SOBE Wine & Food Festival Tents Host Trade Day Before Public Opening


IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES. TPL SAYS IT’S NOW REVIEWING ITS OPTIONS. NOW AT 6:00 IT IS TIME FOR BIGGER BASH, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR EVENTS ON SOUTH FLORIDA’S CULINARY CALENDAR IS HAPPENING TONIGHT AS PART OF THE OF THE SOUTH BEACH WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL. NERVE WHO NEVER MISSES THIS PARTY, CBS 4’S LISA PETRILLO HAS BEEN ON SOUTH BEACH ALL DAY CHECKING OUT THE FESTIVAL. SHE’S LIVE TONIGHT AT THE BURGER BASH PARTY. HEY, LISA. Reporter: HAY, ELLIOT. I’M DETECTING A LITTLE JEALOUSY IN YOUR VOICE AND I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THAT. WE ARE HERE AT BURGER BASH. THE SOUTH BEACH WINE AND WOOD FEST HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 16 YEARS NOW. IT’S THE 11TH YEAR FOR A BURGER BASH HOSTED BY RACHEL RAY. THAT’S GOING TO START AT 6:45 FOR VIP. EARLIER TODAY WE WERE DOWN THE STREET ON 10TH AND OCEAN. WE FOUND ANOTHER PARTY GOING ON FOR MEMBERS OF THE TRADE. WELCOME TO THE GRAND TASTING TENANTS. FRIDAY IS KNOWN AS TRADE DAY PRESENTED BY SOUTHERN GLAZIERS WINE AND SPIRITS. TODAY IS RESERVED FOR THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY AND A FEW CLOSE FRIENDS TO MIX AND MINGLE AND DO BOOTY BUSINESS. WE HAVE OVER 100 WINE AND SPIRITS SUPPLIERS HERE TODAY. WE HAVE OVER 55 RESTAURANTS SERVING. WE’RE MAKING SURE EVERYONE STAYS HYDRATED AS WELL. DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS? BUT MY GIRLFRIEND IS. I’M IN THE BUSINESS OF TRYING WINE AND CHAMPAGNE. Reporter: TO CALL IT A PARTY IN THE SAND IS TO UNDERESTIMATE IT. BEAUTIFUL WATER OVER THERE. WE’VE GOT GREAT WEATHER THIS WEEKEND. THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT IN SOUTH FLORIDA. Reporter: AND IT’S CATCHING. EVEN ME AND MY CAMERA MAN COULDN’T RESIST A SELFIE SHOT. ALMOST EVERYONE HAS SOME SORT OF DRINK IN HAND. SOME HAVE TWO. SHE’S EATING FOR TWO. COME HERE, HONEY. YOU’RE EATING FOR TWO AND HE’S DRINKING FOR TWO. ABSOLUTELY. THIS ISN’T OUR FIRST TIME. OUR FIRST CHILD WAS BORN AND WE DID THE SAME THING. SHE EAT FOR TWO I DRANK FOR TWO WE HAD A GREAT TIME. Reporter: THERE IS FOOD HERE ON TRADE DAY BUT THE EMPHASIS IS DEFINITELY ON THE CUP. THIS WEEKEND THE TENANTS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS AREA IS CALLED THE DAVE GRUTMAN EXPERIENCE. SATURDAY SNOOP DOGG WILL BE SPINNING THERE. WE DID IT JUST EVERY YEAR, JUST ROWS AND ROWS IT’S AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THE PRODUCT TO THE TRADE. Reporter: BACK OUT LIVE WE’RE HERE IN FRONT OF GARZA RESTAURANT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. THAT’S RIGHT. Reporter: CHEF HEY, LET’S LOOK AT THIS. WE’VE GOT A DELICIOUS MOLE BURGER, AN ALL-BEEF PATTY WITH REFRIED BEANS AND SOME DELICIOUS MOLE. THERE’S ONLY SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A BURGER. Reporter: GOOD LUCK TO YOU TONIGHT. A LITTLE PLANTAINS ON THE SIDE. MY CAMERA MAN HAS BEEN LOOKING AT ALL DAY. LET ME TELL YOU THERE’S OVER 36 RESTAURANTS COMPETING FOR BEST BURGER. THERE’S A POPULAR VOTE WHERE PEOPLE PUT A CHIP IN A BOWL. AND THEN THERE’S THE JUDGE’S VOTE WITH CELEBRITIES VOTING ON THE BEST BURGER BY THE JUDGES. WE’LL HAVE IT ALL FOR YOU AT 11:00. LOTS OF MEAT TO EAT HERE AT BURGER BASH. ELLIOT, ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’LL COME AND JOIN ME. ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’LL

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