MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some of the best eats out there are far from fancy, and far from pricey, and those are the kind of dishes you find at a new restaurant in the MiMo district dubbed “Blue Collar”, after the self described “blue collar cook” who runs the place.

Danny Server has been a chef and executive chef, but always working for someone else. Blue Collar, located at 68th and Biscayne in Miami, is his first attempt at running the whole show, and two weeks after the opening, he’s starting to hit his stride.

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“We’ve had tremendous support from  the neighborhoods; the place fills up every night and it just stays busy,” Serfer said.

He said the restaurant’s title is simple. He grew up a nice Jewish boy in Miami with friends who became doctors and lawyers, while he stuck with the food they like to eat.

“My friends  would ask what I thought  about a certain thing they were talking about and I  would answer I don;t know what your talking about, I’m just a blue collar cook!” laughed Serfer.

He may be blue collar, but the food is anything but. Try the Big Ragu sandwich, a meat-lovers dream. Pork, Veal shoulder, brisket, panacetta mozzarella, tomatoes and more.

He likes to call the food ‘hassle free gourmet.”

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And if you’re into veggies, the Blue Collar has you covered.

“We are  very veggie friendly restaurant  we’ll have  20  fresh vegetables on any given day. You can pick four and make a veggie plate” said Serfer.  “The food is of the highest quality but not pretentious – it’s  approachable.”

And are the eats cheap?

“Everything is under $20  —  the highest thing on the menu is meat for $19.” said Serfer.

Blue Collar is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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http://www.bluecollarmiami.com

Lisa Petrillo