Fat Maggie’s – Lakeland, Florida

Ginny Lou's Nutella Cheesecake

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 main street, partially hidden. The moment I found it I felt … Continue reading

Uncle Tom’s Barbecue Returns To Form

Uncle Tom's BBQ

I always hope that when someone takes over a restaurant with history that they not only want to preserve but build on it for future generations. I was ecstatic when I heard that Uncle Tom’s Barbecue was not only coming … Continue reading

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

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

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. They’ve since opened up the Passion BBQ Food Truck and now their brick … Continue reading

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

Hot Link Sausage Sandwich

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 many Food Truck Invasions he has all over South Florida, we … Continue reading

Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Burger Bar

I was so involved with the Hot Dog Fest(s) we had in July that I never wrote about Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. One of the HDFs took place in Jupiter. During the days we were over there I … Continue reading

Preservation In Sunny Isles, Florida

Preservation Header

Every summer when I was kid my family would spend a week at the Golden Strand on Sunny Isles. The highlight of the vacation for me was driving past the Krispy Kreme Doughnut factory and trying to convince my parents … Continue reading

Swine Southern Table & Bar In Coral Gables Had Me At Run Pig Run

Swine - Coral Gables, Florida

I rarely ever speak of it on the blog but I love folks who put together a great concept with decor & ambiance that matches it. It’s not as easy to do as some people seem to believe. The minute … Continue reading

Burger Freak in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Angus Cheeseburger w/Bacon

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, it doesn’t hurt to be honest with yourself. Burger Freak in Ft. Lauderdale … Continue reading

Stardust Video & Coffee sparkles in Winter Park, Florida

Meatloaf Sandwich

As I walked into Stardust Video & Coffee one thought crossed my mind, why isn’t there someplace like this in South Florida. My 2nd thought involved a dodgeball game against the hipster staff where I always nail them full blast … Continue reading

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

50/50 Burger w/Fries

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 out because of that. Kush, the owner is a big proponent of … Continue reading

CheeseMe Mobile, Miami Food Truck – CLOSED

McShane

This is the one I’ve been waiting for, a Cheese truck. CheeseMe is more than that though because you can get a Tomato Basil Soup or Chili as well, or a Pulled Pork Sandwich or….I could go on and on. … Continue reading

Buffalo Cantina In Brooklyn, New York

Chili with a Dollop of Sour Cream

The Buffalo Cantina is best known for being the location of the pilot episode of Man v. Food. Adam Richman attempted a Wing challenge in that episode that he could not complete and later of course returned to defeat the … Continue reading

Bill’s Bar And Burger In New York, New York

Bill's Classic with American Cheese

I didn’t go into Bill’s Bar & Burger blindly. I had tried their burger before. Well, a version of it at the SoBe Burger Bash. I liked it so much that when it came time to place my vote at … Continue reading

The Filling Station In Downtown Miami, Florida – CLOSED

Howard's Big Mack Truck

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 GPS, it seems to take too long to respond (I can just hear … Continue reading

Almost Famous Mel’s In Marco Island, Florida – CLOSED

Outdoor Area

Almost Famous Mel’s was probably one of the best places I ate at last year. I didn’t really take pictures because at the time, the birth of the Burger Beast site was a few months away. I spent all of … Continue reading

Ye Olde Falcon Pub In Davie, Florida

Wings

Had I discovered this place when I was younger I would have appreciated it more. The name alone would have drawn me out to drink and eat here. I’m a sucker for places with interesting names and this is no … Continue reading

Zesto In Atlanta, Georgia

Chubby Decker

After our experience at Flip Burger Boutique we headed to Zesto but not before we dropped off our friend who needed to recover after eating at two other places consecutively. John and I stepped into a rather retro looking place … Continue reading

The Varsity In Atlanta, Georgia

The Varsity - Atlanta, Georgia

What’ll Ya Have? What”ll ya have? What”ll ya have? Is what you hear upon entering The Varsity located right across from Georgia Tech. We chose to eat inside as opposed to eating in the car at their famed drive-in. It … Continue reading

Abdullah The Butcher House Of Ribs And Chinese Food In Atlanta, Georgia

Abdullah The Butcher House of Ribs - Atlanta, Georgia

My interest in visiting Abdullah The Butcher House of Ribs & Chinese Food lied solely in the fact that I watched wrestling in 1980s. Abdullah The Butcher was a character that scared me and interested me at the same time. … Continue reading

Ann’s Snack Bar In Atlanta, Georgia

It’s a pretty safe bet that if you act up at Ann’s Snack Bar, you will either be told to settle down or be told to leave. For the uninformed, Ann has some strict rules which if you don’t follow … Continue reading