The Grinder – Hamburger America’s George Motz

George Motz is best known for being a burger expert. His documentary and book, Hamburger America is my burger bible and should be a part of every burger fan’s collection. George has also been keeping himself busy with the NYC … Continue reading

The Grinder: Charm City Burger Company’s Chef Mike Saperstein

As we near The Burgies in September I figured it might be a good time to start putting some of the people behind my favorite burger places through The Grinder. Charm City Burger Company is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida … Continue reading

The Grinder: Michael’s Genuine – Chef Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is having a stellar year. The man behind Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink won the Golden Grill Award at the SoBe Burger Bash 2010 as well as a James Beard award for Best Chef: South. And as if … Continue reading

The Grinder: TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off & Ham On The Street’s George Duran

Watching George Duran on Food Network’s Ham On The Street made me fearless with my crazy food combinations. I loved that show and if you’ve never seen it, I’d suggest you search it out. George now has a gig on … Continue reading

The Grinder: SoBe & NY Wine and Food Festival’s Lee Schrager

Most folks know Lee Schrager as the director of the SoBe and NY Wine & Food Festivals. I happen to think of Lee more as a Burger ambassador and giant Burger fan (which explains why the Burger Bash at both … Continue reading

The Grinder: Food Network & Galavision’s Ingrid Hoffman

Ingrid Hoffman came to Miami in 1985 from Colombia and  in 1993 opened her first (and I believe only) restaurant “Rocca”. She is best known for the program “Simply Delicioso” on the Food Network and her spanish programs “Delicioso” and … Continue reading

The Grinder: Q American Barbeque And Pizza Volante’s Chef Jonathan Eismann

It makes perfect sense to put Chef Jonathan Eismann through The Grinder right after winning Best Chef in this year’s New Times’ Best Of issue. In another stroke of good timing, Q American Barbeque is also adding a Burger/Slider section … Continue reading

The Grinder: Bill’s Bar And Burger’s Chef Brett Reichler

I first met Chef Brett Reichler at the 2010 Burger Bash in SoBe where Bill’s Bar & Burger was competing for the top prize. That was the night their burger won my heart. A few months later, I found myself … Continue reading