Friday, May 3, 2013
May is National Burger Month and what a great idea to close it out by gathering some of Miami's top chefs for a burger party. Pincho Factory one of my favorite local restaurants will be hosting the National Hamburger Month Closing Party on Friday May 31st at Midnight. Joining the master mind Nedal Ahmad of Pincho Factory will be Chef Danny Serfer of Blue Collar, Chef Josh Marcus of Josh’s Deli and from the 50 Eggs group Chef Phil Bryant of Swine Southern Table & Bar. Be sure to get your tickets by visiting The Burger Beast.
Monday, March 4, 2013
For the second year Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern hosted Food Trucks on Midtown’s Tracks for the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival. An event showcasing Miami’s ever-growing food truck scene. Held in the Wynwood neighborhood, more than 20 food trucks participated in the event this year, most from Florida. I really enjoyed this year’s event. The best part of this years event, NO SAND! It was held under a massive tent where all the trucks easily parked. There was a little bit everything: air hockey, pool, and Ping-Pong tables, as well as basketball backboards, and guests in line had their wine glass refilled by volunteers pouring Brazilian sparkling wine provided by Wines of Brasil. There was a wide range of cuisine available. Burgers, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, fish sausage, waffles, cookies, frozen yogurt, cupcakes, and gelato. I had to pace myself in order to try every dish, it wasn't easy.
By the end of the evening, Zimmern picked Slow Food Truck's "Beef Shorty Slider" topped with queso fresco, arugula, and crispy shallots as his choice for the event's winner. Personally I was quite surprised. I didn't “WOW” me. But I for one think that the fan vote counts more and for the second straight year Ms. Cheezious had the most poker chips and took home People’s Choice. Their “South in Your Mouth Melt” with smoked BBQ pulled pork, fried pickles and cheddar on Texas toast was as my mom put it, increíble! I whole heartily agreed.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
If you love food trucks than mark your calendar! On Saturday April 20th Magic City Casino will be home to the Largest Food Truck Event Ever! Starting at 5PM till 10PM enjoy some of the best eats from local and visiting food trucks. From delicious gourmet burgers to delectable desserts you’re sure to find something you love. Also this event will start with a bang! All 70+ food trucks will be escorted to the event by police two miles from the Casino. This will start at about 4:30PM right before the event kicks off. Come hungry, see you there!
Check out a complete list of participating food trucks by visiting the Burger Beast website.