14 Minority Owned Restaurants to Participate in Inaugural Formula 1(R) Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix

Miami Gardens, FL – South Florida Motorsports (SFM), the organizers of
the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix and City of Miami Gardens,
announced that 14 local minority owned restaurants will have a
presence at this year’s inaugural event held on May 6-8 at Hard Rock

“We are excited that local and minority owned restauranters will be
able to further their businesses through participation at this global
event in Miami Gardens,” said Richard Cregan, CEO of the Formula 1®
Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix. “I know fans from across the world will
love these unique offerings celebrating our diverse culture.”

These new partners took part in a minority restaurant summit in
November 2021 where they had the opportunity to network and get
involved in the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, a global event
that will bring economic impact and unparalleled fan experiences:

Adams Catering: BBQ staple in the community.
Drinks on Me 305: Food truck offering American cuisine in the local Miami area.
Fryhead: Gourmet seafood and chicken mobile bistro,
La Vela Coffee: High-quality, freshly roasted coffee.
Lovely’s On The Go – Healthy lifestyle cuisine.
Miami Rice: Delicious hibachi meals.
Miami Slush: Flavorful slush with unique flavors.
Misfit Cupcakes: Dessert/pastry shop specializing in cupcakes, cakes,
and sweets.
Nola Bites: Cajun and seafood.
Opulent Sweets: Gourmet popcorn.
Reggae Beats:  Delectable vegan menu and healthy Jerk Chicken.
SEED: Sustainable food truck offering custom menus.
Shuckin’ and Jivin:’: Cajun themed featuring shrimp, fish and southern
homecooked classics.
Soulfly Kitchen: Soul food.

“Miami Gardens is a melting pot of different cultures representing an
array of delicious cuisines. I am pleased that our efforts, which we
worked so hard on, to ensure that our local restaurants would be given
the opportunity to participate in this major sporting event are now
being realized,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris. “Our
community is rooted in diversity, and we look forward to sharing our
local treats and welcoming everyone to our city.”

“From the moment that we gained a relationship with Hard Rock Stadium,
it began to impact our business tremendously in such a positive way,”
said Barbara Calixte, Owner of Nola Bites in Miami Gardens. “It meant
to me that I was a staple in Miami Gardens, especially as a new
business owner. Just being a part of this event will allow people from
anywhere in the world to say hey, we ate some of her food and that is
amazing for me.”

“This is where we want to be,” said Rolanda Benjamin, Owner of
Lovely’s Restaurant in Miami Gardens. ”To be seen by not just the
consumers of our area, but from different places around the world so
that they can get a taste of Miami and who better to give them that
than Lovely’s. I feel it will impact our business in a lot of ways. We
will be able to be seen by a lot of people, we can reach a lot of
people and we can ask them to leave reviews. They can come experience
Miami Gardens, the seafood way, and the urban fusion tropical way from

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