LA LA Landing | Chef Goes West with Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at the James West Hollywood

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So happy together…

When Chef and Bradley head to LA on September 10 in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the City of Angels will get a taste of Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz opening at the James West Hollywood in January 2017.  Michael’s first West Coast restaurant represents a return to the place that inspired his career early on and shaped the simple approach to food for which he is known, based on quality sourcing.  This past April, the two joined Director of Licensing Operations Eric Larkee to tour the construction site, drink wine with friends and eat an Olympic athlete’s load of carbs all in the name of R&D.  Now that’s true dedication to the craft!

Incredibly, verified by a google (email) search, this will be the Genuine Team’s sixth year at LA Loves Alex’s thanks to gracious hosts Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern) along with Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat).  The event has raised over $3.2 million to fund childhood cancer research, with more than $1 million from the 2015 event alone!  Click here for tickets and for 2016 chef, winery and mixologist participant list.

The Chefs pose as the Alex Loves Lemonade Foundation hosts a fundraiser at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA on September 12, 2015. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner /ABImages)

The Chefs pose as the Alex Loves Lemonade Foundation hosts a fundraiser at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA on September 12, 2015.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner /ABImages)

Located on the famed corner of Sunset and La Cienega, The James will be Los Angeles’ newest hotel and the first ground-up project in West Hollywood in approximately 30 years. The iconic property will feature the 286-room and will also boast a luxurious pool and 10,000-square-feet of flexible event space, which will include a ballroom, event facilities, and meeting spaces.  Sbe’s Disruptive Restaurant Group will cultivate and manage the hotel’s restaurants and bars, while Denihan Hospitality Group will operate the hotel under The James Hotel brand.

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On the heels of opening a first location at the new SLS Hotel in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood in October, Fi’lia will showcase Michael’s fresh approach to Italian food, with handmade breads and pasta, and an emphasis on seasonal ingredients.  Michael moved from his hometown a Philadelphia to Santa Monica in 1986 and landed a job at Chinos working for Wolfgang Puck. He arrived in California without a plan, but was in the right place at the right time at the height of the Asian Fusion movement.

unnamed (36) (1)It was where his passion for sourcing product began to be put into practice, although it probably had a lot to do with his first experience working at a restaurant when he was 15 back in Philly.  Dad Marv helped him get his first job bussing tables at Dilullo’s, a Northern Italian restaurant.  The place was ahead of its time and really swanky, importing expensive, high quality ingredients from Italy.  Fine inspiration for a career in the kitchen, although he didn’t know it then!

For more information on Fi’lia visit filiarestaurant.com and follow @lalovesalexs today when those Angelenos wake up for @chefmschwartz’s takeover featuring what’s in store with this new restaurant concept and next month’s event!

Enjoy an Italian Holiday | Complimentary Valet Parking All Day, Every Day at Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink

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Standing Tuesday lunch date with a Short Rib Panini?  Persistent 4p.m. hankering for oysters on the half shell and a glass of rosé?  No matter what Genuine experience you crave, we’re ready to make it all a little easier to access.

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All smiles at the restaurant and on a recent Instagram Story by @michaelsgenuine.

Beginning today, guests who dine with us at Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink can enjoy complimentary valet parking in the Miami Design District.  In addition to 39th Street Valet located in front of Louis Vuitton, 40th Street Valet will be BACK next week in its usual spot in front of the restaurant’s courtyard entrance.

We all need an extra holiday and want thank you for your continuing support as our neighborhood makes some exciting improvements!  Book your next visit  — perhaps for Sunday Brunch, or maybe during Fi’lia’s Miami Spice takeover August 29 to September 4?! — by emailing reservations@michaelsgenuine.com or speak to Guest Services Manager Alina Tellez by calling 305.573.5550. We value your genuine feedback!

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BRUNCH
Sun 11am to 3pm

LUNCH
Mon – Sat 11:30am to 3pm

AFTERNOON
Mon – Sat 3pm to 5:30pm

DINNER
Mon – Thurs 5:30pm to 11pm
Fri and Sat 5:30pm to Midnight
Sun 5:30pm to 10pm

Happy Hour (With half price cocktails, wine and beer) Mon – Fri 4:30pm to 6pm
Miami Spice Dinner Sun – Thurs until September 29

 

Break Cornbread with Chef Bradley Herron’s Menu at Harry’s First Rosé BBQ Night

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Tuesday’s menu by chef de cuisine Bradley Herron.

14867168290_f4e933381e_kA week from today it’ll be time to roll out the smoker again for Harry’s first Rosé BBQ Night, and we’re breaking out the rosé for the occasion.  And the menu ready for us to salivate over.

Harry’s Pizzeria is so excited to welcome back The Genuine Hospitality Group Executive Chef Bradley Herron,  this time to pop a rosé barbecue dinner at Michael’s neighborhood American pizzeria. This is the wine we like to drink; it always occupies a special place at the Schwartz table and summertime is no exception. Tickets are $79 and include it all — the stationed menu above, all you care to drink rosé and draught beer, tax and gratuity.  It all gets started Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. at our location in the Miami Design District (3918 North Miami Avenue, Miami, 33127) and will be going until close that night.  Purchase tickets to join us HERE!

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Fi’lia Takes Over Miami Spice at Michael’s Genuine® Monday, August 29 — Sunday, September 4

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Michael’s decadent Crespelle, Italian crepes laced with tender short rib and baked with some of our favorite melting cheeses — taleggio and fontina.

MIA_Spice Fi'lia Dinner 2016After introducing guests to his new concept with events at Cypress Tavern and Harry’s Pizzeria®, Michael is opening the flagship doors in the Miami Design District to share a taste of what he’s been cooking and eating heading into the opening of Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell!

Guests of Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink partaking in the restaurant’s Miami Spice dinner will experience a taste of Chef’s soon to debut Italian restaurant Fi’lia in a $39 3-course prix fixe beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday August 29 to Sunday September 4, adding Friday and Saturday nights to the Miami Spice offering for that week.  In addition, the Michael’s Genuine bar will offer a Fi’lia specialty cocktail, Just Tell Me, featuring Casamigo Reposado, Campari, and Dimmi Liquore di Milano for $11. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Our a la carte dinner menu will also be available. To book a reservation call 305.573.5550 or email reservations@michaelsgenuine.com.

Just Tell Me is part of Fi'lia's bottled cocktail line up. Measured just right, and quick to serve -- just like we like it.

Just Tell Me is part of Fi’lia’s bottled cocktail line up. Measured just right, and quick to serve — just like we like it.

Opening in October at SLS Brickell, Fi’lia will showcase Schwartz’s fresh approach to Italian food, with handmade breads and pasta, and an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Fi’lia will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature honest Italian food highlighting fresh ingredients from the hearth and the simplicity of handmade artisanal breads and pasta. A meal begins with a crusty loaf, presented with olive oil and oregano snipped at the table. Rustic pizzas from the wood oven showcase beautiful produce in season in special combinations. Caesar salad is tossed tableside in a shower of shaved parmigiano from a roaming cart, with the smell of toasted garlic croutons reminding you of how satisfying and memorable the classics can be. Cocktails are refreshingly uncomplicated, balancing a focused wine list that appeals to the knowledgeable diner of Brickell, celebrating Italian regional varietals and American wines with an old world sensibility. For more information, please visit slshotels.com/brickell.

Prep Rally! Back to School, After School Pizza Party at Harry’s Coconut Grove

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Pencils are sharpened, bookbags have been flared and first day outfits chosen, so it’s time to roll out spheres of pi and fire up the Gallus gallus domesticus!  Michael Schwartz’s neighborhood American pizzeria in Coconut Grove is ready for Back to School and taking its role as the neighborhood’s unofficial headquarters pretty seriously.  That’s right students and families… Giant polenta fry tower seriously!

Join us at 2996 McFarlane Road on Wednesday, August 24 from 3-6PM for Harry’s Pizzeria®’s Back to School, After School Pizza Party!  Kids of all ages can enjoy a specially-priced menu of Harry’s favorites — Meatballs in Sauce, Wood Oven Chicken Wings and Margherita Pizza — for $19 to share, excluding tax and gratuity. The fun is coming out of the kitchen with Giant Polenta Fry Towers for $12 each, available as an a la carte special.  Bend the rules or see how long you can play before succumbing to the crispy morsels! Seating is first come, first served for pizza party guests arriving any time from 3-6PM (which also coincides with the restaurant’s Happy Hour, Adults!)  Harry’s full regular menu will also be available.  Questions?  Cheer squad feedback?  Call the restaurant at 786.655.0121.