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Blais scheduled to attend

Our Supper Club at Four Flamingos: A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen for Thursday, July 14, sold out in less than 24 hours. So the folks at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort have added a second night, though since it’s for Wed., July 13, it’s technically the first night. And here’s some information we didn’t have before: Richard Blais is planning to attend.

Reservations are now open for the July 13 Supper Club, and per our policy, recipients of my newsletter have first dibs. If any seats remain at the end of the day (Tues., July 5), the dinner will be announced to the general public.

We’ll meet Wednesday, July 13, for a 6:30 reception and seated dinner at 7 p.m. at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. (Four Flamingos is in the former Hemingway's building overlooking the resort's pool.) Cost is $150 per person including tax and gratuity. To reserve, call 407-239-3854 or click here for OpenTable. Note: The OpenTable page has four time slot selections by default. It doesn’t matter which one you select or, on the next page, which type of seating – that’s just a peccadillo of the OpenTable interface. All reservations made through that page will be part of the Scott Joseph Supper Club event.

We’ll have four courses but it will be a little different from Clubs Supper of the past in that each course will have options. Plus, you’ll be able to select whether you want red wine, white wine, or cocktails as your accompanying beverages. Check out the full menu selections:

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Outdoor dining

The next category in our Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants is Best Outdoor Dining.

Below are the preliminary nominees. You may vote for up to three candidates. Those getting the most votes will advance to the finals.

You may also write in a candidate. But remember, Foodster Awards are only for Independent Restaurants, defined as those with three or fewer locations. Chains are not eligible and any write-ins that do not qualify will be deleted.

Also, do not write in the name of a restaurant that already appears on the list. Duplicates will be deleted along with any additional votes they’ve received.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 8. Finalists will be announced July 10.

After voting, leave a comment telling us which restaurant you voted for and why. We may use your comments when the winners are announced.

Here are the nominees for Best Outdoor Dining 2022:

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YHseafood sign

The initials in the name of Y.H. Seafood Clubhouse, a new restaurant in the Restaurant Row district, are easy to explain: They stand for Yummy House, a Florida Chinese restaurant group with a handful of locations.

The Clubhouse part isn’t quite as clear. For me, clubhouse evokes rustic, almost slapdash digs. But Y.H. Seafood Clubhouse borders on elegant, a bright and glittery room with walls of tall golden panels with delicate floral patterns and tables covered with crisp white cloths. (The space, in the Whole Foods plaza on the southeast corner of Sand Lake Road and Turkey Lake Road, was originally O’Charley.)

The Seafood part of the name speaks for itself. Although this is a Chinese restaurant, its menu focuses on the region of Canton and its coastline on the South China Sea.