NBC - 1st Look
By: Brian Mait | Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
Producers Maureen Giannone and Brian Mait hit the streets to take on the arduous task of scouting the country's hottest destinations for upcoming episodes of 1st Look on NBC. Here's what they found this week.
When I think of Miami, my mind tends to wander to turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and the beautiful people that line them. That is until I landed at Burger & Beer Joint in Miami Beach, FL. From now on, Miami will inspire thoughts of 10 ounces of prime angus beef, hickory smoked bacon, bourbon BBQ sauce, American cheese, sesame seed buns, duck fat fries, seasonal beers on tap, turquoise water, white sand and beautiful people... just not necessarily in that order.
In all seriousness, Burger & Beer Joint is just that, a joint that specializes in serious burgers and serious beers for serious burger and beer enthusiasts. The angus beef patties are chargrilled, juicy (not greasy) and delicious. The "Thunder Road," cooked medium rare (unless specifically ordered otherwise), coated with melted American cheese that holds crispy slices of salty smoked bacon in place and then lightly doused in BBQ sauce, is sheer perfection between a sesame seed bun.
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