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BubbleQ Is Hot Ticket At SOBE Wine & Food Festival

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CBS News 4 Coverage of the  BubbleQ at the SOBE Wine & Food Festival featuring Dewey Losasso

BubbleQ Is Hot Ticket At SOBE Wine & Food Festival

Festival Runs Feb. 25th – 28th

Many High-Profile Events Are Sold Out

There’s an epicurean extravaganza taking place on Miami Beach. It’s the 10th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival which kicked off Thursday night with the “Burger Bash” hosted by Rachael Ray. It continues Friday night with another hot event, “The Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ”, featuring chef, restaurateur and TV personality Emeril Lagasse.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on the soft white sand of the Delano Hotel. General admission tickets are $350 and some are still available. The $450 VIP reception is sold out.

This marquee event features non-stop temptations; serving station after serving station of juicy grilled meats and succulent seared seafood, fire-roasted vegetables, and all manner of spicy, creamy, crunchy side dishes and daring, decadent desserts. Don’t forget about the endlessly flowing Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a star-studded four-day event that showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirit producers, chefs and culinary personalities.

The event began as a one-day festival called the Florida Extravaganza in 1997 at FIU. It was founded as a fundraiser for Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and has grown tremendously over the years. It is now one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country.

In addition to Thursday nights Burger Bash, and Friday night’s Bubble-Q, other high-profile events include Paula Deen’s $125 Kiss My Grits Jazz Sunday Brunch at the Loews Hotel on South Beach, and Guy Fieri’s Moon Over Miami Closing Party at Ganesvoort South Beach on Sunday.

There’s also Saturday and Sunday’s $212.50 Grand Tasting at Lummus Park.

Another fun event for the entire family is the Fun and Fit As A Family featuring the Kidz Kitchen which takes place at Jungle Island. The two-day long mini-festival teaches kids and their parents how to make healthy food choices and features a variety of cooking demonstrations for children by various Food Network personalities such as Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, and Daisy Martinez on Saturday and Rocco DiSpirito, Michelle Bernstein, and Guy Fieri on Sunday.

The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival will run through Sunday, Feb. 28th.

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March 1st, 2010 at 9:59 am

The Forge, Set To Reopen December 1st – Shareef Malnik

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Miami’s landmark dining establishment, The Forge, is set to re-open December 1st, just in time for the holidays after closing in July of 2009 for a makeover. The 40 year old legendary restaurant is presently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and will emerge with new furniture, a fresh look and new menu. Owner Shareef Malnik took ownership of The Forge in 1991 after the restaurant survived a nearly disastrous fire, followed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 that did severe and extensive damage to the restaurant and it’s famous wine cellar. Malnik said he’s been wanting to renovate for years and believes this newly updated Forge will stand the test of time again. “We’ve really come up with a new, updated version of The Forge,” said Malnik, “The only way you can stay ahead of the game is through change. I think this is going to give us another 40 years.”

Famous for it’s steak as much as it’s elegant charm, The Forge Miami’s best restaurant, has long been a destination for celebrities and people with a taste for a truly elegant and unique dining experience. Located off the beaten paths of South Beach, The Forge is a true Miami landmark. The Forge is located in Miami Beach at 432 W 41st St. Miami Beach, FL 33140-3504. Phone them at (305) 538-8533 or on the web at

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July 23rd, 2009 at 11:36 am