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South Beach Festival Rapidly Approaching
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | posted by Mike

How rapidly? Well, it starts a week from today!

Once again this year, I'll be celebrating the event by not attending. Other vacation plans are in the works this year...more on that later.

But, yes, the festivities will run from the 21st to the 24th. You can see a full run-down of the events on the site. The prices for many of the sessions are a bit...steep. Wow, actually. Looks like I won't be playing golf with Ming Tsai any time soon.

One cool TVFF tie-in, though. At one of the soirées, the Wine Spectator's "Best of the Best," it looks like there will be a whole bunch of big name chefs (including Masaharu Morimoto, who is scandalously listed for his NY location instead of his original Philadelphia restaurant). Included in that list is one Chef Jose Garces, at whose Tinto I'll be dining at tomorrow night!

You'd do well to read about Garces (here's his bio), particularly if you're in the Philly or Chicago area. He's opening a place in the Windy City soon. Don't fret, Philadelphia...he'll be opening Chilango -- which will focus on the cuisine of Mexico City -- in University City later this year.

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