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Saturday is the 6th annual Burgie Awards, BE THERE

6th annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards presented by Miami Lakes Auto Mall is this Saturday January 31st at Milander Park (4700 Palm Avenue) in Hialeah from 5-10PM. Hosted by my friend and fellow Burger blogger Jamie Frankel of Burgers by the Beach. Admission is FREE, all ages welcome. Why you should go… 15 Burgie Awards (chosen by you the reader of the … Continue reading

Amstel Light - Burger Beast Challenge

Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge Starts NOW

Who’s ready for the Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge? Or #AmstelBurgerBeast for short. Get real close to the screen, so I can whisper to you how this works. We’ve got a two parter on our hands folks: 1) The 20 Participating Restaurants will receive a visit from a very special someone aka ME. I will be pairing their signature Burger with an … Continue reading

Wheelin' Dealin' - Magic City Casino

This Saturday Catch The Miami Food Trucks At Magic City Casino

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival (which takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month) is this Saturday January 17th from 5-10PM. Magic City Casino (right near the Miami airport) hosts and we have over 20 of South Florida’s BEST Food Trucks attending. I have been curating this event since the first time it was held back in March of … Continue reading

109 Burger Joint

109 Burger Joint Opening In Sweetwater, Friday January 16th

A collective sadness came over Sweetwater and the hop, skip and a jump away FIU with the closing of A&G Burger Joint last June. It looks like it might be time to turn that frown upside down (yes I borrowed that line from Lionel Playworld) as the new owners of the space are opening up as 109 Burger Joint in that same location. The menu is … Continue reading

Burger King's Double Cheeseburger

Burger King & The First 10 Miami Locations #ThrowbackThursday

If you live in Miami and drive with any frequency to the Airport or Miami Beach, I will assume you’ve seen the giant Burger King building located right off of the Dolphin Expressway(SR836) on the NW 57th Street exit. I would like to assume that you know that Burger King has been headquartered in Miami since 1959. And that it … Continue reading

Abuela & Abuelo - May 1999

Frita Showdown Wins The305’s 2014 Best Foodie Event

In 1962 my Grandparents Gollo & Maruca Echevarria decided they were going to uproot & leave behind their lives in Cuba to look for something better for their children Gregorio & Caridad (my Mom) in the United States. A few short years later the Gonzalez family (which included my father Serafin Jr.) would find their way to New York also as … Continue reading

Karla Bakery's 25th Anniversary

Karla Bakery’s 25th Anniversary Party Is Today

Guess who’s 25 years young? That’s right, Karla Bakery. The Pastelito powerhouse is celebrating its 25th Anniversary today (Saturday December 20th) from 3-6:30PM at its original location. There’ll be music, gifts, surprises and best of all Pastelitos for 25¢ (10 per person so that you’re not an abuser). I’m going to go ahead and leave you the address but I’m … Continue reading

Wheelin Dealin - Magic City Casino

Food Trucks At Magic City Casino Is This Saturday

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival (which takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month) is this Saturday December 20th. Magic City Casino (right near the Miami airport) hosts and we have over 20 of South Florida’s BEST Food Trucks attending. Even though it is at a casino, all ages are welcome. And yes, Beer is sold at this event if … Continue reading

Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Hileman w/the St. Petersburger

Locale Market in St. Petersburg Opens This Wednesday Featuring The St. Petersburger

For you lucky ducks in the St. Petersburg area of Florida, this Wednesday December 17th at 3PM Locale Market opens up. What is Locale Market you say? Imagine two Chefs (James Beard Award-winning Michael Mina & Cookbook Author Don Pintabona) whose friendship has created a culinary marketplace where you can enjoy fresh pasta and gourmet cheese samplings from the handmade … Continue reading


People Of Hialeah & Kendall, Sweetness Bake Shop Has Panther Coffee

Here’s some news for you Panther Coffee fanatics who live in Hialeah & Kendall, Sweetness has Panther Coffee. You can now cease those long and lonely trips to Wynwood, Coral Gables or wherever else you make you long & lonely trips to get Panther Coffee from. Please remember who told you this information first aka you owe me one. Get … Continue reading

Cirque Du Soleil - Amaluna

BB Contest – Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna Tickets

La gente from the upcoming Cirque Du Soleil show Amaluna have given me two pairs of tickets to the upcoming show which premieres December 11th. Of course, rather than be greedy and keep them for myself I’m having a Burger Beast Contest to give the BB Readers the tix. Here’s a little bit about the show: AMALUNA Amaluna invites the … Continue reading

Second City Smoke - World Food Burger Champion 2014

Second City Smoke Crowned Best Burger For 2nd Year In A Row

Second City Smoke must serve a killer Burger cause to win the World Food Championship’s Best Burger two years in a row is no easy feat. If you’ve got some time on your hands, you can see the entire line-up of competitors on the World Food Championships page. 2014 World Food Championship Winners: Bacon World Champion: Ricardo Heredia World Barbecue … Continue reading

Kreating Kombucha

Kreating Kombucha Fermentation Workshop This Thursday

My bud Tom (who you may remember from Copperpot’s) is a smart & talented dude. This is the type of guy you want to learn from and you’ll have an opportunity as his Kreating Kombucha Workshop will teach you all about fermentation this Thursday at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The Garden invites local foodie entrepreneur Tom Wilfong as the guest speaker … Continue reading

OTC Turns 2

OTC Turns 2 On Friday, Have A $5 Burger To Celebrate

As Vince Vaughn said so eloquently in Swingers, “Our little baby alls grows up!” OTC turns a mighty two years old this Friday November 7th and is there any better way to really celebrate a birthday than with $5 Burgers (regular Fries included) all day starting at 11:30 AM. The $5 deal applies to those eating in, not to you carpetbaggers trying to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Top Turkey Dinner Challenge at Magic City Casino

Can’t believe it’s time for our 3rd Annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge! The last couple of years Top Turkey has been held in Broward County BUT this year it makes its first Miami-Dade County appearance on Saturday Night November 15th from 5-10PM at Magic City Casino (right near the Miami International Airport). How does Top Turkey work? The participating Food Trucks have … Continue reading