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14 CHEFS. 7 BATTLES. 1 CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT.
#ChooseYourChamp at the iconic VIP Chef Showdown, brought to you by Talbott Vineyards and presented by Goya Foods, Tequila Herradura, Cadillac, Celebrity Cruises, Baptist Health South Florida, Halperns, and official bank partner, City National Bank. Join Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive culinary cook-offs, where YOU are the judge as you indulge with endless seafood and cocktails because tickets are completely all-inclusive!
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In a perfect combination of competition level cuisine, tropically fresh cocktails, and live entertainment, the Chef Showdown tours guests through the BEST of Miami’s culinary scene with the ultimate BEACH BASH meets Chef SHOWDOWN, thanks to the help of Sounds by Yissel. Hosted inside the Baptist Health VIP Hospitality Village and #SobeSeafood Week’s GOYA Culinary Pavilion, 14 chefs will go head-to-head in seven unique seafood showdowns and before you hit the pavilion, chefs will host battle pavilions where YOU sip, sample and VOTE on your favorites. And when we say sample, we mean “Good Luck trying to finish all 14 dishes”!
Chefs from each battle will take the stage throughout the night where representatives from the culinary and media world will judge the best in each showdown. The deciding factor are THE GUESTS! Help us decide the 2021 CHAMPIONS!
Our 2019 reigning champions will be defending their titles:
Battle Fish- 2019 Champion- Chef Julian Garriga- Seawell Fish & Oyster Bar
Battle Shrimp- 2019 Champion- Chef Demetrios Pyliotis- Poseidon
Battle Oyster- 2019 Champion- Chef Chad Wyrosdick- Papa’s Raw Bar
Battle Sushi- 2019 Champion- Chef Rangel Suarez- Katsuya Brickell
Battle Surf N’ Turf- 2019 Champion- Chef Danny Ganem- LT Steak & Seafood
Battle Lobster- 2019 Champion- Chef Arturo Paz- Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach
Battle Crab- 2019 Champion- Chef Brian Nasajon- Beaker & Gray
Battle Taco- 2019 Champion- Chef Bernie Matz- Bodega
Follow @sobeseafoodfest to stay up to date on battle pairings to be announced in September!The Chef Showdown delivers a uniquely entertaining culinary experience in the most beautiful, beach-front setting thanks to our partners Goya Foods. Come ready for a truly VIP evening on the sands of South Beach.
Ticket Types And Benefits
What you will find with your VIP Admission to Chef Showdown:
A chef-competition-beach-bash including an all-inclusive evening of epic proportions!
Indulge at 16 restaurant battle experiences and VOTE on your favorite chef competition dishes
Dive into the full bars around the 1/2 block Baptist Health VIP Hospitality Village featuring a variety of cocktails, Pacifico beer, Talbott Vineyards wine, and Coca Cola soft drinks along with La Croix hydration experience and more.
Additional seafood bites from GOYA and Celebrity Cruises
Access to the SEAFOOD WORLD RAW BAR open all night for your enjoyment
Samplings from Jack Daniel's Experience
Access to the Celebrity Cruise private entertainment
Hop in your brand new Cadillac
Celebrate at the Baptist Health’s Village Party
An all-night party in the Goya VIP Culinary Pavilion (where all Chefs battle on stage) featuring Miami's hottest DJ, YISSEL
Tickets: General Admission $55 | VIP $150
SEA you at the South Beach Seafood Festival, brought to you by William Hill Winery, and presented by Cheers FL, Goya Foods, Baptist Health South Florida, Celebrity Cruises, and hosted by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Coca-Cola, and official bank partner, City National Bank.
For our Meetup group, if you would like to meet up with others in our group, then use our comments section for this event listing to post your time and location you'd love to meet up with others. This is a 7 hour event so people are coming at different times. Therefore, post when you think you might be coming and you can try to meet up with others from our group going at the same time.
What do you get when you mix Miami’s finest seafood restaurants featuring pop up cafe's on the sands of Sobe paired with complimentary all day open bar and live music for one day only? There’s only one answer: It’s the Annual South Beach Seafood Festival!
Saturday, October 23rd will host the 8th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival featuring 20 selected restaurants' pop up cafes', 3 live music stages, interactive sponsor experiences, the kick off to stone crab season, and so much fun!
On the sands of SOUTH BEACH, enjoy cafe's from Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant, Naked Taco, Red, the Steakhouse - South Beache, The Lobster SHACK, Poseidon Greek Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge, Truluck's, Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach, Stiltsville Fish Bar, and many more serving you right on the sand with over 70+ menu items to choose from – it’s five blocks of fun to be exact!
Enjoy sharable portions of Stone Crabs, Lobster Waffle Cones, Steak & Lobster Skewers, Shrimp Tacos, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Gyros, Crab Cakes, Grouper in a Bag, Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese, Po' Boys, and more. This is not your typical fried food festival but a fine dining experience with your toes in the sand. BUT please, don’t go home hungry!
There are two types of tickets and both include an all-day open bar available at any of the 30+ added bar locations.
General admission starts at only $55; this low price gives guests the opportunity to pick and choose which delicious restaurants to try – all of which are bringing their premium sharable menu items at affordable prices between $5 - $10.
All ticket holders will enjoy:
The JACK DANIEL’S LIVE ZONE featuring live music, life-size games at the annual beer garden, the Coca-Cola LIVE BEACH CLUB, the Milam's Markets CULINARY SHOWCASE KITCHEN and much more!
There’s a little bit for everyone, but if you are VIP - then GET READY to party in the Land Rover South Dade VIP HOSPITALITY VILLAGE featuring the Goya Foods Culinary Pavilion. In addition to the perks listed above, there are tons of reasons to splurge on VIP this year:
Entrance into the VIP Hospitality Village
Premiere VIP sampling from GOYA, Celebrity Cruises, Papa's Raw Bar, and more.
Entrance into GOYA’s Culinary Pavilion which by day features Coca-Cola COLLEGE Game Zone, all day private dance party, shade, lounges, private bars featuring Jack Daniels, Herradura, and Finlandia, and more.
CASA Herradura will transport you to Mexico
Baptist Health South Florida will educate you
Enter the Private Line in VIP to order from Joe’s Stone Crab’s café
Hop on and get a taste of Celebrity Cruises's THE EDGE with Silent Disco!
William Hill Winery will have a sensory garden only available in VIP Hospitality Village, where they will be transplanting their Sonoma garden tour onto the sand.
EXTENDED HOURS: Enjoy VIP hours to keep the party going into the night. The festival grounds will close at 7 PM, but VIP stays open until 9 PM!
FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO ALL AGES.
Kids under 10 are free and do not require a ticket at check in. There is no designated kids zone with kids activities, but they are welcome to join in the fun.
Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
#EatDrinkUnite at the ultimate foodie and drink aficionado experience in South Florida. Visit top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complemented by delicious bites from prestigious South Florida restaurants. And yes, all the food and beer you want is included!
This is one of the most upscale events you will experience as it is a private event held inside of the Wynwood Walls. The best part for our Meetup members is that we will have our own table space at the event so you'll always have a spot to hangout and meet other Meetup people. We'll even have a brewery at our spot so you'll enjoy some great beer there too!
In its 24th year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, has raised more than $12 million for United Way of Miami-Dade programming.
To learn more about the breweries, restaurants and distributors participating visit us at http://bit.ly/VeritageMiami2020
We're putting a spin on our monthly crawls. Not only does this crawl only visit breweries exclusively, but it all starts with a fun pop-up party! At our pop-up party, you'll enjoy visiting our shopping vendors and sip on free samples of beer made by local homebrewers. Next, you'll enjoy a BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free) at all 3 breweries. All other purchases will be on your own tab and please remember to tip generously to your beertenders.
We'll begin the Doral Brewery Crawl at 2 PM at Prison Pals Brewery. You must check-in at Prison Pals between 2-3PM in order to receive your wristbands and details. This is where our Pop-Up Party will take place!
You can visit (in any order) and receive a BOGO at:
1) Prison Pals Brewery, 8302 NW 14 ST, Doral, FL
2) Tripping Animals Brewing, 2685 NW 105TH AVE, Doral, FL
3) MIA Beer Company, 10400 NW 33rd St, # 150, Doral, FL
HOW TO CRAWL: Everyone must check-in at Prison Pals Brewery between 2-3PM in order to get their wristbands that will alert each venue to give you the crawl specials. Once you receive your wristband, you go at your own pace. There is no organized transportation or times at each spot. You may enjoy each location for however long you choose. And you may leave and go in any order of venues you wish. You would simply show your wristband at each venue during the specified crawl hours to continue receiving your crawl specials.
You'll begin with a pop-up party at Prison Pals. Support our local scene by shopping with our vendors. Enjoy free samples of beer from our local homebrewers. Prison Pals is providing a great garden party for our pop-up. Get a BOGO; for only $6 you'll get two full beers from them. Then, at your own pace (and transportation), visit standout Doral breweries (1) Tripping Animals and (2) MIA Beer Company, each for a BOGO special.
Your ticket allows you to receive a BOGO at all 3 venues. Each BOGO offer is determined by each venue. Some venues may choose your free beer part of a BOGO whereas other venues will allow your free drink to be anything of equal or lesser value than your purchased one. Each place is a different BOGO!
Transportation is not included. Whereas other crawls are vastly more expensive, we provide you with an inexpensive ticket price and your own flexibility between carpooling or public transportation to each and every venue on this crawl.
You may also purchase a COMBO TICKET. In addition to giving you full access to this Crawl, you will also receive a SFLHops Rewards Card at a savings of over 40% over buying it separately. Your Rewards Card will give you discounts to 60+ beer venues (including 35+ breweries!!) for an entire year. Check out all the participating venues and deals at: http://www.sflhops.com/rewards-membership/
All the venues are in very close driving distance, and you will need to provide your own transportation from one venue to the next. If you have never signed up for Uber then get a FREE ride by using this link: https://get.uber.com/invite/stuarts566ue
Otherwise plan for carpooling.
There are NO refunds.