Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Sharing our leftovers..."

Ladies and Gentleman! The perfect Sugar Burger has arrived!

While browsing the Downtown West Palm Beach Green Market, I happened to run right into the sweetness that is Sugar Dreams Cupcakes... Located in Palm Beach County (I think they have a store front in City Place, not confirmed), they specialize in the most outrageously delicious custom cupcake creations you'll find. Anything from Edible Piggy Banks, a Deck of Cards, the Muppets, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Beer Cans and yes, of course... A HAMBURGER!

If you're in town and can stop by the Green Market in West Palm Beach on Saturday's, give them a try... Or you can find them on Facebook.

The Bun is a vanilla cupcake, with marshmallow toppings (lettuce, tomato & cheese). With the meat actually a soft baked brownie! 100% Sugary Perfection!

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Sharing our leftovers..."

We felt its only right to share our Palm Beach Area burger findings with you. We have them listed on the Locations List page of the website but wanted to make sure we "Share Our Leftovers..." 


Zio's - Delray Beach, FL
Boardwalk Fresh - Boca Raton, FL
BurgerFi - Delray Beach, FL
Between the Bun - Boynton Beach, FL
Holy Smoke's American Bistro & Bar - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Hobo's Gourmet Kitchen - North Palm Beach, FL
Waterway Cafe - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The Green Gourmet - Delay Beach, FL
Yard House - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Cheeseburgers and More - Jupiter, FL
MJ's Fresh - Palm Beach Gardens
Kirby's Sports Grille - Juno Beach, FL
Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill - Riviera Beach, FL
The Rolling Stove - (Food Truck) West Palm Beach, FL
Alabama Joe's - Lake Worth, FL
CG Burgers - Jupiter, FL 
Johnnie Brown's - Delray Beach, FL
Heart Stoppers Sprts Grill - Delray Beach, FL (Closed)
Johnny Longboats - Rivera Beach, FL
Brass Ring Pub - North Palm Beach, FL
The Office - Delray Beach, FL
Lindburgers - Delray Beach, FL

Want more? We've covered burger spots in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and more... Check out our Locations List page for more juicy details...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Red Rock Oasis - Coconut Creek, FL

Simple question:
If a "famous" BBQ Burger with cheese, bbq sauce and is topped with Fried Onion Strings, why still bring the burger out with lettuce, pickle, tomato and yes, raw sliced onions? Seems odd and a bit redundant. Raw
Onions to go with my fried onions? Hmm...

Also, the most important criteria to any person eating a burger should be; The burger cooked the way you asked... I ordered Medium and was served Well-Done.

The former Buffalo Wild Wings location now repainted and a watered down menu called Red Rock Oasis really misses the mark. They tried to class-up a sports bar and didn't quite get it right.

Missed identity aside, I'm here to talk burgers. Both ordered at the table were over cooked. The BBQ sauce was solid and the onion strings were a nice touch. A nice sized patty but when the fries are better than the burger we've got problems.

Overall Rating of Rare (worst) to Well-Done (Best):
Red Rock Oasis - Medium Rare (2)

Red Rock Oasis and Grill on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Sharing our leftovers..."

Happy Valentines Day Burger Lovers!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Food Truck Competition - Miami, FL

Making this trip to Downtown Miami was a no brainer!

Food Trucks. Breakfast at night. Me as a Judge.

12 of Miami's finest food trucks took to Tobacco Road in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 4th for a Breakfast Food Competition. Yup! They each had to creatively whip up a breakfast dish that best represented their truck and its unique flavors. I was invited as a judge by The Burger Beast who organizes this food truck event every 1st Saturday of the Month, along with countless other food truck events in South Florida. We haven't been able to convince the Palm Beach city/county officials to ease up on the mobile vendor restrictions so for now we have to travel to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to get our fix of these gourmet trucks. Unless it's a private/organized event...

On to the food... I do have to start by saying I was impressed overall with the ability to create such detailed oriented dishes. Such food should be served in a high-end restaurant given its attention to detail and level of cooking skill. Although, with that being said, we were served 3 variations of Eggs Benedict. So the creativity lost its luster in the end. Some trucks stuck to their roots, like Dim SSam A Gogo (@SakayaKitchen), The Rolling Stove (@TheRollingStove), Latin Burger (@LatinBurger) & Mr. Good Stuff (@MrGoodStuffs) but the overall flavors just weren't as noticeable as others.

The three that really stood out were Cool Haus (@CoolhausMIA), Gypsy Kitchen (@GypsyKitchen305) & Purple People Eatery (@PurplePplEatery).

- Cool Haus created a Brown-Butter Bacon Ice Cream inside of a Waffle Infused Cookie, topped with Applewood-Smoked bacon with a side of natural Maple Syrup for dipping.

- Gypsy Kitchen was one of the aforementioned eggs benedict dishes but topped them all by using grilled bread, fresh tomato, poached egg, thyme, oregano, hollandaise sauce & Indian spiced home fries.

- Purple People Eatery dominated the competition with their Mini Waffle Sandwiches! Organic Blueberry Waffles, Black Forest Ham, Bacon, American Cheese, Quail Egg topped with Maple Syrup.

Those were my top 3 and also the judges overall top 3:
Purple People Eatery - 1st place (35 out of 40)
Gypsy Kitchen in 2nd (34 out of 40)
Cool Haus in 3rd (32 out of 40)

There were some other stand outs in the competition, like Ms Cheezious (@mscheezious) who made a hash brown waffle and Sugar Rush (@SugarRushMIAMI) who gave us a Red Velvet Waffle with Cream Cheese Frosting & Jack Daniels Syrup.

I hope you're reading this early in the morning and still have time to grab breakfast... If not, find a place that serves it all day. I am hungry again writing this review...

Enjoy our leftovers...
Sorry, the screen is not scratch and sniff.

Sakaya Kitchen
The Flying Saucer @TFSAUCER
The Rolling Stove
Mr Good Stuff
Latin Burger
El Jeffe @ElJeffeLuchador
Ms Cheezious
Papas Tapas
Sugar Rush
Sgt. Sauce eating the leftovers from the competition!