Rumor Has It: Anne Burrell Blackballed Josh Ozersky From Judging SoBe Burger Bash

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival hosts its own Burger Bash, much like its New York cousin, featuring an array of chefs competing in a burger face-off using Pat LaFrieda Meats and judged by a panel of other food media personalities.

This year, Josh Ozersky was asked to serve on the judging panel, but when he got there, noticed he had been removed from the list:

“I came down to Miami Beach this past weekend to, among other things, judge the Amstel Light Burger Bash Presented by Pat LaFrieda hosted by Rachael Ray, as it is officially known. I wasn’t on the panel anymore when I got there; rumor has it that I was blackballed by Anne Burrell. Who can say?”

We realize that could be a joke line, but are choosing to believe it’s a possibility, because it inexplicably makes us like both Josh and Anne (both of whom we’ve had mixed feels about) a whole lot more.

You can check out his rundown of the burgers anyway at VICE.


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