About The Burger Beast

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My name is Sef Gonzalez, but folks in these parts know me as Burger Beast.

In September of 2008 I opened up a blogger account with the hopes to document my food excursions around South Florida and beyond. I didn’t expect to get the reception that I did from readers and from there we were off.

You can follow my exploits on my blog and Social Media. Don’t forget to come check out the many Food related events that I curate and produce throughout the year.

Press:

Miami Herald, Tropical Life, May 8th, 2014 “For Miami food blogger, Burger Brawl is the nature of the beast

WLRN, “‘Burger Beast,’ His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown

Miami Herald, People, April 17, 2013 “Keep On Truckin‘”

Mami Herald, Tropical Life, November 12, 2009 “Man vs. Meat: A burger fan makes it big in the blogosphere

more Press here

Writing:

edible South Florida Fall 2012: “Ventanitas

edible South Florida Winter 2012: “Hey, Lee Schrager, What’s Going On?

edible South Florida Spring 2011, Cover Story: “Let me tell you about the Frita

Ocean Drive Magazine March 2011: Taste – The Burger Beast Edition

TV Sightings:

Food Network Canada’s You Got Eat Here!, La Camaronera segment

Travel Channel’s Burger Land “Miami’s Cuban Frita” episode, El Mago de las Fritas & Pincho Factory segments

Food Network UK’s Andy Bates American Street Feasts “Miami Tropical Beach Flavours

2010 NBC 6 Burger Battle

Awards and such:

New Times’ Miami’s Best Food Instagrams

New Times 2013 Best Blog – Reader’s Choice Winner

CBS Miami’s “10 Best Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

Guinness World Record for “The largest parade of food trucks

The305.com 2012 Blogger of the Year

New Times 2012 Web Awards – Best Food Blog

Savings.com “The Top 15 Burger Bloggers

Companies I’ve Partnered With:

Adrienne Arsht Center
Amstel Light Beer
City of Hallandale Beach
City of Hialeah
City of Hollywood
Food Truck Invasion
Ft. Lauderdale Riverwalk Trust
JM Lexus
Magic City Casino
Mardi Gras Casino
The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald
The Miami Heat
Miami Lakes Auto Mall
The Miami Marlins
The Miami Seaquarium
Naples Ft. Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker
Seminole Casino Classic
Seminole Casino Immokalee
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood
South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Companies Who’ve Sponsored Burger Beast Events:

Amstel Light Beer
Catalina Foods
CAWY Bottling Company
Custom Food Truck Builders
El Guapo
Food Cart USA
Food Truck Invasion
Funky Buddha Brewery
Galeo Spices
Goya Foods
Heinz Ketchup
JM Lexus
McCormick
Miami Lakes Auto Mall
Samuel Adams Beer
Schweid & Sons/Burger Maker
Sunshine Bottling Company
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Judging:

2015 Desser Wars – Miami, Florida

2014 Cuban Sandwich Festival – Tampa, Florida

2013 Boca Burger Battle – Boca Raton, Florida

2013 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2013 Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off in Ave Maria, Florida

2012 Pigs in Paradise – Immokalee, Florida

2012 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2012 The Grind – Wynwood, Florida

2011 Seminole Hard Rock-N-Roll Beer-B-Que – Hollywood, Florida

2011 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2011 Taste of the Grove – Coconut Grove, Florida

2011 JA Uncorked – Coconut Creek, Florida

2010 NBC 6 Burger Battle – Miramar, Florida

2010 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida