Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

We recently went to check out the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, which is now in it’s 28th year of running!  This event features the best culinary in the Ft. Lauderdale era as well as wine and booze from their sponsor, Southern Wine and Spirits.  Food, wine, and spirits on Las Olas?  Yes please!

This event benefits the American Lung Association and as foodies, we couldn’t miss it.  Here’s some photos from our trip as well as more information about the event.

Las Olas Food and Wine Festival Photos

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The festival spanned four blocks of Las Olas Blvd.

We were able to sample food from over 40 of the area’s best restaurants while having access to over 200 international and domestic brands, wineries, and even breweries.  There was a live DJ, dancing, and experiences galore.  This sprawling event went across four blocks of Las Olas Blvd, an area we know very well.

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Dolphins legend Channing Crowder was there promoting his Crowder Powder. I’ve met him previously at the Smoke on the Water Chili Cook off and he’s a great guy.

One of the highlights for me was running into Channing Crowder, who has a new seasoning called “Crowder Powder.”  I met him when he judged the Smoke on the Water Chili Cook Off benefitting the Jason Taylor Foundation a couple years and he’s a great guy that’s always smiling.

You had to get a ticket to this event, and ours were given to us by some business associates, so that was a huge win.  The all inclusive tickets allowed us to sample all the tasting pavilions, spirits, and roam freely throughout the event.

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Always glad to see my seltzer of choice, The Long Drink, in attendance.

Las Olas Food and Wine Festival Restaurants

Here’s a short list of restaurants who participated this year as well as links to our personal reviews of them.

And many, many more, including a new ready to drink product called Gin & Juice by none other than Snoop and Dre! 

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I idolized Snoop and Dre growing up!

The wine and beer vendors list is much longer, and I was delighted that Flech Azul Tequila was one of them as it’s one of my favorites.

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I highly suggest you check this event out next year.  If you are interested in doing that, here is their website so you can see when it’ll be and grab your tickets.

I’m already looking forward to next year!

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Rocco’s Tacos in the house!
5/5 - (1 vote)


Tim Schmidt is a 20+ year Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. A Fort Lauderdale-based "Digital Nomad," he enjoys traveling as much as possible with family and friends. AllWorld is his escape to document all of his adventures, including being a hardcore "foodie." He has property in Costa Rica and visits several times each year and is happy to offer his expert advice for planning your trip.

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