PHOTO GALLERY: SOBEWFF Southern Kitchen Brunch

The past two years we’ve enjoyed the all-day gluttony of the SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Village. But this year we decided to switch things up and opted to spend Sunday morning with country queen Trisha Yearwood at the Loews Miami Beach hotel. We not only filled up on delish southern eats and bourbon Bloody Marys, but we also got to watch the Grammy Award-winning singer perform a few songs! Here are our favorite bites of the day.


My Top 5 Bites at the Southern Kitchen Brunch
(described in 3 words)!



#5 — Pulled Barbecue with Zucchini Fritter:
Smoky. Moist. Spicy.
from Trisha Yearwood, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen



#4 — Signature Honeybee Doughnut:
Sweet. Flaky. Decadence.
from Karen Muirhead, Honeybee Doughnuts



#3 — Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Maple Biscuit and Sawmill Gravy:
Crispy. Tender. Substantial.
from Chef Art Smith, Blue Door Farm Kitchen



#2 — Key West Pink Shrimp and Grits:
Meaty. Creamy. Fresh.
from Jeffrey McInnis and Janine Booth, Root & Bone



#1 — Fried Shrimp Gumbo and Carolina Gold Rice:
Rich. Deep. Roux.
from Mike Lata, FIG


VIDEO: Order Envy stars in SOBEWFF’s “A Foodie’s Fantasy in Priceless Miami”

Talk about a throwback Thursday … You might remember my posts from last month where I gushed about our experience at the South Beach Wine & Food Fest  (if not you’ll find that here). Today we were stoked to see the fest’s recap video, which was produced by official sponsor MasterCard®, and to discover our surprise encounter with Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Chef Ludo Lefebvre at the Grand Tasting was featured in the video.

You’ll find us in two different spots during the video: Watch at :36 seconds as I stand (in a black tank top and straw fedora) alongside the two celebrity chefs. And then at 1:38 you’ll see Marcus hand me complimentary tickets to a SOBEWFF Farm to Table Brunch (which I write about here). My husband, Kenny, even makes an appearance in the latter spot, where he shakes Marcus’ hand after we received the tickets.

I can’t think of a better way to reminisce the fantastic time spent at this year’s SOBEWFF. We are already looking forward to next year!