March 22, 2023

South Seashore Seafood Pageant and Extra


South Florida’s South Seashore Seafood Pageant 2022 is gearing up for its 10th anniversary, dropped at you by Tequila Herradura, with a four-day culinary celebration starting Wednesday, October nineteenth and culminating on Saturday, October twenty second on the sands of South Seashore. This yr’s pageant will function a unprecedented lineup of collaborating eating places and cooks. Enhanced programming will embrace dwell musical performances by famed nation music singer-songwriter, CMT Award winner, Granger Smith that includes Earl Dibbles Jr., with particular visitors, CMT nominated nation music group., Runaway June, offered by Demesmin & Dover. Plus popup cafes, chef and bartender showdowns and extra. Apart from these star cooks within the Pageant, and talking of seafood, on the finish of the submit discover a checklist of a few of my favourite seafood eating places in Miami.


The South Seashore Seafood Pageant consists of 4 separate ticketed occasions happening all through the week and kicks off with “An Night at Joe’s Stone Crab” on Wednesday, October nineteenth. The already sold-out occasion consists of a five-course meal showcasing Government Chef Andre Bienvenu’s delicacies. On the next evening, “Crabs, Slabs & Cabs” incorporates a formal sit-down, five-course dinner highlighting ‘Surf n’ Turf’ reimagined by a few of Miami’s main cooks. Hosted by GOYA Meals’ Government Chef Fernando Desa, the occasion consists of participation from celebrated restaurateur and Pubbelly Sushi associate José Mendín; Fiola Miami’s Government Chef Danny Ganem; Meat Market Government Chef and Proprietor Sean Brasel; Luca Osteria Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli; and host venue chef, The Social Membership’s Government Chef Javier Carballo. Thursday’s occasion will probably be hosted at Excessive Tide on the newly revamped Kimpton Surfcomber. Restricted seats for Thursday’s dinner can be found via

South Beach Seafood Festival, Miamicurated

The festivities proceed with the yearly offered out “Chef Showdown” on Friday, October twenty first. Coined the last word seashore bash on South Seashore, 20 of Miami’s prime cooks will go head-to-head in ten aggressive seafood showdowns. Offered by Tequila Herradura and happening within the GOYA Culinary Pavilion within the Baptist Well being Hospitality Village, “Chef Showdown” options varied seafood ‘battles’, the place visitors pattern and vote for his or her favourite dishes as they make their means across the village battle pavilions. This yr’s collaborating eating places and competitions will embrace (*denotes reigning champion):

  • Battle Ceviche: Aida Mexican SeaFood’s Mauricio Hernandez vs La Cervecería de Barrio’s Alex Medina
  • Battle Crab: 2-Time Champion, Beaker & Grey’s Brian Nasajon* vs Papa’s Uncooked Bar’sChad Wyrosdick
  • Battle Fusion-Sushi: Tanuki’s Gustavo Montes vs Chef Luis Gonzalez
  • Battle Salmon offered by Laguna Blanca Salmon: 2021 Champion Mercato della Pescheria’s Alex Martinez vs Ocean 234’s Nicole Fey
  • Battle Lobster: 4-Time Champion, Café Bernie’s Chef Bernie Matz vs Chef Billy G’sChef Andres Garcia 
  • Battle Oyster: 2021 Champion, UCHI Miami’s Cristian Canencio vs Seawell Fish N Oyster’s Raymond Fiorello
  • Battle Shrimp: Latin Home’s Sergio Mazuelos vs Cilantro 27’s Nilton Castillo
  • Battle Surf n’ Turf offered by Halpern’s Steak and Seafood: 2-Time Champion Rusty Pelican’s Jim Pastor vs Social Membership’s Javier Carballo
  • Battle Sushi: Zuma’s Nono Shigetomi vs Paperfish Sushi’s Michael Asalie
  • Battle Taco: Tacos & Tattoos Jay Cruz vs Bandidos Taqueria Juan Hernandez
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All through the evening, every chef will take the principle stage to placed on a present with their excessive power, entertainment-filled dwell demos as representatives from the culinary trade will function the ultimate judges to award one of the best in every showdown.

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Chef showdown 2011, Pink Steakhouse


Operating alongside the “Chef Showdown,” on Friday evening, Tequila Herradura may even host an “Extraordinary Bartender Showdown.” 4 bartenders will take part in a head-to-head competitors for who could make one of the best Tequila Herradura margarita recipe. As soon as once more, the visitors are the judges, and the winner will earn a $500 prize.



The primary South Seashore Seafood Pageant occasion will happen on Saturday, October twenty second, spanning 4 blocks alongside Ocean Drive at Lummus Park. Dropped at you by Tequila Herradura, offered by GOYA Meals and Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, and hosted by the Metropolis of Miami Seashore, the beachfront pageant will function a powerful collection of curated pop-up cafés by a few of Miami’s most interesting seafood eating places. This yr’s hottest ticket may even function all day music with DJs on the Pacifico Seashore Membership, Solar Sips by Excessive Midday, and VIP on the Goya Culinary Pavilion. Typically admission on the Demesmin & Dover dwell music stage, offered by Jack Daniels, visitors will take pleasure in dwell performances headlined by CMT award-winning nation artist Granger Smith that includes Earl Dibbles Jr. with particular visitor, Runaway June, in addition to native Latin band, Mama Fuma, and basic rock band, The Regs, to start out the day.

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South Beach Seafood Festival, Miamicurated


All through the pageant’s common admission space, visitors can anticipate pop-up cafés by:Café Avanti, A Fish Known as Avalon, Lobster Shack, CJ’s Crab Shack, Tanuki, Café Bernie, Cilantro 27, Ella’s Oyster Bar, Pubbelly Sushi, Latin Home, The Social Membership, and The Wagyu Bar by Meat N’ Bone. VIP Sampling pop-ups within the Baptist Well being VIP Village will embrace Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Paule’s Pop Up by Chef Billy G, GOYA Meals, The Social Membership, Kuba Cabana, The Wagyu Bar by Meat N’ Bone, Doral Worldwide Meals, Mau Miami, Playa, Papas Uncooked Bar, Seafood World, Pescanova USA, and extra. On the candy aspect, dessert pop-ups all through the pageant will embrace Wynwood Parlor , Cielito Artisan Pops , and Crepemaker, amongst others.

Basic Admission to the South Seashore Seafood Pageant may even see the Piper Heidsieck Champagne lounge, the El Dorado Final Seashore Membership, the Milam’s Market that includes the Culinary Showcase Kitchen, and extra. The VIP space will embrace a two-block village with specialty activations from Movie star Cruises, Tequila Herradura, Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, Baptist Well being, Oshen Salmon, and the checklist continues. Tickets for common admission begin at $55 and embrace complimentary all day open bar (21+); and VIP Admission begins at $150.

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Dish from Chef Showdown 2021


Along with celebrating regional culinary expertise, the pageant yearly helps CI Basis’s EAT SMART program, a 501 ©(3) nonprofit program that gives wholesome meals and dietary steerage to the area people and Florida’s youth via applications in Miami-Dade County public colleges.

For extra info and to buy tickets to the tenth Annual South Seashore Seafood Pageant,  go to Comply with alongside on Instagram at@sobeseafoodfest and Fb @SOBESeafoodFest.

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The pageant has a star studded checklist of Miami cooks. Apart from these,  listed below are a few of my favourite seafood eating places in Miami taking a look at number of fish and shellfish (not simply the standard branzino) and high quality . These embrace The River Oyster Bar, Prime Fish, Casablanca on the River, Garcia’s Seafood Grill & Fish Market, Estiatorio by Milos and the “sleeper”, Spanish restaurant Descorche (click on right here for my writeup).