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SOBEWFF Heads To Hallandale Beach: Celebrity Chef Dinner and 1001 Arabian-Nights Shines Spotlight on International Food In The City

February 16, 2023

Start your weekend off with an exclusive culinary experience on Friday, February 24, 2023, Celebrity Chef Dinner hosted by Celebrity Chef Jernard Wells and Icebox Cafe’s Corporate Executive Chef Omar Martinez. The City of Hallandale Beach is gearing up to shine an international spotlight on its diverse culture and food scene during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by CapitalOne Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2023.

Start your weekend off with an exclusive culinary experience on Friday, February 24, 2023, Celebrity Chef Dinner at Icebox Cafe (219 NE 3rd St, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hosted by Celebrity Chef Jernard Wells and Icebox Cafe's Corporate Executive Chef Omar Martinez, these culinary geniuses have a flavor-packed southern-style multi course dinner planned that is sure to wow your senses.

Purchase your ticket now for this Celebrity Chef Dinner and receive a complimentary ticket to the 4th Annual Food & Groove at Pegasus Park at Gulfstream Park Village (901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009) on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Get ready to step into a world of magical flavors and cultural delights at the excitement-filled 1001 Arabian Nights themed Food & Groove event. You’ll enjoy world-class entertainment such as fire throwers, henna tattoo artists, acrobats, snake charmers and even a global-inspired spice tent. More than 25 incredible local restaurants will be showcasing their tantalizing cuisines from all over the globe. This year’s restaurants and guest chefs hail from countries from around the world! During this international foodie explosion, guests can also dance the night away to live music from the Entourage Band performing Salsa, Soft Rock, Old School R&B, and today’s top hits.

To make this enchanting evening even more spectacular, local artists Rei Ramirez and Kay Kiria will be creating live art throughout the event so you can immerse yourself in the diverse art and culture Hallandale Beach has to offer. Don’t miss the collaboration between these two acclaimed artists who will provide a stunning display of live performance artwork.

As part of the Hallandale Beach Eats Be Local initiative to support local restaurants, the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has out done themselves planning this year’s festivities. This SOBEWFF event series, the only in Broward County, is surely shining a spotlight on the international food, culture, and art scene that Hallandale Beach has grown to become.

Tickets to the Celebrity Chef Dinner are $175 and include a complimentary ticket to Food & Groove, a $75 value. Purchase tickets now at:

Be sure to check out the local restaurants and chefs participating in the Arabian Nights themed Food & Groove event:

Ajiacos Restaurant, a local Colombian breakfast spot offering traditional Colombian items including picada ajiacos, empanadas, tequenos, arepas, and much more.
952 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Amsterdam Bar And Grill, a local wateringhole with delectable bar bites. 100 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Bch, FL 33009

Belly Fish, a unique Asian-inspired menu of sushi, poke, ceviche, and bowls. With Michelin-trained Chef Rodrigo Bravo and restaurant veteran Jonathan Perlman at the helm, Belly Fish sources the finest ingredients to deliver an extraordinary culinary experience.
(901 Federal Hwy.) The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Ceviche Avenue, located in the heart of Hallandale Beach, brings the real flavor of authentic Peruvian food, including ceviche and arroz con pollo.
101 NE 3rd Street Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Chef Irie (Hugh Sinclair), a private chef, puts a spin on traditional Caribbean dishes with a Latin twist.

CAO Bakery & Café, named after the Cao family whose baking tradition spans three generations, provides the best of Cuban baking from sweet cafecito to fresh pastelitos.
116 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33309

D’s Delights, catering to all ethnic backgrounds and cultural flavors, creates a phenomenal unforgettable flavor experience with chicken and waffles, grilled shrimp breakfast platters, and salmon patties.
530 Foster Rd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Don Lolo’s, family owned and operated since 2006, provides fresh scratch made Cuban and Tex-Mex style dishes prepared with a mix of authentic and flavorful signature seasonings.
822 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Dunn’s River Island Café, an intimate upscale Caribbean restaurant and Bar, provides authentic Jamaican Cuisines and specialty American dishes.
908 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Flashback Dinner, Offering the delights of a classic diner in an exciting modern setting, the Flashback Diner is home to everyone. 220 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Holy Avocado, a revolutionary, healthy fast-food concept with the main purpose to keep society healthy, with clean and fresh ingredients. Avocado is the star superfood here!
645 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Unit 104, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

KAO Bar and Grill,  KAO Sushi & Grill means top-level cuisine, combining Japanese Food, South American cuisine, and European tapas. Ne 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.

The Krazy Vegan, a South Florida, 100% plant-based gourmet American-Jamaican fusion burger joint. Chef Reece Ellis infuses Jamaica for spice, America for variety, and France for the presentation.
645 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 111, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Dr. Limon Hallandale is a Peruvian hotspot developed and founded by Chef Carlos Brescia (aka Dr. Limon) and partners Jose Antonio Combina and Fiorella Terrazas. This creatively designed restaurant offers extensive menu items, highlighting an array of unmatched Ceviches.
801 N Federal Hwy., #107, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Mable’s Island Kitchen, brings sexy, sultry, cool vibes with food for the soul, with favorites like tacos, Jamaican street food, jerk chicken and more.
409 N Dixie Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Marash Turkish Cuisine, under the direction of Tuncay ATAKAN, offers an authentic menu inspired by Turkish, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern food.
710 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Matteo’s Trattoria, an up-scale Italian restaurant offering a dish for every palate, featuring fan favorites like Prosciutto é Melone and Squid Ink Pescatore.
1825 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Il Mercato Café Restaurant specializes in Italian, French, and German cuisines that has proudly served the community with delicious food for 10 years. Chef and Owner Emily Finne prepares freshly made favorites like pasta and schnitzel.
1454 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Moises Bakery is a European Bakery with Hispano American specialties. Enjoy traditional Empanadas from Venezuela, Chile or Argentina. Look for Tequeños, Ham Cachito, Turkey or cheese and delicious Arepas, Cachapas.
115 E Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Nana’s Sapibon Haitian Restaurant offers family-style meals including stewed chicken, oxtail, and fried pork from Chef Lina St. Juste.
889 Foster Road, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

See Thai and Japanese Cuisine, offers many of the classic Thai dishes that are found at the finest restaurants in Thailand, including sushi, sashimi, and traditional soups. The mouth-watering Thai cuisine is flavored by authentic herbs and spices.
1111 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale, FL 33009

El Tamarindo Coal Fired Pizza & Bar, an Italian-International concept, has a kitchen full of homemade and simple Italian recipes from pizza to pasta inspired by Chefs Yecson Juan and Sonia Amaya’s Italian grandmother.
712 Atlantic Shores Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Ten Palms offers a spectacular classic American menu featuring an upscale take on racetrack favs.
901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Urban Thai & Sushi provides an experience of 5-star quality food with unforgettable authentic Thai & Japanese Fusion, like pad see sew and pad thai.
660 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

YardHouse, offers the world’s largest selection of draft beer along with a traditional American menu with more than 100 items made from scratch daily, including nachos, sandwiches, and more.
601 Silks Run, Suite 1490, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

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