Annual Events
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Respect the Rosé: Run for the Rosés

We’ve been drinking pink wine with some of our favorite chefs since 2016! Our favorite theme party is back with Respect the Rosé: Run for the Rosés, presented by Lexus, at Brennan’s of Houston on Saturday, June 29. Some of our favorite chefs will collaborate on a multi-course extravaganza made even better by a selection of first-class rosés and other wines from our favorite producers.

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Southern Smoke Festival

Southern Smoke Festival, presented by Alaska Seafood, is back on October 5, 2024! We’re bringing out the big stars for our annual park party fundraiser. More than 70 incredible food and beverage pros from across the country will join the best wine, spirit, and beer producers and outstanding live music at Discovery Green in the heart of Downtown Houston.

Proceeds will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, which has distributed more than $11.7 million to F+B workers nationwide and more than 5,000 no cost counseling sessions.

Tickets on sale July 9 at noon CT! 

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Southern Smoke Decanted

Decanted, presented by Lexus, unlocks the best of our wines and each other in Southern Smoke’s wine auction, uniting wine lovers with vintners from around the world in a spectacular afternoon benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation. Save the date for Spring 2025!

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May 5–Jun 17 2024 | 8:00 am–9:00 pm
Let’s Taco Bout Tacodeli’s Carne Asada Special
Houston, TX
Beginning on Cinco de Mayo, TacoDeli will be donating $1 per Carne Asada taco sold while it's available at Houston’s Washington location. This taco will be available and benefit SSF through June 17.
Jun 13–17, 2024
Food & Wine Classic
Aspen, CO
Amazing food, the best wine, the most wonderful people from all across the food and beverage industry, and the Rocky Mountains. Just a few reasons why the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is one of the premiere food and beverage events of the year. Join us on top of Aspen mountain for a walk-around tasting featuring F&W Best New Chefs from past to present! Hosted by FOOD & WINE Editor-In-Chief Hunter Lewis and F&W Best New Chef Alum and Southern Smoke Foundation founder Chris Shepherd, guests will enjoy an outdoor cookout with delicious grilled bites and premium beverages. Thank you to Food & Wine for making Southern Smoke Foundation one of the charity beneficiaries of the Classic, along with No Kid Hungry.
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Jul 26 2024 | 5:00–9:30 pm
Farmstead Live Fire x Southern Smoke Foundation
St. Helena, CA
Join us for the inaugural Farmstead Live Fire x Southern Smoke Foundation event! Eight exceptional chefs from across the country head to Napa Valley to sear and celebrate with us on the Farmstead Lawn. Indulge in a variety of delectable dishes, sip on refreshing cocktails, and savor wines from the renowned Napa Valley wineries. It will be an unforgettable evening dedicated to supporting food and beverage workers.
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