“TACOS & TATAS TUESDAYS” is back! The entire month of October, all five Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar locations will donate a percentage of their famed Taco Tuesday sales to breast cancer research via Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For $14.99 per person, guests can indulge on all-you-can-eat tacos including Rocco’s signature chicken, pork, steak, beef, mushroom, shrimp or mahi tacos, each outfitted with all the fixings. The special is available every Tuesday from open to close and drinks specials start at 7 pm. In hopes of generating additional contributions, anytime Rocco is on the bar in his custom-made breast cancer awareness pink patent leather shoes, he’ll pour complimentary tequila as a thank you. Any supporter that donates $25 or more will also receive a bottle of Avion Tequila to take home, sweet!
Since launching the annual campaign in 2011, Rocco’s Tacos has donated more than $32,000 to the South Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Follow him on his Facebook fanpage to find out where he’ll be at. I will be joining Rocco to help him raise funds at the Las Olas location, check my facebook page for details –Burger Belle
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
Fort Lauderdale – 1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL | 954.524.9550
Boca Raton – 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL | 561.416.2131
West Palm Beach –224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL | 561.650.100
Palm Beach Gardens – 5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | 561.429.4758
Orlando – 7468 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819 | 407.226.0550
Yes you read right, Shake Shack’s 3rd location in South Florida opens today (April 22nd) at University Commons in Boca Ration. It’s got the standard Shake Shack menu with favorites like the Shack Burger, Shack-cago Dog and Cheese Fries plus a few NEW concretes including the Glades Donuts (Vanilla Custard, the Sugar Monkey’s Glazed Cake Donut, Peanut Butter Sauce & Chocolate Toffee). It opens its doors at 11AM but in the meantime check out the menu below:
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Gratuitous Burger Shot:
Double Smoke Shack
Must Order Smoke Shack:
Shake Shack – Boca Raton
Facebook: Shake Shack
University Commons: 1400 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431
There is no doubt in my mind that you will not find a better Burger in a mall food court than Butcher & the Burger at the Town Center of Boca Raton. It’s also probably the most expensive meal you will ever have in a mall food court too. My Aged Prime Beef Blend Burger (w/Cheese and Benton Bacon) with Large Fries and a fountain drink set me back $18.97 (with tax). I’m not complaining by the way, just informing you. I’ve got no problem paying for something if its worth it and this is. It’s just a little different of an atmosphere than I would have thought Butcher and the Burger would have made their South Florida debut in.
There are options when it comes to choosing the protein for your buns: Aged Prime Beef, Local Grass-Fed Beef, Bison, Turkey, Chicken, Salmon, Vegan(Lentil & Brown Rice). After you’ve decided that, you need to choose what spice blend you want on your patty: Chicago Style Steak House, Grandma’s Onion Soup, Currry-Coconut, Fiery Ghost Pepper, Simple-Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, Greek, Cajun, and Umami (Scallions, Ginger, Garlic & Sweet Soy). They use Kennebec Potatoes for their Fries which are available in Small or Large sizes, no Mediums here. Some Salads made the menu and a Soup of the Day. Shakes and Beignets make up their desserts.
Aged Prime Beef Benton Bacon Cheese Burger
I asked for the Chicago Style Steak House seasoning on my Aged Prime Beef Burger (great with a little heat on the end). The smokiness of the grill it was cooked on came through from the very first bite. I hadn’t mentioned how beautiful and fluffy the split top Burger bun was. I don’t even think I’ve ever said this but the amount of Benton’s Bacon on my Burger seemed a little excessive or maybe I’m used to everyone skimping out.
Benton’s Bacon Closeup
Their fries made from Kennebec Potatoes were excellent. Vegan Fries are another option.
The atmosphere? Well, I was in a mall in Boca so it was great for people watching while I enjoyed my Burger & Fries. I hope the folks of Boca Raton embrace having such a high quality Burger joint in their mall. If they don’t, they can always open up in my hood.
P.S.: The table next to me was having the Beignets and they looked real good.
Eat Burgers At The Mall:
Butcher & the Burger
Facebook: Butcher & the Burger
Town Center of Boca Raton (6000 Glades Rd Boca Raton, FL 33431)
Folks of Boca Raton, you can now run over to the Town Center of Boca Raton for your Burger fix. Butcher & the Burger which I told you about a little over a year ago is finally in soft open mode. They’ve been a little on the quiet side with information as to the actual grand opening date but that shouldn’t stop you if you’re really committed from eating one of their Burgers today.
Lots Of Beef:
Butcher & the Burger
Facebook: Butcher & the Burger
Town Center of Boca Raton (6000 Glades Rd Boca Raton, FL 33431)
Are you into eating contests and most importantly are you insane? Well then, I’d set aside Saturday August 18th (7PM) on your calendar to come out and prove what a bad ass you are. Wicked Awesome Snack Bar in Boca Raton is hosting its first ever “Hot and Sweaty Meatball Eating Contest”. Below are all the details:
“The contest will give pepperphiles 10 minutes to eat as many of Wicked Awesome’s delicious chicken meatballs as possible. The catch? Aside from each meatball being plenty spicy, a few select ‘balls per tray will be laced with ultra-hot ghost peppers. Contestants looking to cool their mouths won’t find much respite, either; the only beverage allowed to be consumed during that 10 minute window is Billy’s Chilies from Twisted Pine Brewing Company of Boulder, Colorado. The mouth-tingling beer is made with Fresno, Anaheim, jalapeno, habanero, and Serrano peppers.
Whatever lucky winner can stand the heat will end up with an epic prize: one of every craft beer that Wicked Awesome stocks, a prize worth $300.
Spectators not looking to enter a fiery pit of despair will be treated to quite a scene — and some good grub too. Wicked Awesome will feature custom dishes for the night, each paired with Twisted Pine beers such as Billy’s Chilies, Raspberry Wheat, and Hoppy Boy (an India Pale Ale).”
I wish you and your ass much luck!
“Hot and Sweaty” Meatball Eating Contest
at Wicked Awesome Snack Bar
Date: Saturday August 18th
Cost: $10 to enter (Call 561-883-3200), FREE to watch
Address: 20642 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498
Almost 3 years ago I walked into Charm City Burger Company not knowing what my experience was going to be like. Sure, I had read on the Chowhound talk threads that the best burger in South Florida was being served out of this joint in Deerfield Beach but you never know. Burger fans take things seriously when terms like “Best” are being thrown around and I’m no different. Charm City delivered on these promises.
When E&M Munchies (Charm City & Rebel House’s parent company) opened their second restaurant and decided to do Mexican Street Food with a Lucha Libre theme, El Jefe Luchador was born. The Mistico Quesadilla (Beef Barbacoa, Mushrooms, Oaxaca Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Mole Negro & Truffle Crema) is still one of the best taco’s I’ve ever had. Yes, it’s a taco not a quesadilla.
So what I’m leading up to is that if you go around and eat locally you’ll find a connection with some Chefs who are on your wavelength. You understand and appreciate what they bring to the table. That’s where I’m at with Chef Mike Saperstein.
Rebel House continues the same greatness that I’ve found at Charm and el Jefe. The dishes are well thought out and the flavors are all there. Is everything perfect? No but it’s close and like any good Chef, he’s constantly tweaking here and there to make the dishes as great as possible.
I’m not going to waste your time with some long drawn out explanations of flavor profiles, that’s not what you come to BurgerBeast.Com for. You come here to know, should I or shouldn’t I?
And I say, pick 3 of your closest friends and head out to Rebel House. Order and share everything. But make sure you get the Mashed Potatoes with the Short Rib/Mushroom Gravy. That gravy deserves its own fan page on Facebook. I might even start it myself.
The current menu can be seen here —> Rebel House Menu. But what you really need to do is check out what some of the dishes I’ve had at Rebel House look like:
Mac N Cheese Pancake
Pork Belly Tots
Rock Shrimp Taco
Fried Chicken (Top View)
Fried Chicken w/Waffles
Join the Rebellion:
Facebook: The Rebel House
297 East Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL
Burger event fever continues to Boca Raton with their first ever “Boca Burger Battle, A Grilling Affair!” on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Tickets are $50 in advance online ($75 at the door) and include a sample of each Burger, “Craft Beers, Summer Wines, Seasonal Spirits, Live Entertainment by The Resolvers, Garden Market, & a Retail Bazaar”.
2 awards will be handed out: Judge’s Favorite – Best in Show Golden Burger & People’s Choice – The Best Boca Burger. The judges include my friend Jamie Frankel from the Burgers By The Beach blog and is hosted by another pal of mine, Craig Agranoff of WorsePizza.Com fame.
Competing Burger Joints:
4th Generation Market
Biergarten Boca Raton
Big Joe’s Burgers and Wings
Boardwalk Burgers & Fries
The English Tap & Beer Garden
Gimme A Burger
The Lion & Eagle Pub
Morton’s Steak House
Red’s Backwoods BBQ
Super Dave’s Diner
Cider Doughnuts: Gourmet Cider Doughnuts.
Cryopoptomics: Assortment of Cryopops.
Incredible Kettle Corn: Assortment of Kettle Corn.
Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School & Catering Company: Gourmet French Fries.
Potions in Motion: Beer Battered Onion Rings.
Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza : Wings.
Eat & Enjoy Burgers:
Boca Burger Battle
Facebook: Boca Burger Battle
Date: Saturday July 14th
Time: 7PM – 10PM
Tickets: $50 Now or $75 at the Door
Location: 72 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
The first time I set eyes on Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries was back in the mid 80′s when they could be found in the Food Court area of a local mall. All I can remember was that fresh cut Fries were the only thing available and I’d load up on ketchup to dip them. I hadn’t thought of them in years until I read about their new concept which brought burgers in the mix.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is mostly compared to Five Guys since their burger is similar in look and taste to them. The menu on the other hand is much larger and includes a Veggie Burger and a few Chicken options. It’s not the best Chili Cheese Dog I’ve had but it gets the job done,
It was pretty ridiculous the amount of fries that come with the “Large” order. And Yes, the fries tasted just as good as I remember them but Large is definitely a sharing size.
I remember Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries back when they were just Boardwalk Fries. I want to say I ate them at a food court but I could be wrong. They have now morphed into a rapidly expanding chain that has added fresh burgers to the mix and from the looks of things are going after the Five Guys market. While the menu features their 4 ounce burgers and fresh cut fries (chili, cheese or gravy cup), there are a few other things to eat like hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, wraps, shakes & and funnel cakes for dessert.
There are 7 Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries right now with over 150 in development. The 2nd location for Florida is already in the works to be open in late Spring of 2011 at Colonial Landing in Orlando. The plan is to have 50 Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries in Florida. My bud Jeff Eats just checked them out.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries
The Shops at Boca Grove
21077 Powerline Road, Boca Raton, FL