fan favorites, plus some new parties, intimate dining experiences, expanded CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series and more.

Here are some of our favorite events happening throughout the weekend:

    • Italian Bites on the Beach hosted by Giada De Laurentiis
    • Heineken Light Burger Bash hosted by Guy Fieri
    • Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village
    • BACARDÍ Beach Party
    • Beachside BBQ hosted by Michael Symon
    • Grand Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian
    • Tacos After Dark hosted by Rick Bayless
    • King’s Hawaiian presents the Taste of Aloha and Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown hosted by Anne Burrell
    • Midnight Munchies hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
    • Española Way featuring special guest DJ Action Bronson
    • Sweet Moves: Late-Night Desserts & Dancing hosted by Bobby & Sophie Flay

Get your tickets for so many great events here.

We can’t wait to see everyone on the beach next month!

WTF? - Where's the Food? Podcast

Episode 16 of WTF? – Where’s the Food is Live!

On this week’s episode, we are talking everything South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Lee Schrager, the founder of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, joins Nick from to talk everything SOBE Wine & Food Festival.

Nick and Lee talk everything from some of Lee’s favorite restaurants to eat at in Miami to what’s the one event you have to go to if you have never been to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Find out about all the must go to events at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival here.

Then, Nick gives you Food News on Justin Timberlake, Dunkin Donuts, David Chang and more, plus the Food Porn of the week and the Cocktail of the week.

Listen to the full podcast now! You can also find us everywhere you find podcasts: Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

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Your Guide to the Unofficial Events of SOBEWFF 2017

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival officially kicks off tonight! Lots of events are sold out, but you could still score some tickets to some awesome events too! If that’s not your thing, don’t worry there are plenty of ‘Unofficial’ SOBEWFF events happening all over the city that might be up your alley.

Here is your guide to the Unofficial Events of SOBEWFF 2017:

All Week

Pubbelly Burger Week – February 20th – February 25th
The menu will include 10 burgers designed by Chef Mendin, Chef Guillermo Concha & Chef Craig Wolsk. Monday thru Thursday for Lunch; Friday for Lunch; Friday and Saturday for Late night. Info

Wednesday, February 22nd

SOBEWFF Kick Off After Party at Pawn Broker – 11p
Will Rivas, Beverage Director of the Pubbelly Group, will be hosting nationally renowned (and very good friend) bartender, Yael Vengroff, at Pawn Broker, for the greatest rooftop after-party in Downtown Miami. Top bartender of The Spare Room, Hollywood CA, Yael will use delicious & exotic tastes to craft her concoctions at the Miami Rooftop, and William Rivas, will craft an exciting assortment of cocktails, representing the finest Pawn Broker has to offer.

Thursday, February 23rd

SOBEWFF Kick Off Dinner: Childhood Memories February 23 – 8p
In collaboration with Miami Ink’s clothing line, Ruthless & Toothless, Chef Jose Mendin will be serving up a collection of original dishes inspired by his childhood memories, alongside great friends Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of Toro. To top the night off, making an exclusive appearance will be Darren Brass, of the celebrated reality show, Miami Ink. It will be a night you won’t want to miss! $85 pp – Tickets

Made In Dade Chef’s Cookout – Phuc Yea – 8p
Michael Beltran from Ariete, Rene Reyes & John Gallo from Pinch Kitchen, Niven Patel from Ghee Indian Kitchen, Cesar Zapata from Phuc Yea. Featuring a selection of the crispest east and west coast oysters by Blue Island Oysters & Estrella Damm Beer and a chef inspired menu of Viet Cajun Seafood Boil / crawfish, shrimp, clams, potatoes, andouille sausage, corn, Vietnamese aromatics, beer, Glazed Caramel Pork Spare Ribs / fish sauce caramel, scallions, sesame, apple wood smoked, Pig-nics / caja china roasted hams, lemon grass, chillies, garlic, ginger, pho spice and Sides, Fixins & Sauces prepared by guest chefs. Tickets are $34-50 and available on here.

Midnight Breakfast Club – Brava! – 11p
Join Trends on Trends and Chef Brad Kilgore of Brava! and Alter in Miami for a Midnight Breakfast Club full of breakfast sandwiches, stickers, and lots of boozy beverages at BRAVA By Brad Kilgore. Food and fun and open bar for as long as the alcohol lasts… so we suggest getting there early. Tickets are only $25 per person! Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 24th

Alter for the Eats, Rhymes, and Life – Alter/East – 7p
Join James Beard nominated Chef, Bradley Kilgore at James Beard nominated restaurant, Alter for the Eats, Rhymes, and Life event hosted at Alter and sponsored by Breakthru Beverage and the new East Hotel. Beginning at 7 pm with an Interactive 5 Course Dinner with Beverage and Music Pairings from Chefs Brad Kilgore and Brandon Brumback and Co-Hosted by Jarobi White of Tribe Called Quest followed by After Party Access on the 40th Floor of East Hotel, DJ set by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Cocktails and Wines Offered from Breakthru Beverage. Full Event Access is $250 per person. Call Alter at 305 573 5996 or email at [email protected] (NOTE: Dinner is SOLD OUT)

Ramen Late Night at Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach – Midnight
The grand finale to SOBEWFF, it’s Ramen Late Night at Pubbelly Sushi, Miami Beach. Hosted by Chef Jose Mendin, Chef Richie Nakano formerly of Hapa Ramen, will be cooking alongside the Miami chef creating 2 very tasty Ramen dishes. And, making a very special musical appearance and his debut act at the venue, is DJ Terry Cloth.

Saturday, February 25th

Oh Baby I Like It Raw – Izzy’s Fish & Oyster – 10p
Come throw down with Jamie DeRosa on Saturday, February 25 at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster’s raw bar for their second edition of “Oh Baby I Like It Raw” guest chef series. The fun starts at 10 pm and the two guest chefs on deck will be Boston favorites, Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer of The Little Donkey. The Bostonians, Jamie B. and Ken, will be putting their spin on Scallop Crudo and Tuna Tataki. Jamie plans to keep it tropical with his Florida Citrus and White Soy Ponzu inspired dressed oyster.

Sunday, February 26th

La Resaca – Taquiza– 1p
Join Steve Santana and local friends on Sunday, February 26 at 1 PM for La Resaca, a special brunch collaboration with local Chefs William Crandall, Niven Patel, Michael Beltran and Roland Baker of Vice City Bean. Taquiza 1506 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL.


Shake Shack Adds A New Menu Item


Everyone’s favorite Shake Shack is adding a new menu item for a limited time only.

Starting on Friday, June 3rd all Florida Shake Shack locations will be adding the Bacon CheddarShack Burger to their menu for a limited time.

Shake Shack competed in the 2016 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Burger Bash with a new specialty burger, the Bacon CheddarShack Burger! The burger is an all natural Angus beef hamburger topped with smoke Niman Ranch bacon and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese sauce. You can enjoy a single Bacon CheddarShack for $6.89 or a double for $9.69.

On top of the Bacon CheddarShack, Shake Shack will also be launching the Blueberry Pie Oh My which is a vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of delicious Shack-made blueberry pie topped with whipped cream. Blueberry Pie Oh My will be available until July 4th.

If you haven’t been to Shake Shack in a while or haven’t been at all, June 3rd might be the perfect time to do so.