South Beach Wine & Food Festival

SoBeWFF 2015: Saturday's New Times' Best Bite on the Beach Winner Is American Social

Saturday's Grand Tasting Village at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival saw thousands of people flock to Miami Beach's white sands to sip wine, watch culinary demos by Rachael Ray, Geoffrey Zakarian, Emeril Lagasse, and Andrew Zimmern and chow down on some of the best bites they've ever had from 40 of the finest restaurants in town -- each outdoing each other to compete for the coveted New Times' Best Bite on the Beach award.

The award is chosen by GTV attendees, who vote for the best bite they enjoyed at

The votes have been tabulated and Saturday's winning restaurant is Fort Lauderdale's American Social, which recently opened a Brickell outpost.

If you're heading out to the Grand Tasting Village today, be sure to vote for your favorite restaurant at and read the New Times to find out which restaurant earned Sunday's Best Bite on the Beach title.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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