Last night was the 3rd Annual National Hamburger Month edition of the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival at Magic City Casino. All the Food Trucks attending were given the task of coming up with a Burger for the event. The Dessert Trucks were not off the hook either as they had to come up with a Themed Dessert. And yes this was a competition to see who has the “Best Burger” and “Best Themed Dessert”! Two notes that were important to point out: Purple People Eatery plated their Burger beautifully and you gotta give Pescado’s Unidos some extra credit for even attempting to make a Beef Burger from their Seafood only Food Truck.
Bite Gastrotruck won “Best Burger” with their BAMF Burger and HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars took home the “Best Themed Dessert” title with their HGB Burger. I did not judge the event but the Best Burger I tried was Friar Tuck’s Angry Scotsman (yes, that means you must try it!). A special thanks to judges Chef Danny Serfer of Blue Collar, The Chowfather & Trina Sargalski of Miami Dish who sampled every single one of the Burgers and Desserts. You may not believe it but the job is more difficult than it sounds.
The pictures below were taken by my wife Marcela while she was roaming the event or at the Judge’s Table by me. See you at next year’s 4th Annual National Hamburger Month Food Truck Competition!
2 Jive Turkeys: Hula Burger – Our original Deep Fried Turkey Burger with a Grilled Slice of Pineapple, Smoked Applewood Bacon, Topped with our own Blended BBQ Polynesian Sauce made with Pineapple & Papaya, served between a Butter Toasted Bun.
BITE Gastrotruck: BAMF – Burger with American Cheese, Bacon Jam, Chipotle Mayo and for Dessert an Apple-Bacon Milkshake with Bacon Streusel Topping.
Che Grill: Gaucho Burger – 8 oz. Beef Burger topped with Mozzarella Cheese, Ham, Egg, and Bacon on a Fresh Bun.
Cheeseburger Baby: Bacon-Egginator – A lightly toasted Buttered Bun stuffed with our crispy Honey Smoked Bacon, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, a certified Angus Beef 1/2lb Burger cooked to a juicy Medium and lovingly sprinkled with Baby’s Secret Seasoning Salt, a Fried Egg, and Grilled Yellow Onions.
Da Burger Shack: Bomb Burger
Daddy’s Grill: Bono Bacon Cheese Burger – A Juicy Fresh Ground Beef Burger with Provolone Chesse and Bacon on Pan de Bono.
El Rey De Las Fritas: Frita La Criolla – It’s an Original Frita a Caballo with a Sweet Tostone
Friar Tuck’s: The Angry Scotsman – Sweet + Spicy Chorizo Cheeseburger, Crispy Bacon and an Angrily Fried Egg
Grill Master Cafe: Deep Fried Burger – Black Angus Ground Beef seasoned with our Special Seasoning, Deep Fried then topped with Maple Wood Bacon, Cheddar Cheese and Special Sauce.
Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers: Pinche Cholo – Grilled Angus Beef Patty with Deli Style American Cheese smothered with Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas, Pepper Jack Cheese, Grilled Onions, Stacked with Seared Thick Cut Pastrami, Snef Yellow Mustard, Chipotle Tamarind Ketchup & Tangy Pickles a Buttered Toasted Bun!
Monster Burgers: Monster Burger – 8 oz. Beef Burger with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Crushed Potato Chips, Crispy Bacon, Extra Mozzarella Cheese, Onions and Monster Sauces.
Ms. Cheezious: The Southern Belle – Organic Tempeh Burger, Fried Green Tomatoes & House-Made Pimento Cheese on Toasted Bun.
Mr. Good Stuff: The Godfather – Italian Sausage & Black Angus Patties STUFFED with Mozzarella & Basil then smothered with Provolone Cheese and topped with Fresh Bruschetta on a Brioche Bun.
Pescados Unidos: El Chupacabra – 12 oz Sirloin/Chuck Blend, Peppered Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Roasted Poblano Pepper, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Chive Aioli on a Brioche Bun
Purple People Eatery: The Succubus – Kobe Beef Burger with Foie Gras, Caramelized Shallots, Fried Quail Egg, Cave Aged Cabot Clothbound Cheddar and Truffle Aioli on a Honey Wheat Oat Bun.
The Rolling Stove: Chipotle Bacon Burger – Burger with Crispy Fried Onions, Pepper Jack Cheese and Jalapeño Jelly.
Taco Fresh: Santo Burger – Sizzling Grilled Burger with a Slice of Queso Chihuahua, Topped with Salsa Borracha (No Spice, Made with Tomatoes, Onion and Bacon cooked in Corona Beer) on a Soft Mexican Bun and a slice of Avocado for decoration; Optional Toppings: Lettuce, Vinegar Carrots and/or Jalapeños
Top Fries: Burger Bites over Fries with our Signature Pink Sauce.
Alisa’s Cupcakery: The Sweetest Burger in Town Cupcake
Cold Stone Creamery: Classic Banana Split
Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies: Root Beer Float Pie
HipPOP’s Handcrafted Gelato Bars: HGB (HipPOPs Gelato Burger) – Gelato Burger Patty with Strawberry “Tomato” on a Macaroon Bun.
Marlie’s Delights: Sugar Slider – Red Velvet and Brownie Sliders with Cinnamon French Fries
Sweet Sensations: Monte Cristo – Sandwich with Sweet Honey Ham, Havarti Cheese, Cream Cheese on Martin’s Bread which is battered then fried and topped with Powdered Sugar.
Don’t cry if you missed this event, we’re also having a similar event in Wellington for this Thursday’s Food Truck Invasion!