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The Miami fine chocolate and Food show will make its debut

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Founder Mario Pi is out to prove that there is way more to Miami then just its beaches, exploring, and nightlife. The Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show will debut this year on March 9-10 and will uncover amazing restaurants and foods that just aren’t getting the recognition they deserve.

The Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show will debut this year at Pinecrest Gardens March 9 through 10. Founder Mario Pi hopes the event -- which will feature small-batch chocolates, artisan cheeses, exotic spices, and charcuterie -- will fill a void in Miami's burgeoning culinary scene.

Part of that, he says, means looking beyond our beaches and exploring the Magic City's mainland.

"Miami is not just Miami Beach. There's a lot more to our city than that," he says. "There's a lot more to our food scene -- more than the hype, more than what you see on TV."

This isn't anything new. Areas with acclaimed restaurants, such as Design District, downtown, midtown, and Wynwood, have been expanding their culinary presence for years.

But Pi's main focus goes further south. "South Miami is full of restaurants that deserve recognition, and our real mission is uncovering those guys," he explains.

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