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Miami Beach: Joe's Stone Crab - Joe's Original Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie, a dessert made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust, was invented in the late 19th century in Key West Florida.


Joe's Stone Crab, located at the end of South Beach at 11 Washington Avenue, has grown from a small lunch counter opened in 1913 by Joe Weiss to become a Miami institution. In 1918, Joe opened up the "original Joe's Restaurant" in the front room of the bungalow he shared with his wife Jennie on Biscayne Street. But it wasn't until 1921, when an icthyologist noticed the large number of stone crabs in the area and brought them to Joe to find out if they were edible, that Joe's started serving the dish they are now famous for.

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Taken on December 20, 2011