When we heard about Brown Distributing Company’s Drink Like a Local movement to support Florida breweries, we immediately jumped onboard by serving more local beers on tap and in the bottle at Harry’s Pizzeria. Now our menu gets to play, too.
Beginning September 16, we get super serious one Sunday a month about drinking and eating like a local. And by super serious we of course mean our first brunch service! Michael is inviting local chefs who also support Florida’s craft breweries at their own restaurants to come over to Harry’s and cook brunch in our kitchen. You’ll find their dishes integrated into our menu in a special section all their own, along with their favorite beers on tap and in the bottle. Some menu items will come with beer, too. This is not a ticketed event, just some good ole a-la-carte fun on a Sunday with good friends, good food, and good beer. And more eggs!
First up, homegrown beer-loving chef Brendan Connor of Whisk Gourmet in South Miami. He’ll be in house from 11-3:00 p.m. cooking up the following dishes with chef Manny Sulbaran and the team at Harry’s. He’s still working on a sweet item and his list of beers, but we couldn’t wait to share these since our mouths have been watering all weekend since receiving them. Boom. #BeerBrunch.
We hear they have a garden here, but will we tend it? We will have to wait until next week to find out.
UPDATE: Wow. D.C. rocked. We have photos up from our event with chef Critchley and many more yet to make it to Flickr. And we even made it to the White House and to visit its beautiful organic garden! More photos to come..
If we can pry him away from “A Genuine Adventure” at Relais & Chateaux property Blackberry Farm i.e. chef heaven in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Michael and I will meet up in the nation’s capital next week with some Miami-connected, D.C.-based friends who are graciously hosting MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD happy hour events. Both are free and open to the public, so please stop by if you’re in the area. While our main growing season is winding down in South Florida, D.C. is just ramping up, so we’re excited to check out the bounty up yonder. For the scoop on our mystery hosts, and their local farmers markets, follow the jump.
@hedygoldsmith tweeted her preparations for the role of "Chief Justice of Pie" the night before. Yep, she now has her own gavel!
Slow Food Miami served up a slice of history Saturday afternoon. Make that 22 times two slices — and that was just the judges’ table!
The occasion was “Pie on the Porch,” an event to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Coral Gables House, George Merrick’s former home. Merrick (1886–1942) was the real estate developer who is credited as the planner and builder of the City of Coral Gables in the 1920s.
Festivities included Boy Scout Troop 7′s flag-raising ceremony and the planting of a “Heritage Garden” designed by Jackie and Carlos Touzet of Touzet Studio. Booths from Whisk Gourmet and Teena’s Pride peppered the lawn. Despite rain showers, the community turned out, sporting their patio best.
We were there for the sweet centerpiece, a local pie-baking contest presided over by another Gables resident — our very own Hedy Goldsmith, who traded “Executive Pastry Chef” for “Chief Justice of Pie” for the day.
22 pies, six sugar-shocked judges, a dozen San Pellegrinos and maybe twice that in #pieontheporch Tweets later, Summertime Blueberry Pie (Marlin Ebbert,) Monctezuma’s Delight (John Carr,) Lucila’s Fruit Bomba Creme Brûlée Pie (Lucila Jimenez,) Longan Walnut Bolaraisin Pie (Robert Barnum,)
Yam I Am – Hedy’s personal favorite (Carol Garvin,) and Passion Fruit Pie (Jana White) came out on top! Here’s how it all went down.