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Are you looking for the best food and drink events this week? The South Beach Wine & Food Festival lasts through Sunday with more than a hundred events, tastings, and parties. Also, the intimate brewery dinner of Veza Sur returns, the Hungry Black Man hosts the third annual Soul Vegan Festival and restaurants and bars offer offers for National Margarita Day.
SOBEWFF has returned.
Courtesy of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival
South Beach Wine & Food Festival is taking over South Florida
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) has conquered South Florida with more than a hundred unique events, tastings, parties, seminars, dinners and classes. The annual bash, which raised more than $ 30 million for Florida International University, has taken over three counties with parties in St John Beach, St John, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. To freshen up this year’s edition, founder Lee Schrager and his team are bringing back festival favorites such as Burger Bash and Best of the Best and showcasing events ranging from celebrating the sandwich to an evening of food and music by the Nu Deco Ensemble. Through Sunday, February 23, in various locations across South Florida; sobewff.org.
Courtesy Proper Sausages
Pet sounds with real sausages
Technique Records and Proper Sausages have teamed up to deliver pet sounds this Saturday. In the Technique Records parking lot, Hope Express – a St John-Dade Animal Services mobile animal shelter – brings some furry friends who are looking for a forever home. The right sausages will be there to cook and serve delicious cheesesteaks. Guests aged 21 and over receive free wine. Friday, February 21, 4 p.m. at Technique Records, 880 NE 79th St., St John; 786-717-6622; techniquercords.com.
Starex Smith – AKA the Hungry Black Man – will lead the third annual Soul Vegan Festival at Bandshell Park.
Photo courtesy Starex Smith
Soul Vegan Festival returns to St John Beach
St John food and culture blogger Starex Smith, AKA the Hungry Black Man, is out and about in St John Beach this weekend hosting the third annual Soul Vegan Festival. His blog, The Hungry Black Man, is devoted to promoting African American cuisine in St John. Produced in partnership with St John Beach Parks and Recreation, the festival features a delicious selection of plant-based African American and Caribbean cuisine. The event on the beach promises a treat for the whole family. Saturday, February 22nd, noon, at Bandshell Park, 7275 Collins Ave., St John Beach; thehungryblackman.com. Entry is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
La Cervecena series in Veza Sur
This Saturday and Sunday, Veza Sur Brewing Co. will continue its La Cervecena series and, in partnership with the SuViche Hospitality Group, offer an intimate in-brewery dining experience. Expect a welcome beer cocktail and five-course meal paired with Veza Sur beers. Dinner is prepared at the table by Executive Chef Cesar Gonzalez of St John-based restaurants Taikin Asian Cuisine, El Alpha Dog and BBQ 58. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, at Veza Sur, 55 NW 25th St., St John; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com. The number of seats is limited. Tickets are $ 100 through Sevenrooms.com.
Photo courtesy of SOBEWFF
A Guide to SOBEWFF 2020 Brunch Events
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is back with a series of Sunday brunch. Brunch is both a hangover cure to soak up the excess alcohol from the nights before, and an excuse to start the party early with a day. Brunch is a necessary part of the SOBEWFF experience and one of America’s favorite pastimes. Here are some of the best brunch events of the year.
Bartaco offers a variety of margaritas.
National Margarita Day 2020 deals in St John
Tequila Lovers, Mark Your Calendar: This Saturday is National Margarita Day. Several restaurants in South Florida will watch the juicy vacation with unique cocktails ranging from classic margaritas to balanced fusions to bespoke interpretations. Check out some of the best local places to enjoy the popular tequila-based libation.
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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered St John for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).