For Immediate Release
August 29, 2019
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(BPRW) Miami Gardens Food & Wine Festival Postponed November 7-10, 2019, Veterans Day Weekend

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. –In an abundance of caution, the Miami Gardens Food and Wine Festival is postponed due to impending weather. Join us Veterans Day Weekend, November 7-10,2019 for a star-studded four-day festival celebrating the culinary heritage of Miami Gardens and showcasing the talents of South Florida’s most renowned chefs, culinary personalities, and lifestyle experts. The Miami Gardens Food and Wine Festival launched three years ago as a one-night event, and has now expanded to a multi-day festival for Residents and visitors to experience the diverse flavors and tasty cuisines available in Miami Gardens. The City joined forces with the Hungry Black Man, led by Starex Smith whose unabashed passion for spotlighting high quality Black restaurants promises attendees a unique and tantalizing experience during the festival. 


The festival will include special guest appearances by Chef Carla Hall, Chef Danny Dominguez, Chef Kofi, Chef Jenn Ross, Chef Epicurean Sherronda Daye, Anthony Hamilton, Angela Yee, Trick Daddy and much more! If you love food, music, good friends and great vibes then you need to be at the Miami Gardens Food and Wine Festival Veterans Day weekend!

For more of a complete schedule, up-to-date information and to purchase tickets for the new date, visit

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LaShannon Petit, 786-553-2866







The City of Miami Gardens celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018 since its incorporation. With a population of approximately 113,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid professional community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in Florida and boasts thousands of Caribbean and Hispanic Residents. The City is the home of the Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami Dolphins football team, the University of Miami Hurricanes football team, the Orange Bowl football game and most recently the Miami Tennis open.  It is the future home of the Miami Dolphins training facility and Super Bowl 2020.  The City has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community and economic development, and has gained a reputation for being a premier destination in South Florida.


Starex Smith is an accomplished and experienced public administrator, fundraiser, foodie, and culinary business developer who has committed himself to maximizing the Black experience in the United States! Starex has assisted countless food industry businesses successfully obtain funding, taking mom and pop storefronts to scalable businesses. Having constantly run into stereotyping negatively affecting his dining and vacationing experiences, Starex decided to curate great destinations, restaurants, and discuss issues surrounding being a hungry Black man.