We are getting in the movie mood as the Miami International Film Festival gets underway this week, and what could be better than more of where that came from right in our own backyard. All the time.
O Cinema, Wynwood’s home for independent film, has been our amazing partner in the OMG! Dinner & a Movie Series since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink came to play once a month with a delicious meal and a fantastic movie over the summer of 2011.
Since 2012, Harry’s Pizzeria has been the lucky member of Team Genuine celebrating the independent spirit with fresh and fun buffet meals to match the incredible movies O Cinema lines up for us each and every time.
On Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m., we delve into the world of genius photographer Bert Stern and see how he shaped American advertising and contemporary photography wtih his startling images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton, Twiggy and countless others. Photography and food. Two of our loves…. What could be better really? Because he will never do the same menu twice, on your TV dinner plate will be another family-style meal from Harry’s Pizzeria chef de cuisine Manny Sulbaran and of course ridonkulous desserts from our 2013 James Beard Outstanding Pastry semifinalist Hedy Goldsmith. Ok, so yeah, it did get a little better! Find the menu and tickets at this link, and see you out there!
The Back Forty Beer Company portfolio.
It’s always beer o’clock here at genuine HQ, so the day after What Ales You at Harry’s, MGFD is getting back into the O Cinema groove with an evening of craft brews, food, and film on Tuesday, August 14 beginning in their Wynwood courtyard. $45 entry includes the whole shebang as follows, and tickets are live now HERE:
Beer & Snacks (6:30-8 p.m.): Join chef Michael Schwartz and crew for a menu of snacks prepared by Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink chef de cuisine Bradley Herron and taste free-flowing beers poured by Back Forty Beer Company, a craft brewery out of Gadsden, Alabama introducing its portfolio for the first time in the state of Florida. Sample flagship Naked Pig Pale Ale, Freckle Belly IPA, World Beer Cup award-winning Truck Stop Honey English Brown Ale and Kudzu Porter, all from your own handy dandy branded pint glass to take home. Brad’s cooked up the beer-soaked menu pictured here that I can’t wait to devour, especially his famous beer mustard (and sausage!)
Movie (8-10 p.m.): Enter Wynwood’s (er, Miami’s!) best art house cinema for a screening of Beer Wars! In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world. Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries.
Beer Wars begins as the corporate behemoths are being challenged by small, independent brewers who are shunning the status quo and creating innovative new beers. The story is told through 2 of these entrepreneurs – Sam and Rhonda – battling the might and tactics of Corporate America. We witness their struggle to achieve their American Dream in an industry dominated by powerful corporations unwilling to cede an inch. This contemporary David and Goliath story is ultimately about keeping your integrity (and your family’s home) in the face of temptation. Beer Wars is a revealing and entertaining journey that provides unexpected and surprising turns and promises to change the world’s opinion on those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall.