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Michy's and Social

  • Suzie Nov 4, 2007 02:13 PM
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What is the difference between these two. I understand Michelle B does both but I rarely hear anything about Social and thats the menu that interests me.

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  1. Well I was going to try to explain how Michy's is really "Michelle's place" while Social is just a place she created the menu for, but in checking the Social website it looks like it'll be a lot easier than I thought.

    The present iteration of the Social Miami menu on the website (updated as of 9/27/07) indicates that it was created by Executive Chef Sean Mohammed - not Michelle Bernstein. It also has none of the dishes that I recall from Michelle's menu and pretty much abandons the "small dishes" concept she had followed.

    Didn't hear any news blurb about this, but it looks like Michelle's no longer associated with Social.

    Here's a link to the website and the current menu.

    http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/socMI/ma...
    http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/menu.cfm...

    6 Replies
    1. re: Frodnesor

      MB was a consultant for the 'Socialzzzzzz', I know they are now bringing in Michel Richard from DC to 'consult' on Social Hollywood. In my opinion, this is pure Chodorow publicity-seeking on every level, and the food at the Sagamore reflects that.

      1. re: Frodnesor

        Funny-She's still on the Social Miami website, and the menu actually looks pretty similar to the one she 'created'. http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/pdf/socM...
        Perhaps you've jumped the gun?

        1. re: Miami Danny

          Nope, frod is right. It is Sean Mohammed's menu now. I have not tried it so I don't know how good it is....

          1. re: Miami Danny

            I think the page you're looking at just hasn't been updated yet. The dishes described and the ones pictured are no longer on the menu (at least the menu on the website which I linked to above and was updated about a month ago).

            The menu also seems pretty dramatically different to me. Instead of a series of small plates (comparable to Michy's but even more so by my recollection, really like a collection of hors d'ouevres almost) it's raw bar, pizzas, tacos and mains.

            Suzie, in answer to your question, I only went to Social once several months ago and have not tried this new menu. I found it to be decent but not terribly exciting. I got the impression the menu was designed so as to not demand an awful lot of serious technique from the kitchen - i.e. everything was pretty much precooked or raw, fried, or long-braised. I prefer Michy's.

            1. re: Frodnesor

              Thanks for all of the replys. Looks like we will go to Michy's.

          2. re: Frodnesor

            Overall what are the reviews? Good Bad?