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Amstel Light Burger Bash

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Guy Fieri & Michael Symon

Miami Beach, FL – February 24, 2012 – For the third year in a row Michael Symon won the South Beach Food & Wine Festival’s Burger Bash, this time a pork and bacon burger topped with pulled pork and slaw. Guy Fieri took home the prize for best dressed burger and Brendan B. Connor earned the golden grill award. Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray, presented by Allen Brothers Steaks expanded its footprint under our trademark white tent behind The Ritz-Carlton, South-Beach. There was plenty of room for dancing and for drinking Amstel Light beer—the finest pale lager from Holland, and of course room to sample the dozens of burger creations from the country’s most talented chefs. Since she missed NYCWFF’s Burger Bash in 2011, Rachael Ray was no doubt burger deprived, so the expectations were increasingly high to please America’s Culinary Sweetheart. In 2011, Michael Symon’s burger with fried salami, provolone, shasha hot sauce and pickled onion claimed the People’s Choice award, making the Food Network star and B Spot owner the two-time champ to beat. Once again Michael Symon won the South Beach Food & Wine Festival’s Burger Bash, this time a pork and bacon burger topped with pulled pork and slaw. Congrats Chef Symon!

Guy Fieri & Michael Symon

Guy Fieri

Bobby Flay

Rachael Ray

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Emeril Lagasse, Jill Martin, Gail Simmons, & Marc Murphy

Emeril Lagasse

Jill Martin, Gail Simmons, & Marc Murphy

Timon Balloo

Chad Ellis

Joey Campanaro

Ryan Laroshe

Franklin Becker

Michael DeFonso

Brendan Connor

Daniel Holzman

Emeril Lagasse & Gail Simmons

Masaharu Morimoto

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Mindy Segal

Sean Brock

Spike Mendelsohn

Howard Kleinberg

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Andrew Balick

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Andrea Curto-Randazzo

Angelo Sosa

Andrew Carmellini

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Mark Tamis & Guy Fieri

Tim Love & Guy Fieri

Bobby Flay

Masaharu Morimoto & Hedy Goldsmith

Hedy Goldsmith & Zakary Pelaccio

Michael White & Hedy Goldsmith

Guy Fieri

Masaharu Morimoto

Richard Dorazi, Michael DeFonzo, & Johnathan Waxman

Mark Birnbaum, Eugene Remm, Jill Martin, Franklin Becker, & Ben Pundole

Rachael Ray & Jill Martin

Lee Schrager & Jill Martin

Jason Binn, Rachael Ray, & John Cusimano

Guy Fieri

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Brendan B. Connor & Rachael Ray

Brendan B. Connor

Bobby Flay

Lee Schrager, Rachael Ray, & Michael Symon

Rachael Ray & Michael Symon

Rachael Ray, Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, & Lee Schrager

Michael Symon