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Cheeseburger Baby Celebrates 13 Years in SoBe: Drunks, Diddy, and Locals

More than a decade before the onslaught of burger joints invaded Miami, Cheeseburger Baby began serving up America's favorite sandwich to beachgoers and club kids. It has been around 13 year, in fact.

Cheeseburger Baby's current owner, Stephanie Vitori, started as a delivery driver at the restaurant, before taking over about 11 years ago. Since that time, Vitori has seen a lot.

She tells Short Order, "When we opened 13 years ago, it was the heart of South Beach and the

same remains true today. We have the pleasure of meeting tourists from

all around the world. Then, we have our locals. Many have been coming since we opened our

doors. They've become close friends. My hometown of Pittsburgh might

have my heart, but Miami Beach has my soul. I love it here."

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Cheeseburger Baby's clientele is varied. "We're open until dawn and we're

blocks away from some of the most popular

clubs in the country, so we get our fair share of drunk patrons daily.

On the other side of the coin, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Lil' Jon and Diddy love

our burgers."

To celebrate its 13th anniversary, Cheeseburger Baby is hosting a party on Sunday, January 13, with various specials, including:

  • 13 percent off the entire menu (all day)
  • $2 baby cheeseburgers, $1 wings and $3 hot dogs

    (all day)

  • $13 buckets of corona from 6 to 9 p.m. in the back bar
  • Drink of the day, the Magic 8 Ball is $5
  • $3 PBR Tall Boys from noon-8 p.m.

We're not sure if Diddy, Jay-Z and Beyonce will stop in, but we're sure they're invited.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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