It’s fun experiencing this time of year with folks not from these parts, too. Tess recently went on a foraging adventure inspired by Tiffany Noe of Little River Cooperative and author of FORAGER: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants. Days and a mango-decorating party later, she found out she is allergic to these tropical jewels, but that didn’t stop her from having a ton of fun (and our office from coveting her mangoes!)
“Once you find one mango tree, it’s like the lights are turned on and you see they are everywhere!,” she explains. “Not being from Miami I had no idea what mango season really meant to people from here. And after going through FORAGER, I’m completely addicted.. Further South and West you’ll find mango trees lining the main streets and intersections. You can just pull over, and pick it’s a pretty amazing thing. I drove around a few weekends ago with a copy of the book and a notebook and made a treasure map, writing down where all the trees were where the mangoes were not ripe enough, or where a Surinam cherry goldmine is, and where I finally found tamarind.”
Feelings are strong, no matter where you are from! So we are putting a call out. Doodle what eating (RED) means to you on one of your extra backyard or urban-foraged mangoes and bring it to Harry’s Pizzeria. The Genuine Hospitality Group office offers a little creative inspiration in the shot above (thanks lovely ladies Lindsay, Jess, and Karen for playing with Tess and I!) We’ll display our favorites in Harry’s pizza station window and ￼on its Instagram. Chef Danny will also do his best work to make some daily specials and more with our harvest, from snacks and salads, to housemade soda and panna cotta. It’s going to be a fun month. Follow our social media @harryspizzeria and #eatredmangoes to like your favorites until we choose a winner on June 30, who will get tickets to one of our summer OMG! Dinner & a Movies with O Cinema Wynwood (yes, it’s back!) May the reddest mango win!