Get fresh “produce” at this year’s 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival with Flavour Gallery’s latest line-up of five original, festival-inspired designs set to launch during the four-day food frenzy, February 23-26, 2012.
A first time collaboration, Flavour Gallery is the official merchandise producer for the Festival with 19 different style variations for men and women.  The special collection, which launches alongside the spring 2012 line, will be available for purchase beachside by the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village and outside the North Venue tents during the evenings.  Tanks, t-shirts and long sleeves will retail between $25 to $40 and will also be available online at  for pre-order as well as during and following the Festival.

Chef-lebrities Add Spice and Turn up the Heat

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On February - 19 - 2009

Alexis Mincolla and Pauly Shore at Bella Rose. Photo by

Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Well, it’s here, so bring out the fat pants and schedule that gastric bypass and liver transplant for next week. For the eighth year in a row, The Food Network (the Playboy channel for foodies) takes over South Beach with a lineup of events and stars to rival Super Bowl weekend 2008. And while this town is no stranger to celebrity sightings, the festival brings a whole different breed of stars to South Beach, chef-lebrities.

The events drawing the largest number of celebs for your buck are bound to be the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village on Saturday and Sunday, Ocean Drive magazine’s February issue release party and Amstel Light Burger Bash tonight (Thursday), the Pierre Jouet Bubble Q on Friday, the Tribute Dinner honoring Emeril Lagasse on Saturday and Sunday’s Oscar Night America SoBe Style.

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