It’s playtime! Part of the fun of having a new home is the housewarming, so since 2011, Michael has invited some of his talented friends to come cook at Harry’s. Harry’s chef pop-up dinners occur about once a month, each time with a new chef in Harry’s kitchen doing a special menu from their cookbook, their restaurant, or sometimes something different. We close to regular business for these intimate evenings. They are relaxed and convivial, with a family-style meal unfolding at communal tables. Seating is first come first served. Guests enjoy a welcome cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, four courses, wine and beer, and go home with a signed copy of the guest chef’s cookbook or other packaged goodies, with tax and gratuity all included in the ticket price. Tickets are exclusively sold online for the pop-up series through this page. Seasons one and two kicked major booty, and 2014 is shaping up with a mighty impressive line-up. Click around below and get yourself a ticket on the double! Seating is limited.
[EVENT TICKETS NOW LIVE] Tuesday, August 5: Spiaggia Pizzeria with Chef Tony Mantuano
Most often recognized from season two of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” Chef Tony Mantuano is a 2005 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest, chef/partner of Spiaggia (Chicago,) Lorenzo (South Beach,) Bar Toma (Chicago,) Terzo Piano (Art Institute of Chicago,) and Mangia Trattoria (Wisconsin,) Up next for Mantuano are River Roast, his first non-Italian restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood opening this month and featuring contemporary American tavern fare, as well as Spiaggia’s 30th (!!!) anniversary. Michael is thrilled to welcome Tony to take over Harry’s Pizzeria on Tuesday, August 5 at 7PM!
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, July 1: FT33 Pizzeria with Chef Matt McCallister
Matt McCallister is a name you want to know. Our first Texan to pop at Harry’s Pizzeria and surely not our last, the executive chef and owner of FT33 in Dallas serves “season-inspired modern cuisine” at his first solo venture, opened on October 13, 2012. Matt is all about the highest-quality products and treats them with respect. “I don’t print my menu until I know which ingredients are best that day,” he explains. “That should be the natural progression, rather than do the reverse, creating a dish and forcing whatever ingredients are available into it.” McCallister also has a penchant for creating unorthodox pairings of ingredients. McCallister has received rave reviews based purely on his signature progressive technique, and modern farmers’ market-inspired fare.Let’s finally mess with Texas at Harry’s! As number 24 in its chef pop-up series, it’s about time.
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, April 8: The Ordinary Pizzeria with Chef Mike Lata
Mike Lata is Chef/Partner of FIG Restaurant in Charleston, SC, which he opened in 2003 with Partner Adam Nemirow and was just nominated for a 2014 Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service. In December 2012, Lata and Nemirow opened The Ordinary, a classic oyster bar and seafood hall in Charleston’s Upper King district, to much local and national acclaim. The James Beard Foundation has nominated The Ordinary as Best New Restaurant in 2013, and GQ, Esquire and Bon Appétit also named it one of the best restaurants of the year. When he’s not in the kitchen, Mike can be found hitting the links, riding his prized Ducati motorcycles, or enjoying life with his wife, Emilee, and their son, Henry.
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, February 19: Lincoln Pizzeria with Chef Jenn Louis
Jenn Louis and husband David Welch opened their first brick-and-mortar concept, Lincoln Restaurant in 2008. A balance between old and new, modern and classic, rustic and refined. Louis’ menu takes its cue from the seasons, harvesting locally-grown Pacific Northwest ingredients and transforming them into sophisticated yet honest fare. Her mix of fortitude and finesse immediately made Lincoln a standout on the Portland restaurant scene. Just a few short months after opening, the restaurant was recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” of 50 top new restaurants in North America, while Louis was recognized as a semifinalist for the 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Northwest” and as a 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef.
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, January 21: Toro Pizzeria with Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette
James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer and Food & Wine’s 2011 Best New Chef: People’s Choice and 2013 James Beard Award nominee Jamie Bissonnette are co-chef/owners of Coppa, an intimate enoteca that has quickly become a popular South End destination in Boston, serving up Italian small plates, house-made charcuterie, wood-oven pizzas & handmade pastas. From Italian, to fine French dining, to casual and colorful Mexican cuisine, Ken Oringer is chef and owner of restaurants that span the globe. Oringer’s six restaurants throughout Boston are among the city’s most popular and critically acclaimed. Jamie Bissonnette is a champion of nose-to-tail cuisine and is well-known locally and nationally for his exceptional charcuterie and passionate dedication to supporting local, sustainable purveyors. Toro is the two’s Barcelona-style tapas restaurant located in Boston’s South End and now with a new location on Manhattan’s west side serving traditional and modern Spanish-style small plates made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. We can’t wait to host these two in Miami to celebrate Catalan cuisine in all its forms for the first time at Harry’s.
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, November 12: City Grocery Pizzeria with Chef John Currence
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, October 1: Ford’s Filling Station Pizzeria with Chef Ben Ford
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, August 27: Zahav Pizzeria with Chef Michael Solomonov
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, July 16: SPQR Pizzeria with Chef Matthew Accarrino
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, June 18: Osteria Pizzeria with Chef Jeff Michaud
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, April 23: Quality Clam Pizzeria with Chef Joey Campanaro
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Wednesday, February 20: Spotted Pig Pizzeria with Chef April Bloomfield
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, January 15: Publican Quality Meats Pizzeria with Chef Paul Kahan
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Monday, November 5: Hot Chocolate Pizzeria with Mindy Segal
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Monday, October 22: Locanda Verde Pizzeria with Chef Andrew Carmellini
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Wednesday, September 12: Empire State South Pizzeria with Chefs Hugh Acheson ad Ryan Smith
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Wednesday, August 15: Hot & Hot Fish Pizzeria with chef Chris Hastings
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE] Tuesday, July 17: Riesling Pizzeria with Wine Director and SOR Overlord Paul Grieco
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Tuesday, May 22: Sbraga Pizzeria with Chef Kevin Sbraga
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Wednesday, April 4: Greenhouse Pizzeria with Chef Jonathon Sawyer
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Wednesday, February 22: Vetri Pizzeria with Chef Marc Vetri
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Wednesday, February 1: Barbuto Pizzeria with Chef Jonathan Waxman
[EVENT PHOTOS HERE!] Sunday, November 20, 2011: Prune Pizzeria with Chef Gabrielle Hamilton