The Burgies: Who will be South Florida's 2015 comfort-food champions?

The Sixth Annual Burgie Awards, presented by Miami comfort-food blogger Sef Gonzalez, aka Burger Beast, are scheduled for 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave., in Hialeah. 

As in previous years, admission is free, and there will be food available to purchase from more than 25 local vendors, including Velvet Creme Doughnuts, Illegal Bakery, Pincho Factory, HipPOPS Handcrafted Gelato Bars, Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers, Jersey Dawg, King of Racks BBQ, Ms. Cheezious, Paradise Cups, The Rolling Stove and more. Funky Buddha will provide an array of craft beers. 

Eat, then cast your vote for Best Dish at the Burgies. Don’t wanna eat? DJ Volksmusik along with bands Cuban Pete & the Hialeah Hooligans and Miller & the Revolvers will be handling the music for the night.

The real excitement comes with the announcement of the 2015 Burgie Award winners in various food-related categories. A two-plus-month voting period ended today, and Mr. Beast keeps the winners’ names under lock and key until the Burgies. 

The nominees are: 

Best Miami-Dade Burger

Bourbon Steak

Latin House

Pincho Factory

Shake Shack

Swine Southern Table & Bar

Best Broward/Palm Beach Burger


Charm City Burger Company

Georgie’s Alibi


Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox

Best Food Truck Burger

BITE Gastrotruck

Da Burger Shack

Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers

Jersey Dawg

Munchie’s Snack Shack

Best Non-Traditional Burger

Pincho Factory

Tongue & Cheek 

MEAT Eatery & Taproom

Box of Chacos


Best Hot Dog

Frankie Dogs


Jersey Dawg

Pincho Factory


Best Dessert

Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop

HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars

Marlie’s Delights

Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe

Swine Southern Table & Bar

Best Food Blog

Fatgirl Hedonist

Food for Thought Miami

The food-E


South Florida Food & Wine

Best Miami Food Truck

Don Mofongo

Il Fiorentino

Los Chamos

Ms. Cheezious

Mulberry 1965

Best Broward/Palm Beach Food Truck

Curbside Gourmet



The Rolling Stove

Spring In Roll Out 

Best Taco Food Truck

BC Tacos

Box of Chacos

Jefe’s Original Fish Tacos

Nacho Bizness

Taco Fresh

Best Restaurant

B&S Gatropub


Blue Collar

FINKA Table & Tap


Best Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – Pincho Factory

Miami Sandwich – Luis Galindo Latin American #1

Pan con Bistec – Cuban Guys

Pan con Tortilla Callejera – El Mago de las Fritas

SoHo Sweet Cheeses! Grilled Cheese – New York Grilled Cheese Company

Best Local Food Chain


La Carreta


Shorty’s Bar-B-Q

Sports Grill

Best Wings

Bulldog Barbecue

The Filling Station

Hole in the Wall Pub

King’s County Pizza

Sports Grill

Best 24 Hour Eats


Karla Bakery


Royal Castle