What Kind of Burger Lover Are You? Take This Revealing Test
You’re a sensible, no-nonsense person who doesn’t like surprises. Food fads annoy you. You want an honest, well-prepared, fresh and consistent burger. Shake Shack’s ShackBurger – freshly ground Angus beef served on a toasted Martin’s Potato Roll with lettuce, tomato, pickle or onion, fits the bill. Miami Beach and Coral Gables, shakeshack.com
“I Don’t Do Beef”
You’ve been eating kale and quinoa long before they were called superfoods. You’re thoughtful and sincere in your commitment to plant-based foods, like Green Bar + Kitchen’s Smokehouse burger – made of brown rice, quinoa, chickpea, roasted vegetables, parsley, sunflower seeds, garlic, spice mix, melted “cheese,” with caramelized onions. Fort Lauderdale, greenbarkitchen.com
The Fast Foodie
You’re always in a hurry, impatient, driven – but people may be surprised to know you have a nostalgic streak. You have no patience for burger affectations – to you, a burger is fast food at its finest. That’s why you love White Castle’s easy-to-eat, humble sliders, made with 100 percent beef patties with onions and a pickle. These days, you have to travel to Tenn. or Ky. to visit a White Castle, but – surprise! – the mobile Castle comes to Miami in November. whitecastle.com
To you, life’s all about the journey. You’re curious and open-minded, and eager to consider all possibilities, like MEAT Eatery and Taproom’s Inside-Out Juicy Lucy – an Angus burger stuffed with pimento cheese and bacon and topped with American cheese, lettuce and tomato. Let’s throw an egg on it, too. Islamorada and Boca Raton, meateatery.com
You don’t do anything halfway. Friends marvel at your ability to search out (and eat) the biggest, most over-the-top, more-is-better dishes and wonder why you don’t have your own Food Network show yet. You love Pincho Factory’s Toston Burger – a 100 percent humanely raised, hormore-free burger topped with jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro sauce – served between two fried plantain “buns.” Westchester and Coral Gables, AmericanAirlines Arena, pinchofactory.com
* WHERE TO INDULGE YOUR BURGER CRAVINGS * Updated for 2016-2017
Nov. 3, Ponce Circle Park, Coral Gables
More than 20 Coral Gables restaurants show their stuff in an evening of sliders, beer and fun. Ticket sales benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
SEED Food and Wine Plant-Based Burger Battle
Nov. 3, Eden Roc Miami Beach
Walk the green carpet, and chow down on plant-based burgers created by chefs from across the country, cast your vote for BEST VEGGIE BURGER IN AMERICA, enjoy paired craft brews, live music and great company.
SOBEWFF Burger Bash
Feb. 24, Beachside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
The Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray turns 11 this year, featuring burgers from some of the country’s best burger chefs.