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Posted on February 29th, 2012 · American Fast Food Miami Music/Events/Other


Just heard about “The Grind–Miami’s Burger Battle”—sounds like it could be a-load of fun.

Printed below, is a copy of the sponsor’s press release about this “best burger” contest scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
Wars have been won, but a battle never tasted so good!

A burger showdown will ensue on March 31st, where only the best of the best burgers in South Florida will compete under one roof for the coveted Golden Grinder and title.

South Florida has never seen a burger battle quite like The Grind. Taste 30 of the best burgers in town while washing it down with complimentary open bar including Blue Moon craft beer, wine and spirits. Guests and local celebrity judges will vote for their favorite burgers provided by restaurants in the 954 and 305 area codes. An online competition will also take place where cooking enthusiasts will submit their own recipe for the “Best Backyard Burger”. Judges include TV personalities Belkys Nerey, Adam Kuperstein and Jeff Berardelli; James Beard award-winning chef and director of The Miami Culinary Institute, Norman Van Aken; world-class restaurateur, Steven Haas; food critic, The Burger Beast; co-chair of The Miami Dolphins Foundation, Stan Rudman and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

The Grind is proud to have the Miami Culinary Institute on board as a partner. Students will be given the opportunity to work side-by-side with Miami’s top restaurants and chefs as they help prepare the evening’s main attraction – Burgers! For those who want to start sampling, voting and mingling an hour before general admission, VIP tickets are available and on sale now!

Saturday, March 31, 2012
VIP: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
General Admission: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Miami Entertainment Complex (MEC)
50 NW 14 Street
Miami, FL 33136

Purchase tickets by visiting or at (305)461-2700.

Advanced Tickets – $75.00
Door Tickets – $85.00
VIP Tickets – $125.00


15 Comments to “***** THE GRIND—MIAMI’S BURGER BATTLE *****”

  1. Chuck says...

    Could be a fun night. Kind of costly at 75 a person but what the heck.

  2. samson says...

    got 2 tkts. i’ll let everyone know how it was,

  3. Peg says...

    From: Peg Subject: Restaurant

    Message Body:
    I noticed on your extensive list of places to eat non of them are Indian…Do you know of any worth remarking about in the Boca/Delray/Boynton etc. area??? Have been down to one in Ft. Lauderdale…very good…but open for some others..This might not be a food you enjoy so no info…worth the ask on my part…Thank you….

  4. Jeff says...

    From: Jeff
    Subject: Suggestion

    Message Body:
    Hey man….got a place for you.
    Its called “Sub Cafe” and its on the corner of Nova Drive and University, in the shopping center directly behind the Pollo Tropical.

    Good deli//sub shop.
    Give it a look see if you can.

  5. FR says...

    Bought 2 tkts.
    Let you all know how it was.
    Should be a load of fun.

    • RONALD says...

      Read about this here and in Sun Sentinel today. Glad to see one of my all time favorites Charm City is in the running.

  6. FT says...

    Hey Jeff,
    Do you know who the 30 contenders are?

  7. JeffEats says...


    Just had a chance to read your comments.

    The contestants are:

    8 Oz Burger Bar
    Bernie’s L.A. Café
    Burger & Beer Joint
    Burger Bar by Chef Allen
    Charm City Burger Company
    Cheeseburger Baby
    Chow Down Grill
    Chuck Burger Joint
    Cuban Cube (Islas Canarias)
    Cuban Guys
    Elevation Burger
    El Rey De Las Fritas
    Filling Station
    Flip Burger Bar
    The Frita Man
    Georgie’s Alibi
    Grill Master Café
    Joe’s Stone Crab
    The Joint Bar & Grill
    Latin House Burger & Taco Bar
    The Local
    Lokal Burger and Beer
    The Office
    Pincho Factory
    Quickie’s Burgers & Wings
    Shake Shack
    Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
    The Best Backyard Burger finalists Ryan Blanski and Roly Masferrer

    The “buzz” about this event is enormous in South Florida Blogland.

    If you do a drop of checking, you will find that Jeff Eats has reviewed a number of the “contestants”…suffice it to say, the judges are going to have a real-tough time picking a winner, because there are going to be some absolutely amazing burgers for the crowd to sample.

    By the way, desserts will be provided by Azucar Ice Cream Shop, Copperpot’s, Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies and Mandarin Gourmet Doghnut Shoppe.

    Thanks for reading…

    • STEVE MEYERS says...

      Jeff Eats:
      My wife and I will be at the Grind.
      We just bought 2 tickets.
      We are familar with a number of the restaurants but not all of them.
      This will be a really fun night.

    • JeffEats says...

      I’ve eaten in many of those listed. They are all good.
      Going to be fun to see who gets picked.
      Have also had ice cream at Azucar. Great shop.

  8. FT says...

    Jeff, Thanks for the list.
    I have eaten in Charm City, Cheeseburger Baby, Chuck Burger, Quickie’s and Shake Shack. Liked them all. My favorite was Chuck Burger.
    Too bad one of my all time favorites CharHut isn’t on the list.

  9. WWW says...

    The sleeper on the list is Quickie’s Burgers & Wings.
    That Mandarin makes awesome donuts. We have them at our office once a week.

  10. JC says...

    My wife and are going. Will you be there?

  11. SEAN R. says...

    JC: just had a chance to read your comments.

    This thing sounds like it’s going to be rally cool.I’ m gonna be there. Assuming you aren’t a pissed off restaurant owner, come over and say hello.

    Thanks for reading…

  12. HT says...

    Husband and I will be coming down from Delray for the night. Looking forward to trying great burgers and meeting you.


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