As of 11:30 a.m., Harry’s Pizzeria became yours. Lunch was bangin’ – even the Florida beers were flowing early for a Tuesday! – and we couldn’t be more excited to be open for business. Here’s some of the 11th hour preparation on Friday that you didn’t get to see, creatively captured by our film intern Jaymes. We look forward to serving you soon!
Hola from New York, where Michael participated in the launch of the International Olive Council’s Add Some Life campaign yesterday at Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. More on that tomorrow, including photos from the event and recipes he and Bar Manager Ryan Goodspeed developed promoting olives and olive oil use, one of my favorite pastimes. In the meantime, I don’t know about you, but this morning some funky beats are in order to bump this team to the airport, and film intern extraordinaire Jaymes Gardzinski has just what the doctor ordered. Move to the groove of one of Michael’s favorites, JJ Grey & Mo Fro, and follow the beat of our drum on a typical morning readying for lunch service in Jaymes’ first video for us above. It’s what’s happening right about now in Miami! See y’all back at home soon.
It’s been a while since we posted video on The Genuine Kitchen but the dry spell is official OVER! Please enjoy Part I of Genuine Cayman, shot in June exploring the origin of seasonal, local ingredients sourced daily for our island restaurant. We’ll share part II on Thursday. As you may know, we unveiled the pilot episode in full at August’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. If you are interested in supporting the show to air, sponsorship packages are available for review here.
When it rains it pours here at (the newly minted) Genuine Hospitality Group… To capture it all, we just brought on Jaymes Gardzinski as our Fall Brand Intern. Jaymes comes to us from University of Miami where he is a senior film student, graduating early in December (we love over-acheivers.) He’ll be working on a few video projects for us this semester, first a warm-up piece on MGFD in Miami, followed by The Making of Harry’s Pizzeria, going behind the scenes in the development and opening of our third restaurant (posted here on opening day, Tuesday September 27.) More videos will follow, lest we eat up all his “free” time! From the looks of his taste in restaurants (and sandwiches – he chose the fish sandwich for our first meeting which “was awesome, as expected,”) we can’t wait to see us through his eyes. Besides his myriad producing, writing, and camera credits, Jaymes is also a very talented still photographer. You can see some of his stunning work here of Iceland, where he spent time this summer with UM science students and faculty. And please join me by welcoming Jaymes to the team. We are thrilled to have him!