I’m in Lexington, Kentucky when I text George Motz (author of Hamburger America) about a restaurant I had just eaten at. He responds that I’m not too far from Dovie’s and that I absolutely must hit it up. Dovie’s is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky and opened its doors in 1940. The restaurant was named after the […]
Whenever I’m going to go on a road trip I make sure to mention it on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) in the hopes that someone might mention a spot that I don’t even know about. I’d say about 99 times out of 100 I know about the restaurants suggested. Butch’s Famous Burger, Chili […]
Nathan’s Famous which just turned 100 years old last year is finally on its way back to South Florida. I know what you’re thinking, you can find Nathan’s at some terminals in the Miami International Airport and at Miami Subs er.. I mean Miami Grill or whatever they’re calling themselves these days. It’s not […]
I had reached out through Facebook to the Druther’s in Campbellsville, Kentucky when I found out about its existence. I didn’t even know that there were any still around. Druther’s started out as Burger Queen in Louisville, Kentucky. The first location opened in 1963. By 1981 they had changed their name to Druther’s (a play […]
Chris’ Hot Dogs (Montgomery, Alabama) – Chris’ Hot Dogs has been around since 1917. I ordered the Fries & Onion Rings (pretty standard stuff) along with a Hot Dog (Mustard, Onion, Kraut & Chris’ Famous Chili Sauce) and a Cheese Burger (Fresh Beef Patty topped w/Mustard, Catsup, Onion & Chris’ Chili Sauce).
I’m a bit ferklempt right now. When my wife Marcela, my bud John and I walked into Blue Door Smokehouse we had no idea what we were in for. Blue Door is a central Texas chop-house/chop-shop style BBQ joint that serves everything on trays with butcher paper. They’ve got a good 5 or 6 homemade […]
I had been speaking to Miami.com for what seems like forever about partnering up in some form. I’m not exactly sure how we decided that National Burger Month would be the time but I did suggest that every Monday would be good, giving me 5 full posts to flesh out my ideas. National Burger Month […]
Hamburger House Party is the culmination of my National Burger Month celebration. This year’s Hamburger House Party was brought to you by Miami Lakes Auto Mall, Sunshine Provisions, Downstairs Markets & Magic City Casino and presented by my Burger Museum. The judges were South Beach Wine & Food Festival Founder Lee Schrager, NBC 6 in the Mix’s Roxy Vargas, Sugar Factory’s Corporate Pastry Chef Max […]
Shake Shack in Miami Beach has expanded and is throwing a party (Beats & Treats) to show off their new larger pad this Thursday, May 25th from 6:30PM-8:30PM. You know it’s a big deal cause Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti will be in attendance. Beats & Treats will have a bunch of things going on: A free […]
Have you made it out to The Rusty Bucket yet? They just opened in March at CityPlace in Doral. The Burger on their menu (Beer Cheese Burger) features Beer Cheese which is of course the perfect marriage of Burgers & Brews. Best of all, I’m able to share the recipe for their Beer Cheese Burger with you.
After having just visited the A&W Corporate Headquarters and heard about the new concept stores in Lexington, Kentucky we were pumped to try the food. I need to be straight up with you guys, I’m not a fan of Root Beer. I figured I’d give it a shot since it’s made daily at these A&W locations. The […]
In early 2016, my bud Rev connected me with Liz Bazner (A&W’s Digital Manager) when I was in midst of prepping for the opening of my Burger Museum (now open in Miami, Florida). One of our email conversations included an open invitation to A&W HQ if I was ever in the area. Now, A&W Corporate Headquarters is located […]