Due to an overwhelming amount of emails proclaiming the greatness of Kingdom, I felt I should go check the place out. The parking is a bit of a nightmare and if you do go down into that neighborhood it would be a good idea to NOT get lost. The place is not very big but it’s got a charm about it with some seats inside and tables set up on the outside (in an enclosure).
Let’s see what to get…I check out their menu and look for the burgers first. I come across a Fries/Onion Rings combo as an appetizer.
The Fries are crinkle cut and not too shabby. The Onion Rings were better and both were topped with seasoning which reminded me of the Bennigan’s french fry topping. My wife Marcela and I decided that we should also get some wings. You can get them tossed in either BBQ, Honey Mustard or Buffalo Sauce (the server may have said another flavor but I can’t recall).
We get the Buffalo version (tastes like Frank’s Red Hot to me) and love ’em. Those things were hot, and by hot I mean temperature hot. In the pic above you should be able to see some smoke rising from them.
We order the Chicken Burger. The Chicken Burger is ground Chicken packed into Burger form (no dead chickens were harmed though). Marcela loved it and I……you got it, loved it! We added Provolone Cheese and crispy Bacon (appears to be deep fried) to it. How could you go wrong with Bacon? There are 3 burgers on the Kingdom menu: Queen (8 oz.), King (12 oz.) and Doomsday (24 oz.).
If you can eat the Doomsday Burger in under 15 minutes you don’t have to pay for it. As tempting of a proposition as that sounds if I was served a Doomsday Burger at the temperature they served the King Burger at, I would have no palate left. That Burger was smoking hot. I ordered my King Burger with Cheddar cheese and a heaping load of that ultra crispy Bacon. It was remarkably delicious. I suggest you get over here and try one of their burgers cause there seems to be a new King in town.
Eating the Doomsday
Why back to Kingdom so soon? Well, many a person suggested I try to eat the Doomsday (Kingdom’s 24 oz. aka 1.5 lb. burger served with fries and onion rings). I thought long and hard about who would be the perfect person to go eat the Doomsday with. With any main event you always bring out the big guns…the person who won’t let you down. Who is this person? None other than my cousin Rick, my original eating partner.
Anyways, Rick agrees and I arrive at Kingdom first. No one is here yet. I mention that I’m going to be ordering 2 Doomsday burgers to someone setting the place up (they had just opened). Now the waitress/bartender Cindy shows up and asks what I’m having. I mention that I am waiting for someone else but that we both are going to be having a Doomsday. She has yet to see one and seems generally excited that we ordered it (more on her later though). Rick arrives and we discuss pop culture nonsense as usual.
Before we know it, Rod (or Hot Rod as Cindy referred to him…she said it, not me) is serving us our 2 Doomsday burgers. Rick’s Doomsday ordered his bunless. The Doomsday really does look so beautiful I don’t want to eat it but I’ll make the sacrifice. There is a Doomsday Challenge where you must eat the 24 oz. burger along with fries and onion rings in less than 15 minutes. We did not enter into the challenge, all we did was eat the Doomsday.
Rick finished before I did (bunless remember). He also claims that he could have easily done another half pounder but I find that to be doubtful. I finally finish mine. Neither of us eat the Fries or Onion Rings. Those things are awesome but I have no intention of over stuffing myself today. We’ll wait till someone wants to go head to head with me for that. Not that I’m laying down a challenge or am I?
Kingdom is unfortunately CLOSED
6708 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Fl