South BeachWine & FoodFestival on a Budget

Your guide to affordable Sobe WFF events this week


Sobe Wine & Food Festival is upon us; five consecutive days of gluttonous debauchery, nothing short of a culinary orgy. However, as you peruse this year’s event guide, you may be disappointed that many events are outside your price range, or worse sold out. Not to fret, there are still some affordable events that are worth every finger lickin’ penny. Welcome to “Flavor Town” for $100 and under. 


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Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach: the carb filled fiesta hosted by Giada De Laurentiis is currently on Groupon for ($75), normally priced at ($150). The event which takes place on Thursday, February 22, includes complimentary Italian vittles and libations followed by a live performance by Smash Mouth. Please note, the tickets available through Groupon have limited time accessibility. 


Beachside BBQ: Prepare yourself for a carnivore wonderland with over 30 local grill masters flipping out BBQ classics and sexed up grilled bites. The ode to Que, hosted by Food Network’s Michael Symon, can be purchased on Groupon for ($105).Patrons can expect a plethora of grilled steak, pork and chicken paired with plenty of booze to wash it all down. Please note, this event is only discounted on the Groupon website.


Buddhas & Bellinis: take a break from eating and relax your mind with back bends – and perhaps some Bellinis. The event hosted on both Saturday & Sunday, incorporates hip hop vibes and yoga flow to bring you a refreshing reprieve from your culinary overload. Enjoy healthy bites and bubbles from (10:30- Noon) for $35. Tickets can be purchased at . 


Walshy Fire’s Rum & Bass Beach Party: get ready to shake your ass without spilling your drink. The late-night party hosted by Bacardi includes delicious bites from Miami’s top chefs and fun, Bacardi sips for ($100).Tickets are still available at 


Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village: the festival’s signature event is being offered at a discounted rate of ($100). The Grand Tasting Village, is the festival’s hub for book signings, celebrity chef demos, and endless food and drink samplings. Please note, discounted passes only allow entrance from 3pm and on for Sunday 2/25/18. Passes can be purchased at


Barry’s Bootcamp & Bites: Chef Irvine, host of several Food Network shows and author, has teamed up with Barry’s Bootcamp for a day of fitness and food. Join the pair at the 1 Hotel on Saturday, for a morning workout followed by conscious munchies. Grab your tickets for ($53) at


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