Sami’s Pizza & Grill – Marco Island, Florida

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Years back I had stopped into Sami’s Pizza & Grill when it was a convenience store (Sami’s Kwik Stop) that was just starting to sell Pizza. I didn’t think much of it then when I dropped in to get some colas nor did I realize they would be expanding to full fledged restaurant. So, my […]

Root Beer Drive-In Serves Up Housemade Root Beer

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Back in 1956 when Root Beer Drive-In opened up it was an A&W Drive-In, one of many that were all over the United States. I can’t confirm but I believe it was the early’80s when the license for A&W expired. One thing has not changed since then and that’s the housemade Root Beer. Unfortunately it […]

Sakaya Kitchen, 7 Years Later

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It’s very easy to take something for granted. It’s been 7 years since I first stepped foot inside of Sakaya Kitchen at Midtown. Back then, Midtown was not what it is today, filled with skinny jeans and guys that should have had their asses whipped in high school. Chef Richard Hales took a chance on […]

Champy’s – Chattanooga, Tennessee

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We were driving through Chattanooga (mostly to visit Moonpie’s HQ) when Champy’s popped up. The rustic shack look of the restaurant had me in the mood before I had even ordered one thing. I was super excited to find out that Hot Tamales were on the menu, something that my wife Marcela and I came […]

BURGERIM now In South Florida

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Burgerim translates to “many burgers” and it’s also the name of the new Burger chain opening in South Florida (Boca Raton, Hallandale Beach, Miami – multiple locations, Plantation and West Palm Beach). They currently have locations in California, Tennessee and Texas. Burgerim features 2.8 ounce char-grilled patties served in packs of 2,3 and/or a 16 […]

Bocas House Now Open in Coral Gables

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I’ll be the first one to tell you that I wasn’t very sure about Bocas House and their sister restaurant Bocas Grill when they burst out on to the Miami food scene. Both are part of the Bocas Group Corporation by Chef César González and Levin De Grazia. It all changed when I tried a […]

Empire Bagel Factory – Marco Island

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My family tries to hit up Marco Island for a week every summer. We go into hiding and spend our days obsessing over where to eat. I’m usually the first one to wake up so I’m the one out there looking for the breakfast goods. I’m currently on a bagel kick so Empire Bagel Factory […]

Are you lazy & love Croquetas? Then, Dos Croquetas is for you!

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How lazy are you? How much do you love Croquetas? Dos Croquetas is here to save the day for you. You can sit back, order Croquetas and have them delivered in time to watch with your favorite program(s) or just to stuff your face….because. BUT WAIT THERE”S MORE… They have a bunch of sandwich bites, […]

Tio Colo Chorizo & Onion Pizza Cubana

Tio Colo Bocaditos de Helado & Pizza Cubana

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It’s been quite a while, almost 5 years since the Burger Beast blog wrote about Tio Colo’s Bocaditos de Helado (Ice Cream Sandwiches). In that time, they’ve expanded from only selling those little addictive Bocaditos de Helado to adding Pizza Cubana to their food arsenal. If you think it doesn’t get any better than those […]

Killer Melts, Grilled Cheeses & Burgers

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Let me give you a little background on Killer Melts (and Burgers). Back in 2012 I ate from a food truck called Killer Pasta. I liked the food, actually I was quite enamored with it. Then a few years later the chef/owner Kevin Hase decided to change the concept on the truck to sell Grilled […]

Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies – Naples, Florida

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As my fried John and I driving to Pastrami Dan’s we see a rather large advert about Pizza Slice & a drink which hooks both he and I. After shoveling a couple of Pastrami Sandwiches we head over to Valento’s. I’m just hoping that they have a have a half decent slice. The night before […]

Plato Deli – Medley, Florida

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It’s been years 5 years since I headed into Medley to eat, at Loven Ovens to be exact. I spent many summers in Medley working with my Dad on his WISE Potato Chips route. Who remember’s Haney’s Market and their Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? Ok, enough of that…I’m getting off topic. Plato’s Deli is located on […]