#Miami says #Cheers, Celebrating #CraftBeers at #IGotSprung @IGotSprung ~Recap #SobeSavvy

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SPRING SEASONAL BEER FESTIVAL HAS SPRUNG!

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 , Four thousand beer fans “got sprung” on unlimited samplings of New Belgium, Founder’s, SweetWater, Green Flash, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn Brewery, Kona, Magic Hat, Shiner, Shipyard, Harpoon, Blue Moon and many others showcased their spring and summer ales.

There was also a complete lineup of Florida beers from Schnebly, Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing and Florida Beer, along with local breweries such as Hialeah Brewing, Funky Buddha, Wynwood Brewing, and M.I.A.
Beer enthusiasts was also be treated to a selection not available in South Florida, and in keeping with tradition, the homebrew section showcased brews created by locals who are passionate about their beer.

Sprung! known for taking a playful approach to beer tasting, also brought back the Orange Pride Games Arena & Bar — a dedicated game section, which includes the ever-popular Human Bowling, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Beer Pong, and Mega Twister. The Bougainvillea’s Music Stage featured live music, and The Gold Coast Beverage Distributor Culinary Experience paired beer with the talents of Chef Jorgie Ramos from Barley, who was recently named Florida Food 50 by the Miami Herald; Chef Jimmy Carey from Jimmy’z Kitchen, Chef Andy Gilbert from Seven Dials and Chef Tina Chawla from Bollywood Masala. The VIP Tent was hosted by Pincho Factory, winners of this year’s SOBEWFF’s Burger Bash.

Peacock Park, located at 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, became an oasis for beer lovers enjoying the Craft Beer Lifestyle. Sprung is definitely a fun way to celebrate Spring and Beer Culture!
Enjoy this picture slideshow from the festivities ..Cheers!

 

Photo Recap #Battioke2015 @ShaneTakeCharge #Battioke @FillmoreMB #ShaneBattier #MiamiEvent ~ Recap by #SobeSavvy

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Former Miami Heat player, Shane Battier and his wife Heidi, continue to give back to the community they call home by hosting the fourth annual “South Beach Battioke” on March 3rd, 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Theatre in Miami Beach – a star-studded, karaoke charity event where attendees included Miami’s elite, philanthropists and socialites while watching their favorite Miami Heat stars live out their pop star fantasies, all for a great cause.

 “South Beach Battioke” 2015 is an annual event that raises funds and awareness for The Battier Take Charge Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Shane and his wife, Heidi. The foundation awards college scholarships to underprivileged high school students in Miami, Houston and Detroit. The foundation partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, KIPP Academy in Houston and Horizon Upward Bound in Detroit by empowering our future young leaders to “Do Well, Do Good,” the phrase that serves as the motto of the foundation and the Battier family.

Attendees enjoyed delicious delectables from some of South Florida’s top restaurants including Bocce Bar, Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis, Haven, MC Kitchen, Misha’s Cupcakes, Pincho Factory, PM Fish & Steak House, Papa John’s Pizza, Siena Tavern, STK Miami Beach, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Sweet Cravings, Tamarina Restaurant, The Cypress Room, The Embassy of Well Being and Debauchery, The Local Craft Food & Drink, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, and Truluck’s. The evening also included open bar and what everyone waits for every year, to see celebrities and their favorite Miami Heat players as they sing karaoke to raise money for college scholarships to underprivileged high school students.

To find out more information and how you can contribute, go to www.takechargefoundation.org.

Here is a Slideshow…

…and some photographs from this fun-filled charitable event!
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@BreweryOmmegang #FiveCubed (5³) Presented by @HauteDining ~ Photo Recap by #SobeSavvy

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On Wednesday, February 18, Foodies and Beer Enthusiasts kicked off Miami Food Week 2015 at Five Cubed (5³), a new culinary event sponsored by Brewery Ommegang, presented and produced by Haute Dining.

The event, expected to blow the minds and tantalize the palates of attendees, featured 15 marquee chefs each creating a dish to pair with a select Brewery Ommegang beer, ultimately escalating the ecstatic flavors of each culinary creation.

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Five Cubed introduced food lovers to great beer, and beer lovers to great food, in a stimulating social setting, held on the 7th floor of 1111 Lincoln Road with a 360 degree breathtaking view of Miami Beach. Guests sampled food prepared by 15 culinary purveyors and complemented by Brewery Ommegang beer. Five Cubed is the event where premium Brewery Ommegang beer and spectacular cuisine collide.

The 200 Five Cubed VIP guests enjoyed a 5-course sit-down dinner, immediately preceding the main event, to be served at a royal table. Debuting at 6:00 p.m., dinner will be prepared by Sean Brasel, Alex Chang, Johnny Sheehan, Adrianne Calvo and Brad Kilgore, each preparing a specially selected dish to pair with a Brewery Ommegang beer.

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Starting at 8:00 p.m., the main event showcased the culinary talents of all 15 chefs with Brewery Ommegang selections at tasting stations in the sky high above Miami Beach. The evening featured the chic sounds of DJ Danny Stern. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Little Lighthouse Foundation. 

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Enjoy these photographs taken during the main event !

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#SobeSavvy Recaps @EatsNBeatsMia #GrubNJam Benefitting @Rmhcsfl

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Eats & Beats, took place on February 21st, 2015 at the Moore Building located at 4040 NE Second Ave. Design District Miami, FL 33137. Known as a local’s resolution to the Saturday night South Beach Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting hype, this fun foodie event, in its second year at the Moore Building in the Design District was a hit!

Eats & Beats participants included : Segafredo Brickell, Havana 1957, Catch Bar + Grill, Novecento, Bocce Bar, El Rey de la Paella, IT Lounge, Naked Lunch, Drinkhouse Fire and Ice Bar, Soo-Woo Japanese, The Gang Miami , Red the Steakhouse, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant, Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano’s The Naked Taco, Nikki Beach Miami, Segundo Muelle, Prohibition, RA Sushi, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, the Rusty Pelican, Lemoni Café, and Green Plate Asian Bistro. Eats N Beats also presented a dessert lounge featuring:  Titi’s Treats, Ana Paz Cakes, Sugar Yummy Mama, and Slice of Art.

A percentage of proceeds went to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida .

SobeSavvy.com was on the scene to capture photos from this tasty event ! Enjoy my slideshow!

#SobeSavvy Enjoys @SAVORTHESEASON @600BRICKELL #600BRICKELL BENEFITTING @HUMANEMIAMI @FEEDINGSFL #UMNSUCARD

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Brickell World Plaza welcomed in the holidays by celebrating 2014 Savor the Season Festival on Saturday, November 15th at 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131.http://www.savortheseasonmiami.com/2014-event-details-savor-the-season-in-miami/

It is an annual community festival that featured food, wine and spirits from a collection of Miami’s restaurants and local vendors.

People got into the holiday spirit while enjoying live entertainment on the plaza and taking part in 600 Brickell’s grand holiday lighting for its signature 40‐foot wreath.

Here is my photo recap of this annual community festival !

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Photographs of @LUCKYRICEFEST #MiamiEvent @SapphireGinUSA @Chef_Morimoto @theraleighhotel

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LUCKYRICE Miami is quite an EXPERIENCE. One that I happened to win tickets to courtesy of Miami.com ! What is LUCKYRICE? Its a celebration of Asian-meets-Latin Food and Cocktail Culture.  Chefs and Mixologists from Miami’s exploding culinary scene alongside international celebrity chefs come together to showcase their creations. The event was hosted by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto on Saturday, November 15, poolside at the Raleigh Hotel.

Participating chefs/restaurants included Morimoto, Khong River House, Hakkasan, Juvia, the Bazaar by Jose Andres, the Federal, SushiSamba, Katsuya, Lure Fishbar, and Barley & Swine. In addition, eight of Miami’s best mixologists served cocktails made with Bombay Sapphire East and other featured spirits. See luckyrice.com for more information.  

Check out the Dragon Show Performance here :

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Dragon Dance @luckyricefest !

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And my slideshow of more of the fun moments here:

Enjoy my photos from this foodie fabulous event !
*Additonal photo credit courtesy of my guest/foodie sister Rebecca Darling

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#SobeSavvy Recaps @Cadillac @ArchDigest360 #DrivenbyDesign #Miami Tour Stop #SeaFairYacht @Pamm @1000museum #CampBiscayne

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Cadillac and Architectural Digest extended a special invitation to join them on the Miami stop of the exclusive Driven By Design Architectural Tour.  (www.cadillacdrivenbydesign.com) 

Program Overview:

Driven By Design is a program designed by Cadillac and Architectural Digest for guests to experience their city from an entirely new perspective. This exclusive architectural tour has been curated for Cadillac and our guests through a partnership with Architectural Digest and some of the country’s most prominent architects and designers. The half-day excursion will include guided tours of three innovative public/private spaces, a keynote address by Alan Shulman at The SeaFair Miami, and breakfast or lunch prior to your tour departure in the next generation 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Chauffer service is provided for the tour, however if you wish to drive, you will have ample opportunity to do so.

Rendezvous Location:

The Driven By Design tour started with a gathering at The SeaFair Miami, located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami FL.  Guests was able to enjoy a complimentary Valet service upon arrival at the Museum Tower, and make their way up to the Penthouse – where they will experience a wonderful keynote by Architect Alan Shulman, FAIA, LEED AP, and principle at Shilman + Associates.

(3) Tour Stops:

·         1000 Museum

·         A private residence in the Camp Biscayne, Miami area  

·         Perez Art Museum 

I enjoyed the guided tour through some of Miami’s most innovative private residences and public spaces all while being chauffered in the comforts of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. 

Enjoy my photo recap of the tour! 

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#SobeSavvy Recaps #SaveHalloween #Party4Equality @SAVELGBT #Halloween2014 #Party

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SAVE Dade 20th Annual Halloween Ball: Once Upon a Midnight Scary happened on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00pm – 3:00am. This year’s event was held at Downtown Miami’s spectacular Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building, truly one of South Florida’s premiere event spaces.

Sponsor Bacardi supplied their repertoire of brands including Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire at double the bars of last year’s event. On top of it all, this year’s VIP section was set up inside the building’s spooky vacant bank vault complete with OPEN BAR, and for everyone else there will be undead “bank tellers” serving up your favorite drinks! AND, TRACY YOUNG was back by popular demand this year spinning your favorite dance and electronic tunes with the assist from retro-flavored DJ Bill James along with three DJs new to the Halloween Ball: Alex Ramos, Carlos Rojas, and Maximus 3000!

In 2014 we’ve given it all for equality, and that goes for the Halloween Ball, too. Revamped and reloaded — here is my photo recap of this Spooktacular Event!

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