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 […]

2015 Frita Showdown in Pictures

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Last night was my 3rd annual Frita Showdown held at Magic City Casino. El Mago de las Frita took home the Downstairs People’s Choice Award while El Rey de las Fritas 3-peated and held onto the title of “Best Frita en el Mundo”. Special thanks to our sponsors Downstairs Markets, Schweid & Sons (who also supplied […]

Frita Showdown Returns Wednesday August 12th

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I love Fritas and I’m sure you know that by now. On Wednesday August 12th from 7-10PM, my 3rd annual Frita Showdown brought to you by Downstairs Markets & presented by and featuring beef provided by Schweid & Sons returns to Magic City Casino at their Cafe overlooking the iconic track. El Rey de las […]

Frita Showdown Wins The305’s 2014 Best Foodie Event

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In 1962 my Grandparents Gollo & Maruca Echevarria decided they were going to uproot & leave behind their lives in Cuba to look for something better for their children Gregorio & Caridad (my Mom) in the United States. A few short years later the Gonzalez family (which included my father Serafin Jr.) would find their way […]

El Rey De Las Fritas Sweeps Frita Showdown Numero Dos

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I jokingly asked everyone in social medialand (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) if there was anyway that one of the 6 restaurants might sweep and not only win the Judge’s Award (known as the Best Frita en el Mundo) but also the GOYA People’s Choice Award. I didn’t really think it would happen but as my wife […]

Frita Showdown Numero Dos – Wednesday August 13th from 7-10PM

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My ode to Cuban culture event, Frita Showdown presented by Burger Maker returns to Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Avenue) this Wednesday August 13th from 7-10PM. El Rey de las Fritas return to defend their 2013 Frita showdown win against Bread + Butter Counter, Cuban Guys, El Mago de las Fritas, FINKA Table & […]

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 […]

El Rey De Las Fritas Wins Frita Showdown

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I created the Frita Showdown to not only showcase the Frita Cubana but to crown a “Best Frita”. I believe Cuban Guys, El Mago De Las Fritas, El Rey De Las Fritas, Luis Galindo’s Latin American & Sergio’s have  5 of the Best Fritas in South Florida, which is why I chose them to compete. The panel […]

El Rey De Las Fritas in Hialeah, Florida

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When speaking about Frita history this El Rey De Las Fritas location is historically significant. This was 2nd location opened after the flagship store on 8th Street. If you take a close look at the picture above you can actually see the original “El Rey” character to the left of the sign. It was drawn […]