May 12, 2017

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry: Over 60 Food & Drink Destinations Unite to End Childhood Hunger

Friday, May 12, 2017

WHO/WHAT: South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s leading culinary benefit to end childhood hunger – is taking place on Friday, May 12. The 29th annual tasting benefit will feature over 60 celebrated food and drink destinations under one roof at Wynwood’s Soho Studios from 7PM to 10PM. First-time Chef Chair Timon Balloo will lead the soirée alongside Honorary Founding Chair Chef Allen Susser.

South Florida’s top gastronomic tastemakers will deliver a wide array of delectable fares, libations and delicious desserts. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, featuring an Instant Wine Cellar, a silent auction with swanky packages, a Citi Lounge area, an “Urban Beer Garden” and the first ever Taste of the Nation Speakeasy featuring mixologists from Alter, Beaker & Gray, Better Days, Bitter Truth, Repour Bar and Wynwood Diner. In support of No Kid Hungry, nationally acclaimed music group, The Strumbellas, will perform a special acoustic set during the event, presented by Citi. The festivities will continue with an exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders and chef participants at nearby R House Wynwood from 10:30PM to midnight.

Tickets: General Admission $125 per person, VIP $175 per person, VIP PLUS $200 per person, grants early entry to the event and After Party only $75 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

Participants include: 3030 Ocean; 4 Rivers Smokehouse; Alter Restaurant; Antico Pizza; Area 31; Artisan Beach House; Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel; Bazaar Mar by José Andrés; Beaker & Gray; Bird & Bone; BLT Prime; BOCCE; Bourbon Steak Miami; Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits; Byblos Miami; CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar; Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; db Bistro Moderne; EDGE Steak & Bar; Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz; Finka Table & Tap; Fooq's; Glass & Vine; Jaya at The Setai; Katsuya South Beach; Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; KYU; Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach Hotel; Macchialina; Malibu Farm; Market at EDITION; MC Kitchen; Meat Market; Michael's Genuine Food & Drink; Olla Miami; Ono Poke Shop; Ortanique On the Mile; Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach; Phuc Yea; Pinch Kitchen; R House Wynwood; Red, the Steakhouse; Sarsaparilla Club; Scarpetta by Scott Conant; SUGARCANE raw bar grill; SUSHISAMBA; SuViche; TALDE Miami Beach; Temple Street Eatery; The Bazaar by José Andrés; The Café at Books & Books; The Dutch Miami; The Salty Donut; Whisk Gourmet; Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille; and Zest.

WHEN/WHERE: Soho Studios R House Wynwood
2136 NW 1st Ave 2727 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127 Miami, FL 33127
7PM to 10PM (6PM VIP PLUS) 10:30PM to midnight (VIP and VIP PLUS)

WHY: Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day
One in six children in this country struggles with hunger; here in Florida it’s one in four. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 500 million meals. In 2016, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 700,000 healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include Florida Impact, FLIPANY and Feeding South Florida.

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsors OpenTable and The Glenlivet, and local sponsors Breakthru Beverage, Mike Sipe Entertainment, CBS4, Events on the Loose, iHeartMedia, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, VOSS artesian water from norway, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Social Thinking, Williams Sonoma, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations.

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

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