On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog presented his seventh P.I.G ( Pork is Good ) festival in Wynwood. It was a welcome distraction from the week’s events and a chance for the Miami food community to come together and celebrate the love and respect for each other and what is unique and special about the Miami food scene. Truly a testament to the power of community.
Chef Jeremiah brought together some of South Florida’s most exciting chefs, as well as a few stars from out of state, to showcase the power of the mighty pig at the funky Toejam Backlot.
Featured “PorkStars” included Dale Talde of Talde Miami Beach, Will Crandall of Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, Craig Deihl of Cypress Tavern, Artisan Meat Share in Charleston, SC, Phuket Thongsodchaveondee (Cake) of Cake Thai, Gabriel Ask of Faena Hotel, Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak and Bar, Steve Santana of Taquiza, Brian Mullins of Ms. Cheezious, Babe Froman of Babe Froman Fine Sausages, Josh Gripper of The Dutch, Kyle Foster of Julep Denver, CO, Joe Sparatta & Lee Gregory of Southbound Richmond, VA, Mike Pirolo of Macchialina, Pat Rebholz of Swine, Southern Table & Bar, Niven Patel of Ghee, Giselle Pinto of Sugar Yummy Mama, Malcom Prude of Macaroons by Malcom, and of course Jeremiah Bullfrog of gastropod.
On the beverage front, Jen Massolo of The Liquid Projects curated an incredible melding of craft beers and spirits. Massolo has brought in the talented team behind Bar Lab and The Anderson to literally shake things up with cocktails created with sponsored spirits such as Belle Meade bourbon, Rhum J.M with it’s hand-shaved Rhum Bar Sno-cones, and St. George Spirits, and local mixologists Cricket Nelson and Jamie Evans will feature a Frosé gin cocktail from the official gin sponsor Rutte dutch gins. In addition to a mouthwatering selection of all-you-can-sample food and drinks, guests of all ages will grooved into the early evening to sounds of DJ Le Spam of Spam Allstars.
Thank you to Chef Jeremiah, Jen Massolo and all of the talented chefs and mixologists for giving us a chance to smile and Pig Out.
(Photo credit: Andrew Giambarba and Ellen Bowen for MIAbites)