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The Foodster Awards are Here!

Written By Scott Joseph On November 11, 2016

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The Foodster Awards Are Here!
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The Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants are here and you’re invited to vote in the first category, Best Burger. 
The Foodster Awards are designed to recognize the best of Central Florida’s independent restaurants, defined for our purposes as any with three or fewer locations.
You’ll find that some of the nominees have clickable Campaign Buttons that lead to more information about the restaurant and, in some cases, a coupon so you can give the burger a try.
New categories will be posted each week. Watch for Best Cocktails, Best Pizza, and Best Brunch soon. The winner of the Best Burger Foodster will be announced in the January 6, 2017, issue of this e-letter.
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Jimotti’s is a bit of an odd place. Odd name, too, at least to my ears, which want to hear something Italian.

But Jimotti’s is Japanese and has a surprisingly substantial menu of kitchen foods and a more compact roster of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.

I was in the mood for ramen when I stopped in and ordered the Tonkatsu Ramen from the list of seven or more choices. But I thought I would get a piece of nigirizushi to nibble on while I waited, and I was impressed enough to want to come back for a full sushi complement sometime.

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La Fiesta Mexican Grill

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For those who said they’d never cross the street to eat at La Fiesta Grill, there’s news: it has crossed the street so you don’t have to.

It took a little over a year for the move to occur, but the Mexican restaurant has finally taken over the space that previously was Southern Moon (Holy Smoke barbecue before that and an Eckerd Drug Store in the beginning). The announcement was first made when Ocean Sun Brewing announced it would begin making beer in an adjoining space. Ocean Sun opened in March.

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Next Supper Club 
at Oceanaire Seafood Room 


For our Holiday Supper Club — the final Supper Club of 2016 — we’re going back to an old favorite: Oceanaire Seafood Room.

As those of you who have been reading me for years know, I credit Oceanaire with being among a few fine restaurants that raised the level of seafood quality in Central Florida. And when it comes to hosting a Supper Club, they raise the level there, too.

Our dinner will be on Friday, Dec. 16, with seating in the private dining room at 7 p.m. The special Scott Joseph’s Supper Club price is $98.37 — that’s total, gratuity and tax included. 

Click here for more details and to see the menu the folks at Oceanaire have planned for us.

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