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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Orange Bowl Committee, over the years, has given millions back to the South Florida community.

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The Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards, the OBIES, for the second year in a row, is an experience which centers on food—all in the name of giving back to the community.

The event began at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Broward County Convention Center.

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The 2015 OBIES, CBS4 is a sponsor for this year’s event, among other things raises scholarship funds and honors individuals whose community service makes South Florida a better place.

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Top local restaurants and chefs  provided tastings for a panel of judges, comprised of South Florida’s top foodies and culinary celebs, who vote to determine a Miami-Dade County restaurant winner, a restaurant winner in Broward, a dessert winner and an overall “Flavor of South Florida” winner.

In addition, event attendees were able to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Last year’s winners were; for Overall “Flavor of South Florida” Winner was Sienna Tavern Miami. The Best Miami-Dade Restaurant winner was J&G Grill, the Best Broward Restaurant was S3 and the People’s Choice Award winner was Sienna Tavern Miami.

Fabio Viviani, from last year’s winner Sienna Tavern, is the 2015 OBIES celebrity chef.

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For more information on the event, and to see a list of the participating restaurants, click here.