South beach festival brings treats to beach
The 2015 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) came to town, bringing with it a powerhouse of culinary forces including local restaurants, celebrity chefs and wines and spirits. The event was set right on the beach, allowing guests to get a taste of the sand and sea as well as the incredible array of dishes.
For those who didn’t get a chance to attend the festival, there’s still a way to try some of the best food Miami has to offer. Students can recreate the experience by ordering drinks, appetizers or smaller bites for a fraction of the festival’s ticket cost at these local spots. Here are some close-to-campus restaurants to check out from SOBEWFF 2015.
Cuisine: Americana with a twist
Festival Dish: Mini Dirt Cup (whipped tierra nueva with brown butter caramel pretzel)
Chef: Giorgio Rapicavoli
Easy dish for students: Fritattas – mix all kinds of leftovers with eggs to create a new dish.
Location: 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Earl’s Kitchen + Bar
Cuisine: Globally inspired
Festival Dish: Tuna Tostada
Chef: Justin Draper
Favorite Dish: “Royal Burger,” a freshly baked brioche bun, patty, tomato relish, tomato aioli, mushroom ketchup, smoked cheddar and nacho cheese
Location: 7535 N. Kendall Drive, Unit 2510
The Drunken Chefs Company
Cuisine: Alcohol-infused desserts
Festival Dish: Buttery cookie with Bailey’s Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, Beernuts, Heath bar crunch bits and butterscotch morsels
Chef: Jonathan Alexander Walkenstein
Favorite Dish: Chocolate with walnuts and bourbon with a raspberry sauce
Location: 1172 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 481
This article originally appeared in The Miami Hurricane on Feb. 22, 2015.