This Saturday, September 14, in Haulover Park, New Times' Burgerfest will salute America's favorite sandwich.
If you like burgers (and who doesn't?), you've already snagged your tickets and are eagerly waiting to party at this patty-filled extravaganza offering South Florida's best burgers — along with music, fun, and cash bars.
Sample a wide variety of burgers — including classics that let the beef shine; outrageous creations topped with exotic cheeses and heaps of bacon; iterations of the original Cuban frita; and plant-based options — and find your new favorite at Burgerfest. There will be dozens of burgers to try, but don't miss these top ten:
Black Belt Brunch's Sliders. Choose between the black burger slider or the frita slider. Can't decide? Enjoy both!
Boss Burger & Brew's El Benny. Boss Burger tops eight ounces of beef with herb cream cheese, guava, and Muenster for a creamy experience that's a true taste of Miami.
Cao Bakery & Cafe's Cuban Frita. A classic frita is the way Miami shows its love of burgers.
Clutch Burger's American Wagyu Slider. Meat lovers shouldn't miss this slider featuring a three-ounce American Wagyu patty, tomato, pickled onions, arugula, and signature Clutch sauce.
Odalys Delight's Monster Burger. This monster of a burger tops a handmade beef patty with lettuce, tomato, cheddar, and bacon on a pretzel bun with house-made sauces. Bonus: The monster burger comes with curly fries.
Pincho's Naughty Burger. Look for Pincho's all-natural beef patty topped with Swiss cheese, watercress, homemade Cholula chipotle aioli, and maduro bacon jam, served on a buttery toasted brioche bun.
Planet 57's Pizza Burger. A beef patty is slow-cooked with cheddar and bacon before being placed on a pizza-dough bun.
That's Mine Burgers' Classic American. Purists will love this burger that begins with a Black Angus patty. The beef is topped with aged cheddar, Bibb lettuce, tomato, Bermuda onion, homemade pickles, and house special sauce.
Tucker Duke's Competition Burger. Tucker Duke's creations have won the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash, the Boca Burger Battle, and the Riverwalk Burger Festival. Look for this year's burger to win your heart.
Yarumba's Taino Burger. This plant-based gem offers a vegan patty, sweet plantains, and vegan cheese nestled inside a gluten-free cassava bun that's deep-fried for soulfulness.
Here's the full list of participating restaurants at Burgerfest 2019:
- 109 Burger Joint
- Boss Burger & Brew
- Black Belt Brunch
- Cao Bakery & Cafe
- Clutch Burger
- Donna Mare Trattoria
- Hard Rock Cafe Miami
- I Heart Mac & Cheese
- JR's Gourmet Burgers
- Miami N' Ice
- Mora Pizza
- Odalys Delight Cafe
- Pincho Factory
- Planet 57
- Q Burger & Blues Bar
- San Bernardo Ice Cream
- Silverspot Cinema
- That's Mine Burgers
- Topgolf Miami Gardens
- Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
- Wild Fork Foods
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Think you're the ultimate burger-eating champ? Put your money where your mouth is and enter the Wild Fork Foods Burger Throwdown. The competition will challenge 20 contestants to consume the most burgers in ten minutes. The winner will receive a $500 prize for their massive accomplishment. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets cost $30 for GA and $65 for VIP through this Friday, September 13. At the gate, tickets will cost $40 for GA and $75 for VIP — if they're still available. VIPs will have access to a special area with unlimited drink samples in addition to all the food and fun in the GA area.
To purchase tickets to this 21-and-over event, visit newtimesburgerfest.com.
New Times' Burgerfest. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $30 to $65 via newtimesburgerfest.com and $40 to $75 at the gate if still available. Burgerfest is a rain-or-shine event.