Offerdahl's Grid-Iron Grill-Off - 2015
FOOD LOVERS INVITED TO DELIGHT IN THE ‘GRIDIRON GRILL-OUT’ RESTAURANT PREVIEW OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 13
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (October 12, 2015) – As an extension of “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” several participating restaurants will be part of the “Gridiron Grill-Out” restaurant preview from Saturday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Nov. 13. This unique dining program allows foodies to wet their appetites with mouthwatering cuisine made exclusively for the ultimate culinary showdown for charity.
During the month-long Gridiron Grill-Out Program, diners will be able to enjoy a signature appetizer paired with a glass of Gallo wine or a Jack Daniel’s cocktail at nine participating restaurants: Oceans 234, G-Bar at The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Mai-Kai Restaurant, Piccolo Ristorante, Shula’s Steak House (Miami Lakes), Beauty & The Feast at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Darrel and Oliver’s Cafe Maxx, Grille 401 and McCoy’s Oceanfront at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. Grill-Out specials will be offered at tables and at the bar; Prices will vary by restaurant.
“We gladly participate in the Grill-Out Program to give food-lovers a taste of what is to come during the main event,” said Chef Daniel Gerety from McCoy’s Oceanfront. “We hope that diners will take advantage of this great opportunity to sample our grilled dishes and start getting excited about their favorite recipes.”
The sixth annual John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14 will pair 25 Miami Dolphins legends with top South Florida chefs to prepare fine dining, grilled dishes. Nearly 3,000 football fans and foodies will also enjoy the Samuel Adams Craft Beer Garden, an expanded Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village, the Allied Kitchen & Bath Backyard Barbeque and a special Grilling Demo with celebrity guest, Adam Richman hosted by 105.9’s Paul & Young Ron in the Toyota Cornhole Stadium & Festival Stage.
100% of event net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis.” Charitable recipients include 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL.
The $85 Grand Grill-Off ticket will give attendees, 21 and older, the opportunity to sample delicious signature dishes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The $125 VIP ticket package will include a signed copy of Richman’s book, as well as early access into the Grand Grill-Off starting at noon. To find out more and to purchase VIP and regularly-priced admission tickets, visit www.gridirongrilloff.com.
Top South Florida restaurants, including McCoy’s Oceanfront at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa (pictured above), will participate in the “Gridiron Grill-Out” Restaurant Preview, running Oct. 17 – Nov. 13
About the Gridiron Grill-Off
Created by five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl, “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” is celebrating its sixth anniversary with Adam Richman, author, actor and television personality. The culinary competition for charity will once again pair Miami Dolphins legends with South Florida’s top chefs to prepare signature grilled dishes on Saturday, November 14 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Pompano Beach Amphitheater. This year’s event will feature the Samuel Adams Craft Beer Garden, an expanded Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village and the Toyota Cornhole Stadium and Festival Stage.
Event sponsors include Allegiance Crane & Equipment, Allied Kitchen & Bath, ARK Data Center, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Badia Spices, Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, BB&T Bank, Big Mouth Girlz, Boatsetter, The Boston Beer Company, Brown-Forman (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey), Broward Health, Carnival Foundation, CBS4, Cheney Brothers, The City of Pompano Beach, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Denison Yacht Sales, Direct Connect Auto Transport, DSK Group, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Edible South Florida, Fine Awards, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Geico, Green Dot Advertising, Guy Harvey, Gold Coast Magazine, The Good News, Hoffman’s Chocolates, iHeartMedia, IKEA, Impact Imagery Group, Jose Cuervo, Ken’s Foods, Lenovo, Miami Dolphins Foundation, Lifestyle Media Group, Moss & Associates, National Christian Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, Nu Turf of Pompano Beach, Ocean Spray, Orange Bowl, OUTFRONT Media, Inc., Premier Beverage, Publix, Quinn Pro Quo, Reach FM, Savor Our City, Shellback Rum, Smithfield Foods, South Florida Food and Wine, Southern Specialties, Stache’s 1920’s Drinking Den, Adam J. Steinberg, P.A., Sunshine Cleaning Systems, Sweet Street Desserts, T-Mobil, Templeton & Company, Think Magazine, Three Olives® Vodka, TravelHost, Two B Printing, USA Parking Systems, Inc., Walgreens, Your Local Toyota & Scion Dealers and Xylem.
About John Offerdahl
Five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl created the Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival in 2010 to integrate his love for grilling and football with his passion for helping kids in crisis. For more than a decade, John has operated the ever-popular Offerdahl’s Café Grill, a quick-casual restaurant specializing in just-grilled steak, chicken, salmon & shrimp on salads, sandwiches and entrees topped with John’s signature dressings & sauces. John and his wife, Lynn, give back to the community through the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation.
About Broward Health®
Broward Health®, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health encompasses more than 30 healthcare facilities includingBroward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group.