Not a Good Week At All to Go Out to Dinner… Unless You’re in South Beach

If things seem a bit chaotic in your favorite hometown restaurant the last week of February, blame Miami. Judging by the list of participating chefs, almost every man or woman in possession of clogs and a pair of checked pants will be heading to Florida this month for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, from the no-last-names-needed teevee celebs (Giada, Guy, Emeril) to the coolest of the Red Hook cool kids. (That’s Brooklyn, in case you’re wondering.)

The four-day feast opens with a visit to Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House with Robert “Restaurant: Impossible” Irvine on the 24th, and winds up with roasted pork at the Biltmore, in Coral Gables. Not that you’ll starve if you’re stay within the borders of South Beach, what with all the grilled-cheese happy hours and midnight firefighters’ breakfasts. Oh, and the Red Hook dude? You’ll find him competing at Friday’s tiki-drink showdown. (Look for the only contestant named St. John.)

CASAMIGOS Tequila Presents Tacos After Dark Hosted By Aaron Sanchez - 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Presents Wine Spectator's Best Of The Best Sponsored By Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch - 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food

Bobby Flay's Caribbean Heat - 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food FestivalAll photos courtesy of SOBEWFF


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