NEWS: Shake Shack now open at UTC Sarasota

Gourmet burger giant Shake Shack opens today at The Mall at University Town Center (UTC) Sarasota. The burger franchise hopes to have 200 locations by 2020. Shake Shack is serving the Pie Oh My Concrete, which has vanilla custard mixed with a slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds seasonal pie. 5% of the sales of this itemContinue reading “NEWS: Shake Shack now open at UTC Sarasota”

Shula Burger now open in SoHo District

Full disclosure: I was invited to Shula Burger to try their food for my opinion and to do a story about their opening which I wanted to publish. The opinions mentioned are my own based on my visit and do not represent Shula Burger. Shula Burger is now open in the SoHo District in SouthContinue reading “Shula Burger now open in SoHo District”

Smashburger plans 35 new restaurants in Florida West Coast

Smashburger opened its first Tampa location last week in South Tampa at 4035 South Dale Mabry Highway and plans to open at least 35 new restaurants along the Florida West Coast in the next 5 to 6 years. The investment will cost $37 million dollars. Each location will employ 30 people, adding about 1,400 newContinue reading “Smashburger plans 35 new restaurants in Florida West Coast”

CL Slider Showdown this Wednesday, October 18th

Creative Loafing will kick off their annual Tampa Bay Burger Week this Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 with their inaugural Slider Showdown at The Vault in Downtown Tampa from 6PM to 9PM. They will release their annual burger issue at the competition. General admission tickets cost $25 in advance until the 17th and then go upContinue reading “CL Slider Showdown this Wednesday, October 18th”

Orlando Burger Battle this weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Travel to Orlando and check out the Orlando Burger Battle this Saturday, September 23rd from 5PM to 9PM at the new Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando located at 100 West Livingston Street. Enjoy gourmet burgers, sides, and plenty of alcohol as well. Live music, performers, and fun zonesContinue reading “Orlando Burger Battle this weekend!”

Burger Bash in Da Burg Food Truck Rally – 1/20

The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association will host a food truck rally on Friday, January 20th, 2017 from 6PM-9PM called Burger Bash in Da Burg at Port St. Pete’s Marine Discovery Center. Over 10 food trucks will be at the food event and specialty burgers will be sold to hungry attendees. Beer, wine, andContinue reading “Burger Bash in Da Burg Food Truck Rally – 1/20”

St. Petersburg restaurant features Trump Tower Burger

Boulevard Burgers & Tap House located in St. Petersburg (not in Russia but Florida) will honor President-Elect Donald Trump with a “Trump Tower Burger” special for the month of January. Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration will occur on Friday, January 20, 2017. According to a press release, the burger will embrace the traits of Mr. TrumpContinue reading “St. Petersburg restaurant features Trump Tower Burger”

Shake Shack looking to open location in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) reported earlier this summer that Shake Shack is looking to open at least one location in the Tampa Bay area. They are joined by a number of competitors in the area serving fast-casual gourmet burgers including Burger 21, Burger Monger, BurgerFi, and a planned Wahlburger’s entry into the market. MostContinue reading “Shake Shack looking to open location in Tampa Bay”

Local Legendary Burger @ Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

Full disclosure: I was invited by the Hard Rock for a complimentary tasting of their new burger. The opinions expressed are my own based on my experience. This past Monday I visited the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, to taste their Local Legendary Burger: Old Bay Burger. The idea ofContinue reading “Local Legendary Burger @ Hard Rock Cafe Tampa”

Burger 21 VIB: Very Important Blogger “Slide into Summer” Tasting #B21VIB

This and many future blogs to come were saved by my good friend Jason Lawrence, who saved my hard drive from my former laptop (RIP). A big thanks to him! If you ever need IT work, Jason is your guy! I was invited to Burger 21 for their VIB: Very Important Blogger “Slide into Summer”Continue reading “Burger 21 VIB: Very Important Blogger “Slide into Summer” Tasting #B21VIB”