Burger Beast Restaurant Reviews

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

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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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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Croqueta Preparada (Lechon Asado, Croquetas, Ham & Swiss Cheese)

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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Arbetter's Chili Cheese Dogs

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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Pad Thai Pig Ears

B&S Gastropub – 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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Breakfast Quesadilla

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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Maple Bacon Doughnut

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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Mac & Cheese

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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Brandi's World Famous Hot Dogs

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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Western (Onion Ring, BBQ Sauce, Bacon & Cheese) Burger

Brooks’ Gourmet Burgers & Dogs In 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

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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Hotel California Burger

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 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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Pincho Factory - Burger Beast Bacon Cheeseburger Sausage

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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Angus Cheeseburger w/Bacon

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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Wagyu Burger

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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Bacon CheeseBurger

BurgerQue in 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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Chicken & Waffles

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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Steamed Cheeseburger

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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The Emperor

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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BB Approved Logo on Black

Chat Chow TV Burger Beast Approved Episodes

Posted on Aug 25th, 2013

For the folks who don't know what Chat Chow TV, it's a web based program that profiles folks & restaurants in a casual laid back way over a few…

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1/2 Pound Bacon Cheeseburger

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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Flan aka Flan

Chico’s in Hialeah, Florida – Open 24 Hours

Posted on Oct 1st, 2014

Chico's has been serving Hialeah crowds for almost 40 years now. It never closes, yes it's open 24 hours a day. It can be best described as a Cuban…

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BBQ Spare Ribs w/Creamy Tropical Pineapple Coleslaw & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffin

Craft Bar & Q, Passion BBQ Food Truck Finds A Home Near Midtown

Posted on Mar 20th, 2014

My introduction to Eric & Rusty, the guys behind Passion BBQ was when they were doing the BBQ at the great but short lived Lunch American Style.…

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Philly w/White American

Direct From Philly in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Posted on Feb 20th, 2012

Tucked away inside of a Chevron(it's now inside of City Pub) you can find Direct from Philly serving up some righteous Cheese Steaks in Deerfield…

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The Hot Coupe: Poached Eggs on an English Muffin, Thick Sliced Canadian Bacon topped with Hollandaise Sauce and Hash Brown Potatoes

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 Pizzeria - North Miami, Florida

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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EDGE Steak & Bar – Brickell, Florida

Posted on Sep 5th, 2014

Do you have ever lie to yourself about something? I've been saying to myself this is the week I go to EDGE for almost two years.I got dangerously…

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El Jefe Luchador - Deerfield Beach, Florida

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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Frita Original con Queso (with Cheese)

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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Frita a Caballo

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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Ginny Lou's Nutella Cheesecake

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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Peanut Butter Pie

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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Crispy Chicken Sammich - Chicken Thigh, Gochujang & homemade Pickles

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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8oz. Angus Burger with Cheddar & Bacon w/Fries

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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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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Chili Cheese Dog

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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Full Shot of my platter

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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Mashed Potatoes

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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La Raza Soul Shack Burger

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack In North Miami

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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5 Meat Sicilian Thick Crust Pizza

Joey’s Pizza & Pasta House of 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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The Jewban (Pastrami, Pork, Pickle, Swiss)

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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Chimi Burrito

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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Timba - Fried Cheese & Guava Sauce

Latin House Pembroke Pines Location Is In Soft Open Mode

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014

Latin House's new spot in Pembroke Pines (9976 Pines Blvd) is in soft open mode. It quietly opened yesterday to little fanfare as they're put the…

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Pulpeta Sandwich

Little Bread – Little Havana, Florida

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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50/50 Burger w/Fries

LoKal Burgers and Beer in Coconut Grove: Yeah, I Loved it.

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2012

LoKal Burgers and Beer opened up to much fanfare and burger hype from the usual folks. I'll be honest I was kinda turned off to checking this joint…

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Pan con Tortilla Close-Up

Los Bobos Cafeteria & Deli – Doral, Florida

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

You wanna talk old school Cuban cafeteria? Los Bobos is located in the warehouse area near Rowland Coffee Roasters (Cafe Bustelo and Pilon) in a…

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Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

MEAT Eatery & Taproom – Boca Raton, Florida

Posted on Jul 11th, 2014

MEAT Eatery & Taproom's Boca Raton location is located on the bottom floor of the google-esque Cendyn Spaces building. The actual restaurant…

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Monster Burger

Monster Burgers Food Truck Made Me A Believer Again

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

If there's one Food Truck you're going to find kids pointing at and harassing their parents to eat from it's Monster Burgers. There's something very…

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Hot Link Sausage Sandwich

Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q In Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Posted on Mar 19th, 2014

I can thank my friend Steve for not only telling me about Mrs Smokeys but actually taking me there. After he had convinced me to attend one of the…

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Munchie's Palomilla Steak

Munchies Cafe 2 – West Kendall, Florida

Posted on Oct 20th, 2014

A day before Croquetapalooza I dropped in to Munchies Cafe 2. I had last visited their original location a little over year ago after a BB reader…

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6 oz. Bacon CheeseBurger

Mutt’s on 13th – St. Cloud, Florida

Posted on Oct 6th, 2014

I am not even close to being the antique collector that my wife Marcela is. The real benefit of stopping in all these great little towns across…

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Meatball Slice

Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar – Boca Raton, Florida

Posted on Apr 15th, 2013

Troy from the Rolling Stove Food Truck always asks me when I'm gonna check out Nick's in Boca, which is pretty close to his home. I finally met him…

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Night Owl Cookie Company

Night Owl Cookie Company Delivers Late Night Greatness

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013

A few weeks ago I came across Night Owl Cookie Company online and I thought what a great idea. I figured I would wait for the right opportunity to…

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Old Breakfast House - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Old Breakfast House – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2013

If you're in Broward and haven't had your morning fill at Old Breakfast House, then there's a problem you will need to correct. I've planned my visit…

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Hot Pastrami Wedge

Pastrami Dan’s is the Man in Naples, Florida

Posted on May 8th, 2012

When I asked Scott the owner of the Nosh Truck what he thought about Pastrami Dan's his eyes lit up, that told me everything. It was nearing 2 in the…

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Buffalo Tender Sandwich

PDQ Opens In Miami-Dade County, Sweetwater Area

Posted on Nov 9th, 2014

I've eaten from 4 different PDQs (Flagler, Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park & Wellington) throughout South Florida now and I can unequivocally say…

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Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa – Orlando, Florida

Posted on Sep 11th, 2014

I met Thomas Ward 3 years ago when he opened up one of the original Food Trucks in the Orlando scene, the Treehouse Truck. He's back at it again…

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Pincho Factory – Westchester – Miami, Florida

Posted on Nov 17th, 2010

Pincho Factory? Really? It may be named Pincho Factory but Pinchos are not even under consideration when there's a Burger on the menu. My wife…

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Chorizo Cuban Pizza

Polo Norte and their Cuban Style Pizza

Posted on Jun 11th, 2012

Most folks think of Polo Norte for 2 things, Ice Cream & Cuban Style Pizza. I've never had dessert much less ice cream any of the times I've…

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M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers)

Quickie’s Burgers & Wings, It’s Been A While

Posted on Oct 21st, 2014

Let me give a quick background on Quickie's Burger & Wings. I ate at Quickie's Burgers & Wings for the first time when the Burger Beast blog…

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#51 Super Rio Cristal Steak w/mound of Fries

Rio Cristal Turns 40 And I Revisit

Posted on May 30th, 2014

Jose C. Acosta ¨Pepe¨ who not only founded Rio Cristal but also the legendary Lila's in New York and on 8th Street recently passed away but his…

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Rok:Brgr Burger Bar + Gastropub - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Rok:Brgr Burger Bar + Gastropub – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Posted on Mar 16th, 2011

Rok:Brgr Burger Bar + Gastropub has got this great laid back atmosphere that I just fell in love with from the minutes I arrived.. There was a dude…

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Honey-Orange Baby Back Ribs

Sakaya Kitchen Has Locations At Midtown And Downtown In Miami, Florida

Posted on May 24th, 2010

Generally most things with an Asian influence (Sakaya Kitchen is Asian influenced, duh) does not get picked up by my radar. Someone had posted a…

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Chili Cheese Chargrilled Hot Dog

Schnapper’s Hots – Sanibel, Florida

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

My old school buddy & pal Joakinn has wanted for me to hit up the Sanibel area for years. He got tired of suggesting it and took matters in his…

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Shake Shack - Boca Raton, Florida

Shake Shack in Boca Raton, Florida

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2013

Yes you read right, Shake Shack's 3rd location in South Florida is open at University Commons in Boca Ration. It's got the standard Shake Shack menu…

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Siamo - Miami Springs, Florida

Siamo Pizza – Miami Springs, Florida

Posted on Oct 18th, 2014

I visited Siamo Pizza a few weeks and had a really great experience there. It's funny to see the slow resurgence of the Miami Springs area with newer…

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Freshly made Glazed Donut

Sip n’ Dip Donuts – St. Cloud, Florida

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

A couple of years I came across Sip n' Dip Donuts on the internet and mentioned it to my Donut fiend friend Droolius. Since he lives relatively close…

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Smashburger Juciness

Smashburger in Coral Springs, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Nov 16th, 2011

Smashburger has finally opened up in Coral Springs (1840 N. University Drive) on Tuesday. On Monday I was lucky enough to be invited to their VIP aka…

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Italian Sub

Super Subs Etc. In South Miami, Florida

Posted on Oct 28th, 2009

It seems like just yesterday that someone told me "Let me introduce you to an amazing sub shop". Even though I don't remember who that person was, I…

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Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Florida

Posted on Sep 24th, 2013

If what I ate at Sybarite Pig seems a little excessive well that's probably because it was. I live by the ideology that I drove over an hour to get…

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Taurus - Coconut Grove, Florida

Taurus In Coconut Grove, Florida

Posted on Jan 4th, 2010

My original intent was not to eat at Taurus. Since the original plan didn't pan out I drove by Taurus to make sure it was open after what happened…

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Grandmas Mac & Cheese w/Bacon & Jalapeño from That One Spot

That One Spot – Ocoee, Florida

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

I arrived at That One Spot Eatery just a few minutes before opening time. My friend Droolius, who was meeting me here for an early lunch was running…

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Howard's Big Mack Truck

The Filling Station In Downtown Miami, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Oct 26th, 2009

I don't know my way around Downtown Miami very well which is where The Filling Station is located. I'm also bad at following the directions of the…

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Mega Mega Bite

Tobacco Road in Downtown Miami, Florida

Posted on Sep 11th, 2008

I've tried multiple times to get a good shot of the Mega Mega Burger for you but it wasn't until I finally had lunch at Tobacco Road that I had that…

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Tucker’s Duke’s Lunchbox In Deerfield Beach, Florida

Posted on Feb 12th, 2014

You may have heard of Tucker Duke's Lunchbox before if you're from Pensacola where they have a restaurant and a food truck. They showed up on the…

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Umami Burger - Miami Beach

Umami Burger In South Beach – CLOSED

Posted on May 9th, 2013

Way way back at the 2011 Burger Bash I first tried Umami Burger. It was around this time I believe that they had announced their intentions to open…

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Cheeseburger w/Fries

Vegas Burgers & Beer in North Miami, Florida

Posted on Dec 14th, 2011

This was written when Vegas Burgers & Beer was known as Flip Burger Bar. Same owners and same great food: Last time I was at Flip Burger Bar…

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Braised Short Rib & Aparagus

You Down With OTC Restaurant In Brickell, Yeah You Know Me

Posted on May 14th, 2013

You down with OTC? (Yeah you know me) You down with OTC? (Yeah you know me) You down with OTC? (Yeah you know me) Who's down with OTC? (Every last…

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Duroc Bacon

You Know What’s Really Good? Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers in Little Havana

Posted on Dec 9th, 2014

You know what's real good? The Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse in Little Havana. Miami Smokers is all about doing things right. They…

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Pastel de Guayaba

You know what’s really good? Everything at Karla Bakery

Posted on Sep 21st, 2010

You know what's really good? Karla Bakery. Back when I leeched off of my parents, I loved awakening  to the smell of Pasteles and fresh Cuban Bread…

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Pastel de Guayaba

You Know What’s Really Good? Pastel de Guayaba at Pastelmania in Little Havana

Posted on Sep 9th, 2010

You know what's really good? The Pastel de Guayaba from Pastelmania. If you're not from Miami and have never had a "Pastelito" then you don't know…

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More Baked Goods

You Know What’s Really Good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania in Little Havana

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

You know what's really good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania. What is an Esponnrú, you may be asking yourself. It's a Sponge Cake Rusk unlike most…

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Chili Cheese Dog

You Must Stop In At BurgerQue In Ft. Myers

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

I fucking love BurgerQue! There I said it. I got it out of my system. Yesterday was my yearly pilgrimage to BurgerQue, that's 4 times if you're…

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