Rare Meat

This year’s Burger Bash during the SoBe Wine & Food Festival is one of the most coveted events during the fest. Hosted by Rachael Ray, it’s already sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your buns elsewhere. Stop by these places and take a bite out of The Magic City’s best burgers.
Text by Carla Torres | June 6, 2018 | Lifestyle

Flavor Shack
Danny Meyer’s no hormones, no antibiotics, 100% all-natural angus beef concept found at Shake Shack opened on Lenox Ave. in June 2011. Burger beasts looking for a bite of perfection ought to order a Shack Stack, the union of the famous Shack Burger and a Shroom Burger — a crisp-fried portobello mushroom patty filled with muenster and cheddar cheese;


Working Class
If you want a world-class cheeseburger, head over to Blue Collar and order Danny Serfer’s aptly named “Real Juicy Cheeseburger.” Patriotic and foreign at once, it features prime dry-aged NY strip on a Portuguese muffin topped only with American cheese. Lettuce, tomato and onion are optional…but juicy is mandatory;



Fun Buns
Jamie De Rosa likes to play with his food…and with his burgers. Tongue & Cheek’s burger starts off with a house-made brioche bun and sandwiches a beef cheek patty and sweet onions in between. The real kicker is a cheddar pimento cheese spread that’s as much fun as it is palatable;




Burger Royalty
Miami has always been one of my favorite cities to visit. It’s vibrant, has great architecture, and I love the music, the art, the people and the amazing food. Burgers, fries, and shakes are a part of the American landscape, and it’s definitely one of my favorite meals to have, so we chose to bring the 17th outpost of Bobby’s Burger Palace [BBP] to Dadeland in part because of our great relationship with Simon Malls, but also because people come to this mall to shop and have a good time. BBP offers customers the ideal spot to take a break from shopping, where they can relax while enjoying a great burger. Our menu is inspired by the bold regional flavors across the country which I’ve experienced in my travels: Dallas, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and, of course, Miami. The Miami Burger stands out because it’s the only pressed burger on the menu. It’s inspired by the Cuban Sandwich, which I’m personally a huge fan of. We also take our fries and shakes just as serious as we do our burgers. Our fries go through a 2-day process where they are hand-cut and soaked overnight. My go-to shake, and one of the best-kept secrets on the menu, is The Pistachio.

› Bobby Flay is a critically-acclaimed Chef, Restaurateur, Award-Winning Cookbook Author & Television Personality. He opened up his first restaurant, Mesa, in NYC circa 1991 and earned a “Best Restaurant Award” from New York Magazine just a year later. Bobby’s Burger Palace Dadeland location marks the brands 17th outpost. Photo by Ben Fink