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It's South Beach Wine and Food Fest Tix Time

Where: Miami Beach, FL
October 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM | by | ()

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival may be four months away, but the date to mark on your calendar—the day tickets go on sale to the general public—is much sooner: October 24.

And if you're an AMEX card holder, you can go ahead and start plotting your February gluttony now, via the American Express pre-sale. After standing on many a line and overhearing many a desperate plea for spare tickets at this year's fest, we recommend making your plans for February 2326 pronto.

Here's what's new for 2012:

Mot Hennessy's The Q: This BBQ-fest hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri replaces the popular BubbleQ event, which has been put out to champagne pasture. Participating chefs are still being confirmed but you can expect chicken and ribs and brisket and pork buns and lots of Mot to wash it all down. Tix to this one will go fast, even though they're $300 a pop.
When: Thursday, February 23

Conscious Bite Out with Geoffrey Zakarian: The chef at Dream South Beach's Tudor House—who was a ubiquitous guest and participant of last year's fest—headlines his own event in 2012; one for all the locavore do-gooder types who'll enjoy a little education with their bites and nibbles. While most SBWFF events take place on the beach, this one gets bonus hipster points for being held over in the Wynwood Arts District. Tickets are $175.
When: Thursday, February 23

Trucks on the Beach: The food truck phenomenon finally comes to this: Andrew Zimmern weaving his way through a bunch of them parked on the beach. Trucks signed up for the closing-party event of the festival (so far) include CheeseMe Mobile (which we heartily recommend) and Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tickets are $95.
When: Sunday, February 26

Check out the full schedule and all the other juicy details here.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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