Thirty great chefs working the grill. An epic BLT. Free-flowing Perrier-Jouët Champagne. A woman refilling glasses while hanging from a chandelier. Only in South Beach, and only at BubbleQ.
The event was presented by Allen Brothers, hosted by Emeril Lagasse, and held under a big tent on the beach behind the Delano Hotel. It featured everything from ribs, brisket, and fried Cuban sandwiches, to grilled oysters and frittatas.
Unlike at Burger Bash there were no official awards, but the true winner was Tim Love's Lamb Belly BLT— a crunchy, well-dressed spin on a classic. The evening's top five bites were rounded out by entries from Restaurant August, Centrico, Big Bob Gibson Bar-BQ, and Restaurant Mirazur (Menton, France).