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MadLove has Miami’s Best Sandwich at the Gay8 Festival

Gay8 Festival Crowd pic by Cari Garcia

The inaugural Miami’s Best Sandwich Festival at the Gay8 Festival is in the books and we have a winner. MadLove won with their Vaca Frita Sandwich (Hand pulled Vaca Frita with a 3 Cheese Blend, Roma Tomato, Chipotle Aioli, Lime infused Onions and Garlic Butter on a lightly pressed Cuban Bread). The sandwich came with Mariquitas (fried plantains) and a Black Bean Dip which was also crazy good.

The Judges were Carlos Frias (Miami Herald Food Editor), Cari Garcia (Fatgirl Hedonist), Diandra Lamas (Yelp Miami Community Manager), Reuben Ruiz (Next Food Network Star & Chef/Owner of Airport Cafe) and yours truly, Burger Beast. It was a unanimous decision by all 5 judges that the Vaca Frita Sandwich was the winner.

A special THANK YOU to the 9 participants on this first edition of Miami’s Best Sandwich: Doce Provisions, El Exquisito, La Camaronera, Madlove, Mixto, Odaly’s Delight Cafe, Sanguich de Miami, Sergio’s and Tio Colo.

Can’t wait for next year to see who steps up to the plate to challenge MadLove for the title of Miami’s Best Sandwich!

Miami’s Best Sandwich Judges (l-r): Burger Beast, Cari Garcia, Diandra Lamas, Carlos Frias & Reuben Ruiz

MadLove Vaca Frita Sandwich, picture by Diandra Lamas

The Winning Sandwich with the Trophy, picture by Carlos Frias

Madlove Chef Michell Sandwich with Trophy