Scene at South Beach: Iron Chef Symon Scores Second Burger Bash Win

by in View All Posts, February 25th, 2011

Iron Chef Michael Symon scored his second win in a row at SOBE's Burger Bash.

Last night Iron Chef Michael Symon reigned supreme at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. The field was tight and the competition tough, but Symon scored the People’s Choice award with his Yo! Burger, a towering artform of provolone cheese, fried salami, onions and a hot Hungarian mustard sauce. Symon stood front and center at the B Spot table to greet fans as they stepped up to get their hands on the juiciest burger at the bash. One bite of the burger left them searching for napkins while simultaneously going in for bite number two.

Snapshots from the star-studded party:

Tough crowd: Bobby Flay was a judge.

Crowd-pleasers: Hundreds of people showed up to sample burgers at the Bash.
Hostess Rachael Ray shares and smiles.
Guy Fieri heads in for a big bite or two.
Sunny Anderson and the Hamburglar, ahem, Spike Mendelsohn.
Iron Chef Morimoto schmoozing.
Go Symon! Check. It. Out.

When Symon was presented with the People’s Choice Award for the best burger, the crowds’ cheers were matched at the mic with the chef”s trademark chuckle and the secret to his burger win: “Meat on meat.” Apparently a perfectly crisp addition of a little fried salami never hurt any burger.

For more coverage of the events at South Beach, stop by these sites and then come back to The Dish over the weekend for on-the-scene moments.

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