Michael's Genuine Food & Drink continues to rake in the accolades landing on NY Times' Frank Bruni's list of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S. (outside of New York, we all know it's special and better than wherever we live, right?). Chef Schwartz's place beat out the likes of Michel Richard's Central in D.C. and Guy Savoy's eponymous place in Las Vegas. Holy crap!
The list includes restaurants in several cities (including my old stomping grounds of Culver City, just outside of L.A.). What jumps out is the restaurants Bruni left out. Ad Hoc (Thomas Keller's French Laundry Lite in Napa) and Comme Ca in L.A. were eagerly anticipated openings that missed the cut.
This is a huge achievement for Michael's. Not only has he brought local recognition to the dead-by-night Design District, he's brining nationwide recognition to Miami. But damn, it's going to be hard to get a table at this place.