Croquette, El Rey de las Fritas and Doce Provisions WIN at Croquetapalooza 2017

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Another Croquetapalooza and Frita Showdown is in the books and we have new Croquetapalooza champs. The 1000 attendees voted El Rey de las Fritas to their 5th straight Frita Showdown win. It was by far the BEST selection of restaurants that have competed for the Best Frita en el Mundo title. On the croqueta side, […]

Croquetapalooza 2017 is Friday August 25th

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Croquetapalooza and Frita Showdown came about when I was thinking about not only creating a very “Only in Miami” kinda event. All the food, music and decor revolve around my upbringing in a Cuban household with my maternal grandparents, my parents and my sister. It was important that this event was right on the money since […]

Chicken Tenders, A Love Affair

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I remember when you were looked at with a sour face if you ordered Chicken Tenders or Chicken Strips at a restaurant. Mostly I would get the “that’s for kids” isn’t it? It’s not like it stopped me but luckily, we now happen to be in a Chicken Tender period of renaissance. Chicken Tenders aren’t […]

Guava Batido at BreadMan Bakery, Go NOW!

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If you’ve been to ether of BreadMan Miami Bakery’s locations (Hialeah & Westchester) you know that there’s some incredible stuff going on from the Pastelitos to the gigantic BUT still great tasting sandwiches. Well, they’ve just added the Guava Batido to their repertoire, that’s a Guayaba Shake if you’d like a different spanglish variation on […]

Latin House’s MadLove is in Soft Open mode

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A little over 7 years ago I visited a food truck called Latin House Grill. I was instantly enamored with their food and two years later they opened their first full fledged restaurant, Latin House. They went on to win countless of my Burgie Awards for their food (which is decided by the readers of […]

Night Owl Cookie Co Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

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If you haven’t heard by now, Night Owl Cookie Co. debuted their new Ice Cream “Cookie Bowls” last week. It’s a pretty simple operation really. You pick your favorite Cookie which frames the inside of the container then choose Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream and finally it’s garnished with piece of a Cookie. The combinations are pretty […]

Arbetter’s Debuts All Beef Deep Fried Hot Dog

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Let’s get this out of the way first, I love Arbetter’s. Arbetter’s opened up in 1959 on Flagler then moved 8th Street and 58th Avenue (sharing a space with a Dairy Queen). A second location came later in 1963 at a former Dairy Queen (9000 Bird Road) spot down the street from its current and […]

Shake Shack’s Hot Chick’n Is Coming

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What?!?!?!  Shake Shack‘s Hot Chick’n (crispy chicken breast dusted with a guajillo & cayenne pepper blend and topped with slaw and pickles) lands at Shake Shacks nationwide (excluding airports, stadiums and ballparks) & will be available for a limited time starting August 1, 2017. BUT if you can’t wait til then, you can order it […]

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs Coming To South Florida

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  Nathan’s Famous which just turned 100 years old last year is finally on its way back to South Florida. I know what you’re thinking, you can find Nathan’s at some terminals in the Miami International Airport and at Miami Subs er.. I mean Miami Grill or whatever they’re calling themselves these days. It’s not […]

Burger Beast’s National Burger Month Columns on

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I had been speaking to for what seems like forever about partnering up in some form. I’m not exactly sure how we decided that National Burger Month would be the time but I did suggest that every Monday would be good, giving me 5 full posts to flesh out my ideas. National Burger Month […]

Hamburger House Party 2017 in Pictures

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Hamburger House Party is the culmination of my National Burger Month celebration. This year’s Hamburger House Party was brought to you by Miami Lakes Auto Mall, Sunshine Provisions, Downstairs Markets & Magic City Casino and presented by my Burger Museum. The judges were South Beach Wine & Food Festival Founder Lee Schrager, NBC 6 in the Mix’s Roxy Vargas, Sugar Factory’s Corporate Pastry Chef Max […]