What’s Brewing: Good Things, Now in Smaller Packages!

Good things come in smaller packages now! One year after putting his fresh, simple, and pure philosophy into a bottle and on-tap for the first time with Michael’s Genuine Home Brew®, Michael is reading his classic American Ale for a regional rollout with new 12-ounce format 4-packs!  The now officially trademarked beer is craft-brewed in Gadsden, Alabama by Back Forty Beer Company with brown rice and sugarcane, marking the first time Florida-grown ingredients have been used for the grain bill of a commercially-marketed beer. After a successful first year on- and off-premise in the Florida market with 22-ounce bottles and draft, it is time to focus on 12-ounce bottles available in 4-packs with an MSRP of $9.99. Our first shipment of Michael’s Genuine Home Brew 12oz bottles has left Back Forty Beer Company’s warehouse and should arrive to Brown Distributing early this week.  Cheersing is in order, and we have a little celebratory action planned for the introduction first in Miami as follows.  Come toast with us, and stay tuned to the Home Brew section of the Michael’s Genuine website for updated retail and restaurant availability!

Thursday, October 17: Home Brew Happy Hour
Join us where it all began at MGFD #HQ (130 NE 40th Street, Design District, Miami) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. when Michael and beverage director Ryan Goodspeed will be behind the bar serving complimentary 12oz bottles and snacks from the kitchen! Tag it up! #homebrew #happyhour

Saturday, October 19: Grovetoberfest
Come one, come all to Peacock Park (Coconut Grove, FL) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and visit the best booth in town!  Michael’s Genuine Home Brew will be doling out brews, bites and new tattoos!  For a taste of the fun, check out our photos from last year. The whole gang will be there to ensure a great afternoon, especially TGHG executive chef Bradley Herron who is thinking puffed sem-chi rice salad with coriander, dried mango, and some spices… served in little paper cups.  I’m thirsty, how ’bout you!?

Harry’s Pizzeria, Now Open at 11:30 a.m. for Lunch!

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 10.35.53 AMOur pizzeria down the Design District block is turning back the clock early this fall, with new opening hours of 11:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday!  More time with Harry’s for lunch, more love to share, like its new salad – a delicious combination of free range chicken, bulgar wheat, greens, dried apricot, red onion, celery, almonds and mosto vinaigrette!  Make a meal of it.  Here’s what else is cooking to enjoy 30 minutes more of each day.

Cheers to Oktoberfest
While we eagerly await the arrival of Michael’s Genuine Home Brew 12 ounce bottles, Harry’s is pumping out the pumpkin brews, all rotating just in time for fall!  Right now UFO Harpoon Pumpkin is up in the bottle, to be followed by Post Road Pumpkin, Southern Tier Pumpking, and if you’re lucky according to manager and beer handler Margot Eisbart — Dogfish Punkin. Due South Honey Wheat is coming on tap soon, too, a close-to-home favorite which we love.  Drink Like a Local!

Sundays are Better at Harry’s
Don’t worry, we got plenty of Lake Meadow Naturals farm eggs to go around, but Harry’s Sunday Brunch features a weekly-changing section of six new dishes from chef de cuisine Manny Sulbaran and sous chef Steven Martin that are anything but inside the pizza box.  Dishes yesterday included Roasted Nectarines with brioche & whipped ricotta, Short Rib Arancini with arrabiata  sauce, soft scrambled egg, and piave, Pesce Fritto Misto with  Michael’s Genuine Home Brew vinegar,  Roasted Vegetable Crespelle with tomato & pesto,  Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Frittata, and Nutella and Cherry panini with coconut.  Best part is, Christine Susu posts pictures on its Instagram at the start of service every Sunday so you never go without a heads up of what’s special!  Breakfast Pizzas change weekly, too, written on the specials chalkboard, for those of us who love a little egg schmear on the pie.  Don’t know who doesn’t!  Bring your friends and family and please join us on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Also, Sunday is when we celebrate our favorite five customer Instagrams of the week and post them on Harry’s website.  Dig in and snap away!

Poppin’ Like it’s Hot
Harry’s Chef Pop-Up Series is in the homestretch of its second year of monthly family-style dinners. Two more to go in 2013, and finishing strong!  October welcomes visiting guest chef Benjamin Ford! Known not only for his creative techniques, but also for his innate understanding of the ingredients in his dishes, Ben opened Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, California in 2006, serving seasonal food for the people of the community. Designed to be casual, open and familiar, the room is full of artifacts from Chef Ben’s life, his books are on the shelves, and his music plays on the stereo. It’s a soulful space, a place of substance to come and revive the senses and refuel the mind, body and spirit. The “Filling Station” metaphor and slogan “Fuel No Gas” are representative of a place to come to fill up on all the good things in life. Click here for tickets and menu.

Daily Dinner Specials
Harry’s weekly daily dinner specials, served from 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, feature a new protein each weeknight done right.  The chefs have been honing these dishes for a while now, and we have a killer line=up running right now including
Wood Oven Roasted 1/2 Chicken  with salsa verde & fennel slaw
(Monday,) Spezzatino, an Italian  beef  stew served with orzo  salad (Tuesday,)  Slow  Roasted  Leg  of  Lamb  with   mint  pesto,  farro  salad  &  flatbread (a new favorite on Wednesdays,) Wood Oven Roasted Pork Ribs with balsamic BBQ, roasted corn & slaw and Wood Oven Roasted Local Fish with vegetable stew (Friday.) Yum.

The Pizza Sign!
Last but certainly not least, we love Michael’s new sign for Harry’s, fabricated by our sign guy Paul, who also did beautiful work at The Cypress RoomCheck out the video of its installation on Harry’s Instagram.  Now no one traveling down North Miami Avenue will miss a Harry’s opportunity with our shiny new beacon of pizza hope.  Great work Chef!