Chefs On The Run – Homestead, Florida

Chef J's Burger (Grilled Onions, Provolne Cheese, Hot Pastrami & Creole Mustard) - Side Two

Chefs on the Run is one of the the restaurants I’ve been telling myself that I need to hit up for over a year. I’m not sure exactly why I hadn’t. When FGH asked if I’d like to accompany her … Continue reading

Quickie’s Burgers & Wings, It’s Been A While

M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers)

Let me give a quick background on Quickie’s Burger & Wings. I ate at Quickie’s Burgers & Wings for the first time when the Burger Beast blog was just turning one year old. I was instantly fascinated with the Burgers … Continue reading

Woody’s Burgers Food Truck

Alpine Burger (Char-grilled w/Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Bacon & Onion, Portobello Mushroom, Dijon Mustard &, Garlic Mayo)

Last night at the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival we had Woody’s Burgers come out to Florida’s longest running Food Truck event for the first time. I was extra excited since I’m on a wood burning & char-grilled Burger kick and … Continue reading

EDGE Steak & Bar – Brickell, Florida

Steak

Do you have ever lie to yourself about something? I’ve been saying to myself this is the week I go to EDGE for almost two years.I got dangerously close to eating here last November and then I don’t know what … Continue reading

A Look Back At Prost Wurstgrill and Bierhouse In Brickell, Florida

Duck Chorizo - Pekin Duck, Chiles, Cumin, Garlic Oregano served with Violet Mustard & Blistered Peppers

Prost Wurstgrill and Bierhouse in Brickell seemed to be all over the twitter-sphere one week and by the following week it was gone. Phil Bryant formerly of Swine was the consulting Chef at Prost and had invited Gio from Chat … Continue reading

B.C. Cafe – Davie, Florida

Breakfast Quesadilla

You got love how Brett Chiavari, the proud papa of the B.C. Tacos Food Truck & its younger sibling B.C. Cafe is able to keep the caveman theme running throughout both of his businesses even including the tip jar. If you’re … Continue reading

BurgerFi – Coral Gables, Florida

BurgerFi Double Cheeseburger

This isn’t my first BurgerFi rodeo, I’ve been to a few of them here and there. The difference is now I’ve got a BurgerFi just a few miles from my home with the opening of their Coral Gables location. I’ve worked … Continue reading

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack In North Miami

La Raza Soul Shack Burger

Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers Food Truck is a little over a month away from its 4th anniversary and is there any better way to celebrate than with the opening of Jefe’s Original Soul Shack? Since the day I … Continue reading

El Cap In St. Petersburg, Florida

Cheeseburger

The neon sign at El Cap caught my attention when I was driving around St. Petersburg. I dropped my wife Marcela off at an antique shop and headed back to check this place out. I’m glad I stopped cause it’s … Continue reading

Rio Cristal Turns 40 And I Revisit

#51 Super Rio Cristal Steak w/mound of Fries

Jose C. Acosta ¨Pepe¨ who not only founded Rio Cristal but also the legendary Lila’s in New York and on 8th Street recently passed away but his legacy lives on in Westchester. Rio Cristal just turned 40 years old this … Continue reading

Shake Shack – Coral Gables, Florida

Shack Burger

These Burger Beast lips had not touched a Shake Shack Burger until the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash of 2009 and I wasn’t impressed at first. Shake Shack wouldn’t open in South Beach (its first Florida location) for … Continue reading

Andy’s Drive-In Restaurant & Igloo – Winter Haven, Florida

AndysDriveIn-01

Whenever I’m in Central Florida I’m always on the lookout for old school restaurants not afraid to be who they are. Andy’s Drive-In Restaurant & Igloo fit the bill so my wife Marcela and I went to check them out. … Continue reading

You Wanna Talk Old School? Check Out Phillips Grocery In Holly Springs

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery is located in Holly Springs, Mississippi (there’s another location in Oxford too). It’s located right near train tracks that were involved in the Van Dorn Raid of the American Civil War. The two story house was built as … Continue reading

Open Letter To Shake Shack About Their Fries

Shake Shack Fresh Cut Fries

Dear Shake Shack, Why have those crispy delicious new spuds of yours not found a way to South Florida yet? Is it something I’ve done because if that’s the case, I apologize. I only wanted the best for our relationship … Continue reading

Caporal Chicken Opens In Miami, After Achieving Legendary Status in New York

Chicken & Waffles

Ever heard of Caporal Chicken? Well, if you’re not from New York or Cuba it’s unlikely. Caporal Chicken had something like 14 locations in Cuba before Castro came along and put a stop to that. In 1968 they opened up … Continue reading

The Lamar Lounge & The End Of All Music Store In Oxford, Mississippi

The Lamar Lounge - Oxford, Mississippider

As a longtime fan of Fat Possum Records I never thought I’d see the day that I’d find myself in Oxford, Mississippi, their hometown. It also happens to be the hometown of John T. Edge who penned a really great … Continue reading

Bill’s Hamburgers In Amory, Mississippi

Bill's Hamburgers - Amory, Mississippi

I almost didn’t end up eating at Bill’s Hamburgers in Amory, Mississippi. I had been giving updates to George Motz of Hamburger America/Burger Land as to my Burger whereabouts when he told me that without a doubt I needed to … Continue reading

Hotdog-Opolis – Boca Raton, Florida

Chili Cheese Dog

My bud Jamie swears by Hotdog-Opolis. He also threatened that if I ate there without him there would be hell to pay. I’m an eater not a fighter so I let him know of my impending visit to this Hot … Continue reading

The Local Craft Food & Drink – Coral Gables, Florida

Donut Bread Pudding

The first thing I ever had from the Local Craft Food & Drink was their Burger during the Burgerliscious competition. At that time Alberto Cabrera was the Chef before he opened up his own spot a few blocks away. It … Continue reading

Burgers & Suds Is Definitely Worth Checking Out

Burgers & Suds

Burgers & Suds opened up rather quietly in mid-February with very little fanfare replacing a burrito spot. Burger Belle ate at Burgers & Suds during National Hamburger Month in May for her “31 Days – 31 Burgers“. She gave it … Continue reading

Fuego Lento BBQ In Kendall Is On Fire

Fuego Lento

Fuego Lento BBQ in Kendall has only been open a little over month in Kendall but seems to be slowly building a fan base. I felt a little overwhelmed once I walked in and that may have been partially or … Continue reading

Keg South of Kendall, A Return To An Old Favorite

Keg South Kendall Keg Burger

If you think back on your life, can you remember where the beginnings of one of your passions I really meant obsessions came from? In 1996 when I worked at the Best Buy in Hialeah, one of the managers and I … 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

Umami Burger In South Beach – CLOSED

Umami Burger - Miami Beach

Way way back at the 2011 Burger Bash I first tried Umami Burger. It was around this time I believe that they had announced their intentions to open a spot in South Beach. Late last year Short Order mentioned that Umami Burger … Continue reading