Miami's Ten Best Burgers: Bourbon Steak, Blue Collar, Lokal, and More
This Coconut Grove beer and brew spot serves burgers made from Florida grass-fed beef from White Ranch in
Ocala. They're free of hormones and
antibiotics, but what we like most is that they taste so damn good. There are dozens of burgers to choose from (including a weird but tasty veggie version made from beets), but we go for the namesake Lokal ($12), served with Florida tomatoes, avocados, lettuce, red onions, jack cheese, and homemade honey mustard on a branded bun. Burgers are served with regular or sweet-potato fries (hint: get a half-and-half portion), and there are a bunch of semilocal beers offered that pair well with the meat.
Grab a seat at the oversize bar at Bourbon Steak inside the Turnberry Isle Resort and let your attentive barkeep know you're interested in a burger. You'll soon be handed a form and a pencil. Here's how it works: Start with your choice of protein -- lamb ($19), heritage turkey ($15), vegetarian ($14), or all-beef ($18). We prefer the beef for obvious reasons. Then tick off choice of doneness; toppings such as bacon ($4), avocado ($4), or seared foie gras ($21); and sides (you know you want the duck-fat fries for an extra $5). Wash your perfect burger down with a Jim Beam-spiked milkshake ($11) and be glad the favorite foods of your childhood, like you, have matured into something amazing.