A little information about Sef Gonzalez (aka Burger Beast).
Sef’s family emigrated from Cuba in the early 1960s to New York.
They would settle in Miami, Florida in 1975.
Beast was raised in the Westchester part of Miami which he still proudly calls his hometown to this day.
He was awarded a Guinness Book of World Record for the largest parade of food trucks in 2013.
Sef has also partnered with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival where he currently curates one event per year.
In 2019 he became a published author with his release “All About the Burger”.
He has written for the Miami Herald, Edible South Florida, New Times, Miami.com and Ocean Drive Magazine.
The City of Miami Springs named April 7th Burger Beast Day.
Most recently (January 20, 2020) his event “Croquetapalooza” was named by Yelp “One of the Top 28 Food Festivals in the United States“.
Ohio’s Hometown Stations “Burger Beast signs copies of his book at Kewpee”
Sweden’s Världens bästa burgare Episode 4 Miami
Food Network Canada’s You Got Eat Here!, La Camaronera segment
Travel Channel’s Burger Land “Miami’s Cuban Frita” episode, El Mago de las Fritas & Pincho Factory segments
Food Network UK’s Andy Bates American Street Feasts “Miami Tropical Beach Flavours“
NBC’s 6 in the Mix (more than 10 appearances to discuss different culinary events)
WSVN’s Deco Drive: Burger Museum unwraps a tasty history
SoFlo TASTE on WPLG 10: The Burger Museum
2010 NBC 6 Burger Battle
|TimeOut||“Burger Beast’s limited-edition Feast Box“||June 3rd, 2020|
|Eater||“Burger Beast, to Debut His Own Burger Restaurant”||June 17th, 2019|
|Miami Herald||“First he built a burger museum in Miami. Now he’s opening his first burger restaurant”||June 14th, 2019|
|Sun Sentinel||“Nostalgia and history served at the Burger Museum“||November 12th, 2016|
|Escapism Magazine||“The Burger King”||June 2015|
|Thrillist||“22 Miami Instagrams You Need To Follow Right Now”||April 7th, 2015|
|Miami Herald||“South Florida Food 50: Sef Gonzalez of Burger Beast“||February 18th, 2015|
|Miami Herald||“For Miami food blogger, Burger Brawl is the nature of the beast“||May 8th, 2014|
|WLRN||“Burger Beast, His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown“||August 16th, 2013|
|Miami Herald||“Man vs. Meat: A burger fan makes it big in the blogosphere“||November 12th, 2009|
All About The Burger book by Sef “Burger Beast” Gonzalez, published on April 15th, 2019 by Mango Publishing
edible South Florida Winter 2018: “The Burger Beast’s Guide To Cuban Coffee Culture“
edible South Florida Fall 2012: “Ventanitas“
edible South Florida Winter 2012: “Hey, Lee Schrager, What’s Going On?“
edible South Florida Spring 2011, Cover Story: “Let me tell you about the Frita“
Miami.com & Miami Herald in Print May 1st, 2018: “Eat a burger a day for National Burger Month. Here are 31 to try:“
Miami.com & Miami Herald in Print May 1st, 2017: “5 Things You Should Do During National Burger Month“
Miami.com May 8th, 2017: “5 Historical South Florida Burger Joints“
Miami.com May 15th, 2017: “5 Most Miami Burgers“
Miami.com May 22nd, 2017: “5 Restaurants with Unexpectedly Great Burgers“
Miami.com May 29th, 2017: “5 Next It Burger Joints“
Ocean Drive Magazine March 2011: Taste – The Burger Beast Edition
TravelHost Winter 2018: Visit Classic Miami Restaurants
TravelHost Spring 2018: “10 Chefs in Miami”
|28 Best Food & Drink Festivals ranked by Yelp #22 Croquetapalooza|
|April 7th is Burger Beast Day in the city of Miami Springs|
|New Times Miami’s Best Food Instagrams|
|New Times 2013 Best Blog – Reader’s Choice Winner|
|CBS Miami’s “10 Best Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter“|
|Guinness World Record for “The largest parade of food trucks“|
|The305.com 2012 Blogger of the Year|
|New Times 2012 Web Awards Best Food Blog|
|Savings.com The Top 15 Burger Bloggers|
|Amstel Light Beer||Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch||Catalina Foods|
|CAWY Bottling Company||Chevrolet||Chifles Chips|
|City of Hallandale Beach||City of Hialeah||City of Hollywood|
|City of Miami Springs||Coca-Cola||Common Threads|
|Downstairs Markets||El Guapo Spices||Ft. Lauderdale Riverwalk Trust|
|Funky Buddha Brewery||Galeo Spices||Gay8 Festival|
|Goya Foods||Hatuey Beer||Heineken Light Beer|
|Heinz Ketchup||Hellmann’s/Unilever||Magic City Casino|
|Martin’s Potato Rolls||McCormick Spices||McDonald’s|
|MetroPCS||Miami Food Rescue||The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald|
|The Miami Heat||Miami Lakes Auto Mall||The Miami Marlins|
|Miami New Times||The Miami Seaquarium||Orion Fuels|
|Pepsi Cola||Samuel Adams Beer||Schweid & Sons/Burger Maker|
|Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood||South Beach Wine & Food Festival||St. Baldrick’s Foundation|
|Sunshine Bottling Company||T-Mobile||Thrillist|
|Tillamook||Tito’s Handmade Vodka||White Castle Restaurant|
|WISE Potato Chips||Yelp|
EVENTS BURGER BEAST HAS JUDGED
|2019 Gay8 Festival’s Best Sandwich – Little Havana|
|2015 Seed Wine & Food Festival Plant-Based Burger Battle – Miami Beach, Florida|
|2015 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off – Pompano Beach, Florida|
|2015 Dessert Wars – Miami, Florida|
|2014 Cuban Sandwich Festival – Tampa, Florida|
|2013 Boca Burger Battle – Boca Raton, Florida|
|2013 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
|2013 Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off in Ave Maria, Florida|
|2012 Pigs in Paradise (BBQ) – Immokalee, Florida|
|2012 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
|2012 The Grind Burger Battle – Wynwood, Florida|
|2011 Seminole Hard Rock-N-Roll Beer-B-Que – Hollywood, Florida|
|2011 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
|2011 Taste of the Grove – Coconut Grove, Florida|
|2011 Johnson & Wales Burger Wars|
|2011 JA Uncorked – Coconut Creek, Florida|
|2010 NBC 6 Burger Battle – Miramar, Florida|
|2010 Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale Burger Battle – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
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