Rest in Peace, Sweet Prince...
You probably know by now that Joe Allen on Miami Beach has closed.
I am devastated.
Before Burger n' Beer Joint opened, Joe Allen held the title for best burger in Miami; it slipped in this regard, but if I went for any meal besides brunch, their burger was still the only thing I ordered. Once when I went, Bobby Flay was eating it...
Their bread n' butter was phenomenal.
Their iced tea was wonderful.
Their French toast was the best I've ever had. And their bacon was PERFECT.
Their service was solidly good.
And I always knew someone eating there. Joe Allen's closure is a crying shame.
I lost one of the restaurants in my repertoire of places to recommend to out-of-towners, and somewhere to meet friends for an after-work dinner.
Joe Allen will be sorely missed by many -- including myself.