The City of Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) is expanding the food and beverage options at the annual Food & Groove event on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Pegasus Park at Gulfstream Village (901 S. Federal Hwy). The expansion will include local favorites from Hallandale Beach and the surrounding area. Restaurant owners considering expanding, moving, or opening a restaurant in Hallandale Beach are invited to showcase their cuisine at the Food & Groove event, part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
“As a way of continuing to bolster the local restaurant industry and encourage even more restaurants to open up a location within the City of Hallandale Beach, for the first time ever, the HBCRA is opening up the Food and Groove festival to a few restaurants located outside of the City,” says Dr. Jeremy Earle, City Manager/CRA Executive Director of the City of Hallandale Beach.
As a southern Broward County city, Hallandale Beach has a unique advantage in welcoming cultural influences from Broward and Miami-Dade counties, adding to the city’s vibrant and diverse culinary and arts scene. According to Dr. Earle, this diversity and openness to cultural exchange are critical factors in the city’s continued growth and success.
“In fact, we’re hoping to bring at least ten new restaurants to our Hallandale Beach community in 2024, to further enhance our international offerings,” Dr. Earle says.
For those planning to attend the Celebrity Chef Dinner on Friday, Feb. 23 at KAO Bar & Grill (11 NE 1st Ave.) and Food & Groove on Saturday, Feb. 24, bundle tickets are available for $225 per person. If attendees only want to attend Food & Groove, they may purchase individual tickets for $75 per person. Attendees must be 21 years old or older to participate in either event. Additionally, Uber and Lyft ridesharing disc