[RECIPE] [VIDEO] Our Favorite Wingman Drums Up Sweet & Spicy Support for Young Musicians Unite at Michael’s Genuine

Diligently home-tested and now restaurant-ready, drummer and budding chef Harry Schwartz’s Sweet & Spicy Wood Oven Roasted Chicken Wings with cucumber crema is your post-Art Basel cure-all. Beginning tomorrow, we are supporting our favorite wingman as he raises funds for his partner non profit Young Musicians Unite with his favorite thing — wings!

From Monday, December 10 through Monday, December 17, find this special menu item at Lunch, Afternoon and Dinner with a portion of proceeds supporting this Miami-based non profit. Revitalizing music programs in South Florida’s underserved communities one school at a time, YMU gives students a voice through music thanks to leadership of its founder and band director Sammy Gonzalez. Partner bands like drummer Harry Schwartz’s Arrowhead take the time to play side by side shows with YMU’s students, raise funds through performances and even help with peer to peer mentoring in our after-school programs.  We are so excited. Especially because they taste amazing! Bravo to our favorite wingman. Get your hands on these drumsticks before they’re gone!

Let Them Eat Kale Pizza for World Food Day

Testing a few versions for the final recipe with WITS chef Laura Culbreth.

Today we bring Kale pizza out of the restaurant and into the cafeteria for World Food Day!  Our effort continues this new school year to support Wellness in the Schools’ work in South Florida to improve what’s on kid’s plates and educate them on healthy eating in the process.  Chef will visit McNicol Middle School in Hollywood at lunch to serve a made-from-scratch Kale Pizza recipe inspired by a menu favorite at Harry’s Pizzeria, sourced and approved by Broward County Public Schools’ Food & Nutrition services.  It’s amazing to know that whole wheat dough, caramelized onions and fresh kale will be on the line! Michael is the South Florida Chef Ambassador to the NYC based non-profit organization, now initiating “Wellness Chefs Move to Broward” after a successful launch last year.  We laid the groundwork for kid-approval too for this recipe, hosting WITS chef Chef Leonor Azpurua and her students at Harry’s Pizzeria in the Miami Design District for a field trip in the spring.  They were able to watch how our pizza is made from flour to table and hear from our kitchen team first-hand.  Chef Leonor said the kids enjoyed the Kale Pizza more than any other pizza they tried. “It was amazing watching the children asking for more kale, and then hearing about it on the bus ride home!”

McNicol approves of Harry’s.

Each month, a local chef will introduce a new scratch cooked menu item to the cafeteria, culminating in nine new healthy and delicious recipes for the Broward school lunch menu, kicking off today with Kale Pizza. WITS chefs in each school will prepare the pizza and train Broward cooks for continued implementation. Each month a new Chef Partner will launch one of their recipes. The goal is to bring serve new healthy restaurant style dishes meals to the children!  Thank you to our restaurant chef partners for their work, including Clark Bowen (Bistro Moderne), Aaron Brooks (Edge Steak & Bar), Julie Frans (Wynwood Yard), Aria Kagan (Whole Foods Market), and Chef Bill Telepan (Oceana, NYC).

Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better. They partner with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Trained culinary graduates partner with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches encourage schools to let kids play. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures and ultimately fighting the childhood obesity epidemic.

Follow along @harryspizzeria and @wellnessintheschools, one recipe at a time.

Shop & Eat Genuinely for Wellness in the Schools on Tuesday, January 10

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It’s a New Year’s Resolution that’s easy to get behind.  Shop at Miami-area Whole Foods Markets and dine at any of Michael’s Miami restaurants on Tuesday, January 10 to help kids eat better in South Florida Schools.

As we shared in October, Michael is the South Florida ambassador for Wellness in the Schools (WITS), a non profit dedicated to improving school lunch and educating kids about healthy eating.

As it enters South Florida for the first time this school year, the program is expanding upon a relationship with Whole Foods Market that began in New York City in order to generate awareness, further galvanize the community in support of this incredible cause, and raise essential funds to support its in-school work.

To that end, Whole Foods Market has committed to donate 5% of net day’s sales on Tuesday, January 10 from all six Miami stores (Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, South Beach, North Miami, Aventura) to Wellness in the Schools. And we’re proud to share that Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, ella, Cypress Tavern, Harry’s Pizzeria® and Fi’lia at SLS Brickell will be doing the same!  Also on this 5% Day, Michael will be teaching a bean themed WITS Cooking Lab at the Coral Gables location, making vegetarian chili with students from Liberty City Elementary.

Fun times and good eating for all.  Every bite counts.  Let’s do this!  For more information, visit wellnessintheschools.org

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Art Fare | UberEATS Delivers Miami Art Week to You with Lulu Schwartz

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Can you name them all?

UberEATS is bringing Miami Art Week to your door with limited edition cups designed by emerging local artist Lua Luisa Schwartz.  Get yours when you open the UberEATS app from Thursday, December 1  until Saturday, December 3 and order from any of the partner restaurants for this activity: Harry’s Pizzeria®, Bodega, DIRT, Moshi Moshi and Novecento.  Visit its Art Week HQ here for their fair map and pick up location guide.

If the last name sounds familiar, it should.  Ms. Schwartz is the daughter of Michael and Tamara and when UberEATS reached out with a request for Harry’s to hook up with a homegrown artist, she jumped on it with a playful pattern that dances Miami on a cup.

“I wanted to use fruits, and these specific ones, because I feel it is a big part of the daily life and culture in Miami,” she explains. “Local fruits with bright colors and lively character remind us of our tropical roots.”

The original!

The original! Made from acrylic paint and pen.

This Miami Beach native (16,) is a third year visual arts student at New World School of the Arts. She has always wanted to create art and was encouraged by her parents from a young age to embrace it. Inspired by her environment, Ms. Schwartz says of her work “There are certain ideas that I have associated with symbols, and since my artwork is often a thread of a concept I am interested in at the time, they are recurring.” Motifs materializing across newcuppng-1media rather than focusing on one in particular give her work a transformative, fluid quality free from boundaries. As she has developed her style, Ms. Schwartz has shifted importance from aesthetically-pleasing, to conceptually stimulating.

Quantities are limited to the first 100 orders per day.  So get on it! And visit Lulu’s website for her current portfolio of work. Her guide to Art Week?  It’s to the point — see the important stuff and don’t try to do to it all.  “I usually go to the big ones, Art Basel obviously.  Scope, Context… and also Untitled also has some cool stuff.”

Banding Together at Harry’s to Support Young Musicians Unite’s Spring Concert on 5/14

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Both locations of Harry’s Pizzeria (Design District pictured) are representing Young Musicians Unite with its amazing concert poster!

We like getting behind young talent, especially when it’s in the family.  After a successful FAM Night performance at Harry’s Pizzeria in Coconut Grove, Harry Schwartz is back with his band Arrowhead, this time for Young Musicians Unite’s annual spring concert… and tickets are live now here!

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As always, 100% of concert net proceeds will continue to fund Young Musicians Unite’s two free after-school programs, at The Young Men’s Prep Academy and The Overtown Youth Center, and will also enable the organization to expand into a third program at Jose De Diego Middle School.   The new program will include a 15-20 student “Rock Ensemble,” a concept created in the early 1970s by the late Douglas Burris’ of Miami Beach Senior high, which continues to this day.

The event, held Saturday May 14, in The Gleason Room — Backstage at The Filmore, will showcase performances by student rock bands, Jazz combos, and guitar ensembles from across Miami-Dade County.  Student ensembles are looking forward to showcasing their talent and efforts of their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

A pair of tickets to a concert as hot as our oven!

A pair of tickets to a concert as hot as our oven!

Beginning today, courtesy of Chef Michael, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!  Simply follow @harryspizzeria’s Instagram account, tag whom you would like to take as your guest, and THE Harry will choose a winner.  You have until this Sunday 4/24 at noon to enter, and the winner will be DMed shortly after by @harryspizzeria.  Check out his feed too, @harrythedrummer, to see what will sway him your way. [Hint: emoji use is encouraged!]

On the day of the concert, doors open at 7:00 pm; performance starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Ensembles scheduled to perform include, Arrowhead, Redwood Trip, YMP Jazz Combo, and YMP & OYC Guitar Ensemble.