The Grind, a festival of all things burgers, hits Miami's Wynwood arts district tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. with a host of burgers, brews, and entertainment for all.
The event is billed as Miami's hometown burger competition, but Broward and Palm Beach counties are well represented with eight restaurants with their eyes on the prize -- the coveted golden grinder award.
Tickets to The Grind are $75 in advance, $85 at the door. VIP tickets ($125) get you access to the meat party one hour earlier, at
6 p.m., a VIP badge, a meet-and-and greet with the judges, and the
ability to hang at the VIP lounge. New Times readers can take $10
off advance-purchase tickets by using code NTIMES (while supplies
last). Advance tickets are available for purchase until midnight tonight here. All tickets include aall the burgers you can eat, as well as unlimited Blue Moon beer and Miami Club rum drinks.
Here's a list of participating Broward and Palm Beach county restaurants, and the burgers they're presenting:
Burger Bar by Chef Allen, Fort Lauderdale
THE CARMEN MIRANDA
Ground brisket blend beef topped with crispy, braised Korobuta pork belly, spiced mango chutney, citrus aioli, baby arugula and Manchego cheese.
Charm City Burgers, Deerfield Beach
THE PIG MAC
3-ounce slider with bacon infused cheddar, onion bacon jam, confit, tomato, and baconaisse. SIDE: Pork belly tater tots with piquillo pepper.
Chuck Burger Joint, Palm Beach Gardens
THE PALM BEACHER
All natural Creekstone blend, Tilamook Cheddar, Mustardy Iceberg Slaw, Walt's Farmhouse Tomatoes and pickles on a toasted potato bun.
Elevation Burger, Various Locations
100-percent certified organic beef topped with 6-month aged real cheddar cheese, thick organic bacon, sautéed fresh mushrooms and onions, hot pepper relish and signature Elevation sauce on a toasted potato bun.
HEALTHY OPTION: ELEVATION VEGGIE BURGER
Organic blend of cooked brown rice, rolled oats, corn, green and red peppers, carrots, onions and spices topped with 6 month aged real cheddar cheese, sautéed fresh mushrooms, lettuce and tomatoes.
Georgie's Alibi, Wilton Manors
Certified Black Angus beef, American cheese, bacon onion jam, bistro aioli on toasted Challah.
SIDE: Jack Daniels salted caramel milkshake with bacon nibs.
The Office, Delray
CEO BURGER/THE BOSS
A custom "office" blend of prime brisket and chuck beef served on a toasted brioche bun topped with tomato-onion confit, Nueske's bacon, Gruyere cheese, Maytag blue cheese, baby organic arugula, and secret "office" sauce!
SIDE: Loaded "grown up tater tots"
Quickie's Burgers & Wings, Hollywood
MINI M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers)
A not-so-mini inside-out ten ounce Angus cheeseburger, oozing with melted American cheese, and loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, Quickie's sauce, crispy fried onions, and topped with French fries.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, Fort Lauderdale
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Half-pound Angus beef burger topped with slow smoked pulled pork, chipotle BBQ sauce, pepper jack cheese and onion tanglers on a ciabatta bun.
Miami Entertainment Complex
50 N.W. 14th Street