Order Up: The Sordid History of the South Beach Wine & Food Fest
Read more about the South Beach Wine & Food Festival tomorrow when Klein's article debuts in Dish. For now, here's a quick excerpt from the piece.
"The most motherfucking (Michelin) stars of any Spanish restaurant in the U.S.," Mario Batali barked when describing an eatery to a crowd. It was only noteworthy because it occurred at last year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival dinner honoring attendees King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain. The royal couple was taken aback, the episode made its way across the nation's news wires, and the Festival had found more fodder for its folklore. A bonus footnote was added with a New Times' video report (find it at CleanPlateCharlie.com) of Paula Deen's pants falling down to mid-thigh.Oh, about that Paula Deen video... we'll post that link, plus a few of our other favorite hits from the SBWFF tomorrow on the blog.