Throwing Back a Milestone 10 Year Celebration | Classic Dishes Hit MGFD’s Menus Thursday & We All Toast a Longer, Food-Inclusive Genuine Happy Hour Next Week

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mg_mgfd10-presenter_happy-hoursSince Chef’s flagship, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, first opened in Miami’s Design District on March 13, 2007, locals and tourists alike have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back, bistro atmosphere and straightforward food emphasizing fresh, local ingredients. 10 years later, it’s time to celebrate what Michael Schwartz does best.

Enjoy a taste of Genuine’s beginning as we highlight classic dishes from the 2007 opening menu this Thursday, March 9 until anniversary day on Monday, March 13, and for the first time, beginning Tuesday, March 14, the restaurant launches a food-friendly Genuine Happy Hour, doubling its length to three hours on weekdays from 4:30-7:30pm at the Bar and adding 1/2 off oysters and snacks to complement 1/2 off cocktails, wine and beer.  The celebration would not be complete without a Genuine precedent that throws back to what this restaurant is really all about — gathering good company around good vibes and thoughtfully-made food and drink. They just go hand in hand.

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One of Michael’s most requested throwback dishes of all time looking stunning in Chef’s Michael’s Genuine Food cookbook and on your table soon (photo credit Ben Fink Photography.)

For the throwback, look for these dishes that put fresh, simple, pure cuisine on the map at lunch and dinner, including:

Chicken Liver Crostini with caramelized onions
Pulled Pork Sandwich with pickled red onion, creamy cucumbers & parsley sauce
Butter Lettuce with orange, hazelnuts, avocado & shallot-hazelnut vinaigrette
Rock Shrimp & Chorizo Pizza with escarole & toasted garlic
Rigatoni with Short Rib Sugo, homemade ricotta & lemon zest
Chile Chicken Wings with creamy cucumbers
Curried Duck Confit with mashed cauliflower & pear-raisin chutney
Wood Roasted Onion stuffed with ground lamb & apricots
Crispy Beef Cheeks with whipped celeriac, celery salad & chocolate reduction
Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Anson Mills grits, pickled onions, parsley sauce
Indian Style Braised Lamb Shank with perfumed basmati rice & braised greens

“When you put everything into something and your family and staff depends on you to make it work, it’s an incredible responsibility,” reflects Schwartz. “We have always cooked the food we want to eat and embraced the freedom in that even though it hasn’t been easy. We have so much to be thankful for, especially our guests who have stood by us for so long and believed in our passion for putting better product on the plate. I’ve always said the secret to good food is… good food. And that’s what Genuine is all about.”

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Subject to change. Prices listed are 1/2 off regular menu.

mgfd-new-afternoon-sections_bigIn addition to rolling out the all new Genuine Happy Hour, the restaurant’s afternoon menu will continue to be served from 3-5:30p.m., more robust than ever with two sandwiches, two pizzas and a variety of other vegetable, meat and fish dishes, as well as the full raw bar.

Michael’s Genuine has been the recipient of coveted superlatives over the years, including 10 Best New Restaurants from The New York Times, Best Restaurant and Best Chef Miami New Times, Trip Advisor’s Award of Excellence, Eater’s Top 38 Restaurants in America, Best Burgers in America The Daily Meal, and much more. The early success of the restaurant catapulted Chef Schwartz on the national stage garnering the attention of the James Beard Foundation who in 2010 awarded him Best Chef South. His cookbook, Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People who Love to Eat (Clarkson Potter) was released in 2011, a volume meant to be on the kitchen counter not the shelf, full of recipes including his famous addictive snacks, favorite pizzas and colorful salads, and even the restaurant’s signature Whole Roasted Chicken – a love letter to the greatest hits from his menu to bring genuine cooking home.

Guests may reserve a table by calling 305.573.5550 or emailing reservations@michaelsgenuine.com. The classic dishes will be noted on the restaurant’s menus in bold and available a la carte during the throwback celebration from Thursday, March 9 to Monday, March 13. Join the anniversary online by sharing favorite dishes and memories on Instagram and tagging #MGFD10.  @michaelsgenuine will regram selections as part of the ongoing festivities. Michael’s Genuine is open seven days a week, with Lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Afternoon Monday through Saturday 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Brunch Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Genuine Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. featuring ½ off oysters, snacks, cocktails, wine and beer at the Bar and Bar Room. Visit the all new michaelsgenuine.com beginning Thursday, March 9 for more information and menus.

Super Sunday Specials | Wing Bowls & Za, Buckets of Beer at Harry’s Pizzeria®

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Let’s get it on, America!  Super Bowl Sunday is February 5, and we’re ready to take comfort in our annual nationwide rallying cry that sets politics aside to celebrate the strength, strategy and camaraderie of sport.  Harry’s Pizzeria has you fed home and away with some specials, because, well, we all could use some right about now.  These hit the spot for parties of four, but who’s counting?

SUPER WING BOWLS & ZA |  Any two pizzas on the regular menu and a bowl of 18 oven roasted agrodolce wings with rosemary crema dipping sauce for $51.  Available for dine in, take out and delivery; find the combo in the “Most Popular” section of Uber EATS.

BUCKETS OF BEER |  Galvanize this. Crack open a selection of five of our favorite cans for $25 for the table, served on ice so they’re nice and cold to go the distance.

Our locations in the Miami Design District (3918 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127) and Coconut Grove (2996 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL 33133) don’t take reservations, but if you’d like to know if either restaurant can accommodate a larger group, reach Lindsay Guidos at Lindsay@michaelschwartzevents.com or 786.708.6826.  Visit harryspizzeria.com for our menus and more.

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August of Genuine Events: Announcing Harry’s First Rosé BBQ in the Design District & More!

It’s been a very busy summer, and we’re not letting up!  With Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz poised to open in the fall at SLS Brickell, Michael’s newest concept is making the rounds in Genuineland where it’s been welcomed with open arms… and mouths!  Our second taste of Chef’s simple, honest approach to Italian food wrapped with a packed house at Harry’s Pizzeria last night, so we are pleased to share our next events in the hopper for August that spread the love.  It’s going to be a tasty month!

17715500600_c64658a872_kHarry’s BBQ Night: Rosé Edition Tuesday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. — Harry’s Pizzeria, 3918 North Miami Avenue, Miami (Design District), 33127  TICKETS HERE

It’s time to roll out the smoker again, and we’re breaking out the rosé for the occasion.  Harry’s Pizzeria is so excited to welcome back The Genuine Hospitality Group Executive Chef Bradley Herron 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.  Here we’ll drink pink three ways, including a sparkling.  Harry’s loves beer too, so its four taps will feature refreshing summer beer styles for the week of the event.  Tickets are $79 and include it all — a stationed menu, all you care to drink rosé and draught beer, tax and gratuity.  You’ll grab a pizza tray and make the rounds to build your BBQ meal visiting the Smoker, Wood Oven, and Counter.  There will be plenty of Sides and Veggies too, and of course Dessert!  Stay tuned for Brad’s menu. All sales are final, seating is communal, and we’ll be open all night long.

IMG_6251Fi’lia Spices Up MGFD | Monday, August 29 to Sunday, September 4 from 5:30 p.m.  Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, 130 NE 40th Street, Miami (Design District) 33137, 305.573.5550

We’ve seen tremendous response from everyone this summer to our embrace of Fi’lia at our restaurants, so with Cypress Tavern and Harry’s Pizzeria events under our belts, it’s time to move the party to Michael’s flagship!  With so much excitement around Miami Spice, especially at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, we thought it would be fun for Fi’lia take over our Spice dinner menu for a week!  Beginning Monday, August 29 until Sunday September 4, guests joining us from 5:30 p.m. can choose from a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $39 exclusive of tax and gratuity featuring Fi’lia inspired-dishes.  The special menu will also be available Friday and Saturday nights, even though we don’t typically offer Miami Spice during those dinner services.  MGFD’s regular dinner menu will also be available all evenings.

FBB-logo-v3-stackedREDHarry’s Flight Night Welcomes Funky Buddha Brewery | Tuesday, August 30 from 6 p.m. —Harry’s Pizzeria, 3918 North Miami Avenue, Miami (Design District), 33127, 786.275.4963

Flight Night is getting funktified! After a lot of fun with J. Wakefield, Harry’s is getting its community brew on again with a Flight Combo, special menu items from Harry’s for the night, and taps (and more!) from Oakland Park’s brewer of “big, bold flavors, made exactingly with natural ingredients.”  Harry’s a la carte menu will be available all day and there’s no cover charge to pop in! Look for Flight Night’s special insert on the night of, and stay tuned for beer selections and menu!

summer-series-beer-court-071516-FINAL[1]Summer Series Finale! Genuine Beer Court | Friday, August 12 from 6 p.m.  — Palm Court, 140 NE 39th Street, Second Floor “Netscape” Space, Miami (Design District) 33137  TICKETS HERE

Enjoy all you care to drink of two special beers poured from each of five local breweries; three MGFD and Lynx Grills food stations including sausage & onion hoagie with dijon mustard & sauerkraut, broccoli rabe pizza with chiles & garlic, and mini burgers with secret sauce, shredded lettuce, extra cheese; housemade Chex mix; and music and lawn games. We’ll also be giving away a Lynx Smoker Box in a raffle drawing on site, complete with a signed copy of Michael’s cookbook and a few other surprises!  Tickets are $55 plus tax all inclusive and exclusively sold in advance through our link.  When you arrive on site, you’ll check in at the door, get your wristband and let the fun begin. Cheers!

Yes Wake Zone | Prepairing for Flight Night at Harry’s Pizzeria

In its continuing effort to forge community ties through a toast or two, Harry’s Pizzeria in Miami’s Design District is excited to welcome Wynwood’s J. Wakefield Brewing for a  Flight Night!  After its 3-6PM Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 21, Chef’s Neighborhood American Pizzeria extends the hospitality into the evening with Owner and Master Brewer John Wakefield joined by Brand Director and Cicerone Alex Gutierrez behind the bar.  From 6 until close, all four taps will be devoted to this neighboring brewery, poured by certified beer professionals, for a special price of $6 per pint. The restaurant will also offer a flight night combo including four, 4 oz pours of each beer with your choice of a pizza and a snack from the night’s special menu for $24.  Guests who either purchase a pint or this flight combo will be able to take home a complimentary J. Wakefield Pint Glass, while supplies last. Look for specials from the Harry’s kitchen that pair well with beer or feature it as an ingredient.  There is a special place in our hearts for agrodolce, but please join beverage manager Amanda Fraga and I in sending targeted brainwaves to the chefs for a special wing sauce for the night!

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Grrrrrowlllll: Amanda and Alex with a fennel pizza and Amber Waves, testing, tasting, and pre-pairing for Flight Night.

Look for Amber Waves (Amber Ale), super drinkable and refreshing for summer, as well as flagship Hop 4 Teacher (IPA), plus two more yet to be decided — but Amanda and Alex are getting there, after a lunch testing out how Harry’s menu works with the lineup at the brewery.  For a sweet finish try cookie & a shorty, a Harry’s chocolate chunk cookie lightly warmed in the oven until crispy on the outside and melty on the inside, paired with a 4 oz pour for $6.  In the running are El Jefe (Hefeweizen), UJP (English Smoked Porter), and J. Wakefield’s Brown Ale.  Ay yay yay.  How to decide!?  Follow along as we figure it out, including releasing the special menu, at #harrysflightnight!  Harry’s full menu will also be available the entire day and night!

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!