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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.

2017 Foodster Award Winners

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Here are the 2017 winners of Scott Joseph's Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.

Best Restaurant Overall:

Platinum Award: Morimoto Asia

Gold Award: Victoria & Albert's

 

Best New Restaurant:

Platinum Award: Reyes Mezcalaria

Gold Award: 1921 by Norman Van Aken

 

Pig Floyd Foodster

Best Barbecue

Platinum Award: Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa

Gold Award: Porkie's Original BBQ

 

Best Breakfast plaque

Best Breakfast

Platinum Award: Shakers American Cafe

Gold Award: Se7vn Bites

 

Best Brunch

Platinum Award: Santiago's Bodega

Gold Award: Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar

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Tap Room plaque

Best Burger

Platinum Award: Tap Room at Dubsdread

Gold Award: The Whiskey

 

 

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Best Cocktails

Platinum Award: Chef Art Smith's Homecoming

Gold Award: Imperial at Washburn Imports

 

Best Craft Beer

Platinum Award: Nora's Sugar Shack

Gold Award: Sloppy Taco Palace

 

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Platinum Award: Hunger Street Tacos

Gold Award: Black Rooster

 

Best Fine Dining

Platinum Award: Victoria & Albert's

Gold Award: Bull & Bear

 

Best Hotel Restaurant

Platinum Award: MOOR

Gold Award: Old Hickory Steakhouse

 

Best Irish Plaque

Best Irish Pub

Platinum Award: Raglan Road

Gold Award: Fiddler's Green

 

Azul Foodster

Best Mexican

Platinum Award: Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant

Gold Award: Agave Azul

 

Best Microbrewery

Platinum Award: Bowigens Beer Company

Gold Award: Hourglass Brewing

 

Papa Joe Foodster

Best Pizza

Platinum Award: Pizza Paradiso

Gold Award: Papa Joe's

 

Best Power Lunch

Platinum Award: Tap Room at Dubsdread

Gold Award: Nona Tap Room

 

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Best Sushi

Platinum Award: Nagoya Sushi

Gold Award: Dragonfly

 

Best Tex-Mex

Platinum Award: Pepe's Cantina

Gold Award: JJ's Grille

 

Most Romantic

Platinum Award: Bistro on Park Avenue

Gold Award: Cress

 

The Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants is an ongoing program. Check this link for current nominees and this link for open voting.