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SJO Dining Deal at Tap Room at Dubsdread, plus Restaurant Reviews and News

Written By Scott Joseph On June 22, 2017

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 Tap Room logoIt’s been a while since we’ve had an SJO Dining Deal, so let’s bring them back with our most popular offer from the past: $40 of food and drink at Tap Room at Dubsdread for $20.


Tap Room, of course, is the recent winner of two Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants, for Best Burger and Best Power Lunch. It was also a finalist for Best Brunch.

This deal is being offered first to recipients of this e-letter and will not be made to the general public until Friday. There is a limited number of certificates available, so don’t put off grabbing yours. There is a per person limit of three certificates.

You can buy yours now by clicking this link. However, be award that the certificates are valid from July 1 to September 30. Beginning Oct. 1, the value of the certificate will be the purchase price, so you won’t lose your initial investment.

Recent Restaurant Reviews

The Tennessee Truffle

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Within just a couple of minutes of my arrival, I learned that the chef at Tennessee Truffle is a culinary genius.

It wasn’t because of anything I’d eaten or tasted. It was because my server told me so after I said it was my first time there.

I’m not sure Mensa has a special test just for chefs. Or if Nat Russell would qualify. But I do know that some very clever choices have been made with the menu.

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Graffiti Junktion Thornton Park

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I popped in to the new Thornton Park location of Graffiti Junktion the other day — just ahead of an afternoon downpour — to check out the newest location for the oldest store in the GJ chain.

And it is officially a chain. Franchises available, even. And to think it all just started a little over eight years ago. And two blocks away.

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Dubsdread Catering Signs on with Apopka’s City Center


Dubsdread Catering has been signed as the official caterer and event manager for Apopka’s planned City Center, a development that will include the existing Highland Manor.

That Victorian-style mansion has previously been known, perhaps more famously, as Townsend’s Plantation and, for a brief time, in 2005, Captain and the Cowboy (I always thought that one sounded like the title of an adult movie). In most recent years, it has been a popular spot for special events, most notably weddings.


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Other Stuff

Locally Owned Snowbirds Vintners Releases Rosé

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Jamie McFadden, local chef and co-owner of the in-demand Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events, has added winemaker to his resume. He is the owner of Snowbirds Vintners, a whimsically named business that celebrates Florida’s favorite flock. But while the name and labels are playful, the wines themselves are quite serious.

It’s a Florida enterprise, and the wines are produced right here in Orlando, but the good news is that the grape juice comes from away.

Far away, in the case of Snowbirds’ newest release, a 2016 Rosé. McFadden sourced the grapes from Lake Chelan in the Columbian Valley of Washington.

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