About Burger Beast

I started writing the Burger Beast food blog to tell folks about those little forgotten gems in South Florida. Over the course of the last 5 years or so I've added News, Opinions, & Tips on a variety of Food related subjects. My first love will always be Burgers but Comfort Food is where it's at. At the end of the day I’m a regular dude who writes about a bunch of things I think you should know about.

Swensen’s New Menu Is Absolutely Killer

Double Cheeseburger w/Fries

I decided to stop in at Swensen’s (opened in 1977) a few weeks back since the last time I wrote about them was almost six years ago. I noticed some changes to the food and it turns out that they have a new Executive Chef. … Continue reading

Larry’s Hot Tamales – Clarksdale, Mississippi

A Hot Tamale money shot

Much like the South Florida Croqueta phenomenon, the Mississippi Delta has a well documented fascination with Hot Tamales. Here’s an interesting fact, something the two dishes have in common is that they’re served with Saltines. Hot Tamales are available at every corner in Clarksdale, at … Continue reading

The Dutch Oven – Clarksdale, Mississippi

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The Dutch Oven (open since 2003) is housed in an old passenger train depot and best known for its baked goods. It’s only open from 10AM til 3PM on weekdays and closed on weekends. You can read a little more … Continue reading

The Rolling Stove @ Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti, Florida

Dr. Pepper Braised Brisket Sandwich

If you’ve been following me on social media for a while then you know I absolutely love the Rolling Stove Food Truck since it debuted almost 5 years ago. The truck is still making the rounds but the ‘Stove also now … Continue reading

Munchie’s Snack Shack Wins 2015 NHM Best Food Truck Burger Competition

Mardi Gras Burger (Cajun Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Onions & Sweet/Spicy Pickles) w/Maple Bacon Ketchup

For our 5th annual National Hamburger Month Best Food Truck Burger competition we took it to a new spot, Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach. The judges who selected the winner amongst the 13 deserving Food Truck Burgers were Chef … Continue reading

Shack Up Inn & RUST – Clarksdale, Mississippi

View from Back Porch

Over the last few years through many trips I’ve become enamored with the “South” and driving through it and enjoying the scenery. In 2014 I visited Amory, Holly Springs and Oxford, Mississippi and was left wanting more. My wife Marcela … Continue reading

Burgers & Bruce Story about Burger Beast in Escapism Magazine

Miami Burger King Feature

Last November (2014) writer Hannah Summers & her friend Tom (who is now my friend too) came over from the United Kingdom for a visit to Miami. Hannah’s plan was to write a story about Miami Food for Escapism Magazine. My … Continue reading

Cuban Guys Opens Up In Hialeah’s Westland Mall

Cuban Guys - Frita Cubana w/Cheese

About 3 and 1/2 years ago I told you about a little spot in Hialeah Gardens called Cuban Guys. A year later they were announcing the opening of the 2nd and 3rd locations (Kendall & North Miami Beach).Here are we … Continue reading

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken – Nashville, Tennessee

Hattie B's Hot Chicken - Nashville, Tennessee

If you don’t know of the “Hot Chicken” revolution then you’re missing out on one of the South’s greatest treasures. In Nashville, Hot Chicken (Spiced up Fried Chicken) is a thing. The originator of Hot Chicken is Prince’s Hot Chicken … Continue reading

Cori’s DogHouse – Nashville, Tennessee

Corn Dog w/Fresh Cut Fries

When I’m on vacation, it’s a constant search for somewhere to stop and eat. Sometimes the type of food gets me, sometimes it’s the logo or word of mouth that will drive me to check out a restaurant. We (my wife … Continue reading

Win $1000 & The 2015 National Hamburger Month Food Truck Competition


“Square Off” in the Inaugural Hamburger Slider Eating Competition! *The Winner receives a Trophy & $1000 CASH. To sign up to compete you must be 21 years of age older, please see Players’ Club  at Mardi Gras Casino to register. Plus, … Continue reading

This Saturday, Food Trucks at Magic City Casino

Elote in a Cup (Corn, Mexican Crema, Powdered Cheese topped w/Chili Powder & a slice of Lime) from Miami Roasted Corn

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month which means it’s this Saturday!!! This is event is a collaboration by Burger Beast and the good folks at Magic City Casino where its held. It is the state of Florida’s longest … Continue reading

Magic City Pizza on the Outskirts of Westchester

Pepperoni & Ground Beef Pizza

Magic City Pizza had the unenviable task of opening up in the same spot where my beloved That Pizza Place on Coral Way was. What that essentially means is that I was gonna have a certain of expectation even though … Continue reading