If you think back on your life, can you remember where the beginnings of one of your
passions I meant obsessions came from? When I worked at the Best Buy in Hialeah, one of the managers and I struck up a friendship. I was the Supervisor of the Media Department, and he was a Sales Manager. We bonded over our mutual love of music, in particular, the Blues.
Martin suggested we get some cold beer and eat the Best Burger in Town, according to him. I lived in Westchester, and he lived in deep Kendall, aka West Kendall. When he gave me the address, and I drove all the way out there, I didn’t even know there was a Tamiami Airport. We’re talking a lifetime ago.
We sat at the bar and continued our usual music discussions over beers and a Keg burger. I ended up having 2 Keg burgers I loved it so much.
My wife Marcela and I were recently in the area and thought it might be cool to eat at the Keg South of Kendall. It’s been years since I had eaten here, and yes, this is the same Keg South that Martin and I ate at all those years ago. Keg South also exists in Pinecrest and Homestead. All of them have different owners, so there are some slight differences between them.
I started with an ice-cold beer, and there is a pretty good selection of craft beers. Marcela loves the Nachos here, and yes, I eat them, but I’m not as infatuated as she is with them. The Nachos are tri-colored chips topped with nacho cheese, liquid chili, sour cream, and jalapeños. The jalapeño poppers are pretty standard, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t order them.
The Special Grilled wings have a great flavor, much like the famed wings from Sports Grill. I’m just not a fan of the actual type of wings they use, but flavor ultimately rules all.
Now onto the Keg burger. It looked much nicer than I remembered. It was slightly deformed, which I liked too. There’s nothing better than a burger with character. It came a juicy medium as ordered with that great char flavor from their grill. The Keg burger was exactly the same, nothing had changed. I ordered mine with American cheese, although back in the day, cheddar was my guy.
The fresh cut fries were also exactly as I remembered them but seemed to be sliced thinner. I went back, looked at old pictures, and realized that they were sliced pretty much the same.
It was great to come back to Keg South of Kendall and enjoy a beer & burger but this time with Marcela. And what about Martin? Yes, we’re still friends, and at my birthday party this year he ate two cheeseburgers, actually more like he beasted them. That’s my man!
A Miami Classic:
Keg South of Kendall
12805 SW 136th Ave Miami, Fl 33186