Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
In response to the growing popularity of the annual “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival,” event organizers have partnered with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa to introduce an exclusive package for out-of-town guests. The Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package includes a two-night stay at the luxurious oceanfront property, two tickets to the Gridiron Grill-Off and value-added amenities.
Food aficionados will appreciate the delicious culinary delights featured as part of the 5th annual Gridiron Grill-Off. An impressive line-up of Miami Dolphins legends and critically acclaimed South Florida chefs—including Chef Daniel Gerety, executive chef at McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa—will team up to create signature grilled entrées paired with premium Gallo wines. Attendees will also enjoy The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Tailgate Zone, Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village and compete in the Southeast Toyota Cornhole Stadium.
“We are thrilled to work with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa to offer the Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package, which will appeal to food-lovers and football fans from near and far,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “Visitors will get the best of both worlds, enjoying beachfront accommodations and a culinary experience with popular football legends.”
Conveniently located just north of Fort Lauderdale with a stunning beachfront backdrop, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa provides a luxurious hotel experience with 219 stately ocean view rooms. This must-stay destination offers unparalleled hospitality and amenities, such as SiSpa, the resort’s sanctuary for the body and spirit and McCoy’s Oceanfront, which offers a sumptuous seafood-driven menu in a casual atmosphere.
In addition to ocean view accommodations and tickets to the culinary event, the Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package will also include roundtrip shuttle service to the Festival and 20% off of beach watersport rentals and spa treatments at SiSpa. The Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa starts at $400*, plus tax. Guests can make their reservation online utilizing the “Promotional” code ER7.
“We are glad to once again participate in the Gridiron Grill-Off and expose a new group of foodies to this huge local event,” said Susan Aichele-Sanders, director of sales and marketing for Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. “Our proximity to the Festival makes this an ideal partnership and a win-win for visitors to the area who can enjoy beautiful accommodations and a festive day of good food, drink and entertainment.”
This tribute to football, food and charity benefits Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, which directs funds to agencies that “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis,” including 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL.
For more information on the Gridiron Grill-Off, visit http://www.gridirongrilloff.com.
*Package price is based on a two-night stay and is subject to availability. No one under 21 years of age permitted to the Gridiron Grill-Off. Event tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
About the Gridiron Grill-Off
“John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” celebrating its fifth anniversary, pairs Miami Dolphins legends with South Florida’s top chefs to prepare signature dishes on the grill as part of an exciting culinary competition for charity on Saturday, November 8 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater.
Event sponsors include Allegiance Crane & Equipment, Allied Kitchen & Bath, AMC Liquidators, American Striper, Badia Spice, Batts Morrison Wales & Lee PA, BB&T, Boston Beer / Samuel Adams, BigMouthGirlz.com, Broward Health, Brown Forman, Carnival Foundation, CBS Outdoor, Charles Schwab, Cheney Brother’s, City of Pompano Beach, Clear Channel, Coca Cola, Comcast, Culinary Art Institute, DSK Group, Inc., EJ Gallo, Fine Awards, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Gold Coast Magazine, Green Dot Advertising, Guy Harvey, Inc., Impact Imagery Group, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Ken’s Salad Dressing, Lifestyle Magazine, National Christian Foundation of South Florida, Northwestern Mutual, Ocean Spray, Omaha Steaks, Orange Bowl, Premier Beverage Co., Proximo Spirits (Three Olives Vodka), Publix, QuinnProQuo, Shellback Rum, SocialBuzzTV.com, Sun-Sentinel, Sweet Street Desserts, Templeton & Company, The Wasie Foundation, Two B Printing, USA Parking Systems, Walgreens, Xylem and Your Toyota and Scion Dealers.
About Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Opened July 31, 2013, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa (“Pompano Beach Marriott Resort & Spa”) is home to 219 guestrooms, five meeting rooms and event spaces spanning more than 8,000-square-feet, a 3,000-square-foot rooftop terrace and a seafood-driven food and beverage concept, McCoy’s Oceanfront. Pompano Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is centrally located between Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach, a short distance to South Florida airports and cruise posts. Pompano Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is located at 1200 North Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33062. For more information, please visit http://www.marriott.com/fllpm or call 954.782.0100.
About Urgo Hotels
For more than 40 years Urgo Hotels has led the way in designing, planning, repositioning, developing and managing hotels throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and is widely regarded as experts in all phases of the hospitality industry. Offering a comprehensive range of hospitality services and its affiliates have achieved outstanding operating results for hotel properties under their management including hotels affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson and Choice. Urgo Hotels currently owns and/or operates 32 hotels, aggregating more than 4,000 rooms in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. For more information about Urgo Hotels, please visit http://www.urgohotels.com.
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 including Broward 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.
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