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FRLA’s restaurantpalooza kicks off in Orlando

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The annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will be held this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Boulevard in Orlando. The show connects restaurant and food-service professionals with “new ideas, new products, new solutions and new trends,” according to a press release. The trade show and conference, produced by Urban Expositions and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, will offer educational programs, special events, new food products, and equipment and services from hundreds of leading suppliers.…

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Bern’s Steakhouse nabs coveted James Beard nomination for its wine

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Bern’s Steakhouse has once again found itself a nominee for one of the coveted Academy Awards of food. The coveted Tampa steak joint is a finalist for a James Beard award in the Outstanding Wine Program category. It’s the only restaurant in the entire state to land on the list of finalists this year. It should come as no surprise that Bern’s is being honored for its wine program. After all it has potentially the largest wine list in the…

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Z Grille’s Zach Gross responds to the news of James Beard nomination

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From Mouth: “I’m kind of shocked. In a million years I never thought you’d associate those two words—James Beard—with me. I think it’s fantastic that this can happen to a guy who put together a restaurant using credit cards and home equity loans. Weirder things have happened, I guess. But in these difficult times, it’s fantastic for the restaurant.” There you have it, folks. Wonder how he’s gonna look in a tuxedo. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the next…

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