[UPDATED] Who’s Your Daddy? Unleashing Animal Pizzeria on the East Coast for Harry’s Chef Pop No.6

A Schwartz sandwich! Vinny Dotolo (left) and Jon Shook (right) lead Animal Pizzeria’s pre-shift meeting at Harry’s before service last night

Update: Huge thanks to Jon & Vinny for making Michael’s Genuine & Harry’s their Animal Houses for the weekend.  See photos from Saturday & Sunday’s prep on our Flickr, and visit Twitter #AnimalPizzeria for a sample of the collective experience of the evening, as well as the final dishes courtesy Food for Thought Miami. Today’s pizza special is a delicious aftermath of a few dishes.

Vinny works on Michael’s cookbook pop-up dinner menu in Animal’s kitchen (Los Angeles, May 2011.)

Tickets for Animal Pizzeria are now live on this link! HINT: Great Father’s Day gift!

After wowing us by hosting Michael for a Genuine Animal dinner celebrating his cookbook in LA last year, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are South Florida-bound where it all began for them in culinary school to cook at Harry’s. We cannot wait to get it on.  Hope they don’t mind trading their two story kitchen clearance for our little closet!

After esteemed visiting guest chefs Gabrielle Hamilton, Jonathan Waxman, Marc Vetri, Jonathon Sawyer, and Kevin Sbraga (a mere tinsel of tickets left for SBRAGA Pizzeria on 5/22,) Michael welcomes the chef/owners of Animal and Son of a Gun in Los Angeles to Harry’s Pizzeria on Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.  Check them out in this weekend’s Wall Street Journalfor their shrimp toast!  We may even get a shout, too. : )

Jon & Vinny’s smoked fish dip from Son of a Gun at Marc Vetri’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand event in Philadelphia last summer.

As with all chef pops, seating for Animal Pizzeria is first come, first served. Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you’ve got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d’oeuvre, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group sommelier and Wine Director Eric Larkee and our tap beers at your disposal.  Go home with a special gift from the guys, too. All that and tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price.  Claim your spot today, exclusively online at Brown Paper Tickets.  Ready… GO!

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