Last year at SoBe’s Burger Bash I had a taste of Michael’s Genuine’s burger. It was a longtime coming that I finally visit Michael’s Genuine. While you never really know what to expect when you check out a restaurant I’ve always heard good things about Michael’s Genuine. I was seated by the window on the inside of the resto next to another couple that was friendly (I didn’t need to mention that part but I figured, why not). I had some of MGFD’s Crispy Hominy. I thought it was really good and I liked the seasoning a whole bunch.
Next up was the Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger with Vermont Cheddar Cheese and their house smoked bacon. This burger is sick (in a good way). Wow! Was all I could say to myself. On this day, they were serving the burger on a Ciabatta Bread not the normal Brioche Bun. This of course meant only 1 thing, I need to come back and try it on the Brioche Bun.
I concluded my meal with Hedy Goldsmith’s (MGFD’s Pastry Chef) Candies, Cookie’s & Confections platter. Take a good look at it. Everything there is homemade from the homemade Marshmallows to the Sugar Cookie. I’m not a dessert expert but this is the “good stuff”.
So a few days pass and I decide it’s time to come back and try out the Burger again (this time on the Brioche bun). It’s also time to try the Deviled Eggs and the Chile Chicken Wings. The Deviled Eggs tasted like the most delicious Egg Salad Sandwich ever sans the bread.
The Wings were crispy with a sweetish glaze. Nice flavor.
Since I hadn’t mentioned it yet I probably should, the service at Michael’s is exceptional. The Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger is served up next but this time with the Brioche bun ( topped with Rogue Creamery Smoke Blue Cheese and Bacon).
Out of the park. Honestly, this is the real deal. I loved the freshness of the burger. I loved their house smoked Bacon. I loved their Fries (best I’ve had in a long while). I also ordered some of their fresh Doughnuts with Coffee.
I was tempted to dunk the doughnuts in the coffee but they tasted better as I inhaled them one by one. So, where do I go from here? I’m planning my trip back to Michael’s to eat their homemade Potato Chips and check out the Harris Ranch Burger again. I’m just trying to help them out with quality control.
P.S.: The Burger is only available for Lunch during Weekdays.
Enjoy Something Genuine: