Best José Andrés Moment
Like Superman in a phone booth, chef-turned-activist José Andrés ripped off his chef coat while addressing a crowd at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, revealing a T-shirt that read, “I am an immigrant.” The restaurateur, who is behind local restaurants Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, minibar, and more, is known for passionate speeches, but this moment was peak Andrés. “The American dream of the 21st century is to be an American of inclusion not of exclusion,” he told the audience. Andrés recently took the lead during D.C.’s #ADayWithoutImmigrants strike in February by being the first to announce he’d be closing several of his restaurants. About 100 other restaurants followed.