Contest: Free tickets to top South Beach Wine & Food Festival events

The 14th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival is two weeks away, and we’re giving away tickets to three top events. Want to win? See below for details. 

Italian Al Fresco Feast on the Beach: The all-new festival kickoff party stars Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos from Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin (Mazar also had a recurring role on Entourage) and features more than 30 local and national chefs. Sample bites of Italian and Italian-American food from all, with plenty of vino to wash it down.

7-10 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Delano, Miami Beach.  

Meatopia: The Q Revolution: Esquire restaurant editor, Kendall native and prolific protein consumer Josh Ozersky helped reformulate the festival’s annual Q cookout to Meatopia, a beefy feast with lots of Caja China- and spit-roasted meats. Guy Fieri will be there, and Blues Traveler is set to perform.

7-10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Delano, Miami Beach. 

Grand Tasting Village: The festival’s biggest attraction, the beachside Grand Tasting Village, has been refreshed with a new look, new hours and a renewed focus on South Florida culinary talent. Watch chefs Bobby Flay, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Paula Deen, Jose Andres and others do their thing on the demo stages.

Noon-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at 13th and Ocean, Miami Beach. 


Head over to’s Facebook page and leave a comment on this post. Tell us, “If you could send a celebrity chef to any restaurant in South Florida, what chef/restaurant combo would it be, and why?” Be sure to include what event you’d like tickets to, and don’t even think about entering if you’re under 21. Winners will be contacted on Feb. 16.  

Good luck! And be sure to keep an eye on for festival news and updates.