Wuv’s Hamburgers, Not Just Another South Florida Burger Chain

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“We wuv Wuv’s…and we’d love you to wuv Wuv’s with us!” “A Fresh Idea in Fast Food” “Get Fresh at Wuv’s” Any of those sound familiar to you? Well, if you were around from 1976 through 1981 then there’s a pretty good chance you’ll remember Wuv’s Hamburgers. Wuv’s was founded by Jack Penrod (Nikki Beach) […]

Royal Castle’s Royal Carousel #tbt #throwbackthursday

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There is only one Royal Castle Restaurant left from the Miami chain. It’s located at 2700 NW 79th Street and still open 24 hours a day. Royal Castle was founded by William Singer in 1938 way before Burger King opened up its first Miami outpost in 1954. It was the original Miami Chain. In April of […]

Who Remembers Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers?

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Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers were a chain of Burger joints in South Florida from 1984 to 1991 (the last year I remember seeing one open). Douglas Rudolph was the man who brought Wendy’s to Miami-Dade County in November of 1977, later sold off those 22 Wendy’s south florida locations in 1983 and founded Rudy’s in 1984. Rudy’s was a hybrid of […]

The Last Royal Castle Is In Miami #tbt

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It’s unbelievable to think that the Royal Castle chain at its peak in the late 1960s had 179 locations throughout Florida, Georgia and Louisiana, 40 of which were in Dade, Broward & Monroe counties. Now, there is one Royal Castle left at 2700 NW 79th Avenue. There’s been a recent update on the lighted menu […]

Once Upon A Time, There Was A Burger Castle #tbt #throwbackthursday

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The first time I ever heard of Burger Castle was on Don Boyd’s PBase. There’s a great picture of Burger Castle from 1972 at his site. There isn’t very much information to be found about Burger Castle actually. The menu consisted of their Giant Burger, regular Burger, Fried Chicken, Roast Beef Sandwich, Filet of Fish […]

Remember The 2 White Castles In Miami? Probably Not #throwbackthursday #tbt

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Whenever I mention that White Castle existed in Miami, most folks think I’m confused with Royal Castle but I’m not. I own a book called By The Sackful and in it on page 104 there’s this: A White Castle-shaped spaceship landing pad in Miami! Billy Ingram retired to Miami in 1958 and built three Castles […]

History Of The Burger Beastmobile #tbt #throwbackthursday

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Since three years have pass I thought it might be cool to write up the entire experience of the Burger Beastmobile, even though it really only lasted a couple of montsh I still have folks emailing me to hire the Beastmobile for catering. When I first mentioned that there was a Burger Beast Food Truck […]

Hellzapoppin’ At Seminole Casino Hollywood October 2011 #tbt #throwbackthursday

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One of the quirkiest Food Truck Events I have ever been involved with was “Hellzapoppin’ and Food Truck Night“. Seminole Casino Hollywood decided to merge two events into one. It was also a departure from most other Food Truck events at the time because you needed to be 21 to attend. The Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Review […]

Fall For The Arts Festival 3 Year Anniversary #tbt #throwbackthurday

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Today marks the 3 year anniversary of the Fall for the Arts Festival in South Florida. In late summer of 2010 I was approached by the Miami Herald to curate the food for an “Arts Festival” that was going to be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center. I suggested we get together the Food Trucks […]

Dear Tampa, We Are Still The Champions

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Dear Tampa, Please take a good look at what the Guinness World Record Certificate looks like. Or maybe you’d like to check out the Guinness World Record website? Largest Parade of Food Trucks Where’s your certificate? Oh, that’s right, you don’t have one. But yet you’re going around claiming to have set a “World Record” […]