About The Burger Beast

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Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast, is a respected South Florida Food Blogger, with national reach, who writes about unique food experiences. Although his blog was originally created to find the best burger in Miami, it now represents a publication with the aim to shine light on the often overlooked, undiscovered, and unappreciated culinary gems of South Florida and other noteworthy destinations. Burger Beast has also written for the New Times, edible South Florida, The Miami Herald, Ocean Drive Magazine and was most recently seen on Travel Channel’s Burger Land show.

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 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

Judging:

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