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December 15, 2018

The Robert W. Tolf Award
for Best New Restaurant

Before retiring in 2007, the late Florida Trend Restaurant Editor Robert W. Tolf ran the Golden Spoon Awards for 34 years. This selection is in his honor.

Stubborn Seed - Contemporary - Miami Beach
101 Washington Ave. - (786) 322-5211

“Top Chef” star Jeremy Ford of Stubborn Seed in SoFi (South of Fifth) remains biker-tough even as he pursues some of the most delicate and experimental food Miami has tasted in the last two years. And he has another Afishionado set for Coconut Grove. His specialty is the enhancement of plain and simple foods. How about lavash with chicken liver butter and chili jam? It’s a small menu, but every dish has multiple flavors and textures to contrast like roast chicken with brussels sprout, charred turnips and truffle butter. Ford’s snickerdoodle cookies are extreme.

Stubborn Seed

Fort Lauderdale
Henry's Sandwich Station - American 
Lona Cocina Tequileria - Mexican 

Jacksonville
Gilbert's Social - Modern Southern 
Town Hall - Contemporary 

Lake Buena Vista
Wine Bar George - Wine Bar 

Miami
Dasher and Crank - Ice Cream 
Obra Kitchen Table - Venezuelan 

Miami Beach
Malibu Farm - Healthful 
Stubborn Seed - Contemporary 

Naples
Sails - Seafood 
The French Brasserie Rustique - French 

Ocala
Craft Cuisine - Contemporary 

Orlando
Sticky Rice - Laotian 

St. Augustine
Preserved - Southern 

St. Petersburg Beach
Grace - Contemporary 

Surfside
The Surf Club Restaurant - Continental 

Tallahassee
Table 23 - Southern 

West Palm Beach
Mazie's - New Americana 

Winter Haven
Nutwood - Farm to Table 

Winter Park
Garp & Fuss - Contemporary 

What are the Golden Spoons?

» Read this FAQ about Florida Trend's Golden Spoons with Restaurant Editor Chris Sherman to learn what the Golden Spoon Awards are, when they started, and much more.

Dining in Florida

» Browse all Chris Sherman's restaurant reviews and features at the Dining & Spirits archive

About Florida Trend's Restaurant Editor

Florida Trend restaurant editor Chris Sherman stuck his finger into Key lime pie 20 years ago and has eaten his way up, down and across the sunshine state. Florida sets a big and constantly changing table, so when you find a great new restaurant or have a grand meal, let Florida Trend know.
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