December 2017 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
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.
“My goal is not to feed people. My goal is to create memories,” says the Golden Spoon Hall of Fame restaurant owner.
As Florida Trend celebrates 50 years of Golden Spoons, I asked our restaurant editor what it takes to make it in a volatile industry.
Clearwater lawyer Luke Lirot specializes in defending the adult entertainment industry.
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.
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
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.
Taking on the Competition
NCH’s Allen Weiss combines number-crunching with a focus on prevention.
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
School of Thought
Codina Partners takes a novel approach to its charter school in Doral.
A Toast to a New Trail
Breweries, wineries and distilleries line a Treasure Coast trek.
Stroke of Genius
How a one-time borrow pit became an economic engine in Sarasota.
Under the Overpass
Orlando envisions a sports-theme plan under an I-4 overpass.
Nearly 30 years after the last Jacksonville tollbooths were demolished, tolls are returning to northeast Florida.
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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