Local eatery a Beard semifinalist for best new restaurant

Local eatery a Beard semifinalist for best new restaurant

The Refinery, a Seminole Heights restaurant that changes its menu every week, has been nominated as one of the best new restaurants in the country by the James Beard Foundation. Owners Greg and Michelle Baker have gotten rave reviews from our guests for their focus on fresh, local ingredients and an ever-changing menu. The Refinery is at 5137 N Florida Ave, just a seven blocks stroll through the historic district from Erehwon Retreat.

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For almost 45 years, Henry served in Fundraising and Arts Management positions and ran his own consulting firm. His work secondary schools; healthcare organizations; and service organizations, with a specialization in the performing arts, including ballet and theater companies, chamber orchestras, choirs, and performing arts centers. In 2009 he began to prepare for retirement. Following a career involved with the management of many special events and working with senior civic and corporate leadership, his experience in the managing of multiple relationships made entering the hospitality industry a natural extension of his career.