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).
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