Cochon555: The Epic Pork Feast Is Back

Cochon555, the hyper-local festival with a flair for innovation, returns to Miami with its Heritage BBQ edition on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. The promotion of global food cultures and family farming will be the central themes of the day.

From winemakers and distillers to barkeeps and chefs, dozens of the city’s biggest hospitality talents will be cooking – or creating drinks to match – Old World barbecue recipes cooked over live fires. To further champion the good food movement, a portion of all proceeds will go to Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank – a pig farming sanctuary.

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SOBEWFF 2017: We Came. We Ate. We Ate Some More.

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has come and gone, but we’re still recovering from our gluttonous week. The festival, which kicked off last Wednesday, celebrated its sweet sixteen with memorable events in both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This was our second time attending the festival, and the best way we can describe it is “Christmas in February.”

Seriously: There’s so much food, so many drinks and so many celebrities that you can’t help but feel like a kid in a candy shop. Below, you’ll find quick recaps about four different events we attended during the week.

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Via Emilia 9: A Pasta Lover’s Dream

Courtesy of Via Emilia 9

Pasta makes any situation better — especially when the pasta is from Via Emilia 9. Whether you’re in the mood for something light, something heavy or something in between, the Miami Beach eatery has over a dozen pastas to choose from, and they’re made fresh every day by the resident Sfogliana (female pasta maker). Stop by 1120 15th Street and try them for yourself.

Not sure where to start? We have you covered.

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Wag Wednesday: Scott Linquist and Alexandria Guerra & Strummer

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Since starting the blog, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers.

That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Scott Linquist, Chef/Owner of Olla and Chef/Partner of Coyo TacoAlexandria Guerra, Culinary Publicist; and their Weimaraner, Strummer.

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Lolo’s Surf Cantina: A Beachside Escape

Where can you find some of the best fish tacos in town? Lolo’s Surf Cantina. This new Baja-inspired Mexican eatery has set up shop inside the Marriott Stanton South Beach, and its fun and casual fare is sure to quickly turn the spot into a local favorite. While tacos are definitely one of the main draws here, there’s a lot more to the place than meets the eye — and you need to experience the menu for yourself.

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