Sophisticated simplicity is the operating phrase for Chef Micheal Schwartz’s neighborhood eatery in Miami’s design district. Precisely-prepared, Modern American dishes focused on seasonal and regional ingredients rule the menu, as does creativity. The wood oven is center stage at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink. Notable menu offerings include wood-oven roasted tilefish served with Florida rock shrimp, clams, bacon and new potatoes; sauteed sweetbreads with heirloom tomato and onion chutney as well as tapas-style small plates like scallop carpaccio. Insiders say that service is a toss-up and can range from “thoughtful and savvy” to “outright unbearable”- but most say that any questionable service is worth enduring for the fantastic food. Full bar available but BYOB allowed, with corkage fee $20. Update: Michael’s has recently started offering Sunday brunch. Think wood-roasted duck egg in spicy chipotle and duck cracklings with queso fresco or Egg with aged gruyere, roasted tomato, chives and a sourdough crostini. 130 N.E. 40th Street, Miami, FL, 33137. Tel: (305) 573-5550.