Croquette, El Rey de las Fritas and Doce Provisions WIN at Croquetapalooza 2017

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Another Croquetapalooza and Frita Showdown is in the books and we have new Croquetapalooza champs. The 1000 attendees voted El Rey de las Fritas to their 5th straight Frita Showdown win. It was by far the BEST selection of restaurants that have competed for the Best Frita en el Mundo title. On the croqueta side, […]

Croquetapalooza 2017 is Friday August 25th

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Croquetapalooza and Frita Showdown came about when I was thinking about not only creating a very “Only in Miami” kinda event. All the food, music and decor revolve around my upbringing in a Cuban household with my maternal grandparents, my parents and my sister. It was important that this event was right on the money since […]

Palomilla Grill, El Rey de las Fritas and Trust & Co Win Big At 2016 Croquetapalooza

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Another Croquetapalooza & Frita Showdown is in the books. El Rey de las Fritas took home their 4th consecutive Best Frita Award. Trust & Co won the People’s Choice Best Croqueta Award while Palomilla Grill took the big one, the Judge’s Choice Award for Best Croqueta. Thanks again to our fine sponsors: Miami Lakes Auto […]

Croquetapalooza 2015 Details – Sunday October 11th

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Croquetapalooza is happening again on Sunday October 11th from 12-3PM indoors at Stage 305 in Magic City Casino (conveniently located near the Miami Airport) sponsored by Downstairs Convenience Stores, Miami Lakes Auto Mall, & Orion Merchant Solutions. It will feature 15 Croquetas: Returning 2014 Croquetapalooza Champions Barley, BreadMan Miami, Caribe Restaurant, Cinebistro, FINKA Table & Tap, Fish […]

Croquetapalooza Is In The Books

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After many long days & nights of planning and an early morning setup, Croquetapalooza 2K14 is in the books. Quick Recap: Miami Springs’ Mayor Zavier Garcia won the Catalina Croqueta Eating Contest refereed by my bud Fatgirl Hedonist. Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop took home Best Flan as chosen by the judges (Roger Borges, Todd Erickson & […]

A Croquetapalooza Teaser, Last Week’s #Croquetacrawl

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Last Tuesday I gathered up some folks for a Croqueta Crawl with stops at Sergio’s in Doral, Islas Canarias‘ Cafe in West Kendall, Pincho Factory in Westchester and El Mago de las Fritas in West Miami. It wasn’t only a stomach filling crawl but informational too, as all the owners were on hand and talked […]

Croquetapalooza – Sunday October 12th at Magic City Casino

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Croquetapalooza will bring happiness to everyone on Sunday October 12th from 1-4PM indoors at Stage 305 in Magic City Casino (conveniently located near the Miami Airport). Every attendee to Croquetapalooza will be able to vote for their favorite Croqueta. We will crown a winner at the end of the event. What will there be to eat? […]

Croquetapalooza Tickets Update

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Croquetapalooza is finally happening on Sunday October 12th from 1-4PM indoors at Stage 305 in Magic City Casino (conveniently located near the Miami Airport). It will feature Croquetas from many local restaurants including Islas Canarias, Gilbert’s Bakery, Sergio’s, Luis Galindo Latin American and Croqueta-inspired dishes from places like Latin House, Pincho Factory, Che Grill, Crazydilla […]

Burger Beast & Magic City Casino Partner For 5 More Events This Year

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March 2014 marks the 3 year anniversary of the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival, South Florida’s longest running Food Truck event. It also marks 3 years of collaboration between Burger Beast and Magic City Casino which has brought some great events to South Florida like the 3rd Annual Burgie Awards (which featured 10 Burger Restaurants […]