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Burger and Beer Joint

by Meghann on July 10, 2010

Welcome to Miami! We’re live from South Beach Baby!

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My brother’s girlfriend just happens to live in the South Beach area and I have to admit I’m uber-jealous of her adorable apartment that comes complete with incredible views, an incredible beach, and the hundreds of shops, bars, and restaurants all in within walking distace. Love it!

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The drive down was boring and slow. Thankfully there was little to no traffic, but 4 hours in a car is just plain tough! I have this uncanny ability to fall asleep in a car whether I’m driving or not and I had to fight the urge extra hard today to stay awake at the wheel.

A lot of tea was consumed in an attempt to pump my body full of caffeine.

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Snacking on dried fruit helps too.

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While I was fighting the urge to sleep, Maddie was fighting the urge to sit still. She was my jumping road companion this afternoon.

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In honor of Adena’s Birthday a large group met up for dinner and The Burger & Beer Joint in South Beach.

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As soon as my brother sent me the online menu for this place last week I knew I was going to love it. I mean, great menu, great atmosphere, great beer, and great food – what more can a girl ask for in a burger and beer joint? πŸ˜‰

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The restaurant specializes in a build your own burger concept, which most of the table of 12 participated in. You start with a base ( grass fed beef, turkey, etc. ) and build from there.

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I considered a burger, but as soon as I saw the Dear Prudence on the menu I knew there was no need to create the perfect burger because it had already been created.

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I did make a few adjustments by asking for goat cheese instead of mozzarella and a whole wheat bun instead of ciabatta.

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I wish the lighting would have been a bit better because I would have loved to have photographed every juicy aspect of this huge portabella burger. But, sadly these photos will just have to do and you’ll have to take my word for it. πŸ™

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I can tell you that I loved how they served all the extra sauces on the side, how they give you a whole roasted garlic bulb, that they were awesome with substitutions, that the food tasted amazing, and how much food they give you.

Along with my burger I snacked on some fried pickles and sweet potato fries before the food arrived.

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It was fun going out with my brother and all his med school friends. At one point I kind of stepped back and realized I was the only non-med student person at the table. It was pretty freaky thinking that all these 20-something kids who were eating burgers and drinking beers were all going to be doctors in a year’s time. We’re all grown ups now.

I have an early morning planned with an early run, then it’s spa time! Yay!!

Happy Weekend!!

1 tropicaleats July 10, 2010 at 12:12 am

dried fruit is sooo addicting! gotta love it πŸ™‚ It’s crazy how fast time flies.. being a grown up is bittersweet. Enjoy your spa day!

2 Meg July 10, 2010 at 12:57 am

4 hours in the car is NOT fun, but that dinner looks amazing and hopefully made up for it πŸ˜‰ Maddie is TOO CUTE! Hope ya’ll enjoy the heck out of your time there πŸ™‚

3 britchickruns July 10, 2010 at 2:35 am

Oohh your brother’s in med school? He must be so clever!
The burger bar looks ace – I like places where you can make subs and they are happy to accomodate it πŸ™‚

4 sarah (the SHU box) July 10, 2010 at 6:25 am

you are brave to go out with all med students – i bet you heard more than you cared to about various medical things! the burger looks amazing πŸ™‚

5 angela1508 July 10, 2010 at 6:28 am

those sweet potato fries look divine! sounds like a great restaurant. (and ps. your dog is SO SO cute!!!)

6 Rosey Rebecca July 10, 2010 at 7:36 am

Sounds like a cool restaurant. And those views are amazing! Maddie is so cute!

7 dianacheung July 10, 2010 at 8:00 am

meghann, you are EVERYWHERE girl! BTW when I eat portabello sandwiches I can’t seem to bite into it without the whole mushroom coming out!

8 Melissa @ Tryingtoheal July 10, 2010 at 8:02 am

ah what fun in S. Beach! i miss FL!

9 carly July 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

That place looks amazing! I’m going to have to keep it in mind … I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will get to vacation in Miami by the end of the year, and a burger and fries is one of my favorite meals. Have fun today!

10 DiningAndDishing July 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

I LOV E the sound of the burger you ordered!! I am such a portobella fan.

Enjoy your spa weekend…100 % jealous!

– Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

11 Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) July 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

that looks like so much fun! i love burger places that let you customize every single detail of your burger. that really appeals to the inner control freak inside of me. πŸ˜‰ enjoy your time in miami.. looks like a blast!

12 runningwithsass July 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

I have never been down that way, so fun! have a great time.

13 Nicole July 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

That burger and better yet the zucchini fries, and sweet potato fries look out of this world!

14 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

Wow, that place looks awesome! You get so much with your burger….fried pickles?? I’m intrigued…

15 Evelyn @ cheers2healthy July 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

Burgers are my weakness!!!

16 Emilyeatsclean July 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

That burger looks delic! Sounds like a fun weekend you’ve got planned! πŸ™‚

17 newleafeats July 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

OH MY GOSH THAT MENU IS PERFECT!!!!!

It reminds me of the “Be the Chef” menu at Rockfish, but SO MUCH BETTER. I have to go there before I die….

18 melissa (fitnessnyc) July 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I can’t believe that we were in south beach the same day! sorry I missed you!

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