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Join Guy Fieri, Buddy Valasatro, and more next weekend at star-studded SOBEWFF
by Miami Bucket List
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is celebrating its 21st birthday the right way: with a massive beach party.
Incredible Bites and Sips
SOBEWFF, presented by Capital One, is a destination event spanning four days that highlights the world’s top chefs and wine and spirits producers. The star-studded festival features a lineup of renowned culinary personalities to host some of its most iconic events. This year, from February 24 to 27, catch Food Network favorites like Guy Fieri and Buddy Valastro out on the sand.
You can expect over 60,000 people to come out to celebrate the anniversary, and after learning about what you can experience, you’re going to want to be one of them.
Kicking off the festival on Thursday evening, beloved restaurateur Guy Fieri will host a live show of his iconic Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Attendees will get to dig into some of his top travel finds inspired by the TV shows.
Friday night’s SOBEWFF 21st Birthday Dessert Party hosted by Buddy Valastro is the best place to sample sweet treats from some of South Florida’s top dessert spots, including Night Owl Cookies, Wynwood Parlor, and, of course, Carlo’s Bakery from the Cake Boss himself.
Get ready to party again the next day with award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez. He’ll be serving up tacos and tequila — can you name a better duo? Taco creations and perfectly paired cocktails will be available as the experts mingle with guests.
A tribute dinner that same evening, hosted by cooking personality Rachael Ray, will honor Guy Fieri, Bill Deutsch, and Peter Deutsch. The dinner will pay homage to the hospitality pioneers and feature an extravagant auction led by Food Network star Jeff Mauro, where attendees can bid on once-in-a-lifetime dining and travel experiences.
Power couple Adam Levine and Behati Prinsoloo are even hosting a Calirosa Tequila sunset happy hour. The Maroon 5 frontman and Victoria’s Secret model are co-founders of the brand.
Neil Patrick Harris and Dwyane Wade are a few of the other can’t-miss celebs who will be hosting or appearing at dozens more events throughout the festival.
Eat, Drink, Educate
The festival’s mission is to eat, drink, and educate, so you won’t just get to indulge in some of the finer things in life — you’ll have the opportunity to learn about them from the masters. And no matter your flavor preference, there’s something for everyone at SOBEWFF.
All net proceeds from SOBEWFF go toward supporting students from Florida International University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, who help plan and execute the festival.