Help Identify & Honor Miami’s Farm-to-Table Best Restaurants, Bars & Artisans

Now through December 1st, 2014, Slow Food Miami, the local, 100% volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to “planting a fresher future for our children,” is accepting nominations for its prestigious Snail of Approval Award. Local foodies are invited to identify and honor those restaurants, bars and artisans that support our local growers and provide good, clean and fair food in Miami. Winners will be announced in the spring with the invitation to savor and celebrate new and current award recipients at Slow Food Miami’s popular Annual Tasting Party.

The Slow Food Miami “Snail of Approval” program shows South Floridians and visitors food that is good, clean and fair by identifying and honoring producers, purveyors and artisans who contribute to the quality,  authenticity and sustainability of food & drink in Miami. In 2010, Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink was the first recipient, and continues to serve as an ambassador of the program which includes 48 additional restaurants, bars, food & beverage artisans, caterers and stores. In its inaugural year, nominations were solicited exclusively from Miami-Dade county farmers. Now nominations come from the general public. All nominations are vetted by the Slow Food Miami “Snail of Approval” Committee.

To view past winners and the nomination form for 2014-15 season, please go to:

Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA, a national non-profit dedicated to supporting good, clean and fair food for all. We support our local community from the ground up – from the Edible School & Community Gardens that encourage the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainably grown food, to the local growers and artisan food makers who use sustainable methods.
Slow Food Miami supports its Edible School & Community Garden Program through culinary educational events and fundraising, and aims to raise awareness for good, clean and fair food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community. For more information, visit