Monday, March 11, 2013

Uncle Al's Cafe - Sunrise, FL

Chili-Cheddar Burger
I love spur of the moment burger review. I didn't really plan on eating a burger today, although the thought is always present. A quick call from a friend turned into lunch, where when I got to the establishment, turned in to "I'm gonna get a burger."
The establishment for this day was Uncle Al's Cafe in Sunrise, really more like Weston as it sits right on that border. The place is know for their chicken wings, but something about the chili burger was sticking out in my mind so I went with that. Uncle Al's cafe is your stereotypical sports bar equipped with flat screen tv's, beer specials, and a high-energized fun-filled atmosphere. It's a great place to have a beer and watch a game, but I wanted to see if it was a great place to have a burger.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blondie's Sports Grill - Plantation, FL

The Blondie's Burger

It's been way too long since I tried a new burger. So when my friend and roomie boasted about a new place that recently opened up literally down the street with giant burgers, I decided to give it a shot. The place is Blondie's Sports Grill and I already know what your thinking, "Blondie's by the beach?" No, not that cesspool. This is a new bar the opened up in the Plantation area.

The first thing that struck me was that the restaurant sits in the corner of a medical complex; an odd place for a restaurant.  Secondly, we were the only customers there besides three drinkers sitting at the bar. Not a good sign, but they are new, and the fact that I live down the street and didn't even know they existed points to the fact they they are doing a horrible job of marketing and promotion. Still maybe this was a new hidden gem I thought. Let's see...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Shula Burger - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wine Country

Shula Burger is one of the newer burger franchises in South Florida, boasting the iconic name of NFL Hall Of Fame Coach Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins to help bring hungry guests through their doors. They offer wine and beers, encouraging you to come watch the game, have a drink and fill you bellies at the same time. With all this in mind, I was excited to try this place out as I've been hearing people talk about it with high remarks. Finally, I gathered up a couple buddies and just headed out there to do the damn thing.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friar Tuck's - Food Truck

Red Headed Step Child

Everytime I hit up a food truck event I know I need to try a new burger. This time it was Friar Tuck's time at the Food Truck Derby in Plantation Acres. You can recognize this place as it is a stand out, small in size, but big in character. It looks like a little old cottage dragged by Robin Hood's Merry Men right out of Sherwood Forrest for your culinary delight.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Food Truck Derby - Plantation Acres

Great food and fun right in my backyard! If you missed it, make sure you make the next one in January! Click the link above for details!!! Now let's get to the food!

CHAMO'S On Wheels
Twitter: @ChamosonWheels
Facebook: Chamos on Wheels Food Truck

Ham and Cheese Arepa

The total time from getting in line to getting the food was crazy. It took maybe 45 minutes overall. The truck only had two people working it, one on register and one cooking, so they were really backed up. Luckily the food was amazing. The arepa had a nice crunch on the outside and was soft in the middle. The melted mozzarella cheese streched deliciousness out in each bite, and for someone who really doesn't care for ham I found this ham "sandwich" a winner! Oh and you can't go wrong with the pineapple flavored soda of Jupina which most of you South Florida natives have hopefully already tried.

Ideal Fusion Cuisine Express Food Truck

Crisp Yucca Mofongo Bites - Garlic herb butter, pancetta, spice tomato aioli

It was my first time eating mofongo. Usually they are made with plantains, but IFC makes their's using yucca. It was definitely different, but in a good way. The spice tomato aioli really made the dish pop.

Twitter: @Munchcakes
Facebook: Munchcakes Cupcakes

Jones Green Apple Soda

I like green apple. I like soda. Now I like green apple soda! This truck also carries cupcakes, macarons, and cheesecakes. Unfortuantely I was already full by the time I got around to try this one.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Salt Life Food Shack - Coral Springs, FL

Shack Burger

It's funny how a few beers on a lazy Saturday can turn into a surprise burger review. My buddy Kris and I decided to get some dranks and oysters at a Salt Life Food Shack in Coral Springs. That turned into a full out lunch and me taking a chance on a burger at a seafood restaurant.

Salt Life Food Shack is fairly new to the area and I've been there a handful of times now. It provides a nice relaxing atmosphere that those of the salt life sub-culture enjoy; that culture being of fishermen, divers, surfers, and pretty much anyone who loves that beach. Surfboards hang the walls as do flat screens among the soft blue tiles and light colors which provide a very enjoyable ambience. The eclectic menu, which goes from American to Asian to Hawaiian at times, makes for exciting and new combinations of flavors you can't really find anywhere else in the neighborhood. The bartenders are friendly, happy to give recommendations and jibber jabber with you, and the manager even bought us a round of beers just because the kitchen took a little longer then expected to get the food out. But enough already about that stuff, let's get to why you are reading this...the food.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Knucklehead Burgers - Davie, FL

Rise & Shiner Burger

It's been too long since my last review, so when I heard about a new burger joint that sprung up not to far from where I stay I knew I had to give it a go. Knucklehead Burgers is the newest edition to the ever growing burger world. Their website does not really tell you much about the place, it's mission, nor it's back story. Really I didn't have much insight into exactly who they are, but that stuff is pretty boring anyway. I really just want to try the food. Taste is what really defines a winner in my book.

Knucklehead Burgers sits in a quaint shopping center in Davie, just South of Griffin Road. I brought my boy Ed in to help me with this review. The first thing I noticed was decor. The walls were bright and vibrant, colored with blues, greens, and reds. It was very welcoming as was the staff. The place was clean as a whistle. When someone got up and left the staff was right there to wipe down tables for the next customer and they were vigorously walking around checking to make sure customers were happy. I could see and smell burgers hitting a flatop back in the kitchen and my tastebuds bagan to perk up. We ordered, got our order number, sat down and waited for the food to be delivered.