If you think back on your life, can you remember where the beginnings of one of your
passions I really meant obsessions came from? In 1996 when I worked at the Best Buy in Hialeah, one of the managers and I struck up a friendship. I was the Supervisor of the Media Department and he was a Sales Manager. We bonded over our mutual love of music, in particular, the Blues. Martin suggested we go get some cold Beers and eat the “Best Burger in Town” according to him. I lived in Westchester and he lived in deep Kendall aka West Kendall. When he gave me the address and I drove “all the way” out there I didn’t even know there was a Tamiami Airport. We’re talking 1996 folks which is now a lifetime ago. We sat at the bar and continued our usual Music discussions over Beers and a Keg Burger. I ended up having 2 Keg Burgers I loved it so much.
My wife Marcela and I were in the area and thought it might be cool to eat at Keg South of Kendall. It’s been a good 4 years since I had eaten here and yes this is the same Keg South Martin and I ate at all those years ago. Keg South also exists in Pinecrest and Homestead but all of them have different owners so there are some slight and not so slight differences between them.
I started with an ice cold Beer (Yuengling) and there is a pretty good selection of Craft Beers now if that’s your thing. Marcela loves the Nachos here and yes I eat them but I’m not as infatuated as she is with them. The Nachos are tri-colored Chips topped with Nacho Cheese, liquid Chili, Sour Cream and Jalapeños. The Jalapeño Poppers are pretty standard but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t order them. The Special Grilled Wings have a great taste much like the famed Wings from Sports Grill. I’m just not a fan of the actual type of Wings they use but flavor rules all.
Now onto the Keg Burger. It looks much nicer than I remembered. It was slightly deformed which I liked too. There’s nothing better than a Burger with character. It came a juicy Medium as ordered with that great Char flavor from their grill. The Keg Burger was exactly the same, nothing had changed. I had it with American Cheese although back in the day Cheddar was my guy. The fresh cut Fries tasted exactly like I remembered them but seemed sliced thinner. I went back, looked at old pictures and realized that they were sliced pretty much the same.
It was great to come back to Keg South of Kendall and enjoy a Beer & Burger this time with my wife. And what about Martin? Yes, we’re still friends and at my birthday party this year he ate 2 Cheeseburgers, actually more like he beasted them. That’s my man.
A Miami Classic:
Keg South of Kendall
12805 SW 136th Ave Miami, Fl 33186