The pre-sale discount tickets are only available for the next two weeks (through Oct. 22), you cannot buy them online (!) and they are still pricey. But they include some of the best events, and even in tough years, the festival tends to sell out.
Eligible events include the Burger Bash with Rachael Ray ($200 regular price), the Perrier Jouet BubbleQ hosted by Bobby Flay and Friends ($350), and Sunday’s Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting ($225), the Best of the Best ($350) and the Best Thing I Ever Ate ($150).
To buy tickets, you have to use a credit with a billing zip code on Miami Beach — and the tickets will be shipped to your address in that zip. Call 877-762-3933 between 9 a.m. and 5 pm. Monday-Friday. You can only get the discount for a pair of tickets to one of the events.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 26. You can get more details about the events at the South Beach Food and Wine website.