Coconut Grove has officially been deemed the next cool neighborhood. First Panther Coffee, now, Michael Schwartz has announced the opening of a Harry's Pizzeria in the tree-lined area.
This second Harry's Pizza comes at the cusp of the casual eatery's third anniversary and will be located at 2996-98 McFarlane Road.
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Before one pie is even served, the restaurant will have deep roots in the Grove, with the famed Coconut Grove architectural firm Arquitectonica building out the space, helmed by founding princlpal Bernardo Fort-Brescia.
This is restaurateur Michael Schwartz's first foray away from the Design District and the beach and the chef felt that Coconut Grove was the best place to open the second Harry's. "Choosing the right next location was super important, from the community, to the space itself and the partners involved, Schwartz says. "To have another opportunity to work with the Forts and the team at Arquitectonica is really exciting, and I think we're all really looking forward to collaborating and getting to know our new neighborhood."
The menu at Harry's Pizzeria Coconut Grove will stay true to the original concept and the restaurant is scheduled to open some time in 2015.
The original Harry's Pizzeria, named after the chef's son, opened in Miami's Design District in September 2011 with a simple menu of chef-driven pizza, wine by the glass, craft beer, and desserts by Hedy Goldsmith. The restaurant also hosts pop-up dinners with rotating guest chefs flying in from around the country to take over the small restaurant's kitchen and wood-burning oven.
Harry's Pizzeria's imminent Coconut Grove opening comes on the heels of Panther Coffee's announcement that they would be opening a shop in the neighborhood, as well.
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