Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in Miami knows what areas to avoid during certain times of the year. Unless you are in the mood to dodge throngs of tourists and spend exorbitant amounts of money, South Beach is a no-no during the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival February 20 through 23. Eats & Beats organizers are looking to give locals a home to start the weekend.
George Martinez The Moore Building has one of the most beautiful interior spaces in the city.
"The idea behind Eats & Beats is to have an event for locals during one of the busiest tourist weekends of the year," says event organizer Emi Guerra. "It gives locals a place to go without spending a ton of money and provides local businesses an opportunity to showcase their products."
Taking place February 22 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight over a sprawling four floors in the Moore Building in the Design District, Eats & Beats will feature 22 restaurants, four bakeries, five breweries, and 16 liquor and wine brands showcasing the best of their wares.
"We are looking to feature as many over-the-top items and local favorites as we can," says PR/marketing guru Liza Santana of Creativas Group. "Different types of ceviches, croquetas, risottos, and even chocolate. The restaurants featured are going to be like pieces that fit into a puzzle."More »