The Festival’s beloved Burger BashⓇ, presented by the Heineken Light and Schweid & Sons, had a new twist this year with resident Food Network rock-star Guy Fieri as its host! Queen of burgers Rachael Ray missed this year Burger Bash after an impressive 11-year reign as hostess. Burger lovers joined under iconic white tents nestled in the sparkling sands behind The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel to graze on carefully curated offerings from chefs from across America, and sip on refreshing Heineken Light beer, Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, and Campo Viejo wine selections.
An esteemed panel of judges, including Jonathan Cheban, David Grutman, Lele Pons, renowned fashion designer and cookbook author Zac Posen, Andy Cohen of ‘Watch What Happens Live’, and Food Network personality Marc Murphy, awarded Butter Restaurant with the Schweid and Sons Very Best Burger Award. The Heineken Light People’s Choice Award went to, Swine Southern Table & Bar, and Barley takes home the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Best of the Bash Award.