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Disclosure: I was given media passes to attend the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival. I will receive a small portion of the payment from any of the ticket purchases made using the affiliate code listed at the end of this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Festival season isn’t over yet! This Friday, April 29th, the American Lung Association will host its 21st Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival. I’m stunned this is the festival’s 21st year — but MY first! I’m looking forward to seeing the fresh new look of the festival this year, and especially excited to sip and savor my way through an area I very rarely get the chance to visit — Las Olas Boulevard.
Presented by Breakthru Beverage, New Amsterdam Vodka, and William Hill Winery, this year’s Las Olas Wine & Food festival will feature five blocks of sips and samples from nationally recognized wineries and top restaurants throughout South Florida. The American Lung Association has a few tricks up their sleeves for this year’s event. They’ve teamed up with CI Management, creators of the South Beach Seafood Festival, Chef Showdown, and producers of the South of Spice, to create quite the evening for those attending. Guests can expect live music, culinary and mixology demonstrations, cooking competitions, private VIP lounges and make-your-own cocktail experiences, interactive retail displays, and more.
To give you a taste of what you’ll taste the night of Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, here’s a look at the top-notch South Florida restaurants participating: 15th Street Fisheries, 3030 Ocean Restaurant, Bao Las Olas, Be Nice Restaurants, Beauty and the Feast, Boatyard, Brass Tap, Braza Viva, Burlock Coast, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, American Social, Cibo Wine Bar, Crave Rum, DelGrosso, Dippin Dots, Fork & Balls, Gran Forno Bakery, Grille 401, Hard Rock Café, I Heart Mac & Cheese, Indigo, JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, Kilwins Las Olas, Kuro, Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Louie Bossi’s Restaurant Bar and Pizzeria, Mama Mia, Novecento, Pride & Joy, Pronto, Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar, Shooters Waterfront, Sette Bello Ristorante, Suviche Las Olas, Sweet Nectar, Texas de Brazil, The Chimney House, Thursday’s, Timpano, Spa Juice Bar, Wild Sea Oyster Bar, and Yolo.
I don’t know about you, but I’m already hungry just thinking about it! Aside from being able to sample bites from the above-mentioned restaurants, there will be over 200 wines from all over the world available to taste. So much eating and drinking and having fun all in the name of supporting a great cause. The American Lung Association’s mission is to fight against the third leading cause of death in the United States, and any support for this event will assist in funding research and educational programming for the association.
Sound like your kind of night? Of course it does! Tickets are still available. General admission is $100 and includes entrance into the festival as well as all food and beverage sampling (60+ restaurants and 45+ wineries, among other giveaways available throughout the event.) VIP admission is $150 and includes entrance into the VIP Pavilion on the festival grounds starting at 6:30PM, which will feature the ONLY Full Open Bars available until event closing. The VIP Pavilion will include food and wine samplings only available for VIP Ticket purchasers as well as a no-hassle way to enjoy the event by coming early to beat the traffic and find good parking. In addition, these tickets also include all general admission benefits.
But don’t let those prices scare ya — I’ve got a promo code for you to use that’ll save you 15%. Enter the code BITE at check-out and get your special discount. Hope to see everyone strolling down Las Olas Boulevard on Friday night!