For the last decade, Miami New Times' blockbuster Iron Fork has drawn thousands to downtown Miami to enjoy some of the most interesting and exotic cuisine ever sampled in these parts. For the last three years, we have partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Miami) to kick off Miami Spice, two months of restaurant discounts that are a local sensation. The event, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, was selected as one of the top 100 events in South Florida in 2015 by Biz Bash.
This year, on July 28, thousands of diners and food lovers from across Greater Miami will gather at AmericanAirlines Arena — the area's biggest and most prominent venue — to watch two of our city's finest chefs go pot-to-pot in a sizzling showdown for supremacy. Also once again this year, one of the area's most celebrated chefs and a member of the famed "Mango Gang," Allen Susser, will oversee the competition.
In 2016, Iron Fork's charity partner, Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungrycampaign, is ending childhood
Miami Spice is a mouthwatering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, restaurants offer three-course meals (lunch and dinner) featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. It's a tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami an epicurean paradise.