Local restaurant Mildred’s Big City Food is a recipient of the 2011 Golden Spoon Award from Florida Trend magazine, which presents the award to restaurants that exhibit excellence in dining and cuisine.
This is the second consecutive year Mildred’s has won the award, and Mildred’s is Gainesville’s only recipient.
Host April Williams attributes the award to the efforts of the staff both in and out of the kitchen. “We are constantly training and learning new things so that we can keep our guests happy,” she says.
Williams says the award has had a positive impact on business, helping to bring in customers and offset challenges brought by its location in the Westgate Regency Plaza.
“It’s a great testimony to our team here that we’ve been able to create this excellent dining experience basically at the end of a strip mall,” she says. “It’s not the ideal place to have a restaurant like ours, but the service we provide is what keeps our guests coming back.”