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December 2017 Contents

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FEATURES

Golden Spoons

50 years of Golden Spoons

Dining
Florida’s Best Places to Dine

Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon awards are 50 years old this year. A few original winners survive and thrive.

WINNERS: This year, thirteen restaurants are awarded a Golden Spoon for the first time. Lists include 20 notable newcomers, five restaurants are added to the Hall of Fame.

Golden Spoon Awards

Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

Best New Restaurants

Florida Icon: Norman Van Aken

“My goal is not to feed people. My goal is to create memories,” says the Golden Spoon Hall of Fame restaurant owner.

Trendlines

Up Front
The Golden Spoons - A golden opportunity for 50 years

As Florida Trend celebrates 50 years of Golden Spoons, I asked our restaurant editor what it takes to make it in a volatile industry.

Of Counsel
Naked Truth

Clearwater lawyer Luke Lirot specializes in defending the adult entertainment industry.

Tallahassee Trend
Influx

There are nearly 1.1 million Puerto Ricans living in Florida. Hurricane Maria’s devastation will accelerate the migration to between 60,000 and 90,000 more a year. The influx has had a profound impact on Florida generally and central Florida specifically.

Editor's Page
Compared to What?

While not perfect, the VA offers quality health care that can possibly be expanded to benefit Medicare patients. It’s important that the discussion occurs in context.

Florida's Vice Economy

Florida's Vice Economy

Special Report
Florida's Vice Economy

Many activities that once carried a moral or even criminal taint now operate more like regulated businesses than criminal enterprises. A look at Florida's vice economy: Gambling, prostitution and strip clubs.

Economic Backbone

Hospital Leaders
Taking on the Competition

NCH’s Allen Weiss combines number-crunching with a focus on prevention.

Corporate Travel

Special Advertising Section
A Guide to Meetings and Conferences

Now is the time to book your perfect meeting venue and take advantage of special rates and savings.

Around the State

Miami
School of Thought

Codina Partners takes a novel approach to its charter school in Doral.

Southeast
A Toast to a New Trail

Breweries, wineries and distilleries line a Treasure Coast trek.

Southwest
Stroke of Genius

How a one-time borrow pit became an economic engine in Sarasota.

Central
Under the Overpass

Orlando envisions a sports-theme plan under an I-4 overpass.

Northeast
Pay Roads

Nearly 30 years after the last Jacksonville tollbooths were demolished, tolls are returning to northeast Florida.

Northwest
Money Flow

In June, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that authorized the first payment -- $300 million -- to Triump Gulf Coast, the non-profit overseeing payments to eight counties most affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Shop with a Cop
Shop with a Cop

Members of the West Melbourne PD, Palm Bay PD and Brevard County Fire Rescue give 140 kids in south Brevard a chance to "Shop with a Cop."

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