Marlow's Tavern Winter Park Now Open

Chef-inspired American Tavern Fare with an Upscale Twist

WINTER PARK, Fla. (June 25, 2013) - Marlow's Tavern opened its second location in Central Florida in Winter Park serving chef-inspired American tavern fare in a comfortable and unique atmosphere. Marlow's Tavern is now open at 1008 S. Orlando Avenue, just north of the intersection of S. Orlando Avenue (17-92) and N. Orange Avenue in the heart of Winter Park. The tavern offers local residents a great place to create memorable experiences and enjoy chef-driven food and hand-crafted cocktails.

The tavern features the "best of the best" in classic American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere. Menus, created by Executive Chef and Co-founder John Metz, Jr., offer a diverse combination of classic dishes that are updated and elevated to a gourmet level. Savory menu selections are filled with plentiful plates that change seasonally depending on the availability of fresh and local ingredients. Menu items range in price from $4.50 to $19.50.

The beverage menu includes a wide variety of wines from around the world - all available by the glass - and a hand-crafted cocktail program that combines fresh juices and specialty, small batch liquors in an innovative and approachable way. The beer list is unique and varied, featuring local favorites, craft and import offerings by the bottle and on draft.

"We reinvent classic tavern fare for the 21st century for our guests by using seasonal, local and regional ingredients. We look forward to serving the Winter Park neighborhood and hope guests enjoy our fresh, ingredient-focused cuisine and cocktails," says Metz.

"Marlow's Tavern guests are welcomed with exceptional, personalized service and immediately feel the sincere and genuine hospitality from the entire team," said local restaurant industry veteran and partner, Alan Palmieri.

The Winter Park location seats up to 165 guests with indoor seating as well as an all-weather patio. Marlow's Tavern is specifically designed with guests' comfort in mind. The tavern's warm and inviting interior features exposed brick walls, dark wood accents, large leather booths, communal tables, and an extensive fully covered patio.

The tavern opens daily at 11:30 a.m. and serves lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Guests enjoy live entertainment Thursday through Saturday each week beginning at 7 p.m.

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"Each Orlando neighborhood is so unique," says Metz. "We're looking forward to another successful community opening with Alan and his local perceptive, authentic relationships, commitment to quality, and strong ties to the values we believe are important to operate a successful business."

Metz and Palmieri are excited to bring Marlow's Tavern to Winter Park with its rich heritage, strong sense of community, vast parks system, museums, historic sites, and the beautiful chain of lakes providing a high quality of life for residents.

"We are committed to be a valued partner in the Winter Park community with an authentic neighborhood tavern experience each and every day," says Palmieri.

About Marlow's Tavern

Marlow's Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Georgia. The neighborhood tavern has two locations in Florida, the first on International Drive at Pointe Orlando and a new location in Winter Park on Orlando Avenue (17-92). Marlow's Tavern is open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist.

In every community Marlow's Tavern serves, it partners with local neighborhood associations and charities to support and give back to the people who have generously supported the local tavern and staff. Marlow's Tavern Winter Park evokes a sense of community through its continued partnership with non-profit organizations such as the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Proceeds from the grand opening events benefit the Food Bank to begin the restaurant's year-round commitment as a community partner.

Photo: City of Winter Park Vice-Mayor Sarah Sprinkel, Commissioner Carolyn Cooper, Matthew Tolson, chef de cuisine, Blake Upchurch, general manager, John Metz Jr., executive chef and co-founder, Alan Palmieri, co-owner and partner, Tony Eachus, beverage and hospitality manager, Debra Hendrickson, Winter Park Chamber vice president, Patrick Chapin, Winter Park Chamber president/CEO.

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