Film & TV

Travel Channel's Burger Land to Film Latin Burger and Taco

Have you ever eaten a burger that was so good you remembered it fondly years later?

Apparently that happened to author, television host, and burger fan George Motz. Motz was in Miami and ate a Macho burger from Latin Burger and Taco food truck about two years ago and fell in love with the meaty blend of Argentine chorizo and ground chuck. He's been back since, seeking out the truck for a burger fix whenever he visits.

So, when curating his Travel channel show, Burger Land, Motz made

sure Latin Burger's macho was one of the featured sandwiches. Latin

Burger, by the way, is the first food truck to be featured on the show,

alongside iconic restaurants like White Rose System in Linden New

Jersey and Pete's in Prairie de Chien, Wisconsin (which has been serving

burgers since 1906).

Latin Burger owner Jim Heins told Short

Order when he received a phone call from producers he was shocked.


try to do my own thing and just make some good burgers. I've met George

Motz a few times when he's eaten at my truck, but for him to single out

Latin Burger as worthy of a spot on his show means a lot to me. I mean,

the man's literally written the book on burgers in America."

Filming will take place Monday, January 21, at Bayfront Park over several

hours, starting around lunchtime. Check Latin Burger's Twitter page for

exact time.

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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.
Contact: Laine Doss