Florida’s biggest Street Food Fest gears up for 21st year, with exciting new format
Attention fellow Foodies, Wine lovers, Beerheads, and party-goers of all sorts: Get ready for the BIG one! The 21st Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival (“LOWFF”) is almost here. On Friday, April 29, Ft. Lauderdale’s famed Las Olas Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic, as thousands of revelers stroll along the street, to mix, mingle, and enjoy unlimited samplings from nearly 100 of the area’s top restaurants, along with fine wines, spirits, and craft beers, live entertainment, and general frivolity.
The perennial food & wine frenzy is the biggest and best food & wine street festival in south Florida –all to benefit the American Lung Association. And this year promises to be even better than ever, with new features and an exciting new format.
Don’t miss this amazing chance to stroll along four city blocks, and savor unlimited samplings from over 60 of the area’s top restaurants, along with 45 wineries, and dozens of craft beers and fine spirits. And what a feast it will be! This year’s lineup reads like a culinary “Who’s Who” of Broward, with a host of all-star eateries including: 15th Street Fisheries, 180 Degrees, 15th Street Fisheries, 3030 Ocean Restaurant, American Social (our favorite gastropub!), Asia Bay, BAO, Beauty and the Feast, BLT Prime, Boatyard, Brass Tap, Braza Viva, Burlock Coast, Chima, Cibo Wine Bar, Crave Rum, DelGrosso, Dippin Dots, Fork & Balls, Gran Forno Bakery, Grille 401, Hard Rock Café, I Love Mac & Cheese, Indigo, JWB Prime Steak and Seafood at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Kilwins Las Olas, Kuro at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Louie Bossi’s, Novecento, Mama Mia, Pronto, Pride & Joy Bar-B-Que, Riddlez Café, Sea Level, Sette Bello, Shooters Waterfront, Spa Juice Bar, Suviche Las Olas, Sweet Nectar, Texas de Brazil, The Chimney House, Temple Street Eatery, Thursday’s, Timpano, Wild Sea, YOLO, and more!
This year, the American Lung Association has partnered with CI Management, to create an even better LOWFF experience. In addition to all the food and drinks, credentialed guests will also have exclusive access into side street lounges, and enjoy specialty cocktails (thanks to New Amsterdam Vodka), live music, DJs, culinary and mixology demonstrations, interactive retail displays, and more. Another exciting new feature this year is the “BEST OF THE BEST” Restaurant Competitions, which take place on the main stage kitchen.
“We’re excited to take the event to the next level with the addition CI Management and Asley [Ashley Bencivenga, the new ALA Area Director] states, “we know it’s going to be an experience like never before,” notes Bob Drinon, President of Breakthru Beverage, one of the Festival’s major sponsors.
NOTE: This year also introduces a new and improved format. The food & wine tasting areas will be blocked off from the street traffic – so paying guests can enjoy the fun without having to compete with non-paying general public (Freeloaders take note!)
Credentials are required to access the festival zones – so be sure to get your tickets, while supplies last. Ticket prices are $100 for General Admission, or $150 for VIP Tickets.
VIP Ticket holders get to enjoy a one-hour early head start on the festivities, plus additional entrance into the private VIP Culinary Pavilion., which also gets you .
The LOWFF begins at 7:30PM (6:30 for VIP ticket holders), and lasts till 10:30PM.
For a complete line-up of events and ticket information, visit www.lasolaswff.com or call (954) 727-0907. Also check out the event online at @LasOlasWFF .
All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association (ALA) and its valiant mission to fight against the third leading cause of death in the United States. So, as Area Director Ashley Bencivenga states, “come help the ALA provide a breathe of fresh air for the culinary inclined!”
P.S. Yes, this is an outdoor event — but it’s for the American Lung Association, so NO SMOKING, PLEASE!
For more information about the American Lung Association, visit www.lung.org
For more information about Restaurant Placement Group, visit www.RestaurantPlacement.com
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