Veggie Fried Rice

Ask The Beast Column #1 November 19, 2014

My peeps & mi gente, keep the questions coming. Column #2 of Ask The Beast will be up next Thursday November 22nd Question from bmendez17 on Instagram: Thinking of going to Blackbrick tonight. What do I HAVE to order? BB: Based on my last three visits to BlackBrick I’d go with Fried Chicken & Garlic Dumplings, Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, … 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

Buffalo Tender Sandwich

PDQ Opens In Miami-Dade County, Sweetwater Area

I’ve eaten from 4 different PDQs (Flagler, Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park & Wellington) throughout South Florida now and I can unequivocally say they’re 100% consistent. I’ve had Chicken Tenders and the Spicy Buffalo Tenders Sandwich at every one and never been let down.The Fresh-Cut Fries and the Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade are also part of my regular order. I had lunch at … Continue reading

Mangia Mia's The Smasher

Mangia Mia’s The Smasher Recipe

In 2011 just as South Florida’s Food Truck engines were warming up Mangia Mia showed up on the scene. The great folks (the late Patrick Murdock & his wife Kim) behind the original incarnation of the Mangia Mia Food Truck featured this irresistible sandwich called The Smasher, a smashed Meatball Sandwich on toasted Garlic Bread. Here’s your chance to recreate … 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

Top Turkey Logo

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

Pincho Factory - Wynwood Brewing Collab

Pincho Factory 627 Ale, A Collaboration With Wynwood Brewing

To celebrate 4 years of business, Pincho Factory has collaborated with Wynwood Brewing on their own beer, Pincho Factory 627 Ale. The “627” refers to the amount ($6.27) of money that was in Pincho Factory CEO Nedal Ahmad’s bank account when they opened their first location in Westchester on November 6th, 2010. Pincho Factory 627 Ale is a Farmhouse Saison … Continue reading

Sakaya Kitchen - Midtown, Florida

Sakaya Kitchen’s Kalbi Chunk’d Tots Recipe

If we’re talking Best South Florida comfort food dishes of all time then Sakaya Kitchen‘s Kalbi Chunk’s Tots will easily make the Top 5. It’s got well marinated Meat, Cheese sauce and fried Potatoes…….SOLD! It is so good that the first time I ate it, I was in line to ordering another one and I wasn’t even half way done with the … Continue reading

Fireman Derek's Cheesecake

Fireman Derek’s New York Style Cheesecake Recipe

If you’re not up for heading over to Wynwood to visit Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe then here’s a recipe for his New York Style Cheesecake. Don’t forget to invite me over. Fireman Derek’s New York Style Cheesecake Recipe Makes 6 slices FILLING: 12 ounces cream cheese 4 ounces sour cream 1/4 stick of butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 … Continue reading

Burgies Voting

Vote Now For the 6th Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards

Voting for Burger Beast’s 6th Annual Burgie Awards starts now! If you want to make sure your favorite wins then vote. I take the Burgie Awards very seriously and do not like “fake” votes so there is only 1 vote per IP address. If you try to circumvent the poll by cheating and voting multiple times from the same IP, … Continue reading

Tropical Chinese

Guess Who’s Turning 30 Years Young? Tropical Chinese!

This coming Tuesday October 28th is big day for beautiful Westchester, Tropical Chinese turns 30 years old. So there’s gotta be a celebration right? Absolutely, here’s the info from the press release: On October 28th, 2014, Tropical Chinese will celebrate its 30th Anniversary by treating *guests to a memorable evening featuring complimentary light bites, dim sum demonstrations, art, music and … Continue reading

Alpine Burger (Char-grilled w/Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Bacon & Onion, Portobello Mushroom, Dijon Mustard &, Garlic Mayo)

Woody’s Burgers Food Truck

Last night at the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival we had Woody’s Burgers come out to Florida’s longest running Food Truck event for the first time. I was extra excited since I’m on a wood burning & char-grilled Burger kick and Woody’s covers both of those. The 7 ounce patties from Woody’s Burgers are made from a mix of Chuck & Brisket. The … Continue reading