Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Announces Restaurant Participants for Second Annual â€œTaste Of Miami,â€
ticket sales benefit MDGLCC Scholarship Program
Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall C
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Explore/EXPO â€“ 12 noon to 5:00pm
Taste of Miami â€“ 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Explore/EXPO – FREE and open to the public
Taste of Miami – $45.00 advance; $60.00 at the door
â€œTasteâ€ To Be Held In Conjunction With Third Annual â€œExplore/Expoâ€
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce today announced a partial line-up of restaurants participating in the second annual Taste of Miami, a VIP fundraiser to benefit the Chamber Foundationâ€™s scholarship program for area youth. Taste of Miami spotlights MDGLCC member restaurants who will offer signature dish tastings. Taste of Miami takes place on Saturday, October 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Hall C of the Miami Beach Convention Center, immediately following the third annual Explore/EXPO. Taste of Miami tickets are $45 in advance and $60 at the door.
Confirmed so far for the Taste of Miami are: China Grill Miami Beach, ChopHouse Miami, Hard Rock CafÃ©, Lucky Strike, Ocean Restaurant, Fit2Go-Healthy Gourmet, Centerplate, Karlâ€™s Catering, Escopazzo, Grey Goose Vodka and Brown Formanâ€™s Little Black Dress wines.
In addition to the Taste participants, MDGLCC is announcing some lively additions to the Explore/EXPO event, to be held immediately before the Taste event. Explore/Expo is free and open to the public from noon to 5 p.m., in Hall C of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Besides the business booths, Explore/EXPO will include entertainment from Dance Now, the Meat Cutter Jazz Trio, and other surprise appearances. Raffle prizes will include tickets to the new Cirque du Soleil show â€œKooza,â€ gift certificates to local area restaurants, and exciting vacation packages.
Sponsors of Explore/EXPO include IGLTA, The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association; the Miami Beach Convention Center; The Miami Herald; and Miami.com.
â€œAttending the Explore/EXPO and Taste of Miami events are great ways to show support for businesses that embrace the local LGBT community and the $8 billion buying power we represent,â€ said Steve Adkins, president of the MDGLCC. â€œIf companies feel that their contributions to our community are being met with support, they will expand their investment and help champion the equality we so ardently seek.â€
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With membership on the rise, the Chamber’s mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly business and professional community throughout the county. The Chamberâ€™s goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community; to promote business opportunities for Chamber members; to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination; to provide resources for its members; and to provide outreach from the LGBT community to other organizations.
For more information on Explore/EXPO, including booth rental, or on Taste of Miami, including ticket purchases, visit www.gogaymiamiexplore.com, call the Chamber at 305-673-4440, or email email@example.com.
PARKING: 17th Street Municipal Garage
Surface Lot Across from the Convention Center
Parking Garage on Meridian between 17th & 18th Streets
Metered Street Parking
Photo credit â€“ Dale Stine, image from the 2009 Taste of Miami.