Some really surprising news came out of Oblivion Taproom this weekend. Oblivion's Chef Goody has taken another job and will be leaving the restaurant that he helped make into one of Orlando's most popular spots for burgers and craft beer. Goody has been called a "Culinary Genius" by more than a few Orlando Foodies. He has played a key role in putting Oblivion on the map and there are a lot of Oblivion faithful who will hate to see him go.
In a bit of a juicy twist, Goody has accepted a similar position at the Shipyard Brewpub in Winter Park. He has been named the new Head Chef and General Manager of Shipyard's first of two brewpubs here in Orlando. Shipyard opened a second restaurant and soon to be brewpub in Lake Buena Vista just this weekend. Goody will be bringing some of his highly touted barbeque skills to Shipyard which will give him an opportunity to bring his critically acclaimed sauces and rubs to the masses.
Goody's replacement will be Chef Bruno from Big Bruno's Bites. Local beer enthusiasts are bound to be delighted with this news! Big Bruno's Bites was the food cart that was stationed outside the old Redlight Redlight on Bennett Road. Bruno is known for putting together some really awesome food to accompany a really awesome selection of beer. Bruno is also known for using mostly all fresh local and organic ingredients in his culinary delights making him the most logical choice for the job at Oblivion. Some big shoes to fill there but if anyone is capable of doing this job its Big Bruno.
This year's 4/20 will be Goody's last day at Oblivion. Last year's event was probably Oblivion's largest and it is bound to be even larger this year. Goody and Bruno are set to collaborate on a special menu that will celebrate Goody's leaving and Bruno's joining the good folks at Oblivion. Definitely sounds like a night we won't want to miss... Cheers to Goody and Bruno!
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