Sef Gonzalez

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Croquetapalooza 2014: Barley & Swine Wins People's Choice

    Yesterday, hundreds of croqueta lovers gathered to celebrate Miami's quintessential finger food: 10,000 of them. The brainchild of Sef Gonzalez (Burger Beast), the first-ever Croquetapalooza brought together the city's best fried cylinders under one roof to vie for the title of Best Croquetica. To ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Burger Beast's Croquetapalooza This Sunday: 10,000 Croquetas and a Flan Fight

    If you can't get enough of the fried goodness that is a croqueta, you'll be glad to know that this coming Sunday you can find about 10,000 of them. Dubbed Croquetapalooza, the event is the brainchild of local blogger Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast. BB is at it again, and this time it's ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks: Iron Fork Chefs' Battle and La Latina Goes to Pubbelly

    This week we say hello to August, which happens to mark the commencement of Miami Spice, but we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves. It's Monday and things can only get better. From a Pubbelly and La Latina "arepada" collaboration to the annual Iron Fork showdown and Miami Spice kick off event, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Burger Beast Blogiversary Party: Pig's Head, Rapicavoli, and Mojo Doughnuts

    Sef Gonzalez isn't just the Burger Beast of food blog fame. He's the sultan of stick-to-your-ribs food, the powerhouse of pastelitos, and Miami's all-seeing, all-eating king of comfort food. Last night, at Sakaya Kitchen Downtown, the king himself mingled with his loyal foodie followers at his five- ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Burger Beast Turns Five: Celebrate His Blogiversary at Sakaya Kitchen Tonight

    Five years ago, a mild-mannered fan of comfort food started a blog. The first post? A review of East Side Pizza on September 12, 2008, where the fledgling blogger ate a Swiss Alp burger and wrote the following: I give them points for attempting fresh ground beef at a pizza joint. Burger was good, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Burger Beast Celebrates the Hot Dog at Tobacco Road Saturday

    We know what you're thinking. How in the world can someone called Burger Beast betray his love of the meat patty and celebrate the hot dog? Only once a year does Sef Gonzalez, AKA Burger Beast, turn into alter ego Hot Dog Hound in celebration of national hot dog month. We asked Gonzalez why his t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Fritas Cubanas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Magic City Casino Sets Guinness World Record For Food Truck Parade

    People living in the area of Flagler Street and NW 37th Ave. hung out of their windows in disbelief as a parade of 62 colorful food trucks rolled through their neighborhood, flanked by a police escort. The trucks were part of caravan to set a Guinness World Record for "largest food truck parade." ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    November 7, 2012

    South Florida Web Awards: Meet Your Food Blogging Nominees

    To say the web ties worlds together seamlessly with invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. So New Times is celebrating Miami's greatest with our first annual South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured online media from news, to arts and culture, to food and music, and Twitter and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Miami Bloggers Create Meaty Monstrosities at Blue Collar for Burger Month

    May is National Burger Month so local food bloggers at the behest of Burger Beast (Sef Gonzalez) are gathering at Blue Collar to create burgers of their choice. The creations will be on the menu for one week at a time.The daddy of the Twitter mafia, Chowfather, his co-captain, Frodnesor, Fatgirl Hed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    The Burgies: Sakaya, JRs, Tobacco Road, and Others Compete

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Latin Burger Food Truck Celebrates Second Anniversary

    Courtesy of Jim HeinsJim Heins and Ingrid Hoffman smile for the camera at Latin Burger's first meal service.​On November 9, 2009, Latin Burger and Taco tweeted: "We're here", and rolled onto Miami streets. The food truck scene in Miami was new, and people were intrigued by this pink and black truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Burger Beast Wednesdays at Tobacco Road; Food Trucks Tonight

    Tobacco Road Burger Beast is holding court at Tobacco Road on Wednesdays.​Burger Beast is out and about again. One of Miami's first food truck devotees, the Beast is still heavily involved in the scene (we told you about his food truck tracker app in the works), but now he's moving inside - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    Last Night's Rock N' Roll Beer-B-Que: Free Guitars, Fine Grub (Pictures)

    All photos by Alexandra Leon ​We tasted every cut, savored every sauce, and guzzled shot after shot of free beer. After sampling the waes of the 20 featured restaurants and a similar number of brew stands at the Seminole Hard Rock/New Times first annual Rock N' Roll Beer-B-Que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Hey Tom Logue, Bob Cuevas, Miami-Dade County, Sue Us! Please!

    The new Short Order do you like it?​A few weeks back, we reported that blogger Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast, had received a "cease and desist" email from Assistant County Attorney Thomas Logue, who earns more than $200K, because the "Beast" was using a logo that res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Mysterious Food Truck Related Craigslist Posting and Cauley Square Food Truck Party

    Yellow Submarine will be at Cauley Square tonight.​While perusing Craigslist for the usual classifieds, used furniture, and random hookups yesterday, we came upon this interesting food-truck related item, listed in the "Events Services" section: Do you have a business that you need help pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Burger Beast Responds To Miami-Dade Cease and Desist

    Sef Gonzalez is an eater, not a fighter.​Last week, Short Order reported that blogger Sef Gonzalez (better known as The Burger Beast) had received a cease-and-desist email from Miami-Dade Assistant County Attorney, Thomas Logue. In the email, Logue stated Burger Beast's Miami Food Truck logo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Food Truckers' Last Meal Requests (In Case The World Ends Saturday), Street Food Friday

    Death might be your dinner date this Saturday if the wackos are right.​On Saturday, May 21st at about 6:00 pm, the world is going to end. At least that's what 89-year old radio evangelist Harold Camping says (hell, when you're 89 every day might just be your last). We're betting we'll wake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Burger Beast Blogger Gets Cease and Desist Email From Miami-Dade

    Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez (right) -- just in it for the burgers.​In another episode of our regularly scheduled program about Miami-Dade government -- titled Hey, Miami, What the F**k? -- Burger Beast blogger and all-around hamburger fan Sef Gonzalez was sent a "cease and desist" email yester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Commission Passes Food Truck Ordinance, What Happens Now?

    Laine Doss Dim Ssäm à GoGo and Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales spoke on behalf of food trucks at today's commission meeting.​Earlier today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a new food truck ordinance by a vote of 7-1. It will affect about half the truck gatherings, inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Food Truck Round-Up, Part 1: A Photo Review

    Lee KleinCrispy duck sandwich from Dim Ssäm​Another night, another meals-on-wheels spectacle. This one took place last evening behind the Publix at Biscayne Boulevard and 47th Street -- a temporary move from 81st Street due to some hiccup that is apparently being solved. The crowds were thin rela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Miami Street Food Court Opens Thursday on Biscayne Boulevard

    Trina SargalskiAdding to the dizzying amount of food truck-related gatherings, meet-ups, courts and congregations is the Miami Street Food Court debuting tomorrow on Biscayne Boulevard. Last night, trucks gathered north of the KMart in North Miami and drew hundreds. Tomorrow, they will park at Bisca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Following South Florida's Food Truck Trend

    Photo by Candace WestJim Heins, owner of Latin Burger & Taco.​While this week, Miami New Times is celebrating our inaugural Miami People issue, our sister paper, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, has a feature that explores South Florida food trucks.Former food critic John Linn focuses on the meal ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 13, 2010

    Fall for the Arts Street Food Extravaganza in Pictures

    Paula Niño​Food trucks started rolling into the Arsht Center at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, lining up neatly in front of the center's opera house. Most truck owners said they were on very little sleep and no food, but they were eager and ready to feed the droves of hungry people who would soon arri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Burger Beast's Nine Favorite Food Truck Items

    Photo by Paula NiñoThe Burger Beast​When a dozen or so food trucks lined up on NE 13th Street this past Sunday for the Fall for the Arts Festival, Sef Gonzalez --  the ground beef aficionado behind -- stood by and watched proudly. A burger that represents Miami's true spice ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    La Camaronera, Sakaya Kitchen Trucks Debut at Arts Festival

    via La Camaronera​Back in July, Short Order reported that Sef Gonzalez, aka the Burger Beast, was selecting the best of the best in South Florida street food for the Arsht Center's Fall for the Arts Festival. Well, it's finally here. This Sunday, 20 food vendors will congregate in the same locatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Burger Beast Eats Up Social Media

    Sef Gonzalez (left) clowns around with fellow burger aficionado, Carlos Miller.​Miamian Sef Gonzalez, AKA Burger Beast, might not be the burger "king," but he has definitely turned his love of burgers into a growing social media empire. In a span of 15 months, thanks to his clever use of social me ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Video: Best Frita on Calle Ocho? Ask The Burger Beast

    A few months back when the Food Network's Bobby Flay named the 50 best burger joints in America, Little Havana's own El Rey De Las Fritas was awarded best burger in Florida. But Sef Gonzalez, the dude behind, says he knows better and recently suggested a Calle Ocho frita crawl to pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    John Martin's Irish Pub Introduces the Burger Beast Menu

    Jacob KatelCarlos Miller from interviews the "Burger Beast" Sef Gonzalez while family and friends look on. is a first-person eater, as in Sef Gonzalez (not to be mistaken with Australian murderer Sef Gonzales) blogging his way across every burger he eats. Last night John ... More >>