The Burgies: September 14th, 2009


Andrew Shirey for the incredible poster artwork.

Local Bloggers who participated and/or attended: New Times Short Order Blog’s Jake Katel & Jackie Sayet, Christina Gomez-Pina from the Christina & Nitza Cuban Cooking Project, Brickell Life’s Chad Cohen, Yelp’s Maria Arguello, South Florida Beer Blog’s Dave Crisafi, French Fry Fairy’s Beth Swanson, James Echols of Soul Of Miami & Vice-Queen Maria of many things.

Special Thanks to Jim Winters for creating the amazing Burger Beast Lightbox.

And Carlos Miller, for introducing me at The Burgies as well as being the best hype man around today.

My friends and family including my parents, my sister Michelle and wife Marcela. GhenghisJuan who is the unsung hero of burgerbeast.com (he not only created the logo for the Burger Beast site but also designed the actual Burgie Award Artwork) John Martin’s Irish Pub Restaurant

Extra Special Thanks to C. Moguel.

And last but not least, the readers of burgerbeast.com. Thank you so much for the last year.

The Winners:


Best Cuban Sandwich: Luis Galindo’s Latin America
Best Side/Appetizer: Bulldog Barbecue‘s Mac N Cheese
Best Frita: El Mago De Las Fritas
Best Croqueta: Islas Canarias
Best Chicken Wings: Sports Grill
Best Pizza: Andiamo Pizza
Best Hot Dog: Dogma Grill
Best Burger – Reader’s Choice: Charm City Burger Company
Best Burger: Kingdom


The New Burger Beast Menu:


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John Martin’s was filled to near capacity which exceeded my expectations.Thanks to my friend Luis for handing out the 1st ever Burgie Award. Also, Jarce asked his longtime girlfriend Tiffany to marry him at the end of the awards presentation. The perfect ending to the night.

Check out the pictures below:


Burgies Poster on John Martin’s Door

1st Burgie by Jarce & Luis

The Elusive Ghenghis Juan

The Burger Beast Lightbox

The Burgies Crowd

Charm City Burger Company with their Burgie

Islas Canarias with their Burgie

El Mago de las Fritas with his Burgie

The Arces

Comments (4):

  1. Ceasetodream

    September 15, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    I'm sorry I missed it, looks like it was an awesome success…congrats! (no smart ass or sarcastic remark this time!)

  2. gcbron

    September 16, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Congratulations on an incredible event. We're sorry we missed it but we could not find a baby sitter on Monday and there was not enough rope for both kids.

    Continued success!

  3. Caveman

    September 17, 2009 at 3:36 AM

    Best Burger Beast event so far. I arrived at nine (due to babysitting issues) and wasn't able to find a place to sit. John Martin's was so ridiculously packed that the coldest place there that night was the restroom. The menu and the drink specials were on point. Next event needs to have a stage were we can all awe at the Beast himself. Cant wait for the next one…

  4. Miami Danny

    September 21, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    Tip for a flat belly-just follow this one rule. Read Burger Beast. Congratulations, BB!
    (Kingdom still rules, my man!)