Is this normal?

I guess there’s a lot that’s over the top about the Burger Bash at South Beach Wine Food but this was a little meta: Emeril Lagasse eating with friends in a special Allen Brothers enclosed loggia type thing while other attendees eat perched on tables outside and snap pics.

Update: I found out later that this was the area where Lagasse and other judges like Gail Simmon sit and try all of the burgers to decide who is one of the winners of the Burger Bash. I still think it’s weird how people eat and take pics of them while they eat!

p.s. Brendan Connor of Whisk in South Miami won the judges’ favorite award.