About The Burger Beast

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picture by Al Diaz, courtesy of the Miami Herald

My name is Sef Gonzalez, but you can call me the Burger Beast.

In September of 2008 I opened up a blog 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.

Don’t forget to come check out the many Culinary Events that I curate and produce throughout the year.

You can follow my exploits on my blog and Social Media:

Facebook: 59,950 Likes

Google +: 131,752 Followers

Instagram: 56,328 Followers

Twitter: 18,845 Followers

And don’t forget to visit my Burger Museum!

Press:

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

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

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

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

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

Miami.com 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

TV Sightings:

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

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
Budweiser
Casino at Dania Beach
City of Hallandale Beach
City of Hialeah
City of Hollywood
City of Miami Springs
Coca Cola
edible South Florida
Ft. Lauderdale Riverwalk Trust
Heineken Light Beer
JM Lexus
Knaus Berry Farm
Magic City Casino
Mardi Gras Casino
McDonald’s
MetroPCS
The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald
The Miami Heat
Miami Lakes Auto Mall
The Miami Marlins
Miami New Times
The Miami Seaquarium
Miami Tour Company
Naples Ft. Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker
Parawood Americas
Pepsi Cola
Seminole Casino Classic
Seminole Casino Immokalee
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Sunshine Provisions
Thrillist
WISE Potato Chips
Yelp

Companies Who’ve Sponsored Burger Beast Events:

Amstel Light Beer
Borges Distributing (Chifles)
Budweiser
Catalina Foods
CAWY Bottling Company
Cheeseburger Baby
Custom Food Truck Builders
Downstairs Convenience Stores
El Guapo
El Rey de las Fritas
Food Cart USA
Food Truck Invasion
Funky Buddha Brewery
Galeo Spices
Goya Foods
Hatuey Beer
Heinz Ketchup
HipPOPs handcrafted gelato pops
Islas Canarias Restaurants
JM Lexus
Latin House
The Magic Box
Martin’s Potato Rolls
McCormick
Miami Lakes Auto Mall
Orion Fuels
Palomilla Grill
Pincho Factory
Samuel Adams Beer
Schweid & Sons/Burger Maker
Sunshine Bottling Company
Sunshine Provisions
T-Mobile
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Judging:

2015 Plant Based Burger Battle – Miami Beach, Florida

2015 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill Off

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


If you’re a Food Truck looking to contact me about events, please go to the BB Approved Events Page.

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

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  • randyguthrie

    Please dont forget to say whether or not the burger place will cook burgers to order. I like my burgers medium rare and Five Guys and Smashburger will only make them well done.