Michael’s Genuine take 2

Did you notice that this is “take 2” for this restaurant?   Did you also notice that I said this restaurant was mentioned THREE times on the sweet tooth episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate??  I only covered two of them in my last entry because the last item was on the brunch menu.  Yes folks, we went to Michael’s Genuine for a late night dinner and dessert on Saturday night then went back again for brunch on Sunday morning.  Needless to say, the two hosts recognized me when I walked in.  It was only slightly embarrassing.

The brunch menu here was superb and separated into two main subjects: savory and sweet.  We wanted to try items off both parts of the menu and the blue crab hash was one of the first things we ordered.  I love myself some good, fresh crab and this did not disappoint.

Breakfast pizza with house smoked bacon, egg, monterey jack and onions.  It was just enough breakfast topped on a pizza for me.  Wood oven pizzas are the best!!

Kimchee benedict which was a toasted crumpet, crispy pork belly, kimchee with a kimchee hollandaise all with a poached egg on top.   The pork belly was crispy on the outside but somehow just melted on the inside.

We also ordered the wood oven roasted chicken salad sandwich.  This was actually quite teeny even though the picture makes it look like a decent size.  It was a great finger snack and not too heavy on the mayo.  I love chicken salad sandwiches, I just wish this one were bigger!

Frank Bruni (former NY Times restaurant critic) recommended and swore by the homemade pop tarts at Michael’s Genuine.  Don’t they look waaaaay better than the Kellogg’s ones you buy at the store?!?  They are made with whatever fresh, local fruit is in season.  Our two flavors were passion fruit and blackberry.  I thought I’d like the passion fruit more but I loved the blackberry one!  While we were eating our savory dishes, practically every table got served these pop tarts so I was worried they would run out.

There was no way TM would let the cinnamon roll get passed up.   He is a diehard cinnamon lover and considering everything else we had ordered was spectacular, he needed to try this out for himself!  It was definitely good but it was also definitely not a homemade pop tart.

I love this place and would definitely NEED to go back the next time I’m in Miami.  Michael’s Genuine is a NEED, not a WANT.  Please go there.  Now.

130 NE 40th Street   Miami, Florida

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3 Comments on “Michael’s Genuine take 2”

  1. Richard Says:

    1st!

    GO Giants.

  2. Emme Says:

    I need the homemade pop tart stat.

  3. The Mister Says:

    Yes I did eat the hash despite my dislike for crab. It was actually pretty tasty. A lot of the dishes were actually pretty small. Each one was packed with flavor though. The sandwich was probably the only low point. The pop tarts and kimchee benedict were probably the high points in my book (yes, better than the cinnamon roll). Michael’s Genuine is definitely a place you need to try out if you are ever in Miami.


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