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Yoo-hoo! We're down here! HEY! Look at us! … Stop gawking at those short ribs already, won't you?!
Ahem, while we have your attention, allow us to introduce the man next to the meat - Michael Schwartz. He’s the chef and owner behind Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Florida. Since opening in 2007, the restaurant has been lauded by former New York Times’ dining critic Frank Bruni, as well as Gourmet (R.I.P.), Bon Appétit and Esquire magazines - just to name a few. Schwartz most recently earned the title of “Best Chef: South” by the James Beard Foundation earlier this year.
Such acclaim stems from Schwartz's use of the freshest produce, some not so familiar, straight from the southern Sunshine State. Time for an unfamiliar taste of Miami's vice.
Five Unlikely Things Grown in Miami and the Best Ways to Eat Them: Michael Schwartz
5. White yams
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