OTC is the popular Brickell restaurant known for its extensive craft beer selection, artisanal American eats, and ever-popular brunch. Chat Chow TV sat down with owner Michael Sullivan to find out more about the restaurant, its new and improved menu and it’s take-away growler beer program.
Sullivan got his start in the restaurant industry in New York City, working his way up through some of the city’s most popular spots. Being from Miami, Sullivan returned to his hometown with a desire to bring what he saw and experienced in the NYC dining scene to South Florida and that’s when OTC was born.
OTC opened up originally as a fast casual concept but changed to table service restaurant in late 2013 so it could fully educate diners on the menu without being rushed. With a new way of serving diners also came a new chef, Jacob Anaya formerly of Azul at the neighboring Mandarin Oriental Hotel, who brought his high-end cooking techniques to the casual menu.
“He brings the same mentality and focus,” notes Sullivan. “Just with a playful neighborhood vibe.”
Everything on Anaya’s revamped menu is homemade, right down even to the mayonnaise and pastas. He also added a new healthy lunch menu filled with dishes like Tuna Poke and Grilled Chicken with Quinoa.
Utilizing its extensive craft beer selection, seven varieties on draft and seven by the bottle at any given time, OTC recently introduced its to-go growlers. For just $10, guests can get a growler filled with a beer of their choice to then enjoy at home — giving them access to brews typically reserved for restaurant and bar consumption.
Curious what Sullivan’s favorite dish is on the OTC menu? Or what makes the restaurant’s brunch so popular? Get all the details in the video up top.