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Latin House, Lure & Pincho Factory Win at Amstel Light Burger Bash

South Florida cleaned up last night at the 2015 Amstel Light Burger Bash. Latin House won the “Best of the Bash” Award, Lure won the Schweid and Sons’ “Very Best Burger” Award (Judge’s Vote) and Pincho Factory took home the “People’s Choice Award“! Congratulations to all of them. *picture courtesy of George Motz which means he supplied the picture to … Continue reading

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Tongue & Cheek’s Battle of the Burgers Watch Party

Tongue & Cheek is hosting a watch party with complimentary snack & drinks for their Best New Restaurant (on BravoTV) episode. This “Battle of the Burgers” against Austin’s Porter Ale House airs this Wednesday (February 18, 2015 at 10PM), same time as the watch party, what a coincidence It’s followed by a happy hour at 11PM with DJ YSL. If you’d … Continue reading

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#SoBeWFF Medianoches & Mixology’s Full Line-Up

Last year I curated Medianoches & Mixology at Wynwood Walls for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. It turned out to be the Best event that featured local restaurants and Chefs. When Lee Schrager (SoBe Wine & Festival Founder) mentioned that we were going for a round 2 of Medianoches & Mixology in 2015, I thought….it’s on. I put on my … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Croquetapalooza Is In The Books

After many long days & nights of planning and an early morning setup, Croquetapalooza 2K14 is in the books. Quick Recap: Miami Springs’ Mayor Zavier Garcia won the Catalina Croqueta Eating Contest refereed by my bud Fatgirl Hedonist. Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop took home Best Flan as chosen by the judges (Roger Borges, Todd Erickson & Hedy Goldsmith). The over 450 … Continue reading

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El Main Evento III Is This Saturday

Back by popular demand for a third year, El Main Evento returns!!! Every 3rd Saturday of the month the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival happens at Magic City Casino. BUT for September, it becomes EL MAIN EVENTO! We’re celebrating Mexican culture with Mariachis, , Margaritas, a Burrito Eating Contest and Lucha Libre by UKNOW PRO! Yes, Wrestling! Each of the … Continue reading

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Croquetapalooza Tickets Update

Croquetapalooza is finally happening on Sunday October 12th from 1-4PM indoors at Stage 305 in Magic City Casino (conveniently located near the Miami Airport). It will feature Croquetas from many local restaurants including Islas Canarias, Gilbert’s Bakery, Sergio’s, Luis Galindo Latin American and Croqueta-inspired dishes from places like Latin House, Pincho Factory, Che Grill, Crazydilla and Ms. Cheezious! What’s for … Continue reading

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Frita Showdown Numero Dos – Wednesday August 13th from 7-10PM

My ode to Cuban culture event, Frita Showdown presented by Burger Maker returns to Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Avenue) this Wednesday August 13th from 7-10PM. El Rey de las Fritas return to defend their 2013 Frita showdown win against Bread + Butter Counter, Cuban Guys, El Mago de las Fritas, FINKA Table & Tap and Latin House. A … Continue reading

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Las Olas Wine & Food “Street” Festival

This outdoor street festival offers the best of Las Olas Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale restaurants (60 restaurants/food and 45 Libations). Now in its 19th year, LOWFF transforms the boulevard into a tasting party. Premier Beverage Company brings major partners to augment the culinary offerings. Here are five reasons to attend this $100 ticket event: Bombay Sapphire Lounge: As a staple … Continue reading

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Who Has The Best Burger In South Florida? Burger Beast Burger Brawl Will Settle This Debate

What if I told you that after 5 and a half years of writing about Burgers that I was putting together what I believe to be the Best Burger Competition line-up in South Florida ever? Yeah, that’s the idea behind the Burger Beast Burger Brawl or 4B for short. On Friday May 9th from 7 to 10PM at Magic City … Continue reading

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Wingfest At University Of Miami To Find Best Wings In South Florida

I can’t tell you the countless amount of arguments my best friend Ed and I have had over who has the “Best Wings” in South Florida. So it was nice surprise to find out about Wingfest taking place at the BankUnited Center (University of Miami) on Saturday March 8th from 12-2PM. If you’re a Hurricanes’ basketball fan then this even … Continue reading

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Burger Beast & Magic City Casino Partner For 5 More Events This Year

March 2014 marks the 3 year anniversary of the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival, South Florida’s longest running Food Truck event. It also marks 3 years of collaboration between Burger Beast and Magic City Casino which has brought some great events to South Florida like the 3rd Annual Burgie Awards (which featured 10 Burger Restaurants & 40 Food Trucks), Frita … Continue reading

The Art Of The Burger By Shake Shack and Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery is on a mission to bring its tasty cerveza across the country and in order to that they started the Brooklyn Brewery MASH Tour. The tour has been through 11 cities across this great nation and it’s ending right here in the 305. With a week packed with beertastic events, I was lucky enough to check out The Art … Continue reading

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Beer, Burgers & Blue Night – The Club At The Biltmore Hotel

The Club at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is hosting Beer, Burgers & Blues Night at the 19th Hole tonight from 7-8:30pm. You’ll be able to sample Craft Beers, some Burgers and listen to the Woods Blues Band, who I think I can safely assume plays Blues music. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through their site or … Continue reading

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Tongue & Cheek’s Kitchen Collab with Paula DaSilva

Here is the anticipated menu for  Tongue & Cheek‘s five course  KITCHEN COLLAB taking place today Wednesday, November 20 with Chef Jamie DeRosa and guest Chef Paula DaSilva of 3030 Ocean. There are still seats available for this feast. Diners will be welcomed by complimentary cocktails and an array of hors d’oeuvres. Afterwards, they will enjoy an amazing five course dinner … Continue reading

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Riverwalk’s Burger Battle V Returns May 23rd, 2014

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale hosts Riverwalk Burger Battle™ V presented by Publix Aprons Catering and Cooking School on Friday, May 23, 2014 under the stars along the Riverwalk at Huizenga Plaza. The Battle brings together South Florida burger aficionados for an evening of gourmet burger creations, cocktails, beers and fun, while raising funds to support the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s mission of … Continue reading

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Medianoches & Mixology At Wynwood Walls #SoBeWFF

Tickets for the 2014 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival went on sale today. I’m particularly excited because of the Medianoches & Mixology at Wynwood Walls hosted by Food Network’s Anne Burrell (Friday Feb. 21st at 10PM). Why you ask? I’m curating the event and choosing  many of my favorite Medianoche & Comfort Food restaurants throughout South Florida. You can … Continue reading