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Recent Reviews and Best Indian Nominees

Written By Scott Joseph On September 5, 2019

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Recent Restaurant Reviews

The Attic Door

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I just returned from New Orleans and I don’t think I had a bowl of gumbo there any better than the one I had at the Attic Door in Winter Garden just before I left.

But I’m not surprised, given that the Attic Door’s menu is under the direction of Kevin Tarter, the talent behind Chef’s Table at the Edgewater and the adjacent Tasting Room. Now Tarter and his wife, Laurie, have taken over JR’s Attic Door, a wine bar and music room on the main downtown strip, upping its food game along with tweaking the decor.

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The Hammered Lamb

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For more than six and a half years, the Hammered Lamb has occupied a space on North Orange Avenue across from Lake Ivanhoe. Previous occupants included Ethos, the vegan restaurant that moved to Winter Park, and various gay bars.

Most people who patronize the business today are arguably there to mimic the lamb, that is, get hammered. In other words, most people still think of it primarily as a bar.

But in recent months, HL has been striving to up its food game, offering a variety of appetizers and sandwiches. So I stopped by with a colleague to check out the menu. And, not incidentally, have a drink.

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Other Stuff

Best Indian Foodster Award Nominees

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Nominations are now open for Best Indian cuisine in our 2019 Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.

Below you’ll find the initial list of nominees. You may select up to three choices; the restaurants getting the most votes will advance to the finals.

Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 11. The finalists will be announced on Sept. 12. Click Read More to see the nominees and place your vote.

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