In case you forgot to pay your favorite newspaper a visit, the 2014 Best of Miami has finally arrived. There are hundreds of categories, but the food and drink is the most vast. And the most comforting of all? Those junk food categories. If you have been wondering where to get a hearty bowl of chil ... More >>
May is National Burger Month, and as part of a rich and meaty tradition, Blue Collar is celebrating with blogger-created burger specials. In the past, creations have included the Fat Girl Hedonist burger -- made with chorizo, fried shallots, smoked Gouda, and chipotle mayo -- and the Food-E burger, ... More >>
When it comes to meat stuffed between buns, Miami has it all. In the past, we've shared our picks for the city's top ten burgers. We even found the most expensive one -- it's $65. But now, it's time to think beyond the bun. Grab some napkins: What follows are the five most outrageous burgers in Mi ... More >>
Last Friday at 10:30 a.m., dozens of people were already lined up outside Bobby's Burger Palace at Dadeland Mall's new wing, in anticipation of being one of the first to experience the celebrity chef's burgers, fries, and shakes. Flay was inside his new burger restaurant, hosting a media preview of ... More >>
JR's Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs offers a dish called the "Outside Is In" ($7.99). It's a half-pound mass of beef that's stuffed with crisp bacon and melted cheddar cheese. True story.
McDonald's is testing a new addition to its Quarter Pounder line -- and South Florida is the fast food giant's guinea pig. See also: Burger King's French Fry Burger: Fast-Food Frita?
The Cubano Burger at Umami Burger tastes like gravy-topped chicharrón. The grease-ridden concoction pairs a pork patty with a lightly toasted bun. Shaved ham, pineapple mustard, and molten cheese crown the fatty swine, summoning images of Havana, Hawaiian pizza, and heartburn. Each nibble makes you ... More >>
Umami Burger's newest outpost, the convenient locale on Alton Road, is getting ready to whip out an old favorite to the menu -- and it's like music to our ears. Singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne, in partnership with the Umami family, is relaunching his fancified burger item, "The Hawthorne." The H ... More >>
Memorial Day is fast approaching, so what does this mean for food? Burgers. Lots and lots of thick and juicy burgers. And grilling them over an open flame, turning raw slabs of bovine muscle protein into delectable, denaturized eats. It's all about the meat, the bun, and the grill. Everything else ... More >>
Umami Burger opens its Miami Beach location (and first-ever) East Coast restaurant today. The California-based burger chain, featuring a "secret" formula that brings out the savory, meaty "umami" flavor (the fifth and most elusive of our basic tastes), is a favorite among celebrities like Ashton K ... More >>
An original frita cubana couples Cuban bread with a spiced beef patty, seasoned with cumin, paprika, and pepper. Some add chorizo to the mix. Others cap meat with an American-style hamburger bun. Despite minor variations, one thing remains consistent: Papas fritas, deep-fried and grease-slicked juli ... More >>
Last year, celebrity chef Michael Symon shocked the throngs of meat lovers at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash by winning the coveted People's Choice award three years in a row. Symon's "Porky Burger", a pigfest made from pork and bacon, crowned with a hunk of pulled pork, and ... More >>
Umami Burger may not be a familiar name to us here in Miami, but the California chain has been named "Burger of the Year" by GQ magazine. It is also frequented by celebrities and has even been featured on a Saturday Night Live skit.Umami's founder and CEO has been looking into expanding the brand in ... More >>
It's been a weird year for meat patties in Miami. What with joints like Damn Good Burger and American Burger dropping like flies -- it takes a lot for burger-centric spots to keep it together. In the midst of these developments, Lincoln Road's 5 Napkin Burger was looking to reach a bigger, broader ... More >>
September is a transitional month for Miami. It's the time when tropical storms and hurricanes tend to be their most active (though we had one scare it luckily turned out to be a non-event), snow birds are still up north, and many folks (especially those in the biz) take a break or a quickie vacatio ... More >>
South Beach burger lovers have probably done a double take in the past couple weeks, as Alton Road's popular 8 oz. Burger Bar was suddenly replaced with the red, white and blue branded American Burger.Confused fans wondered, is this new ownership? A complete re-branding?
In-N-Out Burger set up its first shop in 1948: Fresh, never-frozen, cooked-to-order double-patty burgers on house-made buns. French fries cut in the stores and cooked in vegetable oil. Shakes made from real ice cream. In other words, a quality fast-food burger chain (currently with some 280 branches ... More >>
Emily CodikVeggie Burger from Green Gables CaféOn Tuesday, the USDA confirmed the detection of Mad Cow disease in a California dairy cow. Even though the agency also announced that American beef and milk continue to be safe for consumption, reports have already surfaced of countries like Indonesia ... More >>
Last Week's Miami burger battle, The Grind, was well attended, had a diverse roster of participating restaurants, and a good cover band. The evening would have been a successful first-time event except for one problem.Excessive smoke caused by a perfect storm of problems, including the failure of a ... More >>
We're not sure that sex with a prostitute whose fee is two cheeseburgers would actually be worth it. In fact, maybe just eating the cheeseburgers ourselves would be a better use of our resources. How good could it be for two cheap burgers? We'll never know though, because the cheeseburger bugger is ... More >>
Calling all burger chefs in Miami!; You know who you are -- you're the guy or gal that prides yourself on your burgers.You probably own several aprons with funny sayings on them and one of those custom branding irons so you can put your initials on your creation.If you have your own meat grinder, ... More >>
Courtesy of SoBeWFFEach year at the Burger Bash, standard awards are doled out for people's choice, best-dressed burger, best side dish, and judges' favorite at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which opens Thursday.. Some chefs cheat by offering the same burger every year, yet nevertheless ... More >>
"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," said Popeye's pal Wimpy. He was clearly the smarter of the pair.Burgers these days can be made from anything -- lamb, turkey, pork, tuna, vegetables, ostrich. But as most will agree, the best ones are the classic. Give us a good-size hunk of ... More >>
Burger King recently announced its new Chef's Choice burger to much hype. The official press release describes the meat sandwich in flowery and loving terminology. "Superior from every angle, this 5.5 ounce flame-grilled burger is made with seasoned ground chuck and is topped with thick-cut bac ... More >>
When Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez asked me to be a judge at the third annual Burgie Awards, I said sure. I've judged a few competitions. They're usually fun, you get a badge, and you meet some new people. When you're asked to oversee a burger competition, you naturally assume you'll be tasting burge ... More >>
Burger Beast himself.So you like burgers, huh? Not as much as Sef Gonzalez, the guy behind the Burger Beast blog, the Food Truck Tracker, and, returning this weekend, Miami's annual Burgie Awards. The annual celebration of the city's best buns (and patties and toppings) comes to Magic City Casino ... More >>
Our city is certainly not short on burger joints, but that doesn't stop new concepts from popping up all the time. The most recent to announce its arrival is Smashburger, promising fresh, "smashed-to-order" burgers along with handspun Häagen-Daz shakes and an array of local craft bottled beers a ... More >>
Damn Good Burger is a month old today - and you get to celebrate.Most restaurants wait a year to celebrate their anniversary, but like most couples in high school, Damn Good Burger just can't wait an entire year to proclaim their existence. Today, Damn Good Burger is celebrating its "one-mo ... More >>
South Moon Photography/Alissa DragunThe CG Burger. The recent proliferation of burger joints has left a remarkable trail of options, so does Miami really need yet another burger chain? Last week Damn Good Burger opened with a burger give-a-way, and now CG's attempts to win fans with a similar bri ... More >>
Damn Good BurgerThe house burger with lettuce, tomato, onions and DGB's special sauce. We told you that Damn Good Burger was coming downtown. Now that day dawns with a big burger give-a-away. The doors fly open at 11 a.m. sharp and the first three hundred customers to show receive free double pat ... More >>
The McDonald's Angus Burger -- the "best" of the "worst."In honor of National Burger Month, Short Order featured some great burgers in Miami, but, thus far, has totally ignored the way most people get their burger -- at the drive thru. Yes, there are wonderful places to enjoy a quality bur ... More >>
Damn Good Burger's kitchen...waiting for the burgers.Damn Good Burger, the restaurant slated to replace Mia at Biscayne, has announced an early May opening.The restaurant will combine the "upbeat atmosphere of the 1950s and 1960s in a modern setting," said Mia's marketing and events manag ... More >>
Hey Burger Beast, how 'bout some blueberry mustard on that?Sutter Home is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Build a Better Burger contest by holding its high-stakes burger cook-off on September 23, at Collins Park in South Beach. The prize money this year has doubled to $100,000 for the mos ... More >>
Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>
When it comes to the heated war over who serves the best burgers and fries in town, people are quick to defend the establishments to which they've sworn allegiance. With New York City's famed Shake Shack having recently set up shop on Lincoln Road and Mid-Atlantic franchise Five Guys opening five lo ... More >>
via Whopper Bar now hiring ad on CraigslistHahahaha. Doesn't that sign look like it says "Shave it your way?" What is Whopper Bar? A high-falutin' fast food joint with an upscale interior, 22 topping choices for a Whopper-based menu, the fatter-patty casual dining upgrade burger, Whopperistas ... More >>
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A bloody good deal this is: From 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, guests at 8 oz. Burger Bar can partake of unlimited Bloody Mary drinks for $20 per person. Best part:You customize it any bloody way you want. The base of the 8 oz. drink can be a shot of vodka, gin, or tequila. Accompaniments incl ... More >>
Primo Pizza and Fatburger cater to late-night snackers on the Beach.
Five Guys burgers come to Miami, ready to wrangle with the best.