About The Genuine Hospitality Group & Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schwartz
According to James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz, the philosophy is simple: The secret to good food is good food. Beloved by locals and visitors to Miami since 2007, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink set the bar for neighborhood dining with its menu based on simple preparations of seasonal ingredients and the atmosphere to match. TGHG currently operates 9 restaurants including four locations of its pizzeria brand, Genuine Pizza®/Harry’s Pizzeria®, light and airy ella pop café in the Miami Design District and several branching from its fine dining roots: a second location of flagship Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Cleveland at The Van Aken District of Shaker Heights, the quintessential Miami restaurant with waterfront dining and fresh approach to bold Latin American flavor at Amara at Paraiso, Traymore by Michael Schwartz at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, and Tigertail + Mary in Coconut Grove, an oasis within the oasis of Miami’s oldest bayside village featuring relaxed American cooking.
Michael Schwartz Catering offers full-service in restaurant and off-site events, from customizable menus to décor and staffing – it’s James Beard Award-winning food and hospitality for memorable occasions. Outside of the restaurant, Schwartz focuses his time and influence supporting the arts and causes such as Share our Strength, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Slow Food (from which he received its Miami convivium’s first “Snail of Approval”) and Wellness in the Schools. His second cookbook, Genuine Pizza: Better Pizza at Home released May 14, 2019 with Abrams Books.