Your SOBEWFF Guide

How to Navigate Miami’s Biggest Food Festival

What to do during Miami’s biggest food week

If you’re late to the game, SOBEWFF still has tickets to some of our favorite events.

It’s Miami’s biggest food week and we’ve been dieting for a month (kind of, but not really.) In preparation for SOBEWFF, we will guide new and old timers to having the best experience this weekend has to offer. Here are the events you need to be at and the way you need to go about them.

What to wear:  If you are attending any of the beachside events do not wear heels. You’ll thank us later given the fact that you’ll be walking on sand. We’d probably go with sneakers. If you’re attending a day event put on some sunscreen maybe even carry a little fan in your bag. This is a food festival so wear something loose and pace yourself. If your event is indoor we’d still keep it comfortable and casual but you’ll be good if you want to dress up a bit more.

What to expect: Expect people, lots of them. Although there will be loads of event attendees at SOBEWFF, know that you are in safe hands and that everything is extremely organized and has a nice flow. If you are attending a beachside event we recommend you are on time or maybe a bit before. Once you’re checked in and ready to eat, head straight for the back and work your way to the front. Trust us you will beat some of the lines.


Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach hosted by Giada De Laurentiis

Price: $150 – $225
When: Thursday, February 21
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Marriott Bonvoy™ North Venue (Beachside at Delano) – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road

What you need to know: More than 30 of the nation’s greatest chefs will be serving up dishes originating from various regions of Italy. Guests can peruse Piedmont, trot through Tuscany, savor Sardinia, canvas Campania, saunter through Sicily, and more – while sinking their toes into the sparkling white sands of South Beach. Grab your friends and gather ‘round under our signature white tents in the sand for a grand Italian feast, all paired perfectly with wines and refreshing libations from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio. Make a pit stop at The Meatball Shop and Legacy Records

Mixing It Up on the Miami River:
Best Bars, Bites & Beats

Price: $95 (Use promo code WHARF19 to save 20%)
When: Thursday, February 21
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: The Wharf Miami located at 114 SW North River Drive

What you need to know: The SOBEWFF is taking over the Wharf on Thursday, February 21st from 10 PM – 12AM. Culinary explorer Adam Richman, host of Man Finds Food on Travel Channel, will serve as the evening’s guide as the Festival teams up once again with the same team that brings you DRINK Miami for a uniquely crafted cocktail experience. The Wharf will be transformed into a cocktail haven of award-winning bars as we team up with Miami’s best to showcase what makes them world-class and internationally-acclaimed bars. DRINK Miami will take attendees on a mixology journey unlike any other, complemented by rosé from The Palm by Whispering Angel and bites from the lip-smackin’ food truck line-up of Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken, La Santa Taqueria, Spris Artisan Pizza, and more.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best

When: Friday, February 22
Price: $350
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach located at 4441 Collins Avenue

What you need to know: A round-up of 60 of the nation’s top chefs will showcase their most gourmet samplings to pair with over 100 wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s scale. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach sets the perfect stage with its own blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury to host this grand walk-around affair, featuring a cohort of critically-acclaimed chefs, James Beard Award nominees and finalists, Food & Wine Best New Chefs, and more decorated talent. Only proprietors and winemakers from each winery are invited to pour their top varietals so you can hear about how some of the world’s greatest vino makes it from their vineyards to your palate. From aperitif to dessert, we’ll make sure your glass is decadently decanted and your plate is full of the first-rate cuisine.

Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons®
hosted by David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris

When: Friday, February 22
Price: $250 – $350
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Marriott Bonvoy™ North Venue (Beachside at Delano) – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road

What you need to know: The Festival’s beloved Burger Bash® is back with dynamic duo and previous judges David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris as its hosts for 2019!  Join them our iconic white tents nestled in the sparkling sands behind The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel to graze on carefully curated offerings from chefs from across America, and sip on refreshing Heineken Light beer and wine selections. Whose burger reigns supreme? The choice is yours as you cast your vote for the Heineken Light People’s Choice Award!

Coca-Cola Beachside BBQ presented by The National Pork Board hosted by Guy Fieri

When: Saturday, February 23
Price: $250 – $350
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Marriott Bonvoy™ North Venue (Beachside at Delano) – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road

What you need to know: More than 30 of the nation’s top grill maestros will churn out mouth-watering creations of beef, pork, poultry, and more cooked low and slow to serve up both classic and non-traditional barbecue flavors. These savory samplings will be accompanied by wines and spirits.