Overtown EatUp! hosted by Marcus Samuelsson
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Overtown Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall
Things to Know
All food and drink is included at this event.
Dress Code: Casual Chic
Relaxed and stylish attire with comfortable fabrics like cotton, linen or denim.
21 years of age and older
Returning for a second year in a row, Overtown EatUp! continues to pay homage to the rich culinary traditions and cultural pride of Miami's Overtown community and SOBEWFF® is proud to bring back an event that highlights the equally diverse community of Overtown. Both curated and hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and 2020 SOBEWFF® Tribute Dinner honoree Marcus Samuelsson, this rousing walk-around tasting will spotlight the local cuisine and culture that remain at the heart of the city’s Black history. Overtown’s Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall will create the perfect atmosphere for a remarkable roster of Overtown chefs to showcase their considerable talents, which pay homage to the neighborhood’s unique culinary traditions and cultural pride. Together, they’ll drum up a vibrant menu of flavors, complemented by top-tier wines and cocktails from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio. This jazzy afternoon event is guaranteed to stir up the snappiest sounds of days and nights gone by, when legends like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin held court after performing at the Historic Lyric Theater next door and would socialize at the Clyde Killens Pool Hall, now home to Red Rooster Overtown. Equal parts reverence and revelry, Overtown EatUp! is first and foremost a love letter to the “Harlem of the South ''and its profoundly important role in shaping the Miami of today.
Additional Event Information
100% of net proceeds from the Festival benefit students of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.
To request materials in accessible format, register a service animal and or secure an accommodation, please contact FIU’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (OCRCA) at 305.348.2785 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the event or at the earliest possible opportunity.