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Michael's Genuine Food and Drink is still the real thing

Michael's Genuine Food and Drink is still the real thing

★★★★ It's 8 p.m. on a Saturday and Michael Schwartz, the chef and owner of Michael's Genuine Food and Drink, is dressed in his near constant uniform of jeans, T-shirt and crisp, white apron. What Schwartz started nearly eight years ago as an out-of-the-way restaurant in a part of town not known for nightlife, let alone great restaurants, has grown into a genuinely homegrown brand. Around the corner, he operates an Old Florida-style restaurant called the Cypress Room. Walk west, and his Harry's Pizzeria, named after his son, is bustling. A second location will open next spring in Coconut Grove. Across the causeway in Miami Beach, he has...

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