Back in the summer of 2013, Macchialina’s executive chef Michael Pirolo hosted a lunchtime pop-up inside his South Beach Italian restaurant, dubbed Pirolo’s Panino, featuring a variety of sandwiches and bites. This week the chef brings back the popular concept back from retirement for three days only beginning Wednesday, June 29 to Friday, July 1 from noon to 4 p.m.
This time around the menu is more extensive featuring apps, salads and desserts in addition to the sandwiches. Expect barbecue-spiced crispy pig ears, pork belly croquetas and a Cobb salad option to start. A variety of sandwiches make a return from the 2013 menu like the broccoli rabe and roasted pork filled sandwich along with the meatball parm. Newcomers for the 2016 edition include the vegetarian-friendly veggie sandwich along with a brand new dessert menu including a banana cream pie and coconut and avocado milkshake, that can be spiked with mezcal if you so choose.
Pirolo tells Eater Miami that this is a first of few sandwich pop-ups happening this summer, with him adding that the, "plan is to pop it up around the city this summer so look out for us in your neighborhood." If you can’t make it for lunch, delivery is available. The restaurant is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. Call (305) 534-2124 for more info.