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Latin House, Lure & Pincho Factory Win at Amstel Light Burger Bash

South Florida cleaned up last night at the 2015 Amstel Light Burger Bash. Latin House won the “Best of the Bash” Award, Lure won the Schweid and Sons’ “Very Best Burger” Award (Judge’s Vote) and Pincho Factory took home the “People’s Choice Award“! Congratulations to all of them. *picture courtesy of George Motz which means he supplied the picture to … Continue reading

Delicias De España - Kendall, Florida

You Know What’s Really Good? Tortilla Española from Delicias de España

You Know What’s Really Good? La Tortilla Española from Delicious de España. My Mom makes really great breakfast omelettes but it wasn’t until I visited my dad’s mother (La Gallega) in Glendale, California that I tried a Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Española) for the first time. At that point in my life I thought all omelettes were created equal. She was … Continue reading

Latin House's Steamed Cheeseburger

Miami’s 10 Best Specialty Burgers

I’ve chosen to title this Miami’s 10 Best Specialty Burger but in all honesty it should be called Miami’s 10 Best Regional Burgers which I thought might be a little confusing. All across the United States if you do some traveling and/or driving like I do you will encounter Burgers that feature prominently in certain areas. For Miami, the Frita … Continue reading

Velvet Creme Doughnuts Truck

Saturday’s Food Truck Event Starts At Noon with Velvet Creme Doughnuts

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month. This is event is put together by Burger Beast and the folks at Magic City Casino where its held. There are always some great giveaways at the event like tickets to concerts at Magic City Casino. Beer is sold at this event and parking is plentiful. Come out, the chances … Continue reading

BurgerFi - Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge

Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge – UPDATE #2

Time for Update #2 on the #AmstelBurgerBeast Challenge. The easiest way to see which Burgers I’m eating daily is to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. I’ve just finished hitting the 17th of 20 restaurants competing for a spot to cook at this year’s Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons. I’ve got a pretty good idea in my head of … Continue reading

Tongue & Cheek's Cheek Burger

Tongue & Cheek’s Battle of the Burgers Watch Party

Tongue & Cheek is hosting a watch party with complimentary snack & drinks for their Best New Restaurant (on BravoTV) episode. This “Battle of the Burgers” against Austin’s Porter Ale House airs this Wednesday (February 18, 2015 at 10PM), same time as the watch party, what a coincidence It’s followed by a happy hour at 11PM with DJ YSL. If you’d … Continue reading

Medianoches & Mixology

#SoBeWFF Medianoches & Mixology’s Full Line-Up

Last year I curated Medianoches & Mixology at Wynwood Walls for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. It turned out to be the Best event that featured local restaurants and Chefs. When Lee Schrager (SoBe Wine & Festival Founder) mentioned that we were going for a round 2 of Medianoches & Mixology in 2015, I thought….it’s on. I put on my … Continue reading

Burger Brawl Trophy

Burger Beast Burger Brawl Pre-Sale Tickets

If you didn’t attend last year’s Burger Beast Burger Brawl you did indeed miss the BEST Burger competition to feature great locally owned businesses. This year we’re moving the event indoors to Stage 305 at Magic City Casino, the same space where we hosted Croquetapalooza. Don’t worry, all the cooking is done outdoors and the Burgers are brought inside. We’re … Continue reading

Five Guys' Shakes

Five Guys Location in Miami is Testing Shakes

Five Guys Burgers and Fries are finally testing what I think most folks believe should have been on their menus from the start, Milkshakes. Their Vanilla Milkshake can be dressed up with 10 mix-ins: Bacon, Bananas, Cherries, Chocolate, Coffee, Oreo Cookies, Malted Milk, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel and Strawberries. There is only one Miami location (401 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL … Continue reading

Frito Pie Melt

Ms. Cheezious Is Finally Home on Biscayne Blvd.

When I announced that Ms. Cheezious was opening up a restaurant on Biscayne Blvd in April of 2013 they had just won their second Burger Beast Burgie Award for Best Dade County Food Truck. Flash forward to almost two years later after many setbacks and delays and on the day after their 4th consecutive Burgie Award win, the Ms. Cheezious … Continue reading

Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge - Shula Burger

Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge – UPDATE

Time for an update on the #AmstelBurgerBeast Challenge. The easiest way to see which Burgers I’m eating daily is to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. I’m halfway through my visits of the 20 restaurants competing for a spot to cook at this year’s Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons. If you click on the name of those restaurants … Continue reading

George Motz at a Diner

George Motz to Judge 2015 SoBe Burger Bash So He Answers a Few Questions

George Motz wrote one of the most important book about Hamburgers (Hamburger America), created an amazing documentary about them (again Hamburger America) AND hosted the show Burger Land on Travel Channel. Me = Big fan. George has answered some of my questions before on the original written version of the Grinder and on my webshow (which you can watch right … Continue reading

Rebel House - Fatty Melt

Get Your Charm City Burger Company Fix at Rebel House for Lunch

If you’re in the Boca Raton area and needing a Charm City Burger fix then have I got some great news for you. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday…yes, in short Monday thru Friday from 11am til 3PM at Rebel House your dream will be realized. I had a Fatty Melt (Gruyere Cheese, White American Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Mushrooms, Caramelized … Continue reading

2015 Burger Beast Burgie Awards Winners & Slideshow

The 2015 Burgie Awards Slideshow:

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The 2015 Burgie Awards Movie:

The 2015 Burgie Award Winners:

Best Miami-Dade County Burger: Swine Southern

Best Broward County Burger: Rok Brgr

Best Food Truck Burger: Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers

Best Non-Traditional Burger: OTC Restaurant‘s Green Chili Cheese Burger

Best Hot Dog: Jersey Dawg

Best Dessert: Night Owl Cookie Co.

Best Food Blog: Fatgirl Hedonist

Best Miami Food Truck: Ms. Cheezious

Best Broward/Palm Beach Food Truck: HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars

Best Taco Food Truck: B.C. Tacos

Best Restaurant: FINKA Table & Tap

Best Sandwich: El Rincon del Coqui‘s Tripleta

Best Local Food Chain: BurgerFi

Best Wings: Sports Grill

Best 24 Hour Eats: Royal Castle

Best Orlando Burger: B&B Junction

Best Dish at the 2015 Burgie Awards: Yayi’s Desserts

*photos by Rod Deal/video by Jacob Katel

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

Carne Asada & Gallo Pinto

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 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