Chefs On The Run – Homestead, Florida

Chefs on the Run had been around almost two years when I finally mustered up the energy to drive to Homestead.

The word on the street had been building about Chef Jodrick’s burgers.

Coincidentally, my bud Cari aka Fatgirl Hedonist called to ask if I’d like to accompany her to Knaus Berry Farm, the legendary seasonal market. I replied with a “Yes.” The only stipulation being that we hit up Chefs on the Run for lunch.

After having to wait around for Cari to pick her Strawberries at Knauss Beery Farm, we headed out. I was excited, hungry, and had only a tasty cheese bread roll in my stomach holding me over.

There’s only one parking space available in front when we arrive. It involves parallel parking, which is at the top of my kryptonite list.

Chefs on the Run is a cozy spot with about 30 seats. The walls are covered with local art for sale, which is a nice touch.

WHAT TO EAT?

I had already scoped out the menu online and was ready to order. Cari was a bit on the sick side and was all about getting a soup. There was no soup, so she had to settle for the Habanero Chicken and Pinchos, which I ordered from the apps part of the menu, aka Pa Picar.

There was no settling here as the Habanero Chicken were beyond excellent with a just-right buttery Habanero Sauce (not too spicy) and a side of a blue cheese mousse sauce.

The chicken & churrasco pinchos (skewers) were good too, but I would have preferred the BBQ sauce on the side so that I could control how much each one had. I assumed they would come that way, but we know what happens when you assume.

WHICH BURGER?

My first thought was the Habanero Burger, but two spicy dishes are not the way to start your day. Well, not every day, at least.  I’m glad I chose the Chef La Burger (grilled onions, sharp provolone cheese, hot pastrami & creole mustard on a Challah roll). It’s beautiful, it is.

One bite and boom, there it was, an explosion! Chef La Burger is well constructed with some equally great ingredients. The creole mustard tied the pastrami to the burger perfectly. Chef Jodrick nailed it.

There’s a Tripleta, or as it should be known, another religious experience.

I have a hard time deciding between Chef La Burger and the Tripleta, so I usually eat one at the restaurant and take the other to go for dinner.

In 2017, Chefs on the Run won the People’s Choice Award at my Hamburger House Party, a well-deserved accolade.

P.S.: Cari had Hummus, one of the few items I have banned from this site, “thou shalt not be photographed.”

FOOD

Herb Butter Bread
Habanero Boneless Chicken
Chicken & Churrasco Skewers w/BBQ Sauce
Fries
Surullitos with Criolla Sauce
Tripleta Sandwich

BURGER SPOTLIGHT

Chef La Burger
BURGER NAME Chef La Burger
COOKING METHOD Flattop
CAN BE COOKED TO TEMP Yes
SIZE 8 ounces
STANDARD TOPPINGS Hot pastrami, creole mustard, grilled red onions, sharp provolone cheese on a toasted challah roll

ACCOLADES

Chef Jodrick & Jessica Ujaque at Hamburger House Party 2017

2017 Hamburger House Party People’s Choice Award

2016 Burger Beast Burgies Awards for Best Restaurant

2015 Best Burger in Homestead Winner from Battle on Krome

2015 Best Bites at the Beach Award from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

2014 Best Burger in Homestead Winner from Battle on Krome

2014 Best Bites at the Beach Award from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

2013 Best Burger in Homestead Winner from Battle on Krome

Run To Homestead:

Chefs on the Run
10 E Mowry Drive
Homestead, Florida

305-245-0085

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