Food News

Local Restaurants/Food Companies Nominated for Entrepreneur Awards

Turn on the radio or the television and you'll hear the usual nightly coverage of stocks tanking, unemployment rates rising and other tales of doom and gloom. 

Many pundits say the best hope for our country's economy is by encouraging entrepreneurship through small business.

If that's the case, the south Florida food/restaurant industry is doing its part to help our economy by supplying us with talented entrepreneurs.

The South Florida Business Journal

has nominated quite a few food and restaurant-related businesses for

their 2011 Entrepreneur Awards.  Seven food-related companies were

nominated in eight award categories including:

Category: Start Up

Rok Brgr/Primo Restaurant Group/The Primo Group, Fort Lauderdale

The Spice Lab, Oakland Park

Category: Product of the Year

Burke Brands, Miami (Cafe Don Pablo coffee)

The Fresh Diet, Surfside

The Original Brooklyn Water Enterprises, Boca Raton

Category: Serial Entrepreneur

PRO-LAB®, Weston Dining Group, Plumbing by Bob, THINK Magazine, American Restoration Services, Windmill Advertising Group - James "Jamie" E. McDonnell IV

Revenue Categories:

$1-10 Million Revenue Category

Flashback Diner, Hallandale

The winners will be announced on September 22nd at The South Florida Business Journal's Awards reception at Gulfstream Park. For more info on the event, contact Christine Gieson at 954-949-7503 or [email protected].

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
Contact: Laine Doss