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Michael Symon and Shake Shack Win Big at the 2014 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Burger Bash

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Michael Symon hugs Rachael Ray [Photograph: Food Network]

Michael Symon, Food Network personality and owner of B Spot in Cleveland, won his fourth title at the 2014 South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash this past Friday.

Symon's entry, the Fat Doug, won the People's Choice Award, beating out 30 burgers from competitors across the country.

The same burger, featuring a sirloin, brisket, and short rib patty topped with coleslaw, pastrami, aged Havarti, and mustard, also nabbed the title at the 2010 event. Symon's Yo Burger!, topped with fried salami, provolone cheese, shasha sauce, and pickled onion won in 2011 and his Porky Burger, a pork and bacon burger topped with pulled pork and coleslaw, won in 2012. Bobby Flay took the title last year.

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Left: Mark Rosati, Shake Shack Culinary Manager and Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO, Right: Shake Shack BurgerMeister [Photographs: Shake Shack]

Shake Shack's BurgerMeister, a cheeseburger topped with beer-marinated shallots and ShackSauce, won this year's Judges' Award. The beloved burger chain's SmokeStack burger also won the savory category in the Best of the Munchies competition.

Chef Brad Halsten of The Burger Dive in Billings, MT won Red Robin's Best of the Bash Award and took home a cool $10,000. His Blackened Sabbath burger, featuring a seasoned patty with goat cheese, bacon, garlic basil mayo, arugula, Sriracha, and a beer battered onion ring, may soon appear on Red Robin's premium burger menu.

Congratulations to all!

2014 Burger Bash Recap from Food Network

About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax

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