Fan-favorite rock-star chef, restaurateur, Emmy Award-winning television personality and New York Times’ bestselling author Guy Fieri is no stranger to hosting the Festival’s most iconic barbecue celebrations, previously serving as host in 2012 and 2015. With all that experience under his belt, plus curating a featured barbecue area at Stagecoach this past year, he’s back on the beach with his signature high-energy style alongside captivating, live country-rock performance by GRAMMY® award-nominated artist Cassadee Pope.
Fieri helped round up more than 30 of the nation’s top grill maestros to churn out mouth-watering creations of beef, pork, poultry, and more cooked low and slow to serve up both classic and non-traditional barbecue flavors. These savory samplings will be accompanied by wines and spirits as Cassadee Pope rocks on stage to cap off this carnivorous celebration! Pope, the first female winner of NBC’s The Voice, crooned the night away with her melodious hits like “Take You Home” and “One More Red Light.”
Guy Fieri also announced that Chicken Guy!, the incredibly successful fast/casual collaboration between celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl will be opening a second location at Aventura Mall. It’s first restaurant opened last year in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Chicken Guy! is dedicated to serving delicious, succulent chicken tenders paired with 22 signature sauces. Fieri announced the Aventura location’s upcoming opening during his appearances at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival over the weekend where guests were able to have a first taste of the unforgettable tenders and sauces. @ChickenGuy