It is no secret that Miamians love their brunch…it may be the most popular weekend activity and for many the favorite meal of the week. Creative Miami chefs have made the weekend tradition so enticing that just making the decision of where to go on any given Saturday or Sunday is a challenge.
Well, this Sunday, that decision has been made for you!
Widely recognized for his creation of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals, festival founder Lee Brian Schrager brings his hometown of Miami yet another foodie fête on Sunday, April 24 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Magic City Casino to celebrate the launch of his third cookbook, AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coast (Clarkson Potter; On Sale: April 5, 2016).
Like Schrager’s SOBEWFF, which celebrated its 15th edition this past February, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.
The AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS FESTIVAL®, will feature more than 40 of Schrager’s favorite South Florida spots serving up sweet and savory ideations of the most “important” meal of the day. Curated with the support of local food authority Burger Beast, guests will enjoy some of the best eggs, pancakes, waffles, donuts, including a matzo brei from Chef Allen Susser for guests observing Passover, and more. Even McDonald’s will join the celebration, bringing the joy of All Day Breakfast to event-goers with an array of special surprises.
Participating Restaurants include:
27 Restaurant & Bar
Airport Cafe & Liquors
Azucar Ice Cream Company
Babe Froman Fine Sausages
Buena Vista Deli
Crackers Casual Dining
Estefan Kitchen – Larios on the Beach
Finka Table & Tap
Fireman Derek's Bake Shop & Café
FOAR Food Truck
Haven Kitchen + Lounge
La Fresa Francesa
La Mar by Gastón Acurio
Preston’s Market – Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Sergio's Cuban Kitchen & Bar
Sugar Yummy Mama
Sunny's Restaurant at The Hall
The Café at Books & Books
The Local Craft Food & Drink
The Magic Box
The Salty Donut
All, who will compete for the chance to be crowned the People’s Choice Award-winner during the brunch and the opportunity to capture the Judge’s Choice Award, led by Miami New Times’ Short Order’s own Laine Doss and including esteemed panelists Burger Beast, Ingrid Hoffmann, WSVN’s Belkys Nerey and City of Miami Beach firefighters Michael and Michelle Viera, who took home top honors from the SOBEWFF Midnight Breakfast hosted by Chrissy Teigen this past February.
Guests will also enjoy coffee selections from 3:05 Cafecito and Panther Coffee, plus Bloody Mary’s from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and mimosas courtesy of Cavicchioli 1928* to cleanse the palate as they move from one offering to the next.
Tickets are priced at $64.20 - $117.70 on Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brunch-presented-by-americas-best-breakfasts-tickets-23302769210?aff=eac2 and include a copy of AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coast.
*Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
And if you can't make it to Sunday’s AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS FESTIVAL®, you can still grab a copy of Lee’s book through Amazon link on MIAbites homepage.
The Magic City Casino
450 NW 37th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33125.