Tim Love, Samir Dhurandhar, and Dean Fearing Make a Texas-Size Splash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Alas, we’re not in South Beach right now tweeting our Giada sightings, analyzing food labels with Jamie Oliver, and locking step with Anthony Bourdain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep track of what’s going on with our favorite hometown chefs at the country’s most notorious, sand-in-your-sandals food fest.

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With a pile of beef and his trademark big grin, Tim Love and (update) Nick & Sam’s chef Samir Dhurandhar, spent last night at the Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray (Tickets to that went for $200, so unless our imaginary sugar daddy showed, we’d most likely have been sitting that one out.) But tonight we’d be fools if we didn’t go see Dean Fearing at the Bobby Flay & Friends Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ. I don’t know what a BubbleQ is, but my guess it’s a riff on bar-b-q, which makes me both curious and hungry. Must a a big deal for folks to be plunking down  $350 for general admission.

And, of course, there’s no way we’d miss out on what Tim has in store for Paula Deen’s Down Home Cookin’ Sunday Gospel Brunch on Sunday. My guess is that it’ll involve grilling something unorthodox.

We’ll keep you posted with news of how it all went.