Harry’s Beer Slam | Wynwood Brewing Co. Vs. Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.

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Picture that beer competition movie you were once dragged to and may have walked out of, to go drink a beer before theaters had bars, because it was so bad.   This is even better than that frosty pint tasted.  And it tasted pretty good!

Satisfy your thirst for victory, the comfort of a friendly neighborhood joint and civilized beer professionals – at least most of the time! Come one, come all to Miami’s Design District, Tuesday, February 23 at 7PM for a battle of beer pairings at Harry’s Pizzeria. Two of our favorite local breweries will go head to head with a special menu by The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron and Harry’s chef de cuisine Danny Ramirez as the playing field.

David Rodriguez of Wynwood Brewing Co. and Roberto Tito Ronchetta of Biscayne Bay Brewing Co., with Master of Slam Ceremonies Eric Larkee, The Genuine Hospitality Group Wine & Spirits Director presiding, throw their caps into the ring for Harry’s first ever Beer Slam competition.

Be greeted with passed snacks and some brews to get the juices flowing, then enjoy three courses including dessert all paired with one beer from each brewery. Cast your vote for best pairing after each course, and we will crown a Harry’s Beer Slam Champion at the end! The prize? Winning brewery reigns over Harry’s four taps for the next month!

$75 includes it all (even the tax and gratuity!)  Get them here Ribbing amongst breweries may not guarantee a win, but it’s highly encouraged leading up to event day.  Visit #harrysbeerslam to follow along.  And click here for the full set of photos from last night’s chef pop-up, Bradley’s Pizzeria. Chef Herron killed! CHEERS!

A Brunch Menu of Bottomless Indulgences Saturday 2.20 at Cypress Tavern

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CT_Indulge Brunch MenuCypress Tavern’s Indulge Brunch is Saturday, February 20. We are so excited to finally share the menu! Enjoy a family-style brunch with 3 courses of multiple dishes, a choice between two special bottomless cocktails for the occasion, and a goody bag curated by Indulge magazine celebrating its new food issue with our chocolate truffles and more. It’s all included for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. We are booking through ticketed reservations, so guests can pick an available time from 11am-3pm to indulge; it doesn’t all start at once. Join chefs Michael, Bradley and Max for a super decadent and delicious meal, 4 weeks from today. Tables are going to look insane, so book now to ensure you’re at one of them! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


On the Edge of #SOBEWFF Play Time | Dinner with Waxy, Schwartzy & Brooksy

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival arrives for the 15th time to Miami and its beautiful southern beaches next month, ushering in cooler temps and hot chefs. We’re pretty excited about the dinner Michael is cooking on Friday, February 26 with friends Jonathan Waxman and Aaron Brooks and are here to share the menu with you first!

“”I look forward to playing hooky with Michael,” shares Jonathan, this year’s Festival Tribute Dinner honoree. “Plus late drinks at the Broken Shaker and lunch at Michael’s!”

Host chef Aaron Brooks of the Four Seasons Miami and Edge Steak & Bar (1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33132) is just one of those chefs that chefs want to work with.  Talented, clearly.  Maybe more importantly is the peace of mind a host like Aaron brings to the table.  You know he has your back no matter what, drama-free.  Sometimes it’s a kitchen like this that can get you through a long service — or the demands of a marathon food festival weekend — with a smile on your face and a kick in your step.

“Michael has been a great support since I moved to Miami over four years ago,” he shared. “His food reigns true with my philosophy of serving tasty, uncomplicated dishes grounded on traditional technique. The same goes for Jonathan, he is a guy that truly believes in the product and treating it with the ultimate respect, and by doing so gets you the best flavor from what you cook. Basically letting the ingredients speak for themselves. Cooking with these guys is going to be absolutely awesome!’

Join us to enjoy what these three gentlemen do best.  Click here snag the few tickets that are left and then don’t forget to email tickets@sobefest.com to be seated with your party!

Dinner hosted by
Michael Schwartz, Jonathan Waxman and Aaron Brooks

Whipped Foie Gras Pate, Baguette, Marcona Almonds
and Honey-Soaked Raisins
Fried Oyster, Beef Tartare and Caviar
Grilled Lamb Sausage, Yoghurt, Pickles
Mushroom and Manchego Cheese Croquetas, Lemon Aioli
Aaron Brooks


Crisp Pork Belly, Brown Butter Hazelnuts, Carrot Butter
Aaron Brooks
Shrimp & Grits with Gremolata
Jonathan Waxman
Slow Roasted & Grilled Short Rib
Grilled & Marinated Market Vegetables
Parsley & Romesco Sauces
Michael Schwartz
Pavlova, Florida Strawberries, White Chocolate Chantilly,
Rose Water and Pistachio
Aaron Brooks

Valentine’s Day at Cypress Tavern | Snuggle with Your Bae and a Half Bottle


This chilly weather is channeling the Valentine’s Day spirit!  It’s all about getting cozy on the most romantic day of the year, and Cypress Tavern will make that easy.  Enjoy a 3-course Valentine’s Dinner prix fixe at Michael’s American Grill & Cocktail Bar with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert from its regular menu, including selections from its Large Plates for Two section.  The menu is $79 per person plus tax and gratuity and comes with a half bottle of Champagne for each couple. The complete a la carte dinner menu will also be available.  Cypress Tavern offers a warm, welcoming and festive experience in a room like no other, perfect for sharing an intimate meal over candle light on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day.  Find a cozy seat on the banquette in the restaurant’s intimate dining room, noted by Travel + Leisure as one of the most romantic in America.  To reserve a table, email reservations@cypresstavern.com or call 305.520.5197.  $5 Design District Valet is available, as well as street parking in the city lot in between 37th and 38th street. Full menus and more information are available at cypresstavern.com. The restaurant is open for Valentine’s Dinner from 5:30-10pm on Sunday, February 14, and is located at 3620 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137.

Cultivating Talent | The Genuine Hospitality Group Job Fair Wednesday, January 27 10am-4pm

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We are looking for dependable, energetic, reliable, passionate and professional staff members with great attitudes and personalities to join our team!  If you are committed to delivering an exceptional dining experience and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, then you should apply in person with your resume.  The Genuine Hospitality Group job fair will be hosted Wednesday, January 27 from 10am-4pm at our corporate office in Miami’s Design District, 3936 North Miami Avenue (unit above Harry’s Pizzeria, access through the door just north of the restaurant facade and walk up the stairs.)  We are hiring for all front and back of house positions including restaurant managers, baristas, pizza cooks, line cooks, sous chefs, servers and bussers.  Questions?  Email careers@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com.