Tickets Now on Sale for South Florida’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry

WHAT: Gearing up for its 28th year, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties – will showcase over 80 of the hottest restaurants from Dade and Broward counties, top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists and an impressive array of auction items. On Friday, June 17, 2016, from 7 PM (6 PM VIP) to 10 PM, the annual event migrates to Wynwood’s artsy neighborhood and takes place at Soho Studios, a 50,000 square-foot warehouse that will transform into a foodie oasis where top restaurants will showcase their concepts’ delectable bites. The soirée continues in Wynwood with an exclusive after-party for VIP ticket holders and chef participants at R House, the vibrant restaurant and gallery, from 10:30 PM to midnight. While dishes will differ with bountiful savory and sweet options, one thing will remain the same: the evening’s goal to raise money for No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. 

WHEN: Friday, June 17, 2016, 7 PM-10 PM; 6 PM entrance for VIP ticket holders  

WHERE: Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127  The after-party continues at R House located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue

WHO: Event hosts, radio celebrity Froggy of Y100 and CBS4’s Emmy-nominated anchor Marybel Rodriguez join Founding Event Chairman Allen Susser and Restaurant Co-Chair Timon Balloo for South Florida’s much anticipated annual tasting event. Joining the team are over 80 of South Florida’s best food and drink destinations, including:

3030 Ocean * Afrohead Rum * Apeiro Kitchen & Bar * Area 31 * August Wine Group Bakehouse * Barefoot Wine * Beaker & Gray * Biscayne Bay Brewing Company * BLT Prime * BOCCE * BOURBON Steak by Michael Mina * Brown-Forman * Bulla Gastrobar * Burlock Coast * Byblos * Chatham Imports Inc * Concrete Beach Brewery * CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar * DIRT * Disaronno International * E&J Gallo Winery * EDGE Steak & Bar * Fetzer * Finka Table & Tap * FIOL Prosecco * Folio Fine Wine * Fooq’s * Funky Buddha Brewery * Glass and Vine * Guarachi Wine Partners * Hatfield & McCoy * Haven Kitchen + Lounge * Hill Family Estate * Hiro Sake * Izzy’s Fish & Oyster * J Wakefield Brewing * Jackson Family Wines
JWB Prime Steak and Seafood by Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort * Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino * KYU * Le Zoo * Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar & Pizzeria * Lure Fishbar * M.I.A. Beer Company
Macchialina * Matador Room & Market at EDITION * Meat Market * Nespresso * Nunshen * O’Neill Vintners & Distillers * Orvino Wine Imports * PB Station at The Langford Hotel * Pincho Factory * Preston’s Market at Loews Miami Beach Hotel * Proof Pizza & Pasta * Quality Meats * R House Wynwood * Red, the Steakhouse
Rhum Clément * Shake Shack * STK Miami Beach * StripSteak by Michael Mina * SUGARCANE raw bar grill
SUSHISAMBA * Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets * SuViche * TALDE Miami Beach * Temple Street Eatery
Testa Wines * The Café at Books & Books, Arsht Center * The Dutch Miami * The Fed * The Forge * The Salty Donut * The Sarsaparilla Club * The Social Club * Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House * Vineyard Brands
VOSS Artesian Water from Norway * Whisk Gourmet * Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille * Wynwood Brewing Company * Wynwood Kitchen and Bar * Zest / Ortanique on the Mile * Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen

In addition to tasty bites and libations, Taste of the Nation 2016 will also feature a curated silent auction with one-of-a-kind packages, a mystery wine grab, and interactive elements such as a Citi lounge – featuring handcrafted cocktails, an LG Farm-to-Table Kitchen activation, an “Urban Beer Garden” – curated by Events on the Loose – with a selection of South Florida’s iconic local brews and a Plinko game board with cool prizes.  

General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $250 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the after-party. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit NoKidHungry.org/SouthFlorida.

WHY: One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 1.1 million kids in Florida. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 460 million meals. Local beneficiaries include Florida Impact, FLIPANY, and Feeding South Florida.

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsors OpenTable and LG, and local sponsors Breakthru Beverage, Mike Sipe Entertainment, CBS4, Events on the Loose, iHeartMedia, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, VOSS artesian water from Norway, the Chef Agency, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Nespresso, Social Thinking, New Times, Shawmut Design & Construction, Yelp, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations.

To learn more about South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, please visit NoKidHungry.org/SouthFlorida.

Zulma Torres

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