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A Taste Test: Tips for Surviving The South Beach Wine & Food Festival

March 3, 2014 at 2:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last weekend, Food Networkís South Beach Wine & Food Festival devoured Miami, bringing in thousands of tourists to the Magic City.

The last time we saw a crowd of this size flock to South Florida was for Art Basel. While both events draw a champagne-chugging, hors devours-loving bunch, the vibe at SOBEWFF was so much more relaxed (read: not snobby) and we found people to be a lot friendlier to their fellow SOBEWFF attendees.

Maybe itís the beach. Maybe itís the booze. Maybe itís the fact that no one attending SOBEWFF is a grouchy, starving artist. Not for long, anyway.

At times, the crowds can be a claustrophobic cluster and the humidity deadly, but we enjoyed the excuse to day drink, wander about some of SoBeís coolest hotels and reveled in the many opportunities snap selfies with some of our favorite celebrity chefs. After four days spent in Miami living on small bites and booze, we discovered that the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is the bucket list item we never knew we had. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your visit:

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Where To Stay For The South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 12, 2014 at 9:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

While the rest of the country deals with snow, windchill and other miserable weather conditions Mother Nature throws their way, foodies from all over the world are migrating to Florida for the winter, to South Beach's Wine & Food Festival to soak up the sun and enjoy bites from their favorite Food Network chefs.

The SobeWFF (Thursday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 23.) isn't your usual food festival. The upscale festival isn't on fair grounds, in a hotel pool area or parking lot. The Food Network-sponsored event immerses its attendess in a delicious feast of bacchnalian proportions for four days in and around some of the trendiest Miami hotels. Indeed, the host hotel is the Loews Miami Beach.

Did we mention that its main event, the Grand Tasting, takes place right on South Beach?! As in the sexiest beach in America. As in, you're rubbing elbows with Bobby Flay, Giada, [insert every celebrity chef name here] with your feet in the sand and the Atlantic Ocean right there.

Yeah, it's kind of amazing. And, if you haven't already chosen a hotel, there are still a few places where you and your food coma are welcome. Whether you have the appetite for a value meal or a champagne shower, we've rounded up a list of hotels equipped to cater to all travel tastes.

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