Burger Beast’s Burger Museum Coming To Magic City Casino

Burger Beast Museum Logo

I’ve been collecting Burger & Comfort Food Restaurant Memorabilia for many years with the hopes that I might at some point be able to do something with them. Earlier this year I found an office space where I had been displaying them but the time has come to move the collection to a fully functional space where everyone can visit.

Burger Beast’s Burger Museum will be coming to the Magic City Casino in December 2016.

What exactly does the collection have in it? Anything and everything from Food Wrappers & Containers, Uniforms, Matchbooks, Ashtrays, Mugs, Plates, Photos and much much more. While the majority of the collection focuses on the Burger Chains that popularized the Burger, there are pieces associated with other Comfort Food Restaurants of the era like Kentucky Fried Chicken, Arby’s and diners like Denny’s or even Doughnut Shops like Mister Donut.

Royal Castle, Kewpee & Carl's Jr

Royal Castle, Kewpee & Carl’s Jr

McDonald's, Burger King & Burger Chef

Some of the McDonald’s, Burger King & Burger Chef Collection

Old Miami Restaurants

Part of the Old Comfort Food Restaurants

Yes, the location has been secured but it’s going to need some love and work to get it up to where it needs to be. With that being said, we are currently trying to raise some funds for the Museum. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated.

Back View Museum

What the future Museum space currently looks like

If you’d like to donate something please click HERE.

2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards Results

Burgies 2016 - Ms. Cheezious
Congratulations to all the 2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards Winners:

Best Appetizer/Starter FINKA Table & Tap
Best Artisan Food VendorBabe Froman
Best BurgerLatin House
Best ChefPhil Bryant (The Local)
Best CroquetaIslas Canarias
Best DessertHipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars
Best Food TruckMs. Cheezious
Best Frita CubanaEl Rey de las Fritas
Best Hot Dog/SausagePincho Factory
Best Pan con LechonCuban Guys
Best PastelitosVicky Bakery
Best PizzaFrankie’s Pizza
Best RestaurantChefs on the Run
Best SandwichMs. Cheezious
Downstairs Market People’s Choice (Live Vote)Ms Cheezious

Special Thank you to the sponsors for the 2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards: Miami Lakes Auto Mall, Downstairs Market, Food Truck Invasion and Magic City Casino.

Shake Shack’s Chick’n Sandwich Has Arrived

Shake Shack Chick'n Sandwich

I’ve waited for a year and here it is, the Chick’n Shack from Shake Shack! It’s an all-natural, anti-biotic free Fried Chicken Breast w/Lettuce, Pickles & a slathering of Herb Mayo. Un-effin-believable & worth the wait. All Shacks in Florida have them so no one in the FLA is missing out.

Shake Shack Chick'n Sandwich

Press Release is below:

NEW YORK, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – (NYSE: SHAK) – January 14, 2016 – Bird’s the word. The Chick’n ShackTM ($6.29), Shake Shack’s debut chicken sandwich, lands on all U.S. Shake Shack® menus on Thursday, January 14th (‘cept for NYC’s Theater District Shack, JFK Airport Shacks and stadium Shacks. The Theater District Shack will start serving up the Chick’n Shack shortly thereafter). The Chick’n Shack is a crispy 100% all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo. This new menu item made its first appearance at the Brooklyn Shacks last summer.

The inspiration behind the Chick’n Shack lies in Shake Shack’s heritage as a modern “roadside” burger stand. “The introduction of chicken marks a new era for Shake Shack, staying true to our core menu while continuing to innovate new items our guests have asked for,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. The Chick’n Shack also furthers Shake Shack’s commitment to serve fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value through the mission to Stand For Something Good®.

“The Chick’n Shack embodies our modern approach to fine casual American cooking,” said Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati. “It’s about providing a simple, pleasurable, uncomplicated experience, but with high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. It wasn’t until we found the chicken sandwich to be as flavorful as our ShackBurger® that we knew we’d crafted something special that had earned its place on the menu. Since we introduced the Chick’n Shack in Brooklyn, guests have been asking us to bring it to all Shacks, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally do so.”

The Chick’n Shack, Shake Shack’s modern twist on a classic, is crafted from a cage-free chicken breast—no hormones or antibiotics ever—slow-cooked in a creamy buttermilk marinade, hand-dipped into Shack-made batter, dredged through seasoned flour and crisp-fried. The Chick’n Shack is topped with pickles, crisp shredded lettuce and a tangy Shack-made buttermilk herb mayo made with chives, parsley and thyme. The Chick’n Shack is served on (what else?) a pillowy potato roll, the same non-GMO bun that has cradled the classic ShackBurger since Shake Shack’s inception. Want some heat with your crispy chicken? Louisiana hot sauce will also be newly available at the Shack for heat seekers to up the spice factor on their Chick’n Shack.

2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards Are This Saturday

Attack of the Burgies Poster

7th Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards

Celebrating the Best in South Florida Comfort Food

Miami, FL – In 2009 South Florida Food Entity Burger Beast wanted to honor the unsung heroes of the South Florida Food Scene with Awards. His “Burgie Awards”, the first of their kind were a sensation. SFL Restaurants & Food Trucks have now taken to proudly displaying their “Burgie Awards” year round in their establishments.

After a 2 month long voting period on the Burger Beast Blog which ends on Wednesday January 13th, the 14 Burgie Award Winners will be decided. Those Winners will be announced & receive their Awards LIVE at the Burgie Awards.

The 2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards Categories:

Best Appetizers/Starters
Best Artisan Food Vendor
Best Burger
Best Chef
Best Croqueta
Best Dessert
Best Food Truck
Best Frita Cubana
Best Hot Dog/Sausage
Best Pan con Lechon
Best Pastelitos
Best Pizza
Best Restaurant
Best Sandwich

Miami Lakes Auto Mall is bringing the 2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards back to Magic City Casino on Saturday January 16th. Last time the Burgie Awards took place in Miami was 2011!

If you’re a food fan then this is the event for you.

FREE Admission and All Ages Welcome.

Over 25 different food vendors will be on hand selling to the public a variety of great eats including:

Artisan Food Vendors, Food Trucks & Restaurants

Aja Food Truck
Arepas Las Gorditas
Babe Froman
Box of Chacos
Che Grill
Cool Beans Espresso
Daddy’s Grill
Don Mofongo
El Rey de las Fritas
Exquisito Fine Chocolates
Fat Moe’s
FOAR
Frankie’s Pizza
HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars
Ice Cream Express
Jersey Dawg
King of Racks BBQ
The Lobsta Guy
The Magic Box
Miami Roasted Corn
Monster Burgers
Ms. Cheezious
Night Owl Cookie Co.
Palomilla Grill
PG Bakery
Pincho Factory
Taco Fresh
Top Fries
Tuto’s Cuisine
Velvet Creme Doughnuts
Wholesome Rollers
Woody’s Burgers
Zombie Ice

DJ Volksmusik along with bands Madrina, the Osceola Brothers & Retro Sky will be handling the music for the night.

Nate Dee, ill Surge and Nicole Salgar will be handling the Live Art for the night.

The 2016 Burger Beast Burgie Awards are sponsored by Miami Lakes Auto Mall and Food Truck Invasion.

The Details:

7th Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards
Facebook: Burgie Awards
Website: http://theburgies.com
Hashtag: #BurgieAwards2016
Admission: FREE ADMISSION
Age: ALL AGES
Date: Saturday January 16th
Time: 5PM – 10PM
Location: Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125)

Food Trucks at Magic City Casino is Tomorrow

Food Trucks at Magic City Casino

The state of Florida’s longest running Food Truck is the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival at Magic City Casino. It always takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month from 5-10PM. I’ve been curating this event since day one thanks to a partnership with the good folks at Magic City Casino.

We’ve got a another great line-up for you this Saturday December 19th that includes first timers like Aja Food TruckTuto’s Cuisine plus many of your regular favorites like El Rey de las Fritas & HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Pops.

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