Michael Schwartz

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    October 6, 2014

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink to Turn Eight; Introduces Raw Bar

    It's hard to believe but Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is turning eight in a few months, a rare feat considering that about 30 percent of restaurants are doomed to failure, according to a recent UCF study. So what keeps Michael's Genuine relevant? Restaurateur Michael Schwartz's answer is as genu ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    1. Michael Schwartz: Genuine Culinary Genius

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    The Cypress Room Turns 1 Year Old With a Poem

    On March 25, 2013, Michael Schwartz opened his first fine-dining concept, the Cypress Room. Many restaurants mark their first anniversary with a dinner special or perhaps a signature cocktail created for the occasion. But how many celebrate it with a poem? When you think about it, though, a literar ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Announces Waterfront Restaurant and Beach Club at Paraiso Bay

    Chef Michael Schwartz and Jorge Perez, the CEO and Chariman of The Related Group, have just announced a collaboration for a waterfront restaurant and beach club at Paraiso Bay and One Paraiso. Located in the East Edgewater neighborhood, this new collaboration is still in the early, early phases. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    October 29, 2013

    Restaurant Michael Schwartz: The Prettiest Outdoor Dining on the Beach

    South Beach has never looked as good as it does this sun-drenched afternoon. You're sitting beneath the sea grape tree at Restaurant Michael Schwartz and watching two dudes play catch with a foam football in the Raleigh Hotel pool. Children romp in the water and beg their parents for more soda and f ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    August 16, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Talks Work, Home Brew, and What's Ahead For Miami

    Michael Schwartz isn't sure about a few things. He doesn't know how many hours he works in a day, whether his employees think he's a good manager, or where exactly he's taking his restaurant group next. What he does know is this: a lot has changed since he landed his first restaurant gig 33 years ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Miami's Five Best Poolside Dining Spots

    If Miami is synonymous with ocean views and gorgeous beaches, why is it so hard to dine by the water? As locals know and tourists quickly find out, there are very few Miami joints that actually offer waterfront dining. And with the recent collapse of the Shuckers deck, many are left scratching their ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 18, 2013
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    July 16, 2013

    The Cypress Room Keeps It Classy in the Design District

    The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    The Cypress Room to Begin Serving Lunch July 15

    Michael Schwartz's the Cypress Room will begin serving lunch July 15. At the fine-dining Design District establishment, daytime prices will be significantly more affordable than those in the evening. The restaurant, which opened in late March, serves filet mignon with butter-braised potatoes for $4 ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Restaurant Michael Schwartz to Open at The Raleigh April 22 (Photos)

    We first heard that Michael Schwartz was taking over the restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel back in 2011. Now, about 1.5 years later, the opening date (and name) for the endeavor has finally been released.Restaurant Michael Schwartz will open Monday, April 22, at the iconic South Beach Art Deco hotel a ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Dishes About Cypress Room and New Projects

    Michael Schwartz has a lot on his plate.While the paint has barely dried on his new Design District restaurant, the Cypress Room, the chef and restaurateur is working on finalizing his place at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and is planning an eatery at the new SLS Hotel in Brickell, schedule ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Michael Schwartz to Open the Cypress Room March 27 (Photos)

    Michael Schwartz is not a white-tablecloth kind of restaurateur. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, his flagship place, uses placemats. Harry's Pizzeria, a neighborhood pizza shop, has bare tables. But his fourth restaurant (his third is an outpost of Michael's Genuine in Grand Cayman) has many white ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Grabs Former Barbuto Cook To Run Cypress Room

    Michael Schwartz has tapped Roel Alcudia (pronounced Roh-ELLE), most recently chef de cuisine at Jonathan Waxman's New York City restaurant Barbuto, to run the kitchen at the forthcoming Cypress Room, only a few blocks from his flagship restaurant in the Design District. Schwartz broke the news at ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Michael Schwartz to Open Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Café at Design Miami

    Art Basel Miami Beach is about a month away. So it's time to stop day-dreaming about Mike Kelly's cuddly stuffed animals from last year's Tony Shafrazi booth. It's time to start making dinner reservations, before all the out-of-towners shun us from our favorite eateries. See also: - Michael Schwar ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Michael Schwartz to Open the Cypress Room

    The owner of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Harry's Pizzeria is planning a third restaurant in the Design District.According to the Genuine Hospitality Group's blog, the Genuine Kitchen, the Cypress Room is set to open in early 2013. It will be an American tavern featuring "sophisticated foo ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Michael Schwartz Announces Michael's Genuine Home Brew

    We were waiting for the day that Michael Schwartz would put his name on a genuine brewski ... and that day is today.Today, Schwartz announced the arrival of Michael's Genuine Home Brew. This classic American ale is craft brewed in Gadsen, Alabama, by the Back Forty Beer Company specifically for Schw ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    The Perfect Roast Chicken: Tips From Andrew Carmellini, Jeff McInnis and Michael Schwartz

    Emily CodikA roast chicken is a lot like a chocolate chip cookie. Both are obviously prepared in an oven, but aside from that, both are one of the most popular subjects tackled by food writers, alongside other classics like the perfect pie crust or chicken noodle soup. Just like every pastry cookboo ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Michael Schwartz at Sea: A First Peek at Royal Caribbean's 150 Central Park

    All photos by Laine DossChef Michael Schwartz celebrates the debut of 150 Central Park by Michael Schwartz.​Michael Schwartz's new 150 Central Park restaurant on Royal Caribbean's mega-ship Oasis of the Seas opened for dinner this past Saturday. The only catch is that in order to dine at the resta ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Create Menus for Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

    ​Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Michael Schwartz Unleashes Harry's Pizzeria and the MGFD Bacon

    ​Lets face it, Miami isn't known for its pizza, but when one of our top chefs decides to give it a go, we're all for it.Many of us have had the thin crust pizzas they pull out of the brick oven at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, and now we'll get to sample an expanded selection of their pies w ... More >>

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    September 3, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Take Over Restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel

    Photo by Ben FinkMichael Schwartz to take over F&B operations at the Raleigh Hotel.​The Raleigh Hotel has confirmed that Michael Schwartz is on board to create a new restaurant concept for the iconic South Beach hotel.In addition, Schwartz will oversee all food and beverage operations at the p ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Behind the Scenes with Michael Schwartz on the Today Show

    Photo by Jackie Sayet​Yesterday, we brought you video of MGFD's Michael Schwartz on the Today show, and now we bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.Chef Schwartz prepared two dishes, caramelized onion dip with fresh cut potato chips and his homemade ricotta crostini with apr ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Michael Schwartz Cooks For Today Show

    Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyLocal chef and James Beard Award-winner Michael Schwartz was on NBC's Today to plug in his cookbook and show America how to prepare a caramelized onion dip with thick-cut potato chips. Of course, if you a Schwartz fan you know ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    March 2, 2011

    Mercadito Brings in Michael Schwartz for a Tongue-Tingling Taco

    ​After the food orgy that was the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, you would think Mercadito's Patricio Sandoval and MGFD's Michael Schwartz would be passed out on a beach somewhere. But last night, both were on hand at Mercadito to launch the March rendition of Tacos for Strength.T ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Michael Schwartz's Genuine Potluck at Books and Books

    Trina Sargalski​View photos from Michael Schwartz's book signing at Books & Books here.Michael Schwartz made his first Miami appearance to promote his new cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food, on Saturday. Schwartz conversed with Sun-Sentinel food writer John Tanasychuk before a packed house at Bo ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Chef Michael Schwartz Launches Cookbook With A Talk and A Potluck

    ​As we wrote yesterday, chef Michael Schwartz's cookbook -- Michael's Genuine Food -- is finally out. And Schwartz will make his first Miami appearance at Books & Books Coral Gables on Saturday, February 19 at 7 p.m. This isn't your average book signing, though. After a Q&A with the ch ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Michael's Genuine Food Cookbook Giveaway

    ​Finally, it's out today. We're talking about Michael Schwartz's cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food.If the jacket is any indication, Schwartz can already count people like Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, and Daniel Boulud as fans of his simple-looking but packed-with-flavor recipes. The James Beard Aw ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Miami Chefs Return from NoLa Ready to Support

    Photo by Pete Souza/White House​Five months after the Deepwater Horizon spilled more than 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans economy is still hurting. Three locals toques, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, and Peter Vauthy, recently visited re-opened waters, spent ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Michael Schwartz Cooks Hogfish Ceviche with Emeril Lagasse

    Courtesy of Cooking ChannelChef Michael Schwartz's hogfish ceviche.​Last night, the latest episode of Emeril Legasse's new series, Fresh Food Fast, aired on the Cooking Channel (AKA Food Network 2). The episode, titled "Farm to Table," featured local chef and James Beard Award winner Michael Schwa ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Royal Caribbean Gourmet Series Features Local Chefs

    Michael Schwartz will be hosting a foodie cruise onboard the Freedom of the Seas in early January. ​Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is offering a special gourmet series aboard its Freedom of the Seas with some of the top chefs in the country. Guests will participate in a cocktail reception with a cele ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Michael Schwartz Wins James Beard Award

    Michael Schwartz: A Beard to go with his beard.You hear that? That's the sound of prices at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink going up after Chef Michael Schwartz won yesterday the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South. Eater reminds us that the last time a Miami chef won the award was in 2008 whe ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Michael's Genuine Food Cart on the Move

    Michael's Genuine's food cart.​The Michael's Genuine food cart, which made its debut last month, will make two appearances this week. Tomorrow, April 7, Michael Schwartz and his foodie pushcart will be at the Roots in the City grand opening ceremony. This nonprofit organization is all about bringi ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Michael Schwartz, Zach Bell in James Beard Final Nominees List

    Photo via​Chefs Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Zach Bell of Café Boulud in Palm Beach were the only Florida chefs to move onto the James Beard Awards nominees short list.While 11 chefs from Florida -- four from South Florida -- were named among the semif ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Dinner in Paradise 2010 Schedule

    Jacob KatelA lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.​Dinner in Paradise is a celebration of gourmet farm dining and was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms and chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.The $165.50 cost of each dinner (there will ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Holy Moly! World Record-Breaking Guacamole Event this Sunday

    Photo by Lina PabónChef Michael Schwartz working with John A. Ferguson Senior High School students to perfect their guacamole entry for Sunday's competition.It's fall in South Florida, This mean your neighbors with hundreds of ripe avocados have you under siege. "Take one." "Take one" "Take one." J ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    April 27, 2009

    Short Order Shores Up

    You might have noticed the recent absence of our Broward-Palm Beach food writers. Or not. Point is, the staff of our sister paper has spun off into a captivating food blog of their own called Clean Cup Chuckie  -- or something clever like that. Check it out for the latest in gastronomic h ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Food & Wine Shout Out to Schwartz

    Photo by John Mariani December's Food & Wine Magazine gives a shout-out to Miami chef Michael Schwartz and the Design District in a recipe-laden article by Victoria Pesce Elliot. Elliot credits Schwartz, who opened Michael's Genuine Food & Drink last year, with aiding and abetting a Design District ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    Heaven Is in Homestead

    You’ll want to say amen after this meal

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    January 25, 2007

    Put On Your Chef Hat

    These cooking demos will make you feel like a pro

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    March 9, 2006
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    September 22, 2005
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    February 19, 2004

    Restaurant Chefs Are Doing It for Themselves

    There's less of a hunger for sweets makers

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