Miami New Times
Broward vs. Miami-Dade: Who Has the Best Burger?
I just love a challenge. Actually, it’s fairer to say I love being the guest judge at a challenge when other people have to cook for me. Who wouldn’t want that gig? I not only get a free meal (or the equivalent of three or four meals, which is most often the case), but I also have the fate of someone who knows how to cook much better than I in my hands.
So it was with great pleasure that I accepted South Florida Today’s offer to serve as one of three judges for a Burger Challenge last Friday. The cook-off, which took place around 11 a.m., was held outside, and each of the four contenders was given a barbecue from The BBQ Depot in Hollywood. Chefs from Burger & Beer Joint’s Brickell location, South Beach’s 8 oz. Burger Bar, Coral Springs’ Big Bear Brewing Company, and Georgie’s Alibi from Wilton Manors wrestled with chilly, high winds that kept blowing out their precious flames while I sat back and wondered who was going to bring out my most carnal carnivorous desires. Just to make sure I wasn’t going to be tricked with tofu, prunes, or any other “mysterious” or laxative-type ingredient, I walked grill to grill and confirmed yes, indeed, there was real meat to be had. My stomach was psyched.
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