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Zoological Society of Florida to host Feast With The Beasts

Zoological Society of Florida to host Feast With The Beasts

The Zoological Society of Florida and the Host Committee are hosting Feast With The Beasts (FWTB) on Mar. 2 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 p.m. to midnight, Feast With The Beasts returns in its 19th year as one of the best events in town featuring tastes from 40 local restaurants and caterers, eight open bars, wild animal encounters, live entertainment and complimentary valet parking.

To date some of the featured restaurants that will be present include: Asia de Cuba, Bijan’s on the River, Blue Martini, Bonefish Grill, China Grill, Kitchen 305, Miyagi Sushi Bar, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, Shake Shack, Shula’s 347 Grill, and Trattoria Dolce Vita. Dessert providers include: Blue Bell Ice Cream, Contenti Cupcakes, and Unique Designer’s Cake.

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 p.m. to midnight with live entertainers and the hottest deejay in town playing the latest tunes.

“One more year of the legendary Feast With The Beasts and we’ll have been celebrating this event for two decades,” said Norma Jean Abraham and Irene Korge, FWTB chairs. “We are honored to chair this event again and hope to raise much-needed funds for the Zoological Society of Florida.”

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 p.m. Safari chic attire is encouraged. Those planning on attending should make advanced reservations. Sponsorship packages also are available. Visit <www.fwtb.org> or call 305-255-5551 to purchase tickets or for more information.

FWTB 2012 is presented by Ryder Charitable Foundation. Comcast is the Official Communications Partner. Other event sponsors include: FPL, 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, United Property Management, 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 nonprofit 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 St. Zoo general admission is $15.95 per adult, plus tax and $11.95 per child (3-12) plus tax. Children 2 and under, zoo members and parking are free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m.

For information, visit www.zoomiami.org.