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As 60,000 attendees roll into Miami for the South Beach Wine + Food Festival this week, we pulled together some unofficial events hosted by local restaurants, bars and hot spots for those of you who either didn’t spring for the pricey SOBEWFF tickets or found an event Sold Out.
Come join the throngs on Miami Beach for specialty cocktails, pop up coffee bars, unique dinners, late night parties and food trucks.
Wednesday 2/24- Sunday 2/28
1 Hotel & Homes South Beach on the 1 Rooftop announces beginning this Wednesday, February 24ththe highly anticipated grand opening of its latest culinary expansion – PREY. The hotel welcomes James Beard Foundation Award nominee Chef Bun Lai who will be infusing his sustainable seafood, plant and invasive species-based sushi style with his latest eco-conscience pop-up restaurant. The restaurant will be open to the public from February 24th through April 30th. Many of the items found on the PREY menu are indigenous to Florida and Chef Bun will hunt, dive and forage for all ingredients himself. Prey at The 1 Hotel Rooftop 2341 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Corso Coffee, an Italian-style coffee shop from premier restaurant and hospitality group LDV Hospitality, will be popping up in the Gale South Beach from Wednesday, February 24th through Sunday, February 28th during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The popular espresso spot, with two outposts in New York City as well as Montauk, Atlanta and Puerto Rico, will introduce its signature handcrafted beverages to Miami Beach. Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Cecconi’s at Soho House on Miami Beach will be offering a special Happy Hour with $4 cicchetti and $7 cocktails from 4-to-7 Wednesday 2/24 — Saturday 2/27. A special Sol Levante cocktail made with Japanese pear purée will be available in honor of SOBEWFF. Cecconis at SoHo House 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Café des Arts Miami in SoFi is offering a Free Truffle Pizza from 6-8 pm during SOBEWFF when you order two glasses of wine. Café des Arts 22 Washington Ave, Miami Beach FL.
The Pubbelly boys and Chef Jose Mendin present Atlanta to Miami with James Beard nominated chef and Atlanta restaurateur, Ford Fry, featuring a “Mamma Ma’am” type affair and “best of” menu culled from his recently opened Italian concept, St. Cecilia. 8 dishes and 4 courses from 6:30 to 9:30 pm $95. Pubbelly 1418 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 532-7555
Stop by Bagatelle’s sexiest party, Sunset Rendez-vouz: SOBEWFF 2016 Edition from 8pm to midnight for a festive dinner party hosted by Ricardo Ralph Lopez will feature live entertainment and libations of Chateau D’Esclans. Bistro Bagatelle 220 21st St Miami Beach FL305 704 390B
Broken Shaker Chicago joins Broken Shaker Miami for an evening of Midwestern inspired cocktails and eats by Trevor Albers, Scotty LoBianco and Chef Jonathan Meyer. Continue the Chi-Town with dinner next door at 27 Restaurant with Top Chef alum, Sarah Grueneberg. Beginning at 6pm. Broken Shaker at The Freehand 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach 305-531-2727
The Surfcomber, is offering their Mediterranean Feast for a second year with Top Chef star and DC chef Mike Isabella along with chefs Jennifer Carroll, and George Pagonis for an al fresco lamb roast that includes Merguez sausage and spit-roasted lamb, saffron roasted lobster, grilled whole local fish warm savory bowls of Bouillabaisse, fresh-baked pita and endless cocktails. 9:30pm-12:30am. $95 pp RSVP: tickets http://www.socialclubatsurfcomber.com/promotions/mediterranean-feast.htm. The Pasture at The Surfcomber, Miami Beach.
Nautilus South Beach and Driftwood Room, will be launching a Fun in The Sun Food Truck from 3:30-4:30. Stop by on Friday to see Chef Alex Guarnaschelli behind the window at the Fun in The Sun Food Truck. The food truck that will then be open all weekend offering The Cuban Philly and Fun in The Sun Milkshakes using local Azucar Ice Cream. Beach at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel 1825 Collins Ave. Miami Beach Fl.
Friday 2/26 and Saturday 2/27
LDV Hospitality’s Rec Room and Regent Cocktail Club in The Gale South Beach are celebrating South Beach Wine and Food Festival with two parties taking place on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th. Starting the weekend with a bang on Friday, Feb. 26th, the classic cocktail bar Regent Cocktail Club will host Latin Funk & Electronic Fusion band Elastic Bond.
On Feb. 27th, Rec Room continues the party with “Sweet Talk” on the Gale Rooftop with DJ’s Michelle Leshem of Supermarket Creative and DJ PillowTalk. Spinning a combination of soul, boogie and house music, PillowTalk will take over the ones and twos and keep the SOBEWFF celebration going. Tickets are priced at $20 per person. Included in the price, guests will enjoy a selection of mini desserts by Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant” 2015 winner Dolce Italian. With beautiful views of South Beach, partygoers will dance, mingle, and indulge until late. Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Saturday 2/27 and Sunday 2/28
The Grdn at 1676 James Ave welcomes MIA Brewing company as they introduce new brews and new can release. Bites by Proper Sausages and Beats by DeRoboter. 5 pm to 2 am. The GrdnMIA 1676 James Ave. Miami Beach Fl.
Dale’s Night Out is the unofficial after-party for SOBEWFF. Beginning at 1 am and continuing into the wee hours of the morn, the event features a special edition of TALDE’s Late Night Noodles with a special menu, Almas caviar and tater tots. Guests can enjoy sounds by DJ Reid Waters and beer and cocktails sponsored by Peroni and Absolut Elyx. The event is open to the public, RSVP required. [email protected]. TALDE Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL,
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