Despite a report in the wee witching hours of this morning that Joe’s Restaurant on Abbot-Kinney was seriously engulfed in flames, Yo! Venice! sobered up enough by 8:30 A.M. to report that the fire was actually in the business right next to Joe Miller’s place, making us breathe a short sigh of relief for the chef and this street staple. We checked in with Joe’s this morning to find that everything is fairly normal over there, with the small exception that the restaurant isn’t serving coffee, due to water problems stemming from the blaze. And speaking of fires and Abbot Kinney, we recently ran into a new chef from Axe, who told us to expect the restaurant will stay put, noting that rumors of a potential sale were off-the-mark.
Fortunately, Joe says it ain’t so. Photo: Tatiana Arbogast