About The Burger Beast

A little information about Sef Gonzalez (aka Burger Beast).

Sef is one of the original Infuencers in the now crowded Social Media world of Facebook & Instagram.

He was awarded a Guinness Book of World Record for the largest parade of food trucks in 2013.

Sef has also partnered with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival where he currently curates one event per year.

He has appeared on the Food Network, Travel Channel and has been featured on other food programs from Canada, England & Sweden.

In 2019 he became a published author with his release “All About the Burger”.

He has written for the Miami Herald, Edible South Florida, New Times, Miami.com and Ocean Drive Magazine.

The City of Miami Springs named April 7th Burger Beast Day.

Most recently (January 20, 2020) his event “Croquetapalooza” was named by Yelp “One of the Top 28 Food Festivals in the United States“.


TV SIGHTINGS

Ohio’s Hometown Stations “Burger Beast signs copies of his book at Kewpee”

Sweden’s Världens bästa burgare Episode 4 Miami

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

NBC’s 6 in the Mix (more than 10 appearances to discuss different culinary events)

WSVN’s Deco Drive: Burger Museum unwraps a tasty history

SoFlo TASTE on WPLG 10: The Burger Museum

2010 NBC 6 Burger Battle


PRESS

Eater Miami, “Comfort Food Blogger, Burger Beast, to Debut His Own Burger Restaurant This August”, June 17th, 2019

Miami Herald, “First he built a burger museum in Miami. Now he’s opening his first burger restaurant”, June 14th, 2019

Sun Sentinel, “Nostalgia and history served at the Burger Beast Burger Museum”, November 12th, 2016

Escapism Magazine, “The Burger King”, June 2015

Thrillist, “22 Miami Instagrams You Need To Follow Right Now”, April 7th, 2015

Miami Herald, South Florida Food 50, “South Florida Food 50: Sef Gonzalez of Burger Beast“, February 18th, 2015

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

WLRN, “Burger Beast, His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown“, August 16th, 2013

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


WRITING

All About The Burger book by Sef “Burger Beast” Gonzalez, published on April 15th, 2019 by Mango Publishing

edible South Florida Winter 2018: “The Burger Beast’s Guide To Cuban Coffee Culture

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

Miami.com & Miami Herald in Print May 1st, 2018: “Eat a burger a day for National Burger Month. Here are 31 to try:

Miami.com & Miami Herald in Print May 1st, 2017: “5 Things You Should Do During National Burger Month

Miami.com May 8th, 2017: “5 Historical South Florida Burger Joints

Miami.com May 15th, 2017:  “5 Most Miami Burgers

Miami.com May 22nd, 2017: “5 Restaurants with Unexpectedly Great Burgers

Miami.com May 29th, 2017: “5 Next It Burger Joints

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

TravelHost Winter 2018: Visit Classic Miami Restaurants

TravelHost Spring 2018: “10 Chefs in Miami”


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

28 Best Food & Drink Festivals ranked by Yelp #22 Croquetapalooza
April 7th is Burger Beast Day in the city of Miami Springs
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

COMPANY COLLABORATIONS

Adrienne Arsht CenterAmstel Light BeerBudweiser/Anheuser-Busch
Catalina FoodsChevroletChifles Chips
City of Hallandale BeachCity of HialeahCity of Hollywood
City of Miami SpringsCoca-ColaCommon Threads
Downstairs MarketsEl Guapo SpicesFt. Lauderdale Riverwalk Trust
Funky Buddha BreweryGaleo SpicesGay8 Festival
Goya FoodsHatuey BeerHeineken Light Beer
Heinz KetchupHellmann’s/UnileverMagic City Casino
Martin’s Potato RollsMcCormick SpicesMcDonald’s
MetroPCSMiami Food RescueThe Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald
The Miami HeatMiami Lakes Auto MallThe Miami Marlins
Miami New TimesThe Miami SeaquariumOrion Fuels
Pepsi ColaSamuel Adams BeerSchweid & Sons/Burger Maker
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – HollywoodSouth Beach Wine & Food FestivalSt. Baldrick’s Foundation
Sunshine Bottling CompanyT-MobileThrillist
Tito’s Handmade VodkaWISE Potato ChipsYelp
White Castle RestaurantWISE Potato ChipsYelp

JUDGING

2019 Gay8 Festival’s Best Sandwich – Little Havana
2015 Seed Wine & Food Festival Plant-Based Burger Battle – Miami Beach, Florida
2015 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off – Pompano Beach, Florida
2015 Dessert 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 (BBQ) – Immokalee, Florida
2012 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2012 The Grind Burger Battle – 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

CONTACT

If you’re a Food Truck looking to contact me about events, please go to the Miami Food Trucks page.

There is a form at the bottom of that page.

If you’re trying to reach me for any other reason, please use the form below.

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