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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Seaside Publishing (October 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942084098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942084092
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For decades, Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant has anchored south Miami Beach and reigns as one of the nation’s most famous and best-regarded restaurants. Its no-reservation policy means that everyone has to line up and wait to be called to table in one of the cavernous dining rooms, offering mere mortals a chance to rub elbows with celebrities from show business, sports, and politics. Tuxedo-clad waiters brusquely take orders and hoist giant trays of seafood overhead as they scurry from kitchen to table. These waiters are Joe’s public face, and their tip income can be phenomenal for just a few months’ fast-paced labor during the winter season. Admiring profiles of the people who make Joe’s work include also kitchen staff and even Joe’s owners. Legions of Joe’s fans, both native Floridians and well-heeled snowbirds, will revel in discovering the life stories of the characters who make Joe’s so welcoming a restaurant. --Mark Knoblauch

About the Author

Deeny Kaplan Lorber is a founding partner and executive vice president of the Emmy award–winning™ Systems and its language services division, The Kitchen, a leading television and motion picture dubbing studio based in Miami and Los Angeles.

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Deeny Kaplan has been in the production and entertainment industry since the age of 12, and is an accomplished writer, reporter, editor and producer. She is a founding partner and Executive Vice President, of The Kitchen, and its parent company, T M Systems. The Kitchen is the entertainment industry's only Emmy Award Winning language dubbing company, a growing phenomenon, whereby all TV shows and feature films are now localized into every language in the world.

"Waiting at Joe's" is her first book. It tells the story of the 100 year old family-owned Joe's Stone Crab, a Miami Beach restaurant that never takes reservation, whereby 2-3 hour waits are the norm, and the incredibly loyal waiters "wait" for 30-40-50 years. This is the story about the waiters at Joe's, and not the Wait....and the history of the past century as seen through their eyes.

Journalist Larry King, "Joe's biggest fan", wrote the forward to "Waiting at Joe's".

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By Rick Gunsallus on December 8, 2013
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Great insight into a south Florida staple. Quick leisurely read. Endearing and complete into a dinning experience that so many cherish.
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