foodWelcome to Scott Joseph's Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.

The Foodsters are an ongoing program to recognize and celebrate culinary excellence in Central Florida. The Foodsters are open to any business with three or fewer locations -- no chains.

Winners are chosen by you, with your vote. Make your selection in each category carefully -- only one vote is allowed per person.

You may nominate a restaurant for an appropriate category, but make sure it isn't already in the list of nominees. And remember: independent restaurants only.

Nominees for Best Brewpub/Microbrewery

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The next category in our ongoing Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants is Best Brewpub/Microbrewery. The nominees listed here brew beers and ales onsite.

During the nomination phase, you may vote for up to three (3) businesses. Check the box next to your choice’s name and then click VOTE. You may also write in the name of a business not already on the list. After you write in the name, others will be able to vote for that brewpub. Be careful: Duplicate names and their accumulated votes will be deleted. Also, Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants are open only to businesses with three or fewer locations.

After voting, leave a comment along with the name of your choice (we can’t see who you voted for back here) telling us why you think yours is the best. We may use your comment should your favorite end up as one of the winners.

Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 15. Finalists will be announced Nov. 18.

Here are the nominees:

Best Brewpub/Microbrewery Nominees
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