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Burger Beast's Burgie Awards: Watch the Recap (Video)

Thousands of fans of food trucks, beer, and music gathered in downtown Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park this past Saturday for the fifth Burgie Awards.

The Burgies were, of course, created by South Florida food blogger Burger Beast as a way to acknowledge trucks and restaurants that specialize in affordable comfort food. The evening saw a huge crowd eating, drinking, and enjoying the balmy winter weather before the big moment -- the actual awards.

The big winner of the evening was Blue Collar restaurant in Miami, which took home awards for best fries and best restaurant. Broward/Palm Beach winners included Charm City (Best Burger), Mojo Donuts (Best Doughnut), and Rolling Stove (Best Food Truck Broward/Palm Beach).

See also: The 5th Annual Burgie Awards at Esplanade Park - Slideshow

Here's a complete list of winners, and a pretty awesome recap of the festivities:

2014 Burgie Award Winners

Best Dade County Burger: Latin House Burger & Taco Bar

Best Broward/Palm Beach Burger: Charm City Burger Company

Best Chef: George Patti - MEAT Eatery & Taproom

Best Chili: Burger Bar

Best Dessert: Fireman Derek's World Famous Pies

Food Truck Invasion Best Dessert Truck: HipPops Handcrafted Gelato Bars

Best Doughnut: Mojo Donuts

Food Truck Invasion Best Food Truck Dade County: Ms. Cheezious

Food Truck Invasion Best Food Truck Broward/Palm Beach County: The Rolling Stove

JM Lexus People's Choice Food Truck: BC Tacos

Best French Fries: Blue Collar

Best Non-Traditional Burger: Toston Burger (Pincho Factory)

Best Restaurant: Blue Collar

Best Sandwich: Pan con Bistec - Cuban Guys

Best Sausage: Proper Sausages

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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