James Beard Award-Winning Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schwartz Opens the Second Location of His Neighborhood American Pizzeria in Miami
COCONUT GROVE, FL – October 7, 2015 – The flames are stoked and so is Miami’s oldest bay front village, Coconut Grove’s Bohemia by the Bay, Est. 1873. With much anticipation on the heels of the Design District original’s fourth anniversary, Harry’s Pizzeria’s first new location is open for business today at 2996 McFarlane Road on the vibrant intersection of Main Highway and Grand Avenue at the city center. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m. and Sunday until 10 p.m. – no reservations, walk-ins welcome. Fans of Harry’s will find one more way to experience the casual neighborhood joint they know and love from chef Michael Schwartz, now branched out to the south. The restaurant’s core menu including Snacks, Salads, Daily Entrées, Wood Oven Pizza, and Dessert, along with great local brands including Panther Coffee and JoJo Tea are along for the ride. A daily pie and soup special, wine, beer and housemade sodas will vary by location.
“We are so excited to get to know our new neighborhood and know it’s our number one job to make everyone feel at home at Harry’s,” says Schwartz. “This second restaurant is going to be a great new adventure, but this is 100% not about reinventing the wheel. We are so lucky to welcome familiar faces from the original that now have a Harry’s in their community to call home. Everything is so shiny and new. It’s time to wear some tear into it, but not before relishing the new car smell for a little while!”
Harry’s Pizzeria Coconut Grove was built to serve its new surroundings in a few key ways. With a 31 square foot hearth, the wood oven is optimized for high volume production and will have three pizza cooks working the station at peak hours. Seating 46 inside at tables and banquettes, 8 at the counter, and 16 outside with water bowls for furry friends, the space is designed to function efficiently for both dine-in and take out orders. Two flat panel TVs will be tuned for game day as the Wood Oven Roasted Wings with agrodolce and rosemary crema fly around the dining room. Harry’s offers street parking, a $5 lot behind the restaurant, not to mention its central location – the perfect stroll or bike ride for locals to the neighborhood. Look for the Harry’s Pizza Box column in the fall issue of The Grovite quarterly newspaper, with a word from Chef Schwartz on a seasonal recipe, events and offers, and pizza cartoon.
To follow the restaurant and join the conversation, please use the hashtags #HPCoconutGrove and #HPDesignDistrict to sort daily specials and news from the @harryspizzeria handle on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and visit harryspizzeria.com/grove the social media feed, menus and more.
About Harry’s Pizzeria
Harry’s Pizzeria is a neighborhood American pizzeria first opened in 2011 by James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Schwartz, 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, wood-oven baked 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 wood-oven roasted 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 the kitchen over the past three years, 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. For more information, please visit harryspizzeria.com.
About Michael Schwartz and The Genuine Hospitality Group
James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz shares his passion for where food comes from in the fresh, simple, and pure approach celebrated at his flagship restaurant, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink Miami (Est. 2006) and other restaurants beloved by locals and tourists alike in Miami’s Design District. Harry’s Pizzeria® (Est. 2011) is a neighborhood American pizzeria with locations in the Design District and Coconut Grove, a hip, casual joint for people who love pizza, but who also crave and gather around innovative, genuine cooking. The Cypress Room (Est. 2013) is a throwback to old Florida and fine dining of the 1920s serving elegant American cuisine in an intimate setting. ella pop-up café in Palm Court is open for breakfast, lunch and late afternoon food and drink including a lively happy hour and ella after pop up dinner series. Schwartz’s partnership with Royal Caribbean began with a farm-to-ship program in 2011 at 150 Central Park on Oasis and Allure of the Seas, and now extends to Quantum Class ships (Quantum Est. 2014, Anthem Est. 2015, Ovation Est. 2016) in Michael’s Genuine Pub®. For more information visit thegenuinekitchen.com.
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