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Ted shows off Miami way at SOBEWFF Burger Bash

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Chef Teodoro “Ted” Armas wore his face mask and gloves and he brought his secret sauce.

There was a DJ, dancing, plenty of hand sanitizer, and a variety of burgers — including the Cheeseburger Baby’s peanut butter and jelly burger. It was all part of the Burger Bash, the Friday evening highlight of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival or SOBEWFF.

The Cuban-American chef’s first role models in the kitchen were his mother and grandmother. The list later grew to include George Motz, Anthony Bourdain, Alvin Cailan, Matty Matheson, and Guy Fieri.

After working at restaurants for years, he opened his own business in Brevard County and later returned to Miami-Dade County.

Despite the competition, the backyard burgers that his family learned to love at birthday parties in Miami got popular pretty quickly at Ted’s Burgers, a pop-up at J. Wakefield in Miami’s Wynwood.


About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.