Miami Beach, FL – February 27, 2016 – The second annual incarnation of Meatopia, the world’s most famous celebration of all things meat, brought together a huge crowd to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Created and envisioned by the late carnivorous visionary and longtime friend the Festival, Josh Ozersky, Meatopia brought together more than 25 of the country’s greatest chefs to cook every part of the animal low and slow over open fires, utilizing only wood or charcoal as a base. The King of Carnivores himself, Michael Symon, played host to this years marquee affair as guests enjoyed a live musical performance by Gregg Allman, endless sips on cold beer and an incredible array of brown spirits. Guests were also able to check out some stunning new rides courtesy of The Collection.


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Brooklyn Red

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Natalie Hazza & Catalina Prada

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Aria Spellman & Andrea Ginn

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