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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 inaugural Croquetapalooza brought together the city's best fried cylinders under one roof to vie for the title of best croqueta.

To counteract the savory bites, a flan fight invited judges Todd Erickson (executive chef of Haven and Huahua's), Michael's Genuine pastry goddess Hedy Goldsmith, and Univision reporter Jorge Borges to choose the sweetest of the bunch.

It was a day of savory, sweet, and good times.

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

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive and today is involved with a tech startup. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.