In 2009, South Florida Food Blogger Burger Beast wanted to honor the unsung heroes of the South Florida Food Scene with awards. His “Burgie Awards,” the first of their kind, were a sensation. South Florida restaurants and food trucks have now taken to proudly displaying their “Burgie Awards” year round. Voting for the 2013 Awards has been going on at BurgerBeast.com since November 4, 2012, and will end on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is bringing the 2013 Burgies to Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 2, 2013. It will be the first time the event takes place in Broward County. If you’re a food fan then this is the event for you! Five South Florida Restaurants and more than 20 Food Trucks will be on hand selling to the public a variety of great eats. Brown Distributing will have an array! of Craft Beers to choose from.
South Florida Restaurants include: Azucar Ice Cream Company, Blue Collar, Latin House Burger & Taco Bar, Pastelmania, and Pincho Factory. This will be the last appearance of The Fish Box (one of the pillars of the Food Truck scene) as it will be retired after this event, and during the event, the über popular Sugar Rush will return.
South Florida Food Trucks include: B.C. Tacos, BITE Gastrotruck, Che Grill, Cheeseburger Baby, Daddy’s Grill, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, El Rey de las Fritas, Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies, The Fish Box, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars, Jefe’s Original Fish Tacos, Killer Pasta, Marlie’s Delights, Melissa’s Chicken & Waffles, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Mushaboom, Palate Party, Purple People Eatery, The Rolling Stove, Slow Food Truck, Sugar Rush, and Treehouse Truck. Melissa’s Chicken & Waffles and the Treehouse Truck from Orlando will also be a part of the fes! tivities.
Chat Chow TV’s Lauren Bernat will h! ost the event which culminates at 9PM with the handing out of the 13 Burgie Awards for 2013: Best Burger — Dade County, Best Burger — Broward/Palm Beach County, Best Non-Traditional Burger, Best Food Truck — Dade County, Best Food Truck — Broward/Palm Beach Counties, Best Frita, Best Restaurant — Dade County, Best Restaurant — Broward/Palm Beach County, Best Dessert, Best Dessert Truck, Best Pizza Joint, Best Sandwich and Best Taco.
The 2013 Burgie Awards are sponsored by Food Cart USA, Chat Chow TV and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast, is a respected South Florida Food Blogger, with national reach, who writes about unique food experiences. Although his blog was originally created to find the best burger in Miami, it now represents a publication with the aim to shine light on the often ove! rlooked, undiscovered, and unappreciated culinary gems of South Florida and other noteworthy destinations.
Burger Beast has also written for New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Edible South Florida, The Miami Herald and Ocean Drive Magazine. For more information, please visit http://www.BurgerBeast.com/. You can follow The Burger Beast on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurgerBeast , Twitter: @BurgerBeast and Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/BurgerBeast.
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