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Best Restaurant to Open Past Deadline Miami 2007 - Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Michael\'s Genuine Food & Drink

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St.

Miami, FL 33137


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— STOP THE PRESSES! We need to get Michael's new restaurant into this "Best Of" issue.— Too late. We're ready to ship.— We'll look out of the loop if we don't include this season's hottest ticket, the indoor/outdoor contemporary American bistro run by Michael Schwartz. He is, after all, one of Miami's most popular and respected chefs. His unpretentious restaurant — with fresh, simple, impeccably executed cuisine (much of which is cooked in a wood-burning hearth), well-priced boutique wines, and friendly neighborhood service —has singlehandedly kick-started Design District café life the way Al Gore revived the global warming debate. — Sorry, wait till next year.— But his slow-roasted Berkshire pork shoulder and cheese grits, and wood-roasted black grouper with brussels spr
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First time visitor with a friend Friday night ate downstairs near the kitchen ordered 3 appetizers, veal and lamb entree, and gelato dessert. Everything was fantastic except for the gnocchi (needs a little dose of T*L*C). The gnocchi however didn�t stop me from becoming an addict, I returned two days later with more friends ate upstairs didn�t want to leave... we were there for 3 1/2 hours. The chairs were so comfortable we just didn�t want to leave. You feel like you�re dining at someone�s home but better. I suggest you get in for a good meal before it becomes another superficial, shallow shell of a restaurant like the one not to far away�South, less than a block, on the West side.