Croquetapalooza Is In The Books

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After many long days & nights of planning and an early morning setup, Croquetapalooza 2K14 is in the books. Quick Recap:

  • Miami Springs’ Mayor Zavier Garcia won the Catalina Croqueta Eating Contest refereed by my bud Fatgirl Hedonist.
  • Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop took home Best Flan as chosen by the judges (Roger Borges, Todd Erickson & Hedy Goldsmith).
  • The over 450 attendees chose B&S Gastropub‘s Jamon Serrano & Manchego Croqueta as the Best Croqueta in the land. It’s temporarily closed but will return next week as Barley & Wich.
  • Over 10000 Croquetas were served
  • Over 3000 Flans were made
  • Over 500 batidos were consumed
  • 5 Plant Centerpieces were stolen

Thank you to Catalina Foods, Galeo Spices and Magic City Casino for sponsoring and believing in the idea of Croquetapalooza. Next year there are plans for Food Coma Couches and anything else I can think of from now to then. Thanks for allowing me to create this only in Miami event for you.

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Special Thanks to #TeamBB

Croquetapalooza #TeamBB

More Croquetapalooza Love:

Big Mouth Girlz: Burger Beast’s Croquetapalooza at Magic City Casino – October 12, 2014

DJ Hank JusticeCroquetapalooza 2014 Sunday October 12, 2014

EventfuLiving MiamiCroquetapalooza 2014

The Far Out BlogCroquetapalooza!

Lee2Go: Croquetapalooza Is A Doozy

Miami News Times: Croquetapalooza 2014: Barley & Swine Wins People’s Choice

Palm Beach Post: Croquetapalooza Celebrates The Humble Croqueta

The305.com: 10,000 Croquetas Served At Yesterday’s Croquetapalooza

WLRNThe Croqueta Comeback: Shuttered Barley & Swine Wins Croquetapalooza

video by Jacob Katel & all pictures by Rod Deal

  • Madeline Muñoz-Bustamante

    Congratulations! Sad we missed it, we had to go out of town this weekend 🙁

  • Action Movie Freak

    Best foodie event ever! I so enjoyed it. I almost wished the croquetas were all smaller. After the 10th one, I was thinking “hurts so good”, “why did I drink that whole Jupiña?”, and “I so have to do VIP next year”! Loved the whole thing, but how much the crowd loved croquetas was so evident that it elevated the experience. Like the girl’s expression on the video at 1:43—that sums up the heaven we were in!

    • We worked very hard on Croquetapalooza and Miami’s love for Croquetas also elevated the event. We are very humbled with the outpouring of love for the Croquetapalooza.