MIAMI BEACH LANDMARK
Cheeseburger Baby is my wife Marcela’s favorite burger joint. She would live at this place if it were possible. And as far as Miami is concerned, it’s the Burger Icon on South Beach. If you’re ever in need of having a Burger fix at 3 AM on a Wednesday, then this is your go-to place. Hell, if it’s 3 PM, it’s a great option too!
Whenever we’re here, Marcela always likes to start with an order of onion rings. They’re not homemade, but they do the job, plus they have some excellent seasoning on them. Now, the chili cheese fries are a whole other thing. These fellas are highly addictive. Yes, there are beans in this chili, but that doesn’t stop this BB machine. Go ahead and add some Jalapeños while you’re at it. I love their melting technique, which you’ll have to see in person.
Since I love the chili, it only stands to reason I’d also try the chili cheese dog. Once you close up that bun, you’re fighting to keep everything inside. Again, I’d suggest adding jalapeños to the mix even though I’ve never had it that way. The chicken tenders with a side of honey mustard aren’t too shabby either.
THAT SEAR THOUGH
One of the things that I always obsess over is the sear on the outside of a burger patty. I was watching a master at work cause my burger had one of the most beautiful sears I’ve seen. It was cooked a perfect medium and that bacon was so crunchy & delicious it belongs in a breakfast sandwich.
Cheeseburger Baby has a great burger, which is why they’ve outlasted all these pretenders opening up near them and trying to steal their thunder. If you haven’t had them, you should be ashamed cause after almost twenty years they’re still doing it the right way, their way. Steph Vitori, the owner of Cheeseburger Baby ain’t playing no games.
Be on the lookout for one of their two food trucks all over town too.
P.S.: Remember, –it doesn’t take 5 Guys to make a Cheeseburger, Baby, their phrase, not mine.
Who’s your baby?