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Miami New Times Iron Fork | Miami Spice Tasting Event 7/31


Miami New Times Once Again Joins Miami Spice as the Official Kickoff Host for the Dining Season

The Second Iron Fork/Miami Spice Grand Tasting Event Brings New Restaurants for an Exclusive Epicurean Evening

The seventh-annual Miami New Times Iron Fork, presented by the Downtown Miami Development Authority, will once again partner with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to host the official Miami Spice Kickoff Event on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The second anniversary of this kickoff event will introduce dining enthusiasts to some of the finest restaurants featured during the Miami Spice program, as well as dozens of other top local eateries.

In 2013, Biz Bash selected the Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff as one of the top 10 culinary events in South Florida, and this year the event has grown exponentially. It will bring culinary creations from more than 60 of South Florida’s luxury and fine-dining restaurants for sampling, some of
which include Old Lisbon, Texas de Brazil, Bulla Gastrobar, Toscana Divino, Rusty Pelican, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Tamara Bistro, Baires Grill, Toro Toro, City Hall, Cibo Wine Bar, The Trapiche Room, and many more.
In addition, Miami New Times is proud to announce that they’ve partnered with the charitable organization Share Our Strength to bring awareness of childhood hunger in America. A portion of ticket sales will also go to Share Our Strength, as well as 100 percent of the proceeds raised during a silent auction that will take place during the event. Many excellent prizes will be available and will go to the highest bidders. The epicurean event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. and will bring together thousands of young professionals, local businesses, and foodies for an evening of gourmet food selections, tasty libations, and live entertainment.

Guests who prefer a more intimate dining experience may purchase VIP tickets, which include entry to the event one hour early, at 6 p.m., and access to a private VIP bar and lounge that will feature exclusive entertainment and an elite selection of Miami’s best luxury dining restaurants. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit NewTimesIronFork.com or like us on Facebook at fb.com/miaminewtimes.


Who: Miami New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff Event
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave. | Miami, FL 33131
When: Thursday, July 31, 2014
VIP: 6 – 7 p.m.
GA: 7 – 10 p.m.
VIP Tickets: $85 advance, $100 at the door – Enter QAM Code for a discount: IF5VIP6
GA Tickets: $50 advance, $65 at the door – Enter QAM Code for a discount: IF10GA6
BUY NOW: Tickets can be purchased at NewTimesIronFork.com

About Miami Spice
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau organizes Miami Spice, a mouthwatering
restaurant promotion that showcases the best of Miami cuisine. During August and September,
restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs.
It’s a tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami an epicurean paradise.

About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to
the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill and Debbie Shore started the organization
with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and
poverty, and that in these shared strengths lie sustainable solutions. Today we focus these
strengths on making No Kid Hungry a reality in America. We’re ending childhood hunger by
connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This
work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens,
government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their
communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers
that keep kids from healthy food. Through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry
campaign educates and empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets so their kids
get healthy meals at home. Cooking Matters participants learn to shop strategically, use nutrition
information to make healthier food choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. The No Kid
Hungry campaign works to shine a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America,
creating a powerful movement of individuals committed to bold action. We build partnerships that
enlist influential individuals in the cause and advocate policy changes needed to achieve our

About Miami New Times
Miami New Times began publishing in 1987 and has grown into the premier weekly publication in
the American Southeast. Showcasing the talents of an accomplished editorial staff recruited from
across the nation, the paper — which includes a web edition that draws a half-million readers per
week — New Times has established a reputation for compelling stories ignored or overlooked by
major media, for insightful coverage of local arts and entertainment, and for unflinching exposure
of Miami’s steamy political life. That reputation for high-caliber journalism has spread beyond
South Florida. The paper has won more than 90 first-place awards for editorial excellence,
statewide and nationally.

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Miami New Times Iron Fork | Miami Spice Tasting Event 7/31
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