South Florida’s High-End Culinary Showcase Returns for 10th Anniversary Year,

Introduces Exclusive Staycation Package with Four-Star Hotel


Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 9, 2019 – South Florida’s favorite food, wine, sports and entertainment event, the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival, is making its return to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, November 9. Celebrating its tenth year, the event today introduced an exclusive staycation package in collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. Valid from November 6 to 11, guests who book a stay at the resort will receive two complimentary tickets to the high-end culinary event. Nightly room rates start at $256.*

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa will also offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the event, as well as breakfast each morning. Overseeing Florida’s coast, the property is less than ten minutes away from the event venue and offers premium amenities, scenic views and world class-service.

“We’re excited to have Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa returning as our official hotel partner this year as we prepare to kick off the Gridiron Grill-Off once again,” said John Offerdahl, founder of the event and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “This staycation package we’re reintroducing is great for those looking to stay at a world-class hotel and enjoy our event to the fullest without breaking the bank.”

During the 10th annual event this November, guests will be treated to a laid-back afternoon with delicious offerings from the region’s top culinary talent, such as SuViche, Bo’s Pub at The Balcony Las Olas and Sky Thai Sushi to name a few. Opportunities will abound to get up close and personal with 22 NFL legends including O.J. McDuffie, Zach Thomas, Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Channing Crowder, and the Marks Brothers (Mark Duper & Mark Clayton). Event attendees can also get in on the action themselves at the Toyota Cornhole Stadium, competing or cheering on their favorites as they attempt to beat John Offerdahl’s score in the Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Additionally, the celebration will include a live music performance in partnership with Live Nation.

All net proceeds from the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation’s mission to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through direct donation to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation Scholarship Fund at Broward College and to Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge, a national initiative which matches donations by the Gridiron Grill-Off to support Feeding South Florida, a hunger relief organization that serves 25% of Florida’s food insecure population.

Visit to book the staycation package, using promo code WKD at checkout.

Tickets are now on sale and are all-inclusive, priced at $85 per person for General Admission and $125 per person for VIP. Group ticket packages are available as well. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Follow the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival on Facebook at and on Instagram at @gridirongrilloff.

About Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival

Founded in 2010 by Miami Dolphins legend John Offerdahl and his wife Lynn, the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Created as a unique way to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through donations to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, this not-to-be-missed festival has grown to feature 22 teams of South Florida’s top chefs and NFL legends as they bring the heat and compete in a high-end culinary competition. The afternoon line-up of events also includes a BBQ Pit Masters Competition, cornhole tournament and live performance from nationally acclaimed talent. The Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival is made possible through our dedicated sponsors: Walgreens, The City of Pompano Beach, Broward College, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Underground Music, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits of Florida and many others: For tickets or for more information, please visit


About Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is a boutique-style resort that caters to leisure and business travelers alike with the simple pleasures of Florida beach living. It is set on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, a city ripe for discovery and recently named one of the top 10 “up-and-coming” U.S. destinations by TripAdvisor. Guests of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa enjoy fresh local fare at the Resort’s on-site restaurant, sea-inspired treatments at SiSpa, poolside relaxation and beach access with water sports.  Private balconies with Atlantic views are afforded to all of its generously appointed 194 guest rooms and 25 suites. The resort is managed by Urgo Hotels and Resorts. Learn more at


*21+ only; offer does not apply to groups of ten or more rooms; cannot be combined with any other promotions; blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.



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