Burger Bash, a signature event for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, drew about 3,500 people to the sands outside the Ritz-Carlton. The People’s Choice Award for best burger went to JR’s Gourmet Burgers of Miami Springs. But the night had other winners, including an FIU chemistry student.
Golden Beach voters elected its youngest town council member on Tuesday, uprooting an 18-year incumbent. Longtime council member Judy Lusskin received the highest number of votes, 216, while newcomer Jaime Mendal, 26, received 204 votes. Incumbent Bernard Einstein came in third, losing in the race for the two open seats with 117.
Fed up with school food that didn’t interest them, students at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach have created a new children’s menu for themselves at school and a restaurant across the street, Café Avanti.
Two years after a high-level officer in the Miami Beach Police Department was fired for sending more than a hundred racist, sexist and homophobic emails to fellow cops, an arbitrator who heard the officer’s case for reinstatement ruled that he deserved to be fired.
Chef José Andrés speaks about being an immigrant during South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Formal Tribute Dinner at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. The Master of Ceremonies was Anthony Bourdain and Gloria Estefan helped present the evening's tribute.
Matias J. OcnerFor the Miami Herald
Chef Jose Andres' speech about being an immigrant
Miami Beach police investigating after reports of swastikas on cars
SOBEWFF Burger Bash leaves thousands overstuffed and happy
Animation shows potential flood risk in Miami Beach