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South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, the Region’s Favorite Culinary Event for a Cause, Returns on Friday, June 17, 2016

South Florida residents can enjoy the most celebrated food in the area on Friday, June 17, 2016, when South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns, this time to Soho Studios in Wynwood. The annual tasting event will feature the area’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

The 28th annual tasting event will take place from 7 PM to 10 PM, at Soho Studios, followed by an exclusive after-party for VIP ticket holders at Midtown’s Apeiro Kitchen & Bar from 10:30 PM to midnight. Led by Founding Event Chairman Allen Susser and Restaurant Co-Chair Timon Balloo, South Florida’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with the scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and the sweetest desserts. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with exclusively curated packages, a mystery wine grab, a Citi lounge helmed by a soon to be announce featured mixologist, a No Kid Hungry lounge, an LG kitchen activation and a Plinko game board with tons of great prizes! The party will continue just a mile away at Apeiro Midtown, where Executive Chef Anthony Sitek will treat guests to Mediterranean bites late into the night.

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 Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day 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. In 2015, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need of more than 900,000 healthy 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, Events on the Loose, iHeartMedia, Shawmut Design & Construction, VOSS artesian water from Norway, the Chef Agency, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Social Thinking, Yelp, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations. The best [confirmed] eateries in South Florida will be represented at the event, including: 

3030 Ocean * Apeiro Kitchen & Bar * Area 31 * Bazi * Beaker & Gray* Biscayne Bay *  Brewing Company * BLT Prime * BOCCE * Bulla Gastrobar * Burlock Coast * Byblos * Concrete Beach Brewery * DIRT * EDGE Steak & Bar * Finka Table & Tap * Fooq’s * Funky Buddha Brewery * Izzy’s Fish & Oyster * J Wakefield Brewing * Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino * Le Zoo * Lure Fishbar * Meat Market * Michael Mina 74 * Oceanaire * Pincho Factory * Preston’s Market at Loews Miami Beach Hotel * Proof Pizza & Pasta * Quality Meats * R House Wynwood * Red Ginger * Red, the Steakhouse * Shake Shack * SUGARCANE raw bar grill * Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets * SuViche * TALDE Miami Beach * Temple Street Eatery * The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center * The Dutch Miami * The Federal * THE FORGE * The Social Club * Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House * Whisk Gourmet * Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille * Wynwood Brewing Company * Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

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