Burger Land Features Latin Burger and Taco on Travel Channel April 22
Travel Channel's George Motz eats a Latin Macho.
Courtesy Jim Heins
When burger aficionado George Motz ate at Miami's Latin Burger and Taco about three years ago, the owner of the popular pink-and-black food truck, Jim Heins immediately recognized him.
Motz, after all, is the man behind the documentary film Hamburger America and author of a book and blog of the same name. "Having George Motz try one of my burgers was an honor," Heins told Short Order, adding that after Motz finished chowing down on the truck's signature Latin Macho burger, made with caramelized onions and Oaxaca cheese, he asked if that burger was a "special," made to impress him. Heins recalls replying, "Nope. That's just what we make every day."
Motz must have really loved that sandwich because a few years later, Heins was asked to appear on the burger impresario's new Travel Channel show, Burger Land.
Heins said that when he got the call from the show's producers, he thought it was a friend playing a joke. "I hung up on them." After they called back, the food truck owner realized this was no prank. "It was certainly a surprise. This show highlights burger places that are part of American history, so to be added to this list really means a lot to me."
George Motz interviews Jim Heins for Burger Land.
Heins said that Motz and his crew filmed Latin Burger in Bayfront Park. "Filming took about ten hours. They went through every step of the burger making process and interviewed everyone on the truck. I can't wait to see the finished product."
You can too, when the episode airs Monday, April 22, at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel. Here's a clip:
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