Harry’s Pizzeria® Opens in Downtown Dadeland Thursday, May 18 Introducing Online Ordering & Marra Forni Pizza Oven

A new restaurant calls for new THIS. Meet Banana Nutella Panini.

On Thursday, Harry’s Pizzeria® will open its third South Florida restaurant, located at 8975 SW 72nd Place at the corner of SW 90th Street in the heart of Downtown Dadeland, an emerging culinary destination at the fulcrum of the communities of Pinecrest and Kendall. With complimentary garage parking and the addition of online ordering at harryspizzeria.com for takeout and delivery, James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Michael Schwartz’s neighborhood American pizzeria now offers more ways than ever to access better pizza and a genuine experience the whole family can build a meal around.

Still some finishing touches to go, but the space is looking banging.

Harry’s Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland was built to thoughtfully, optimally serve longtime fans and a new community in a few key ways that enhance the experience of better pizza. With its third restaurant, the brand rolls out Online Ordering on Thursday across all Harry’s Pizzeria locations at harryspizzeria.com. Guests can select their location and place orders for takeout on its own user-friendly menu dashboard. As the design of future restaurant spaces evolve to function more efficiently for both dine-in and take out orders, the new restaurant features an accessible takeout counter in concert with the flow of guests and staff in the dining room. Harry’s Pizzeria also works with partners including UberEATS, Amazon Restaurants and DoorDash for delivery, which will be introduced at the Downtown Dadeland location a couple of weeks after opening.

“We are so excited to connect with a new community to the south excited about gathering around great food, which is exactly what Harry’s is all about,” says Schwartz. “We love that we can add better pizza into the mix and look forward to welcoming guests into our new home with genuine hospitality!”

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Dadeland opening beverage.

In an effort to always improve upon the quality and consistency of our pizza (the heart and soul of what we do), Schwartz and The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron selected a Marra Forni Rotator Oven for the new kitchen, making a trip to work with it where it is built right outside of Washington, D.C. With a rotating deck made of pure cut Italian stone to retain and conduct consistent heat, the oven cooks evenly and quickly. While also serving as an active and beautiful focal point for the main dining room in the open oven station, the new hearth is calibrated specifically for the chef’s unique dough recipe. The core menu including Snacks, Salads, Daily Entrées, 11 Quick-Fired Pizzas with the option of gluten-free crust, and Dessert are along for the ride with great local brands including Panther Coffee and JoJo Tea. A daily pie and soup special, as well as wine and beer selection – including one rotating local craft tap – will be unique to the new location. Before rolling out Harry’s-wide, Schwartz adds a Banana-Nutella Panini to the Downtown Dadeland dessert line up, spawned from a longtime favorite from his flagship Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink and eponymous cookbook. Fans can now give the gift of better pizza with electronic gift cards, available for purchase at harryspizzeria.com, simply click “[NEW] E-Gift Cards” to choose your denomination and send through email or phone.

“Opening in Downtown Dadeland is not only exciting in enabling us to reach more people with the better pizza they crave, but it’s a milestone for our Company as well as we embark on a multi-year expansion project,” says Sunil Bhatt, CEO Harry’s Holdings, LLC. “Starting that process with multiple South Florida locations will provide us with the foundation we need as we move north in Florida, in to Georgia and beyond over the coming years”.

Downtown Dadeland offers complimentary garage parking for Harry’s guests through a validated ticket when the check is presented, as well as street parking – not to mention its central location is the perfect stroll or bike ride for locals to the neighborhood.  Seating 38 inside at tables and banquettes in the main dining room, 8 at the counter, and 40 outside with water bowls for pets, there will be plenty of room for a great meal. One flat panel TV will of course be in for game day as favorite snacks like Polenta Fries and Wood Oven Roasted Wings with agrodolce and rosemary crema fly around the dining room. Michael’s Genuine alums Kitchen Milton Vega, Kitchen Manager and GM Paolo Bazzani are leading the front and back of house teams comprised of both newcomers and Harry’s veterans from Coconut Grove and the Miami Design District.

Harry’s Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland is located at 8975 SW 72nd Place, Kendall, FL 33156 at the corner of SW 90th Street in the heart of Downtown Dadeland launches with a 3-6 p.m. weekday Happy Hour and will be open daily serving lunch and dinner for dine in, take out and delivery, Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 12 a.m. – no reservations, walk-ins welcome. Call 786-540-5970 or email downtowndadeland@harryspizzeria.com. Follow the new location and join the conversation at the hashtag #HPDowntownD, where daily specials and news from the @harryspizzeria handle on Instagram are sorted. Visit the harryspizzeria.com to order online, access full menus and social media and more across all locations, including the gift of better pizza with electronic gift cards.

Harry’s Pizzeria is Michael Schwartz’s neighborhood American pizzeria first opened in 2011, a hip, casual joint for people who love pizza, but who also crave and gather around innovative, genuine cooking. Pies feature fresh, chef-curated toppings and a tender, quick-fired crust with integrity. At the table, the Harry’s experience is complete with warm service and a wholesome menu to make a meal, including snacks, colorful salads, daily entrée specials and dessert. From the sidewalk to the dining room, the restaurant buzzes with friends and family hanging out over craft beer, a creative wine list and great music. To make a new house a home, its “Chef Pop-Up Series” has welcomed America’s most acclaimed chefs into its Miami Design District kitchen, effectively cementing Harry’s Pizzeria as a fixture in Miami’s dining community known for both its consistency and energetic approach to the restaurant experience. Bright and airy, with street-facing floor to ceiling windows draped in blinds, the restaurant basks under the golden glow of gelled industrial florescent lamps and features a modern rustic interior of woods, leather, rattan, white marble, and metal. The bathroom blackboard is for guests to get creative. For more information, visit harryspizzeria.com.

Schwartz’s Miami Spice is Twice as Nice with Michael’s Genuine & Cypress Tavern

Prawn Perks! Cypress Tavern's Supplements at a special price include this wood-roasted giant!

Prawn Perks! Cypress Tavern’s Supplements at a special price include one of these wood-roasted giants!

It’s never too early to start planning your Miami Spice must-visit list come August 1, so we have our menus ready to throw into the ring!  Value and variety make it twice as nice in 2016 at Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink and Cypress Tavern, where Michael and our chefs will offer quality ingredients, favorite dishes and new items for Spice Dinner at two of The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurants in the Miami Design District.  We’re ready for your report cards!

“For me, Spice is about doing it right or not doing it at all,” Michael explains. “It’s important we create a well balanced offering that showcases the best of our menus with what’s available during summer, and to encourage the chefs to use it as a platform to introduce new dishes and get creative within the boundaries of the format. We look closely at what makes the most sense to execute with the greatest benefit to our guests.”

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Click for MGFD’s full sample menu!

This year during the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual restaurant promotion from August 1 to September 30, Chef’s flagship neighborhood bistro, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, will offer Spice Dinner Monday through Thursday and Sunday.  Spice Dinner will also be available Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at Cypress Tavern, his American Grill & Cocktail Bar.

In addition to the choice of 3-courses included in Miami Spice for $39, each restaurant will also run a selection of dishes from its regular menu as optional supplements exclusive for Miami Spice takers at special prices.  The Genuine Hospitality Group Beverage Manager and Sommelier Amanda Fraga will feature a cocktail at both locations for $10, with accessible wines highlighted from the wine list for convenience on the back of the Spice menu. Pricing is not inclusive of tax and gratuity, and menus will change regularly throughout the two months to fully embrace the program the genuine way.

Michael’s Genuine (130 NE 40th Street) and Executive Chef Bradley Herron will kick off dinner with a choice of Appetizers including Grilled Peaches with stracciatella, arugula pesto and saba, Wood Roasted Florida Shrimp with shaved fennel, citrus, and basil, or Beef Tongue a la Plancha with whipped potato and salsa verde; Entrées include Housemade Bucatini with rabbit bolognese, porcini fondue, thyme, Wood Oven Roasted Snapper with chorizo, crushed tomato, chickpeas, saffron aioli, and sourdough crostini, or Slow Roasted Short Rib with calabaza purée, charred & pickled onions, and pumpkin seeds; Dessert brings Vanilla Kulfi with mango, rosewater-ginger syrup, and pistachios, Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel, housemade marshmallows, and peanut butter crumble, or Cheese with accompaniments including apricot-saffron jam and walnut raisin bread.  Dishes that guests love to order to share were chosen as Supplements showcase essential parts of the Genuine experience, with the benefit of savings off the regular price. Guests can complement their meal with Black Truffle Pizza from the wood burning oven with taleggio, caramelized onions, and thyme ($17), and from Michael’s now iconic raw bar, a Miami Spice Platter of 
four oysters, four clams, shrimp cocktail, today’s ceviche ($29.)

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Click for the full Cypress Tavern sample menu.

Down the street, Cypress Tavern (3620 NE 2nd Avenue) Chef de Cuisine Max Makowski begins with Appetizers including Gem Lettuce with Florida citrus, pistachio, and aged goat cheese, Tuna Crudo with fresno chili, avocado, lime, or Grilled Beans with harissa vinaigrette, marcona almond, and crispy leeks; Entrées feature Grilled Hanger Steak with corn, grilled leeks, and confit potato, Local Fish with wood grilled summer squash and herb nage, or Wood Grilled Leg of Lamb with gigante bean, roasted tomato, and cipollini onions, or the simple perfection of the restaurant’s sought after Cypress Burger with onion marmalade, Jasper Hill Landaff, and thrice cooked fries; Dessert finishes sweetly with Apple Galette topped with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel, Chocolate Pot de Crème with whipped cream and brioche croutons, or Cheese Plate with apple chutney, spiced nuts, and honey.  Supplements are favorites including Wood Grilled Giant Prawn with roasted chile salsa ($17) and Duck Confit with French lentils and bitter greens ($16.)

For more information, menu items and photos as they are updated throughout Miami Spice, please visit our Miami Spice page here and follow #genuinemiamispice on Instagram. To make a reservation at Michael’s Genuine, email reservations@michaelsgenuine.com or call 305.573.5500. For Cypress Tavern, email reservations@cypresstavern.com or call 305.520.5197.

Prime Time in Genuineland | Amazon Restaurants Launches Free One-Hour Delivery on Prime Now in Miami

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Today Amazon Restaurants launches free delivery for Prime Now customers in Miami, following rollouts in major food cities across the U.S. this year including Seattle, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco and most recently New York City.   We are always looking for more ways to reach you with the food you know and love, so Michael’s Miami Design District restaurants are onboard for this new service, including Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, Harry’s Pizzeria® Design District, ella pop café and Cypress Tavern.  Harry’s Pizzeria Coconut Grove should come online for delivery later this summer or early fall.

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Ella is open now, serving its breakfast menu!

Here’s how it works.  You must be a member of Amazon Prime to order, as Prime Now is a benefit of membership.  Anyone can sign up for a free 30-day trial membership at amazon.com/prime.  Restaurant Delivery is offered on the Prime Now app or here on the web version of Amazon Prime Now.  The links above will route you directly to each restaurant’s respective ordering page.  Once an order is placed, the restaurant receives the order on its Kindle device and begins working on it.  Amazon delivery partners deliver the food in one hour or less, and delivery on all orders is free.


MGFD Bacon, on demand, at Harry’s in the Design District!

Delivery hours of operation and restaurant hours of operation may vary.  Those eligible for ordering will be shown as available once a zip code is entered to browse desired locations.  Those closed during a given day part will appear grayed out.  Michael and our chefs have worked hard to select favorite items from our menus to offer — and ones that make the most sense for delivery.  You’ll find item pricing is the same as appears on restaurant menus.

Contact the restaurant directly for issues related to order substitutions and have your order number ready.  For all other inquires such as refunds, dissatisfactory delivery experiences, please contact Amazon customer service by visiting the Amazon Prime Now Website or App and entering your telephone number for Amazon Customer Service to contact you directly immediately.  We look forward to your feedback so we can make your experience the best it can be!