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2014 Food & Drink Festivals throughout the US and beyond

Food and Wine events are popping up everywhere and I was thinking how dynamic would it be to go to every event on this list, flying all over the country and back again eating and drinking and writing about it. I’m thinking t...
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Where to watch 4th of July Fireworks from Key West to Palm Beach 2014

We’ve put together our ‘bang’ up list again this year to help you decide where to celebrate and watch fireworks from Palm Beach to Key West this 4th of July. Have fun, party safe and Happy 4th of July! Check out our book,...
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Where To See Holiday Lights, Holiday Shows and Boat Parades in Florida 2013

Holiday sights and lights are beginning to shine brightly all over South Florida. Some lights have already been lit while others hit the switch this week. Below is a compilation of some of South Florida’s favorite o...
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Things to do on Thanksgiving, [other than eat] in South Florida 2013

If you’re not cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, not hosting a gaggle of people and not into watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade then a few events happening around South Florida might interest you. Let’s sta...
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Food and Drink Events in South Florida

Looking for something to do? Checkout a  few food and drink events happening before Thanksgiving. Thursday, November 14 at 5:30pm the Miami Food Trucks return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for the...
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Pumpkin Patches 2013 from Palm Beach to Key West

It’s that time again to be on the lookout for pumpkins, and they’re on the way. Fall weekend mornings were made for pumpkin picking and hayrides so check out the South Florida pumpkin patches (or church parking lot, wh...
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South Florida Green Markets and Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are sprouting up all over South Florida. Local and organic fruits and vegetables are plentiful as well as many artisan products are available such as baked goods and breads, jelly’s, cheeses, eggs, flowers and...
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Things to do in South Florida

Events, dinners, drinks and such….there’s always something going on, from Palm Beach to South Beach and beyond. for more events check out the South Florida Food and Wine Calendar of Events by clicking here Tri-count...
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Wok Star cooking demonstration at Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Miami

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA will host Miami’s Wok Star, Eleanor Hoh at their penthouse loft for a series of three Art of Wok Cooking demonstrations that will pair Italian wines with Asian cuisine. On August 21, October 23, and De...
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South Florida Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with Three Hot Dog Fests

July is National Hot Dog Month and what better way is there to celebrate than with a Hot Dog Fest? Burger Beast & Food Truck Invasion’s 2nd Annual Hot Dog Fest is back for 2013. This year, the Hot Dog Fest will be in...
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Share our Strength; 2013 Miami Food Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry

Miami Food Blogger Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is hosted by the Southwest Community Farmers’ Market, located at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St (Bird Road). By participat...
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Food, event and spa goings-on in South Florida

And the goings-on, keep going on; things never slow down around these parts, so keep that seatbelt fastened and those stretchy pants on because here is another list of food & drink, and spa events happening over the next w...
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S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition Miami

S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition was founded in 2002 as a mentoring program that connects top culinary students with established chefs and influential media. Since then, this program has helped to launch culinary car...
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The 2013 Burger Beast Burgie Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Winners Announced

Last night on 2nd Street and in Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale The Burger Beast and team took over to present the 4th Annual [comfort food] Burgie Awards. Those not familiar with Burger Beast, his website, mission and life r...
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4th Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards at Esplanade Park Saturday February 2, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale

Burger time! In 2009 South Florida Food Blogger Burger Beast wanted to honor the unsung heroes of the comfort food scene in South Florida with awards. His “Burgie Awards”, the first of its kind were a huge hit so much so th...
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Bocuse d’Or 2013 winners announced

In 1987, Chef Paul Bocuse established the Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest to broaden the public’s understanding of the extraordinary dedication, hard work, practice and precision required to execute the finest cuisine. Th...
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Lavish and Luxe, take a private jet to dinner for a jet set evening

A few weeks ago I posted about three luxury spas in Miami, (two of which I’ve spa’d at) and I referenced The Christmas Book by Neiman Marcus, because some of the spa packages are over-the-top fantasy fabulous, which...
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Oktoberfest 2012 celebrations in South Florida

It’s that time of year when slugging obscene amounts of beer, dancing and singing badly in public is perfectly acceptable and outrageously amusing to say the least, hence, Zigge Zagge Hoi Hoi Hoi. The largest and most renow...
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Food & Wine Events South Florida style

Let the games begin….or the drinking and eating anyway. Summer is over, the lazy beach days and nights are behind us here in South Florida and it’s time to start the food and wine revelry once again….not that ...
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South Florida Food and Wine Events

And the food and wine events continue, things apparently aren’t slowing down one bit this summer in South Florida, so keep that seatbelt fastened and those stretchy pants on because here is another list of food & dri...
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July 4th a day off; where to relax and celebrate in South Florida

The July 4th party gets started one day early in Delray Beach, tonight, A1A at Atlantic Avenue is closed from 6-10pm for 3 stages of live Blues. Continuing tomorrow on July 4th  more great bands will play all day at  Boston...
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Father’s Day 2012 in South Florida and beyond

It’s official, every holiday is now fair game for every restaurant, bar, lounge and hotel. Not that is wasn’t in the past but some holidays just seemed to stake a natural claim on the 11am brunch, the 2pm dinner and...
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Wine, Beer and Sake dinners in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

Notable and imaginative pairing dinners are on the horizon in South Florida; taking a page from the traditional multi-course Wine Dinner book, spirits, beer and sake are now strong contenders for an equally food-fascinating eve...
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Cinco de Mayo celebrations in South Florida

Margarita fans rejoice with Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday this year; some fine food, fast food, drink specials and block parties are planned for the weekend in South Florida, check out the listing below. On Saturday, May...
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12th annual underwater Easter Egg hunt in Key Largo

And what are you doing on Easter Sunday morning? Here’s one unique suggestion, why not try an underwater Easter Egg Hunt in Key Largo? Earlier this week Captain Spencer Slate of Atlantis Dive Center in Key Largo suited ...
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Interview with Donatella Arpaia

Everyone has a story and today’s Chef in the Spotlight is no different as the child of first-generation Italian immigrants, Donatella Arpaia spent summers in Naples and on her mother’s family farm in Puglia as a young girl ...
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Savor the Avenue, Delray Beach

  UPDATE: April 4, 2012, Before you start reading, a note of interest; this article received Post of the Week nod from the venerable South Florida Daily Blog. What that means….it’s a good one. Enjoy! Last nigh...
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Discovering Wine with Emilio Guerra

Emilio Guerra is the Regional Manager for Dreyfus Ashby & Co., purveyors of fine wines. I have known and worked with Emilio for four years; we first met when he was one of the instructors in the Sommelier certification pro...
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Food Lovers’ Guide to Miami & Fort Lauderdale Book Signing at Books & Books Coral Gables

Books & Books is an independent, locally owned bookstore with three locations in Miami; Coral Gables, Bal Harbour and Miami Beach – plus stores in Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach, Miami International Airport and the Museu...
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The book, Food Lovers’ Guide to Miami & Fort Lauderdale

2011 has been a very exciting year for South Florida Food and Wine; we started out by winning the Sun-Sentinel people’s choice award for best foodie blog and coming in on the heels of that great recognition, was a book contra...
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