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.
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:
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: