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South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012: Burger Bash

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012: Burger Bash


Amstel Light Burger Bash is the most anticipated event of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. But the one person who was perhaps most looking forward to the event wasn't a festivalgoer, but a participating chef: Bobby Flay. Having lost to fellow Iron Chef Michael Symon several times, this was the year, Flay noted before awards were given, that he was going to take his friend down. "I don't mind if Michael wins, I just don't want to come in second," Flay said on camera just moments before. But for a third time, it wasn't to be.

Click here for the Burger Bash 2012 Slideshow.

Leave quibblers to muse over dry patties. Having tasted all 32 burgers, it's hard to argue B Spot's Pork Burger wasn't the best. That pork and bacon burger topped with pulled pork, slaw, and a side of pork cracklin' was the night's juiciest. This burger follows the Cleveland burger joint's 2011 winner, the Yo! Burger (topped with fried salami, provolone, shasha sauce, and pickled onion), and 2010's Fat Doug (Swiss, pastrami, and slaw).

Guy Fieri's "Straight-Up with a Pig Patty" from Guy's Burger Joint, took the Heinz Best Dressed Burger Award (he gamely lifted an open bottle of ketchup to his mouth in celebration). Judges sided with Miami's Whisk Gourmet Food + Catering for its crispy shallot, bacon, and Swiss burger, which probably should have really won the award for longest burger description: Sirloin patty, melted Swiss cheese, buttermilk-marinated crispy shallots, pecan wood-smoked bacon, tangy horseradish sauce, ripe Florida tomatoes, and watercress on a toasted bun.

Bobby Flay's Bobby's Burger Palace entry, a "Crunchified" Buffalo-style burger with Red Hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and potato chips was strong. It, along with the ridiculously delicious SmokeShack, Shake Shack's soon-to-be-standard option, were considered by many to be some of the top entries. Other notable burgers were:

Marc Forgione's "The Hangover 2" (prime hanger steak, aged Cheddar, and onions)

• The Meatball Shop's chili cheeseburger (a chili flavored meat patty smothered in Grafton Cheddar cheese sauce, topped with caramelized onions on a toasted sesame bun)

Morimoto's wagyu burger and pork kakuni

The Little Owl's bacon cheese burger on a housemade bun with The Little Owl scooping sauce and Guss' pickles

The Dutch Burger with Cheddar on a brioche bun with secret sauce

Flip Burger Boutique's rBQ Burger (fried pork belly, pimento cheese, bread and butter pickles, and smoked mayo)

Forgione's burger was solid, as was The Little Owl's — both New York burgers were juicy and flavorful. The Dutch Burger had great funk and was better than an unspectacular rendition served recently at the restaurant in New York. The Flip burger (Atlanta) had a strange, thick texture, which was perhaps just overworked, an issue that several burgers faced. Not so with Morimoto's wagyu burger, which was juicy. He faced another problem — a thick, chewy, somewhat dry bun. But he wasn't alone. Several other chefs served burgers with bun issues, whether they were dry, or too big for the burgers being served on them. The Meatball Shop skirted this by serving a thin, toasted sesame seed bun.

Check out the winners in the slideshow, along with a few made-up awards for some of the other entries. Given the number of burgers entered (32), the sides and showmanship that some of them were submitted with, and that there are only three official awards, it only seems fair to reward some of the other entries with some recognition.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


Top Miami Foodies To Follow On Twitter

If you live your life online or you happen to watch TV, then it’s a safe bet that you’ve heard of Twitter. It’s a social networking site, second only in popularity to Facebook, that you can access through the web or through a convenient phone app. Here, regular Joes can speak directly to stars, columnists, organizations and friends by following them on Twitter. Luckily for Miami foodies, the hard work has already been done. Skip the search and find out the 10 best foodies, food trucks and chefs to follow in Miami.

South Florida Burger Overload
@SoFL BrgOverload

This is a burger lover’s blog started by UPS worker Johnny Carrascal. His site always has pictures of the best burgers and wings to tempt your taste buds, regardless of whether the restaurant is a four-star or a dive. The only thing he discriminates against is taste. He’s also an active Twitter user so feel free to send him your suggestions on your favorite food spots. More than likely, he’ll answer you back.

Burger Beast
@BurgerBeast

This is the original burger blog by über-foodie Sef Gonzalez. Don’t let the name fool you though. His blog covers anything comfort food and usually includes calorie-laden concoctions that will either remind you of momma’s cooking, your uncle’s weekend barbecue or great fair food fodder. His work has been featured locally in respected publications like the Sun Sentinel and even includes local television appearances. The distinction of “Burger Beast Approved” is given to best the comfort-food finds in Miami and some are even awarded the prestigious and exclusive “Burgie Award.”

Miami Food Trucks
@MiamiFoodTrucks

Miami Food Trucks is the second blog started by self-proclaimed Burger Beast, Sef Gonzalez. His Twitter page is your personal food truck GPS. It also provides links to his blog where you can find reviews on your favorite food trucks. If that’s not enough, there is even a free food truck tracking app available for your iPhone or Droid. It certainly takes the hard work out of following all of the food trucks yourself.

Miami Culinary Tours
@MIACulinaryTour

Miami Culinary Tours is great for both locals and tourists. It provides walking and riding tours where participants get tastings of Miami’s local fare from the best local hot spots. The Twitter account updates you on the best local delights, like the Cuban sandwich, and informs you about available tours. Try any of the restaurants recommended on your own or treat yourself to a tour. The choice is yours but either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Michelle Bernstein
@chefmichy

Chef Michelle Bernstein is well known for new-American-style food featured at her local eatery, Michy’s. Her Twitter account keeps fans of her food informed about their favorite Miami restaurant and other events in her life such as her appearance on “Top Chef” and her personal line of cookware. In June 2012, her other Miami-based restaurant with a Latin theme, Sra. Martinez, closed its doors and fans got to directly tweet her their condolences. However, you can best use Twitter to tweet your compliments to the chef after a memorable meal at Michy’s.

Linda Gassenheimer
@LGassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is Miami’s version of a culinary dictionary. She has written seven books, is a food columnist for the Miami Herald, makes frequent TV appearances on The Food Network and blogs on her website, Dinner in Minutes. Her Twitter page highlights the best eats in Miami and keeps her fans up to date on all of her recent appearances and latest musings. Her Twitter page is a must for any south Florida foodie.

Loren Pulitzer
@MealsThatHeal

Lauren Pulitzer’s Twitter page is perfect for the Miami vegan or anyone looking for a natural approach to eating. Food, while delicious, is not always good for you and can sometimes create ailments or America’s biggest problem, weight gain. With this in mind, Pulitzer became a personal chef/caterer to teach an alternative way of cooking that will nourish the body, not harm it. Her Twitter page gives you her cooking class itinerary, little tidbits about her life and information about the food that she offers.

Miami Food Lovers
@MIAMIFOODLOVERS

The name explains it all. Miami Food Lovers is a blog started by Tony Guerra that offers reviews of Miami restaurants, chefs and kitchens. His Twitter page is basically a list of restaurant events, deals and reviews. Guerra is very active on Twitter and welcomes new suggestions, so hop on over to his page to suggest a restaurant that he might not have heard of. He even invites his followers to dine with him. Just check his page for times and locations.

Cobaya Miami
@CobayaMiami

Cobaya Miami is an underground website and is a great spot for experimental foodies. It offers guinea pig experiments where if you sign up and pay a predisclosed fee, you will be treated to a night with fellow foodies that may include either a prix-fixe menu or a family-style menu. The locales range from your high-end restaurants to the obscure. Either way, it’s a great way to socially interact online and then continue that interaction into the real world.


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