As we all know the South Beach Wine and Food Festival had to be canceled last year due to the pandemic. But, this year the festival returns to celebrate the big 20.
Leading up to the big event in May, the festival put together The Artisan Food Network on Lincoln Road.
Since January the market celebrates local culinary businesses while bringing visitors and locals to the iconic lincoln road.
"These vendors are small, local, culinary businesses. A lot of them are artisanal vendors that started during the pandemic. So, we created this platform as a way for them to showcase their businesses and their creations. And also capture a new audience on Miami Beach," said Andrea Moreno, PR Manager, SOBEWFF.
Over fifteen vendors were selected to be in February's market.
Founder of Luly's flans, Danny Diaz feels proud to be a part of The Artisan Food Market.
"I feel honored number one to be invited. I couldn't say no to be a part of this. I've been going to the festival for years," says Diaz.
The South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Capital One gives so many opportunities to the city of Miami. Including Florida International University students who normally volunteer at the festival.
For former volunteer and now co-founder of Temple Street Eatery, Alex Cook, he’s extremely proud to give back to the festival and the market.
"It's amazing to see what the festival has done. What Lee and the team are doing to bring the energy going. Diego and I both were FIU students and we started as volunteers. It's an awesome testament and to come full circle here with the festival. And to have a few FIU students here and giving back to the community, to the cause, and to FIU. Just to teach, educate and feed," states Cook.
As the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is hosted in iconic Miami Beach, it was ideal for Lincoln Road to host the Artisan Food Market.
"It's an incredible opportunity. The leadership of Lee Schrager and his entire team at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival have been amazing partners. They had this incredible idea to activate the Lincoln Road with local food artisans and food vendors who have been so devastated during COVID-19 and to give them a place where they can be in business and where they can continue to build and extend their brand. And we are just so fortunate to be able to partner with them and host this. It's an honor," says Lyle Stern, Vice President, Lincoln Road Business Improvement District.
And I know what you’re thinking when are tickets for the 2021 South Beach Wine and Food Festival coming out??
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The next Artisan Food Market will be on March 28th.
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