South Beach Wine & Food Festival spillover parties
South Beach Wine & Food Festival spurs plenty of spillover parties - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com: " . . . . Miami restaurateur Michael Schwartz is not personally participating in any official festival events this year, but his Genuine Hospitality Group is bringing in out-of-town chefs to host pop-up dinners at Harry’s Pizzeria and Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, in addition to the Gramercy Tavern dinner at Cypress Room.
Other events you won’t find on the festival’s website: Pubbelly Steak had a $125-a-person wine dinner Wednesday, and its flagship sibling Pubbelly will be passing out free bites of pork after midnight. New York bar The Dead Rabbit is taking over the stick at Patpong Road on Friday and Saturday, and master mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout will shake up free tequila cocktails at the Social Club on Friday.
Riding the festival’s coattails makes good business sense, said Pagano of Naked Taco.
“For chefs, hospitality and service-industry pros, this week is our Super Bowl,” he said."