Country star turned Food Network personality Trisha Yearwood flew in to Miami at 5 a.m. Sunday, just in time her hosting and performing duties at the festival’s Southern Kitchen Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach. Festival founder Lee Schrager said he didn’t think her appearance would be possible this year as she is currently touring with her husband Garth Brooks, but she did and was in fine form. In addition to posing for pix with the sold out crowd, Yearwood sang four songs including a stellar cover of Roy Orbison/Linda Ronstadt’s Blue Bayou and her 1991 hit She’s In Love With the Boy.
Actor Diego Boneta was spotted at Siena Tavern Friday, celebrating his return to music and TV with the premiere of his new song Warrior, which will be the theme song for his upcoming mini series Dovekeepers, set to air on CBS this April. There, Boneta and pals chowed down at the SOBEWFF Tuscan Trio Dinner hosted by chef Fabio Viviani, actress and Cooking Channel stars Debi Mazar and her husband, Gabriele Corcos. Boneta continued the celebrations at a private table at Wall, where we’re told, “girls swarmed to his table for some champagne and tequila.”
Mazar and Corcos were seen with their daughter Saturday night, having dinner at The Raleigh with pal and The Standard concierge Crispy Soloperto.
Chicago Bears linebacker DJ Williams was seen getting into the food festival fun, chatting with friends at Belvedere vodka’s social event Friday afternoon at the W South Beach. Later that night, he was seen at Moet’s Harlem Shake dinner at the Forge.
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Actor Luis Guzmán was seen Saturday at Bodega, sipping cocktails with friends.
Hip hop star J. Cole was spotted Friday night at the Mondrian and again Saturday afternoon by the hotel’s pool.
Paula Deen had dinner with friends and associates Saturday night at Joe’s Stone Crab.
Prison Break and Transformers star Amaury Nolasco was spotted Friday having dinner with a friend at Zuma.