Starz star Omari Hardwick a foodie

Omari Hardwick
Omari Hardwick

It’s getting hot in here — and we’re not talking about the steamy November weather.

Gorgeous cable TV actor Omari Hardwick will be in town giving his taste buds a workout at the Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience. His body, however, needs no tuning up. But never mind that, he’s married; back to matters at hand.

The 41-year-old Savannah, Georgia, native, who plays nightclub owner/drug kingpin Ghost in Power on Starz, is the special guest at the inaugural event, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the City of Miami Gardens Municipal Complex (18605 NW 27th Ave.). Hardwick’s gig includes judging a so-called master chef cookoff.

“I have a lot of great things coming up, so stay tuned. I am very excited to be a part of the Wine & Food Experience,” he said. “I’m looking forward to meeting great people, sampling some great wines and all of the culinary delights the city has to offer.”



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