Burger Beast Restaurant Reviews

15th Street Fisheries & Dockside Cafe – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Posted on Jul 29th, 2010

How I ended up here isn't particularly important. What is important, is that I did. 15th Street Fisheries & Dockside Cafe are actually 2 places…

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180 Degrees at the DRB, A Must Eat Kinda Situation

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

Downtown Miami with its one way roads isn't exactly my favorite part of town to be driving around in......but, I will make an exception if called…

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3 Chefs and a Chicken – Westchester, Florida

Posted on Oct 25th, 2012

A little over 10 years ago a friend of mine was always talking about this place he loved to have lunch at in Kendall (107th & Kendall Drive)…

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A Little Bit of Philly in Virginia Gardens

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

My dad worked for WISE Potato Chips when I was growing up and his route included Virginia Gardens. I worked every summer with him and I'm very…

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A Look At Barley & Wich

Posted on Nov 6th, 2014

A few things happened to Jorge & Jorgie Ramos' B&S Gastropub since I was last here in early September. In October, due to issues tied to…

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A&W Burgers Chicken Floats – Lexington, Kentucky

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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…

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A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion – Westchester, Florida

Posted on Nov 18th, 2015

Normally I'm the one driving which makes it difficult to scope out new spots to stop & eat at. Luckily, Chunktronics was driving which meant I…

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Abe’s – Clarksdale, Mississippi

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2016

Abe's Bar-B-Q was our first stop when we arrived in Clarksdale. It's got some great history behind it, how could it not? Abe's has been around since…

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All American Shake Shop – Naples, Florida

Posted on Dec 19th, 2016

You just can't drive by an old Dairy Queen building especially when it's looking so sharp and not stop. It piqued my curiosity and while I expected…

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Antonella’s Pizzeria – Winter Park, Florida

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016

It's tricky when I'm out and about with my parents on vacation. They and I don't see eye to eye on what exactly to order so sometimes it becomes an…

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Arbetter’s Hot Dogs In Westchester, Florida

Posted on Feb 14th, 2009

Arbetter's is a Miami institution, it's been around around as long as I can remember (since 1959, but at the present location since 1972). It also…

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Azucar Ice Cream Company brings the Mantecado to Little Havana

Posted on Feb 10th, 2012

I felt right at home when in waltzed (yes I said waltzed) into Azucar Ice Cream Company in Little Havana. The decor, in particular the "Guayabera"…

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B.C. Cafe – Davie, Florida

Posted on Jul 18th, 2014

You got love how Brett Chiavari, the proud papa of the B.C. Tacos Food Truck & its younger sibling B.C. Cafe is able to keep the caveman theme…

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Barley – Kendall, Florida

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

Before we get into the thick of things, there is free valet parking in the building where B&S Gastropub is located. There you go, now you can't…

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Bennett’s Fresh Roast – Sanibel, Florida

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

Bennett's Fresh Roast was our third stop in our 4 hour Sanibel/Captiva foodscapade, Schnapper's Hots & the Bubble Room were stops 1 & 2).…

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Between the Bun – Boynton Beach, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Apr 26th, 2012

It was a given that I'd be ordering a Burger at Between the Bun but I had also heard about their legendary fresh cut Nathan's style French Fries…

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Big Pink in Miami Beach, Florida

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2008

It had been years, 6 years to be exact since I had eaten at Big Pink. You can find my original write up at the bottom of the pictures. What made me…

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Bird & Bone at the Confidante Miami Beach – South Beach, Florida

Posted on Apr 25th, 2017

It takes a whole bunch to get me to leave the mainland of Miami and hit up South Beach, it's a totally different world over there. I've been a fan…

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Blue Willy’s Traditional Southern BBQ – Oakland Park, Florida

Posted on Feb 1st, 2011

As I got off of my car I could smell the glorious smell of the smoker a good 100 feet from me. Blue Willy's BBQ is a large trailer, part of which is…

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Bodega on Central – St. Petersburg, Florida

Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

A few years back, Bodega on Central had just closed their doors as my wife Marcela and I had arrived. We were down the street at an antique shop who…

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Boyce General Store – Alvaton, Kentucky

Posted on May 10th, 2017

Our most recent road trip lasted 12 days where we drove from South Florida through Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio and then Tennessee & Georgia on our…

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Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs In Marietta, Georgia

Posted on Mar 9th, 2014

Brandi's World Famous Hot Dogs in Marietta, Georgia was originally Betty's World Famous Hot Dogs. It opened up in 1979 and in 2002 Brandi took over,…

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BRGR Stop – Coconut Creek, Florida

Posted on Jan 12th, 2017

I'm making the return drive from Orlando when traffic gets backed up to a near stand still. We're dying to just get back and if it wasn't bad enough,…

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Brooks’ Gourmet Burgers & Dogs – Naples, Florida

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

Brooks' Burgers & Dog is one of the restaurants I frequent when I'm in Naples. There's a bunch of options for your Burger (this place was…

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Buchito – Kissimmee, Florida

Posted on Oct 28th, 2014

My wife Marcela and I met up with our friend Marvin to have a late breakfast at a spot he really likes in downtown Kissimmee, Buchito. It wasn't…

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Buena Vista Deli – Miami, Florida

Posted on Feb 12th, 2013

A couple of years ago I was introduced to the wonderful world of Quiche at this same place, Buena Vista Deli. It was like the day I learned to ride a…

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Bull Market – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Posted on Feb 7th, 2016

One of the plusses of doing something like the Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge is that I get introduced to a place like Bull Market in Ft.…

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Bulldog Burger in North Miami, Florida

Posted on Nov 28th, 2011

I can't believe there's a 3 year difference between the first time I stepped foot into Bulldog Barbecue and Bulldog Burger. I was aware that…

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Buns and Buns – South Miami, Florida

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

I can't believe I've been saying that I'm gonna hit up Buns and Buns for over a year and it's now that I finally made it, better late than…

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Burbowl Juicy Smashed Burgers – Coral Gables & Downtown Miami, Florida

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2016

There are some days that I don't want to leave my house which becomes an even worse scenario when there's nothing to eat. Enter Food Delivery. As…

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Burger & Beer Joint- Brickell, Florida

Posted on Jan 20th, 2012

You wanna talk about a restaurant that I've worked my way across the entire menu multiple times, then Burger & Beer Joint is that spot. The new…

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Burger And Beer Joint In Miami Beach, Florida

Posted on Aug 18th, 2009

Beer and Burger Joint is a Rock n' Roll Burgerhouse. It'll remind you of a steakhouse but with great music playing (always a plus). Before I get…

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Burger Barn – Jackson, Tennessee

Posted on Aug 6th, 2015

My wife Marcela and I, while searching out Antique Shops in the Jackson, Tennessee for my collection ran across the Burger Barn. When you see a sign…

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Burger Beast Approved Restaurants

Posted on Sep 11th, 2008

If you see the Burger Beast "Approved" Sticker at a food establishment prepare yourself for a treat because that means The Burger Beast gave it his…

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Burger Beast Bacon Cheeseburger Sausage Available Today At Pincho Factory In Coral Gables

Posted on May 27th, 2014

The time has arrived! Last night at Food Trucks at Arts Park you could finally wrap your mouth around a Burger Beast Bacon Cheeseburger Sausage at…

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Burger Beast’s Best Burgers of 2016

Posted on Jan 9th, 2017

Now that's we're one week into the New Year, it's a perfect time to post the Best Burgers I ate in 2016. My road trips this year took me through…

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Burger Culture – Tampa, Florida

Posted on Sep 4th, 2016

It's been a little over 4 years since I last checked in to Burger Culture. Last time I saw them, they were part of the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta in…

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Burger Freak in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Posted on Aug 20th, 2012

What are you, some kinda Burger Freak? We've all been there, someone calls you a Burger Freak and you think about it and then happily agree. Hey,…

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BurgerFi – Coral Gables, Florida

Posted on Jul 7th, 2014

This isn't my first BurgerFi rodeo, I've been to a few of them here and there. The difference is now I've got a BurgerFi just a few miles from my…

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BurgerFi – Delray Beach, Florida

Posted on May 6th, 2012

BurgerFi is begining to pop up all over South Florida. If you're a fan of smaller flat-top smashed Burgers then you've found your home away from…

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BurgerQue – Ft. Myers, Florida

Posted on Mar 13th, 2012

BurgerQue is not a fast food joint. Most folks will take one look at it and assume that which is bad for 2 reasons. First, the food is not fast food…

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Caporal Chicken Opens In Miami, After Achieving Legendary Status in New York

Posted on Mar 31st, 2014

Ever heard of Caporal Chicken? Well, if you're not from New York or Cuba it's unlikely. Caporal Chicken had something like 14 locations in Cuba…

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Captain John’s Steamed Cheeseburgers in Homestead – CLOSED

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

Just as I pulled into the strip mall where Frita Queen was located I noticed two things. First, Frita Queen closed up shop and secondly, what in the…

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Carne Asada Tortilleria Nica – Sweetwater, Florida

Posted on Dec 26th, 2012

Carne Asada Tortilleria Nica is one of many Fritangas that can be found in Sweetwater. Sweetwater is the hub of the Nicaraguan community in South…

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Caruso’s Eats & Treats – Ft. Myers, Florida

Posted on Aug 4th, 2015

I'm not one to give up easily when searching online for somewhere different to eat and  Caruso's Eats & Treats wasn't exactly on the first page…

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Cerro Negro, A Nicaraguan Restaurant In Fountainbleau

Posted on Jun 10th, 2013

First thing is first, Cerro Negro is a Nicaraguan restaurant not a Fritanga. If you're not even sure what that means (I didn't before I started…

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Charm City Burger Company In Deerfield Beach, Florida

Posted on Aug 13th, 2009

Charm City Burger Company is a good hour & half from where I live in Miami. I originally checked them out when I happened to be in Sunrise one…

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Cheeseburger Baby In Miami Beach, Florida

Posted on Feb 5th, 2009

Cheeseburger Baby is my wife Marcela's favorite Burger joint. She would live at this place if it was possible. And as far as Miami is concerned,…

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Chefs On The Run – Homestead, Florida

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

Chefs on the Run is one of the the restaurants I've been telling myself that I need to hit up for over a year. I'm not sure exactly why I hadn't.…

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Chuck Wagon – Miami, Florida

Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

Chuck Wagon is a mini chain (3 locations) of western themed restaurants located in Miami on the outskirts of Westchester (7355 Bird Rd) in Coral…

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Coney Island Grill – St. Petersburg, Florida

Posted on Sep 26th, 2016

Coney Island Grill has been open since 1926. Once you step inside you'll see that much hasn't changed except for the booths which were recently…

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Crackers Casual Dining in Miami Springs Makes Me Feel Good

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015

There's no doubt about it, Crackers Casual Dining makes me feel good. I've had about 10 meals here over the last two years and there's only one…

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Cuban Guys in Hialeah Gardens Brings on the Frita

Posted on Jan 11th, 2012

I've been keeping tabs on Cuban Guys for what seems like almost a year now. I loved the concept, a fast food Cuban restaurant that doesn't cut…

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Cuban Guys Opens Up In Hialeah’s Westland Mall

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

About 3 and 1/2 years ago I told you about a little spot in Hialeah Gardens called Cuban Guys. A year later they were announcing the opening of the…

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Direct From Philly in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Posted on Feb 20th, 2012

Tucked away inside of a Chevron you can find Direct from Philly serving up some righteous Cheese Steaks in Deerfield Beach. These 1/2 pound 9 inchers…

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Doce Provisions – Little Havana, Florida

Posted on May 1st, 2016

I've been waiting for Doce Provisions to open. Justin Sherrer and his wife Lisetty Llampalla have come up with a really great comfort food menu…

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Dog Et Al – Tallahassee, Florida

Posted on Sep 6th, 2016

When driving around my car seems to know how to track down these little great little spots in town, Dog Et Al was no different. Before I even tell…

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Doreen’s Cup Of Joe – Marco Island, Florida

Posted on Sep 6th, 2014

My family's yearly trip to Marco Island had a silver lining in the food category and it's called Doreen's Cup of Joe. A few folks in social media…

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East Side Pizza in North Miami, Florida

Posted on Sep 12th, 2008

Flora's East Side Pizzeria was the site of the first food write up done by this site, so of course it holds a dear place in my heart. I've been…

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Eating House – Coral Gables, Florida

Posted on May 15th, 2013

Every time I drive by that corner in Coral Gables off of 8th Street, there's a line out of the door to Eating House. I really wanted to eat at Eating…

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El Exquisito In Little Havana

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013

You see that buttered bread in a basket (pictured above), that's a sign you should be looking for when you arrive at a Cuban restaurant. The bread…

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El Jefe Luchador – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Posted on May 6th, 2011

When Mike Saperstein and Evan David (owners of one of South Florida's best Burger joints Charm City Burger Company) announced El Jefe Luchador…

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El Mago De Las Fritas in West Miami, Florida

Posted on Sep 21st, 2008

El Mago De Las Fritas is located on 8th street in Miami. It's not the only frita place on 8th street though. Approximately 10 years ago on my way…

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El Rey De Las Fritas in Hialeah, Florida

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011

When speaking about Frita history this El Rey De Las Fritas location is historically significant. This was 2nd location opened after the flagship…

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El Rey De Las Fritas In Little Havana, Florida

Posted on Jan 28th, 2009

El Rey de las Fritas is one of those restaurants tourists descend upon when they visit Miami. It's located on Calle Ocho (aka 8th St.) in Little…

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El Rinconcito Latino – Westchester & Beyond…

Posted on May 10th, 2016

Just a few blocks from my parent's house in Westchester is a Cuban restaurant they frequent, El Rinconcito Latino. There are actually 6…

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Fat Maggie’s – Lakeland, Florida

Posted on Dec 1st, 2014

I was pretty sure I had written down the address wrong when I was trying to find Fat Maggie's. It turns out that they're around the corner from the…

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Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe in Wynwood

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2014

I go way back with Derek Kaplan aka Fireman Derek to the early beginnings of the Burger Beast Blog. We met at La Camaronera when he was delivering…

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Frenchie’s Bistro – West Kendall, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Nov 13th, 2012

Frenchie's Bistro in West Kendall opened shop in early August. I had a great lunch there but my camera malfunctioned and I lost all the pictures. I…

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gastroPod finds a home in Wynwood

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

On December 9, 2009 I wrote "In a city where it seems hype goes a lot farther than substance, it’s great to run into the real deal." I was talking…

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Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posted on Sep 18th, 2010

Gilbert's has some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet greeting you as soon as you walk in. It makes you feel like you're home. There's a old diner…

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Handy Andy Grocery – Oxford, Mississippi

Posted on Aug 15th, 2015

Handy Andy Grocery is catty-cornered from the antique shop I had just left my wife Marcela at. While I'm always constantly looking for things to add…

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Hello Proper Sausages In Miami Shores, How Are You Doing

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

You've probably been enjoying Proper Sausages' Artisan Sausages and not even known it. The first time my tongue encountered a Proper Sausage was at…

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Hole in the Wall Pub – Palmetto Bay, Florida

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

Hole in the Wall Pub is difficult to find. It's hidden in the back right corner of a strip mall. Seating inside include some picnic type…

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Hometown Hot Dogs – Millersport, Ohio

Posted on Apr 7th, 2016

When we left Miami for a road trip through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama & Florida I did not have Hometown HotDogs on our list of stops. I…

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Hotdog-Opolis – Boca Raton, Florida

Posted on Feb 28th, 2014

My bud Jamie swears by Hotdog-Opolis. He also threatened that if I ate there without him there would be hell to pay. I'm an eater not a fighter so I…

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HuaHua’s Taqueria Hits The Spot

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013

HuaHua's Taqueria opened up in a little spot not too far from Shake Shack (how I gauge distance in SoBe) with about 4 counter seats and a few tables…

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Hungry Bear Subs in Doral? Yup.

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

About 50% of the people who I mention Hungry Bear Subs to think I'm talking about the original Kendall location. If that wasn't bad enough they…

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Husk – Nashville, Tennessee by ThankfulMonster

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2016

Recently, on the persistent recommendation from my good friend Burger Beast, I spent a weekend in Nashville. Because he knows me well enough to…

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I Think You’ll Love Fritanga Caña Brava Too

Posted on Jan 24th, 2015

My wife Marcela is Nicaraguan which means two things. First, I've eaten from way more Fritangas than your average Miamian. Secondly, there's little…

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I’m all about Blue Collar in North Miami

Posted on Feb 14th, 2012

Sometimes I write about a new restaurant, go through the motions and point out a couple things here and there I like. I've been to Blue Collar run by…

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IN-N-OUT Burger – Daly City, California

Posted on Jul 29th, 2010

My first stop while vacationing in San Francisco is IN-N-OUT Burger. I got the feeling that I was in a 1950's diner when I walked in. Since I had…

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ITO Mojitos & Cafecitos – Miami Beach (North), Florida

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

ITO is located at the bottom of a hotel in the North part of Miami Beach. It has a parking area separating it from the Beach but this is the part of…

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Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana In Miami, Florida

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2010

Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana is owned by the same folks as Mi Rinconcito Mexicano (a big time favorite of mine). Since this is a Taqueria (Taco Shop),…

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Jefe’s Original Soul Shack In North Miami – CLOSED

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014

Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers Food Truck is a little over a month away from its 4th anniversary and is there any better way to celebrate…

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Joey’s Pizza & Pasta House – Marco Island, Florida

Posted on Jun 19th, 2012

My family vacations in Marco Island every year at the beginning of the summer. While everyone is in full relax mode I'm scouring the island and…

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Josh’s Deli – Surfside, Florida

Posted on Nov 15th, 2014

With a couple of friends in town from the UK I wanted to take them to eat something they can't find across the pond. What could make an impression?…

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Jr’s Gourmet Burgers In Miami Springs

Posted on Sep 10th, 2013

I'm embarrassed to say that I've never really written about Jr's Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs. I've mentioned them here and there and even put…

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Keg South In Pinecrest, Florida

Posted on Apr 29th, 2009

I know what you're thinking, why am I writing about Keg South again? Even though I am, technically I'm really not. I don't know if that even makes…

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Keg South of Kendall, A Return To An Old Favorite

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

If you think back on your life, can you remember where the beginnings of one of your passions I really meant obsessions came from? In 1996 when I…

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KewPee Hamburgers – Lima, Ohio

Posted on Apr 8th, 2016

KewPee Hamburgers is the 2nd oldest Burger Chain in the United States after White Castle. It was founded in 1923 and there are currently 3 in Lima,…

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Kings County Pizza – North Miami Beach, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012

I had put Kings County Pizza on my must try list over a year ago and there it laid dormant til Fatgirl Hedonist brought up Kings County Pizza in…

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Knaus Berry Farm In Homestead, Florida

Posted on Dec 20th, 2009

Everyone assumes that Knaus Berry Farm is run by the Amish but it's not. The Knaus family, who are Dunkers (German baptists which are often confused…

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Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers – Hodgenville, Kentucky

Posted on May 7th, 2017

When I told George Motz (Hamburger Expert & director/writer of Hamburger America) I was in Lexington Kentucky for a few days he told me to rush…

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Larry, Curly, Burgers and Moe – Homestead, Florida

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2015

I was in Homestead a few days ago when I found out about the existence of Larry, Curly, Burgers and Moe. Being a lifelong Three Stooges and Burger…

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Latin American Bakery & Cafe in West Miami, Florida

Posted on Mar 8th, 2012

Latin American Bakery & Cafe is one of the greatest things to happen to me food wise in the last few years. I love Luis Galindo's Latin American…

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Latin House in Kendall, Florida

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

They're baaaaaaack! That's right, Latin House Grill now Latin House is open. It had been a while since I had eaten from LHG since they've been…

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Little Bread – Little Havana, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Dec 8th, 2014

Chef Alberto Cabrera just opened up Little Bread in Little Havana. This comes just a couple of months shy of Bread + Butter Counter's 2 year…

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Little Havana’s La Camaronera In Miami, Florida

Posted on Apr 13th, 2010

I recently read about La Camaronera on food for thought's Best Cuban Sandwiches in Miami post. He mentioned that the Best Fried Fish Sandwich in town…

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