Alumni support ‘Joe’s’ in D.C. at opening party


FIU Alumni Bettina Inclan, director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Republican Congressional Committee; George Corton, assistant VP of Development at FIU; James Knapp, director of Development at FIU’s Honors College; Katherine Vargas, director of Hispanic Media at the White House and her husband Eric at Joe’s in D.C. launch party

Just a few steps from the White House, FIU alumni and Miamians rallied to support the opening of “Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab” at their launch party in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 29.


Carlos Becerra, director of FIU Federal Relations; Zully Dorr, deputy director of Office of Advancement at Smithsonian Institution, and George Corton at the Joe’s D.C. opening party

The delicious event, attended by more than 30 alumni and their friends, provided an escape from the frigid D.C. weather and a nostalgic night featuring cuisine from Miami’s famous institution. Notable menu items included giant stone crabs, prime steak sandwiches, jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, and Joe’s signature key lime pie.

“Being a South Florida native, Joe’s has a special place in my heart. Having the experience, food, and service of Joe’s transported from their familiar Washington Avenue location to a nearby location in Washington, D.C. is a treat,” said Katrina Valdes, press secretary for Representative Mario Diaz-Balart.

Distinguished Alumnae Katherine Vargas, director of Hispanic Media at the White House and FIU Torch Award recipient was also present at Joe’s opening party.

“Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab ” will be open to the public on Jan. 31. For more information on the restaurant, click here.

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– Juliet Haydar

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