Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, the savory summer pop-up from nationally acclaimed star chef Michael Mina that took over Michael Mina 74 in June, will now have a permanent home at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The affordable and approachable concept inspired by Michael Mina’s own backyard kitchen has been a huge success with guests and locals alike and as a result, will continue to operate beyond its originally slated closing date.
Whether it’s a friendly get-together, family dinner or after-work libations, Pizza & Burger is the perfect spot to kick-back and relax. Tables are adorned with games, a lively atmosphere and upbeat music, making guests feel like they are at a casual backyard bash with a menu to match the vibe. Newly appointed Chef de Cuisine, Timothy Elmore, brings a fresh approach to Pizza & Burger’s kitchen. Helming from Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Resort, the chef brings passion and 10 years of restaurant experience to Pizza & Burger’s menu of made from scratch, farm-fresh, multi-ingredient pizzas, burgers and large plates.
To begin, snacks and shares ($8-$14) include The Wings – smoked and slow cooked with hot sauce and honey; Lobster Corn Dogs – grain mustard and crème fraiche; and The Nachos – salsa roja, beef chili, egg, avocado puree. Burgers ($17–$22) include the MM74 a dry-aged burger with double-smoked bacon, American cheese sauce, lettuce and secret sauce as well as specialty burgers like. The Cuban Frita – beef, chorizo, smoked paprika aioli and crispy potato. For an alternative, diners can choose from options like The Hippie Chick – marinated and grilled eggplant, tomato jam, crispy zucchini and red onion labneh (Greek yogurt) and Haloumi cheese or The Ocean – Korean BBQ Salmon, Kimchi, cucumber, jalapeno and cilantro. All burgers can be customized with additional toppings and condiments ranging from fresh mozzarella and crispy bacon to foie gras and butter-poached lobster.
Pizzas ($17–$39) range from classic pies made with fresh ingredients to delicious multi-ingredient masterpieces. Options include The Standard – crushed San Marzano tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and sea salt; The Surf with butter poached lobster, chanterelle, charred cauliflower and summer truffle and The Farm topped with bacon, egg, Yukon gold potatoes, Bermuda onion, Crimini mushroom and smoked mozzarella. Grandma’s Style Pizzas – extra-large pies – like the Grandma the Butcher – a focaccia crust, soppressata, pepperoni, bacon, hot coppa and peppadew peppers are perfect for larger groups and families. Seasonal specials will also grace the menu.
Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina is open daily for dinner from 5pm until midnight. The eatery is the perfect place to watch your favorite college and professional football games, opening starts at 12 p.m. every Friday, Saturday & Sunday during football season.