MGFD rumor (Miami)
He'd be crazy not to. He's got a goldmine in a place that's successful because of his vision and passion. If he's got the energy to open another place then more power to him. What I hope he doesn't do is start city-hopping a la Govind Armstrong (I love Table 8 in L.A. but the one in Miami is just missing something). Michael's is a Miami creation and while he could probably open in another city which has easier access to good produce, I don't think it would have the same impact as it did here.
And from a selfish standpoint I hope that whatever he opens it's in the DD as well.
I love MGFD in Miami. It's one of the few places serving excellent food at reasonable prices (that and Sardinia). I agree with you 100% that him bringing cal/cal-influenced/local produce driven cusine to Miami has a huge impact on the dining scene here (hence the success). However, I hope he has the sense not to city hop. He would get lost in cities where the dining scene is more evolved and just get crushed in others.
I got a link sent out this morning that Pacific Time starts serving dinner tonight... the site quotes the same press release the Miami New Times "writes" about. Now I'm wondering -- If Michael's is "Genuine," what does that make Jonathan's?
Herald <<We hear the new PT will offer moderately priced eclectic menus for lunch and dinner, a big bar area and a fabulous enclosed courtyard. To please the eco-maniacs out there, Eismann has incorporated a self-carbonating, filtered water system eliminating the cost and waste associated with those frivolous bottled waters. Eismann also plans to feature, like his neighbor Michael Schwartz, local, natural and organic products. >>
Does that mean he'll have old-timey seltzer bottles on the tables? I think he should definitely revive the Egg Cream!!
Trendwachers know - Local and sustainable are IN - Green is the new Black.
To be truly local, I think he should have called this restaurant Atlantic Time...
Or something Genuine like Biscayne Basic.