Ocala man named ‘New Grill Star’


From the Orlando Sentinel:

UPDATED: Now a round of applause for Jose Juarez of Ocala. On Friday, he was named “America’s New Grill Star” by “Live With Kelly and Michael.”

Michael Strahan and guest co-host Sara Haines announced the winner in the syndicated series’ summer-long cooking series. The contest’s full title is “Live’s Search for America’s New Grill Star.”

“Live” airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on WESH-Channel 2.

Juarez and runner-up Courtney Rushing faced off in the final cook-off. Juarez won with his Cuban burger while Rushing prepared her pineapple, avocado and shrimp salsa suivant.