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Zoological Society of Florida
Office: 305-255-5551, ext. 111
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA HOSTS FEAST WITH THE BEASTS
ON MARCH 1 AT ZOO MIAMI
Presented by Ryder Charitable Foundation, Feast With The Beasts (FWTB) is the legendary fundraiser that combines tastes from more than 40 South Florida restaurants, full open bars, wild animal encounters and live entertainment at Zoo Miami
MIAMI, FL – February 8, 2013- The Zoological Society of Florida and the Host Committee are hosting Feast With The Beasts on March 1, 2013 to celebrate wildlife and tantalize your palates with tastes of the most extraordinary dishes created by some of South Florida’s most renowned fine food establishments. Proudly presented by Ryder Charitable Foundation, Feast With The Beasts will help support the Zoological Society of Florida’s wildlife education and conservation programs on behalf of Zoo Miami.
From 8 PM to midnight, Feast With The Beasts returns in its 20th year as one of the best events in town featuring tastes from 40 local restaurants & caterers, eight open bars, wild animal encounters, live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. To date some of the featured restaurants and wineries that will be present include: Blue Martini, Chef Adrianne’s, China Grill, Kitchen 305, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Schnebly’s Winery, Shake Shack, Shula’s 347 Grill, and Trattoria Sole. Dessert and coffee providers include: Blue Bell Creameries, Contenti Cupcakes, Starbucks, Unique Designer’s Cake, and World Famous Bassetts Ice Cream.
After all of the wining and dining, every guest is invited to burn off the calories at Ron Magill’s Spectacular Dance Party from 10 PM to midnight at the Main Stage with live entertainers and the hottest DJ in town playing the latest tunes.
"We’re so proud to have been celebrating this wonderful fundraiser, Feast With The Beasts, now for two decades!! We are honored to chair this event again and hope to raise much needed funds for the Zoological Society of Florida," said Irene Korge and Ana VeigaMilton 2013 FWTB Chairs.
Admission tickets to FWTB are available for $175 and VIP Cocktail Reception tickets that include admission to the main event are $225. VIP cocktail reception is at 7 pm. Safari chic attire is encouraged. Those planning on attending should make advanced reservations. Sponsorship packages are also available. Visit www.fwtb.org or call (305) 255-5551 to purchase tickets or for more information.
FWTB 2013 is presented by Ryder Charitable Foundation. Other event sponsors include: FPL, United Property Management, Ruby Bacardi, Mercantil Commercebank, Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, Assurant, Shutts & Bowen LLP, United Way of Miami-Dade, U.S. Trust, Anthony Abraham Foundation, Cap Trust, , Carnival Foundation, Wells Fargo, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Parrot Fish Studio, MGM Manny Gonzalez Foundation, and The Goldsmith Family Foundation. Media Sponsors are Miami New Times and Social Miami. In-Kind Sponsors include: Brandano Lighting Displays, Inc., Express Flowers, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Caidal Moroccan & Indian Theme, Chamber South, Hi-Tec Graphics, Irene Korge, L&M Engraving, Owen Creative, and Winn-Dixie.
The Zoological Society of Florida is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits.
Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. General Zoo Admission is: $15.95/adult, plus tax and $11.95/child (3-12) plus tax. Children under two, Zoo members and parking are free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; ticket booths close at 4 P.M. For more information please visit http://www.zoomiami.org.
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