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Burger Beast Celebrates Blogiversary With Burger Pop-Ups and Scavenger Hunt

Burger Beast Celebrates Blogiversary With Burger Pop-Ups and Scavenger Hunt


Miami meals blogger and burger aficionado Sef Gonzalez — recognized to native meals lovers as “Burger Beast” — needs to take you on a scavenger hunt.

And never simply any scavenger hunt, however one geared toward showcasing his favourite longtime Miami eating places for equal components historic appreciation and gastronomic journey.

Why? To have a good time his 15-year “blogiversary,” in fact.

On September 12, 2008, Gonzalez posted the primary entry to his Miami meals weblog chronicling web site BurgerBeast.com.

Now, almost 20 years later, the Miami-born-and-raised blogger has expanded past writing, organizing numerous meals truck occasions (and establishing the unique Guinness World Document for the Largest Parade of Meals Vans) and penning All In regards to the Burger, to creating Miami’s (now closed) Burger Museum and internet hosting food-focused festivals like Croqueta Palooza.

This September, Gonzalez pays homage to his ongoing protection of the Miami meals scene with a sequence of burger pop-ups, collaborations, and a food-focused scavenger hunt round Westchester.

Gonzalez recollects the weblog’s inception, one he initially named Now That is a Tasty Burger — a nod to Samuel L. Jackson’s line in Pulp Fiction after he samples a “Large Kahuna” burger throughout the film’s condominium scene.

For months, Gonzalez ruminated on the concept of beginning a meals weblog, however it wasn’t till he ate a burger that blew his thoughts that he discovered true inspiration. Though his uncle had initially despatched him to Eastside Pizza to attempt the meatball sub, it was the restaurant’s do-it-yourself burger he fell in love with.

“I ended up ordering the “Swiss Alps” burger they marketed as a hand-shaped patty with a house-baked bun topped with mushrooms and Swiss,” Gonzalez tells New Occasions. “Again then, you did not see mother and pops making burgers like that — or on any menu however a quick meals one, for that matter.”

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Burger Beast’s “Cruz Diablo” burger is called after his grandfather’s wrestling title.

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He snapped a photograph together with his Motorola Raz and posted the story; the remaining is historical past.

If celebrating alongside Gonzalez appears like a scrumptious thought, subsequent month’s “Burger Beast Blogiversary” sequence of pop-up occasions will kick off at Joanna’s Market on Saturday, September 2. The sequence continues all through the month with stops on the Westchester Mojo Donuts (September 10), Cuban Guys in Hialeah (September 16), Pincho on Flagler (September 23), and El Rey de Las Fritas (September 30). Menu particulars and instances could be discovered on the Burger Beast weblog.

“Westchester is the place it began, so it appears becoming for folks to attempt some Burger Beast-approved locations and help the group as a result of, on the finish of the day, that is what it is all about,” shares Gonzalez, who selected to focus on numerous iconic Miami institutions alongside Fowl Highway.

A number of of the pop-ups will function Gonzalez’s “Cruz Diablo” burger, a tribute to his grandfather, and his household’s journey from Cuba to Miami.

The burger can be a signature merchandise when Gonzalez opens a standalone Burger Beast restaurant, which he says is within the making. For now, followers of the blogger can attempt his smashed burger — his proprietary “luncheonette” mix primarily based on Walgreens’ authentic lunch counter burger recipe topped with cheese, crispy onions, jalapeños, and a spicy-ish sauce on a sesame seed bun — at ongoing pop-up occasions.

The Burger Beast scavenger hunt is slated to happen the identical day because the Mojo Donuts Burger Beast pop-up. The occasion will start at midday when particulars in regards to the hunt can be introduced. Individuals can deal with the scavenger hunt alone or with a workforce of as much as 5 members. Single individuals or groups should buy a $20 ticket to take part.

“When you love meals, and you’re keen on burgers, this occasion is for you — and it offers folks a shot at successful a bunch of present playing cards to a few of my favourite eating places,” sums up Gonzalez. “All in all, count on to have a great time, eat some nice meals, and study somewhat bit in regards to the Miami meals scene alongside the best way.”



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