The Grind Burger Battle in Miami

South Florida has never seen a burger battle quite like The Grind. Taste 30 of the best burgers in town while washing it down with complimentary open bar including Blue Moon craft beer, wine and spirits. Guests and local celebrity judges will vote for their favorite burgers provided by restaurants in the 954 and 305 area codes.

In addition, an online competition had amateur cooking enthusiasts submitting their own recipe for the “Best Backyard Burger”. Online judging ended March 15th, and two winners were selected to compete with the pros.

Judges include TV personalities Belkys Nerey, Adam Kuperstein and Jeff Berardelli; James Beard award-winning chef and director of restaurants at Miami Culinary Institute, Norman Van Aken; world-class restaurateur, Steven Haas; food critic, The Burger Beast; Miami New Times restaurant news reporter, Laine Doss; co-chair of The Miami Dolphins Foundation, Stan Rudman and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

Creekstone Farms is a major sponsor, providing Certified Premium Black Angus Beef.  The Grind has also partnered with The Miami Culinary Institute at Miami-Dade College to give their talented students hands-on experience while working side-by-side with Miami’s top chefs.  In an effort to eliminate food waste, The Grind will also participate in Feeding South Florida’s Extra Helpings program, which recovers food that may be leftover to feed the hungry.


Saturday, March 31, 2012
VIP: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
General Admission: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Miami Entertainment Complex (MEC)
50 NW 14 Street, Miami, FL 33136


Purchase tickets by visiting
Advanced Tickets – $75.00
Door Tickets – $85.00
VIP Tickets – $125.00

About Creekstone Farms Premium Beef

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef (“Creekstone”) is a specialty Black Angus beef processor. Located in Arkansas City, Kansas, Creekstone sells a wide variety of branded fresh beef and ground beef products to foodservice and retail customers that appreciate high quality and consistency. Creekstone, which owns and operates one of the most modern, sanitary, and humane processing facilities in the industry, also markets an “All Natural” product line featuring Black Angus beef that has been raised without the use of supplemental hormones or antibiotics. Products are sold to regional supermarkets and high-end restaurants in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit our website at:

About Feeding South Florida

Feeding South Florida™ (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products; and by educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of more than 600 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve children, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor with compassion and integrity. Feeding South Florida is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Over 30 million pounds of food are distributed within the community by Feeding South Florida each year. Feeding South Florida’s headquarters is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, please call (954) 518-1818 or visit