Croquetas & Craft Cocktails for SOBEWFF 2021

A year later, and another awesome event that I’m curating for my 10th anniversary of working with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Last February, the Croquetas & Cocktails was a smashing success, so it made sense to bring it back for another round.

All of the same players in place from last year for Croquetas & Craft Cocktails 2021. We have the croqueta royalty siblings Eileen (FINKA Table & Tap) & Jon Andrade (Islas Canarias) hosting along with ChatChowTV’s Gio Gutierrez. Gio will be doing double duty with curating the cocktails too.

I’ve assembled many stupendous fried cylindrical-meat sticks (not true, some might be round) for this year’s edition plus other favorites of mine like the Frita Cubana from Cuban Guys and awesome sweets from Azucar Ice Cream, Lila’s Desserts, and Pastelito Papi.

2 The Rootss will bring their vegan croquetas, and I’ve somehow coerced Blue Collar and MEAT Eatery & Taproom to make croquetas for this event, making it extra delicious.

*all images courtesy of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival website

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns for 2021, albeit in a very different manner. The events are smaller and mostly outdoors. There are health and safety measure protocols that must be followed at these events. You can read about them at the bottom of this post.

SOBEWFF Eileen & Jonathan Andrade
Eileen & Jonathan Andrade

Croquetas & Craft Cocktails Restaurants

2 The RootssA Lo Cubano KitchenAzucar Ice Cream
Blue CollarCafe ChantillyCAO Bakery
Crazy TostonCuban GuysDOCE Provisions
Dos CroquetasIslas CanariasLila’s Desserts
Mac & ChessMasa CraftMEAT Eatery & Taproom
Mendez FuelPastelito PapiPinecrest Bakery
SOBEWFF Croquetas & Craft Cocktails 2021
SOBEWFF Croquetas & Craft Cocktails 2020

Croquetas & Craft Cocktails Event Details

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Friday, May 21
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM


Miami Design District – Jungle Plaza (Outdoors)
3801 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami

Age Restrictions

21 Years Of Age And Older

SOBEWFF Jungle Plaza
Croquetas & Cocktails 2020 at Jungle Plaza

Croquetas & Craft Cocktails Information

Refreshed with new offerings this year, Croquetas & Cocktails is back for another round of gourmet croquetas accented by a uniquely crafted cocktail experience. We’re bringing you some of the best craft, small batch and artisanal spirits around, combined with numerous iterations of the delicious fried snack, and creating a hip setting at the artistic Jungle Plaza in the Miami Design District. The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining.

South Florida darling Eileen Andrade, the talented chef behind West Kendall’s popular Finka Table + Tap restaurant, her croqueta specialist – and brother – Jonathan Andrade, and one of Miami’s top mixologists Gio Gutierrez aka @ChatChowTV, will serve as the evening’s hosts as we celebrate this classic Cuban snack and cap it all off with cocktails specially curated by Gutierrez. Whether they stem from a fine dining restaurant, gas station lunch counter, grocery store, or local bakery, local food authority Sef Gonzalez – better known as the beloved Burger Beast – has tracked down the best in the city and brought them together for this late-night tasting affair.

Grab a bite and a sip, sway to the beat of mellow tunes and celebrate the end of the work week during this soirée under the stars paying homage to one of the Magic City’s favorite treats!

Event info from the SOBEWFF website

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures for Croquetas & Craft Cocktails

Honoring our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, talent, attendees, sponsors, participants, and community, SOBEWFF® has consulted with the FIU Healthcare Committee on COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols that follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami Beach. Attendees will be required to provide proof and/or attestation to a negative PCR COVID-19 test dated no more than 72 hours prior to the event(s) you will be attending, or alternatively to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination via the SymCheck™ app and present a cleared assessment, contactless ticketing system, and thermal imaging systems for temperature checks taken at all events. Apart from the Wine Spectator Wine Seminar series, all events will take place outdoors with new additional measures on capacity restrictions, cleaning and sanitization, physical distancing, and mask requirements.
Click HERE to read the complete SOBEWFF® COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols.

By attending a 2021 SOBEWFF® Event:

  1. You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all SOBEWFF® Health & Safety Protocols, before and during the event, including but not limited to face mask requirements.
  2. You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will complete a required SymCheck™ Screening & Health questionnaire no more than 24 hours prior to arriving at a SOBEWFF® event.
  3. You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will be required to provide proof and/or attestation to a negative PCR COVID-19 test dated no more than 72 hours prior to the event(s) you will be attending, or alternatively to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination.
  4. You (and all ticketed attendees) understand that by attending SOBEWFF® and therefore being subject to these COVID-19 Protocols, SOBEWFF® reserves the right to refuse entry or remove an individual from an event if any such protocols are breached.

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