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Chef Nat Russell Brings Tennessee Truffle Flair to Burgers in Historic Downtown Sanford

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Local Ingredients Shine at The Tennessee Truffle Tennessee Truffle is Historic Downtown Sanford’s farm to table destination restaurant. Loyal visitors travel from throughout Central Florida to partake of the Florida-focused Southern cuisine of Chef Nat Russell. A classically trained chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who believes in cooking good food. Beyond a technique-driven philosophy, it’s a...

Update: Orlando Attorney Mark Nation Plans New Orleans-Style Destination Restaurant & Distillery

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When I first wrote about the forthcoming project from local attorney Mark Nation and his partners, visions of the New Orleans-themed restaurant and distillery generated significant interest. The Nation group purchased a city-block sized parcel of land nestled on the rapidly growing west side of Historic Downtown Sanford, and a year later, it can happily be reported that construction work...

The Yardery: New Outdoor Dine & Play Experience Coming to Historic Downtown Sanford

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Historic Downtown Sanford continues to grow! Among the several upcoming venues set to take #Sanfording even further is "The Yardery – Sanford’s New Outdoor Dining, Drinking, and Playing Experience." The concept? An open-air, fast casual, spending time in the backyard playing games venue coming in early 2021 that is tailor made for the “new normal.” The Yardery will be located...

Bite30 Orlando’s Restaurant Month Kicks Off

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Bite30 starts today July 15! Bite30 is Orlando's restaurant month, highlighting the best local restaurants and chefs driving Central Florida's culinary scene brought to you by Orlando Weekly. We have two of our heavy hitters in on the fun: The Smiling Bison & The Tennessee Truffle. MENUS HOW IT WORKS It's Simple! 1) Check Out...

Order Takeout or Delivery and Support Local

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Times are tight right now, we fully understand. But if you enjoy local culinary fare like the Pollo En Mole of El Zócalo Mexican Restaurant, Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café's Schnitzel or the wings at West End Trading Co., it's more crucial than ever that you order some pick-up from your favorite Historic Downtown Sanford eateries. Especially in light of Gov....

El Zocalo — A Taste of Mexico in Historic Downtown Sanford

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When Sanford’s El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant lost their lease on their First Street location several years ago, Sanfordites were horrified at the potential loss of a fine, friendly, authentic Mexican Restaurant in Historic Downtown Sanford. But things worked out for the better for El Zocalo, as their current location at 406 Sanford Avenue has been a tremendous success—in large part...

Project Hollerblock Update – Expansion of Restaurant & Downstairs Bar on Schedule for November 2019

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In May, readers of HistoricDowntownSanford.com's Growth Watch heard all about ‘Project Hollerblock’ and the $1.6 million expansion of the famed Sanford restaurant Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café. These plans were ambitious, including our city’s very first rooftop bar. Often, and perhaps not unexpectedly, developers and business have their timelines pushed back due to various delays; we are very happy to report...

Orlando’s Famed Sushi & Seoul on the Roll to Take Over Kitchen at Celery City Craft in Historic Downtown Sanford

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Orlando's award-winning sushi truck Sushi & Seoul on the Roll has come to an agreement with Sanford's premier craft beer bar Celery City Craft to manage the kitchen and bring their world-renowned sushi and Asian-inspired menu to the burgeoning food & drink destination Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida! This new venture will be led by childhood friends and culinary phenoms Chef...

Orlando Attorney Mark Nation Plans New Orleans-Style Destination Restaurant & Distillery in Historic Downtown Sanford

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If you spend some time talking to prominent local attorney Mark Nation, you will discover quickly that he is a passionate man, and these days, the businessman is excited about Historic Downtown Sanford. Nation and his partners have purchased an entire city block of downtown, an area spanning south and west from 2nd Street & Oak Avenue to 3rd Street...