South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, the Region’s Favorite Culinary Event for a Cause, Returns on Friday, June 17, 2016

South Florida’s top chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists join forces to help end childhood hunger

South Florida residents can enjoy the most celebrated food in the area on Friday, June 17, 2016, when South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns, this time to Soho Studios in Wynwood. The annual tasting event will feature the area’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

The 28th annual tasting event will take place from 7PM to 10PM, at Soho Studios, followed by an exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders at Midtown’s Apeiro Kitchen & Bar from 10:30PM to midnight.

Led by Founding Event Chairman Allen Susser and Restaurant Co-Chair Timon Balloo, South Florida’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails and the sweetest desserts. The benefit will also feature a silent auctionwith exclusively curated packages, a mystery wine grab, a Citi lounge helmed by a soon to be announce featured mixologist, a No Kid Hungry lounge, an LG kitchen activation and a Plinko game board with tons of great prizes! The party will continue just a mile away at Apeiro Midtown, where Executive Chef Anthony Sitek will treat guests to Mediterranean bites late into the night.

General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $250 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the after party. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 1.1 million kids in Florida. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 460 million meals.

In 2015, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 900,000 healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include Florida Impact, FLIPANY and Feeding South Florida.

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsors OpenTable and LG, and local sponsors Breakthru Beverage, Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events on the Loose, iHeartMedia, Shawmut Design & Construction, VOSS artesian water from norway, the Chef Agency, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Social Thinking, Yelp and Brustman Carrino Public Relations.

The best [confirmed] eateries in South Florida will be represented at the event, including:

3030 Ocean

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar

Area 31


Beaker & Gray

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

BLT Prime


Bulla Gastrobar

Burlock Coast


Concrete Beach Brewery


EDGE Steak & Bar

Finka Table & Tap


Funky Buddha Brewery

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster

J Wakefield Brewing

Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Le Zoo

Lure Fishbar

Meat Market

Michael Mina 74


Pincho Factory

Preston’s Market at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Proof Pizza & Pasta

Quality Meats

R House Wynwood

Red Ginger

Red, the Steakhouse

Shake Shack

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets


TALDE Miami Beach

Temple Street Eatery

The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center

The Dutch Miami

The Federal


The Social Club

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House

Whisk Gourmet

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

Wynwood Brewing Company

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar