BRUNCH: Rise & Dine with SOBEWFF founder and author, Lee Brian Schrager

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

Barton G.

Buena Vista Deli

Crackers Casual Dining


Eating House

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

Miami Smokers

Ms. Cheezious®


Palomilla Grill

Preston’s Market – Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Rebel House

Sarsaparilla Club

Sergio's Cuban Kitchen & Bar

Sugar Yummy Mama

Sunny's Restaurant at The Hall

SusiLicious Bakeshop

Sweetness Bakeshop  

The Café at Books & Books

The Local Craft Food & Drink

The Magic Box

The Salty Donut

Tropical Chinese


Vicky Bakery

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: 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.