Thursday, November 1, 2018

Day 29, 2018: Harry's Pizzeria (Miami, FL)



DAY 29: OCTOBER 29th, 2018

LOCATION: Harry's Pizzeria (3918 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127)

GUEST(S): Robin Rothman

ORDER: 3 slices of Margherita (mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil)

A genuine Miami icon. Poised to be rebranded as “Genuine Pizza,” Harry’s Pizzeria continues to win over the respect and appetites of Miamians and tourists alike. By 2011, award-winning chef Michael Schwartz had proven himself with the popularity of his namesake restaurant Michael's Genuine Food and Drink. He credited his success to cooking with the best quality local ingredients in the market and decided to apply it to a new venture: a casual pizzeria named after his son Harry. Once again, Schwartz's culinary skills were a recipe for success - laying the solid foundation for not only his pizzas, but a rapidly growing restaurant empire. The Harry's Pizzeria rebrand alone involves expanding to upwards of 18 locations. On the menu you will find signature traditional pizza and non-conventional Schwartz originals. I recommend getting one of each when you go.  With any luck, you won't have to travel to Miami to get there.  One day there might be a welcoming dining area with a cylindrical brick wood-fired oven serving Schwartz's innovative topping combinations in every pizza-loving town. "More" doesn't always equate to "better" or even "similar" but, in the case of Harry's Pizzeria, I genuinely hope it does!


Wood-fired oven

slice of Margherita


Day 29 bite

Day 29 instagram

Sean Taylor and Robin Rothman

1. Robin Rothman and I began the day on the beach in Miami and ended it in a town near Orlando called Kissimmee. Traffic is much more tolerable late at night and if you tell your GPS to "avoid tolls" you can completely avoid the Florida turnpike.  Beware, you will find yourself on a state road that goes right through Deer Park which, as you can imagine, is loaded with deer. Apparently they prefer cavorting at night in the fog adding yet another obstacle to driver trying to avoid traffic.

2. I did that dumb thing where I pay with my credit card and then leave it at the pizzeria.  The folks at Harry's were kind enough to destroy it for me. 


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  •  3/3
18.5/21 = .881 x 5 = 4.40

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