As I normally do when I’m gonna check out a restaurant, I like to go in the afternoon right after the lunch rush. This particular morning my breakfast consisted of a cup of coffee and some plain white toast which meant I was ready to go once I arrived at the new BurgerFi in Aventura. And by go I mean eat not leave.
I stood and took in the menu just in case I had overlooked some new item on it online. Of course I ordered the Classic Cheeseburger which includes 2 patties, 2 slices of American Cheese, & a slathering of their Secret Sauce (which the first time I had it, I didn’t care for). I opted to go lettuce and tomato-less as usual. There are also some “Free” toppings like Grilled Onions or Jalapeño Peppers and “Premium Toppings” like a Sunny Side Up Egg will set you back a $1. Those are all fine and dandy but this burger is just so good alone that you’d be doing some major van damage by doing that. I can also confess that I’ve never ordered any of the toppings, be it Free or Premium so what the hell do I necessarily know. Well….I have had the Bacon. You gotta do what’s right for you but for me, Cheese & the Secret Sauce are it.
It clearly states that Cry & Fries is for 2. If you’re a fan of both Onion Rings & Fresh Cut Fries then I say, don’t share. The Onion Rings are gigantic and seasoned and irresistible. The Fries are so awesome I almost cried when I ran out of them. Almost….
Cry & Fries
After mourning over my fries I moved onto their Wagyu Chili Dog. Yes, the regular dog is good but pay a little more a get a way better tasting dog. So ask me, I know you’re dying to. Why would I then add Chili & Cheese to this spectacular wiener? Cause I could.
Wagyu Texas Chili Cheese Dog
I did not order the Parmesan and Herb Fries with Garlic Aioli smothered on top off the Secret Menu but my friend did . He also ordered the VegeFi Burger served in Lettuce but this post is not the place for such blasphemy. The Fries looked great and there are a few other items on their “Secret Menu” you may want to know about and try. I’m not sure that it’s too secret but hey, to each their own.
Secret Menu – Urban Fries
Now that BurgerFi is finally in Miami Dade County we need to find a way to convince them to open a little bit farther South like near my house. We can’t all be like the Chowfather who lives nearby and has been there 2 more times than me already.
Facebook: BurgerFi Aventura
Address: 18139 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33160
I’m a sucker for all things metal from the 80s so Heavy Burger had me excited before I even stepped foot inside of it. The craziest thing about Heavy Burger is that it’s not a brick and mortar location but a giant red tent (you’ll notice the red hue on some of the pics). When we pulled up I thought it might have been some covered outdoor seating area till I realized it was the actual restaurant.
I told myself I that wouldn’t have any appetizers only the burger but after seeing the cheese fries on the menu I couldn’t resist. And I also saw a sampler calling my name and I figured, well I already broke my original promise to myself, what the hell!
I forgot to mention that every dish is named after a band and/or some metal phrase. I really appreciated the kids menu call “Way Cool Jr.” but that’s because I am a RATT, I mean I was a Ratt fan back in the day. So onward, the appetizer platter was an array of the usual frozen apps: 2 chicken taquitos, 2 chicken tenders, 4 wings and 4 onion rings. Nothing special here, I would stay clear although one of the sauces served with the tenders was really good. The fries, that’s another story. This is a must order item, super delicious with this sharp cheddar cheese on them. You could add chili but I’d stick with the straight up cheese.
Ball Breaker Open Faced
Ball Breaker Topped
My friend decided to order the Ball Breaker which is their version of the burger sandwiched between 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (also known as a “Fatty Melt”. They also add an excessive amount of onion strings to it which takes away from the burger. This burger was cooked “Griddle Fried” aka on the flat top while the burger I ordered, the Heavy Burger (Classic) was ordered “Fire Grilled” aka on the grill, flame broiled, that sort of thing. The Heavy Burger (Classic) had a nice crust on the outside which the griddle fried was lacking. The Ball Breaker was also hurt as I mentioned previously by all the onions it, it was Overkill (Yes! I snuck in an ’80s Metal reference).
American Cheese & Bacon
American Cheese & Bacon Money Shot
The burgers are sold solo so all you get is the burger unless you ask for a side of fries which are definitely recommended but extra. I’d skip the Ball Breaker and eat the Heavy Burger (Classic) and if you’re creative, there’s enough choices to create your own specialty burger. I won’t tell you to run here but maybe a light jog will be in order.
Heavy Burger is Closed
19004 NE 29th Avenue, Aventura, FL