Kona Grill, the upscale casual American grill and sushi bar located in Dolphin Mall’s new restaurant plaza, has quickly gained a reputation as the best place in Doral to enjoy a great meal at a good value, thanks to its cool, casual, and sophisticated environment. For Burger Month this May 2016, Kona Grill is pulling out all the stops with their Brisket Burger ($14.25), a hearty and filling mix of ground beef brisket, accompanied by cheddar, bacon onion jam, lettuce, tomato, brioche, a homemade pickle spear, and a side of fries; and the Big Kahuna Cheeseburger ($13), a feast of caramelized onion, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, brioche, homemade pickle spear, fries, and, for an additional $1.50, add some Applewood smoked bacon. Meat lovers will surely cherish the restaurant’s seasonal burger menu, only available until Sunday, May 29, 2016. The Big Kahuna Cheeseburger will be available year-round. Kona Grill is located at 11401 NW 12th Street, #R104 in Dolphin Mall. For reservations, please call (305) 515-2633 or visit www.opentable.com.
Beaker & Gray, the Wynwood hit that has charmed the public with their global-inspired fare and inventive cocktails, is serving up a new lunchtime favorite just in time for National Burger Month. Looking for a burger with simple ingredients and spectacular taste? Look no further than the Wagyu Burger ($16) – served with beer-soaked tomatillo, gouda, and pickled cucumber, it’s a thing of beauty that will live on in burger lovers’ hearts long after Burger Month has ended. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from noon to 4PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM and Friday and Saturdayfrom 6PM to midnight. Telephone: (305) 699-2637; http://beakerandgray.com/.
Meat Market, Lincoln Road’s premier contemporary steakhouse and seafood restaurant, is celebrating National Burger Month with specialty burgers from executive chef/co-owner Sean Brasel. Whether you’re dining al fresco on Lincoln Road or inside the South Beach eatery, there is a patty to please any palate, including the brand new Miami Smokers BBQ Burger, featuring a Miami smokers blend with roasted pineapple BBQ sauce, bacon, and gruyere cheese. Also available are the selection of rotating burger specials, such as the Italian Buffalo Burger – house ground buffalo, crispy fried buffalo mozzarella, grilled marinated radicchio, spicy dried tomato pesto, and fresh basil aioli served on a wood grilled sesame brioche bun; Prime Smoked Short Rib Burger – an 8 oz short rib delight with 1000 mango island, arugula, purple cabbage slaw, gouda cheese, and fried onions; and the American Wagyu Burger – a spin on the classic with bacon, jalapeno relish, avocado, gruyere cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Also paying homage to National Burger Month will be Brasel’s Buffalo + Bleu – ground buffalo piled high with roasted radicchio, Napa cabbage, remoulade slaw, bleu cheese, and rosemary cream-smoked pickled jalapenos and the Spicy + Smoky Burger – a house ground buffalo patty sharing the bun with spicy candied bacon, smoked cheddar, pickled chilies, Boston lettuce, and tomato. Priced from $15 – $19, all burgers are served with a side of signature Meat Market fries. The full lunch menu will also be available. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road. Telephone: (305) 532-0088; www.meatmarketmiami.com.
Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, the successful Mediterranean restaurant in Midtown Miami, invites guests to celebrate National Burger Month with a different burger each week for $15. From May 1 – May 8, try the Bacon Burger, a 70/30 house ground blend with Calabrian chili jam, special sauce, frisee, and brioche, before the Shrimp Burger takes over May 9 – 15 with a tasty flavor combination of arugula, tomato, balsamic onion, and smoked pepper aioli on sesame brioche. The week of May 16 – 23 brings the Bison Burger center stage, topped with brie and savory kumquat jam on ciabatta; while May 24 – May 29 caps off Burger Month with the Chicken Burger, served with tabbouleh, tomato, romaine, red onion, feta, and tzatziki on sesame brioche. Don’t miss out on the restaurant’s four amazing burgers offered especially for Burger Month. Apeiro Kitchen & Bar is located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue in The Shops at Midtown Miami. Happy Hour available daily starting at 4PM. Telephone: Miami (786) 800-5389; www.apeirorestaurants.com.
The Dutch, award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s roots-inspired American restaurant, is celebrating National Burger Month with the Prime Burger, a lunch exclusive topped with cheddar and secret sauce on a classic sesame bun ($22). The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.
Burlock Coast, Fort Lauderdale’s hip yet sophisticated oceanfront restaurant, will be celebrating Burger Month with their mouthwatering signature Bootleg Burger, made with ground brisket, pulled pork, chipotle aioli, and jack cheese ($19). Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s coastal views and buzzing atmosphere as they indulge in this one-of-a-kind farm fresh burger. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. The marketplace is open daily from 6AM – 6PM. The bar is open daily from 11AM – 1AM. Breakfast is served daily from 7AM – 11:30AM. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from Noon – 5PM. Lunch is served daily from 11:30AM – 5PM. Dinner is served Sunday – Wednesday from 5PM – 10PM; Thursday – Saturday from 5PM – 11PM. Telephone: (954) 302-6460; www.burlockcoast.com.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, located in the illustrious Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, is serving up something special for Burger Month this year. Delight in the restaurant’s airy seaside setting while diving into Soft Shell Crab, a burger crafted with the restaurant’s signature crispy softshell crab and served on a Kaiser roll with sriracha mayo, bacon, avocado, heirloom tomato, and watercress. Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, inside the Riverside Hotel. Lunch is served daily 11 AM – 3 PM; and the full dinner menu is served from 5 PM – 10 PM, Sunday – Thursday and 5 PM – 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. For reservations, please call (954) 467-2555 or visit www.wildsealasolas.com.
Indigo, a neighborhood staple of Las Olas Boulevard, is embracing National Burger Month with the Breakfast Burger. Make the most important meal of the day one to remember with a heaping helping of ground chuck, fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a Kaiser roll with a side of crispy hand cut fries. Indigo is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, inside the Riverside Hotel. For reservations, please call (954) 467-0671 or visit http://www.indigolasolas.com/.
Pincho Factory, the local family-owned fast casual concept behind the award-winning Croquetessa and Tostón burgers, is the Mecca for National Burger Month. This year marks the return of the highly anticipated fan favorite, the Quesadilla Burger, a custom blend of chuck brisket and short rib patty with queso fresco, guacamole, and Pico de Gallo in between two quesadillas. The brand’s four South Florida locations will serve up their signature menu items featuring unique burgers including the Pincho Burger, Tostón Burger, and the “secret”Foreman, a burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Complimentary parking available at all locations. http://pinchofactory.com/.