Burgies 2015 Horizontal Poster

TODAY is the 6th annual Burgie Awards, BE THERE

6th annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards presented by Miami Lakes Auto Mall is today Saturday January 31st at Milander Park (4700 Palm Avenue) in Hialeah from 5-10PM. Hosted by my friend and fellow Burger blogger Jamie Frankel of Burgers by the Beach. Admission is FREE, all ages welcome. Why you should go… 16 Burgie Awards (chosen by you the reader of the Burger … Continue reading

Full Shot of my platter

I Think You’ll Love Fritanga Caña Brava Too

My wife Marcela is Nicaraguan which means two things. First, I’ve eaten from way more Fritangas than your average Miamian. Secondly, there’s little credence placed on my thoughts about Fritangas (Nicaraguan quick service-style restaurant). So of course when I spotted Fritanga Caña Brava and mentioned it to my wife I was shot down, not one but multiple times over the course … Continue reading

Amstel Light - Burger Beast Challenge

Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge Starts NOW

Who’s ready for the Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge? Or #AmstelBurgerBeast for short. Get real close to the screen, so I can whisper to you how this works. We’ve got a two parter on our hands folks: 1) The 20 Participating Restaurants will receive a visit from a very special someone aka ME. I will be pairing their signature Burger with an … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate

Food Specials For The 2015 Burgie Awards

We’re getting close to the actual Burger Beast Burgie Awards event and revealing who the winners are. In the meantime to build up some anticipation here are some the special dishes that will be available along with everyone’s regular dishes. While at the event, every attendee will be able to vote for their favorite dish at the Miami Lakes Auto … Continue reading

1/2 Rack of Ribs from Legends BBQ

Food Recap from Saturday’s Food Trucks

Every 3rd of the month the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival happens at Magic City Casino. And every 3rd Saturday you can find my family, my friends and I trying to sample as much food as humanly possible. This past Saturday was no different (Jan 17th). Unfortunately as it gets darker it becomes impossible to get great pictures of everything but below … Continue reading

Wheelin' Dealin' - Magic City Casino

This Saturday Catch The Miami Food Trucks At Magic City Casino

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival (which takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month) is this Saturday January 17th from 5-10PM. Magic City Casino (right near the Miami airport) hosts and we have over 20 of South Florida’s BEST Food Trucks attending. I have been curating this event since the first time it was held back in March of … Continue reading

109 Burger Joint

109 Burger Joint Opening In Sweetwater, Friday January 16th

A collective sadness came over Sweetwater and the hop, skip and a jump away FIU with the closing of A&G Burger Joint last June. It looks like it might be time to turn that frown upside down (yes I borrowed that line from Lionel Playworld) as the new owners of the space are opening up as 109 Burger Joint in that same location. The menu is … Continue reading

Burger King's Double Cheeseburger

Burger King & The First 10 Miami Locations #ThrowbackThursday

If you live in Miami and drive with any frequency to the Airport or Miami Beach, I will assume you’ve seen the giant Burger King building located right off of the Dolphin Expressway(SR836) on the NW 57th Street exit. I would like to assume that you know that Burger King has been headquartered in Miami since 1959. And that it … Continue reading

Abuela & Abuelo - May 1999

Frita Showdown Wins The305’s 2014 Best Foodie Event

In 1962 my Grandparents Gollo & Maruca Echevarria decided they were going to uproot & leave behind their lives in Cuba to look for something better for their children Gregorio & Caridad (my Mom) in the United States. A few short years later the Gonzalez family (which included my father Serafin Jr.) would find their way to New York also as … Continue reading

Andy's Sage Fried Chicken Benedict from Hash House a Gogo

Ask The Beast Column #6 December 24, 2014

You can catch the Ask The Beast Column here on Burger Beast every Wednesday (I skipped last Wednesday, Sorrreeee). These are all real questions, none of them were created or sent in by me. It would be kinda ridiculous for me to send in questions. Don’t forget to send in your questions using the form below or using the hashtag #askthebeast … Continue reading

Karla Bakery's 25th Anniversary

Karla Bakery’s 25th Anniversary Party Is Today

Guess who’s 25 years young? That’s right, Karla Bakery. The Pastelito powerhouse is celebrating its 25th Anniversary today (Saturday December 20th) from 3-6:30PM at its original location. There’ll be music, gifts, surprises and best of all Pastelitos for 25¢ (10 per person so that you’re not an abuser). I’m going to go ahead and leave you the address but I’m … Continue reading

iCoffee Machine

iCoffee Opus Single Serve Coffee Machine Product Review

*I must have been behaving pretty good this year cause I received an iCoffee Opus Single Serve Coffee Machine from Remington Designs. Just kidding, obviously it was so I could try it out. I own pretty much everything I can think of to make coffee, here in no particular order: Cuban Cafetera, French Press, Drip Coffee Maker, Keurig, Tassimo, and … Continue reading

Maple Bacon Doughnut

Bennett’s Fresh Roast – Sanibel, Florida

Bennett’s Fresh Roast was our third stop in our 4 hour Sanibel/Captiva foodscapade, Schnapper’s Hots & the Bubble Room were stops 1 & 2). We’re here exclusively for the freshly made Doughnuts. We ask the only logical question, what’s the most popular Doughnut at Bennett’s? I’m pretty sure I could have guess the Maple Bacon because it was a thing … Continue reading

Wheelin Dealin - Magic City Casino

Food Trucks At Magic City Casino Is This Saturday

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival (which takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month) is this Saturday December 20th. Magic City Casino (right near the Miami airport) hosts and we have over 20 of South Florida’s BEST Food Trucks attending. Even though it is at a casino, all ages are welcome. And yes, Beer is sold at this event if … Continue reading

More Baked Goods

You Know What’s Really Good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania in Little Havana

You know what’s really good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania. What is an Esponnrú, you may be asking yourself. It’s a Sponge Cake Rusk unlike most of the ones you will find out there, this one is moist. Pastelmania sells them 5 to a pack and they go down perfectly with a Cafe con Leche (Warm Milk with Espresso). WARNING: Do not … Continue reading

Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Hileman w/the St. Petersburger

Locale Market in St. Petersburg Opens This Wednesday Featuring The St. Petersburger

For you lucky ducks in the St. Petersburg area of Florida, this Wednesday December 17th at 3PM Locale Market opens up. What is Locale Market you say? Imagine two Chefs (James Beard Award-winning Michael Mina & Cookbook Author Don Pintabona) whose friendship has created a culinary marketplace where you can enjoy fresh pasta and gourmet cheese samplings from the handmade … Continue reading