Sunday, December 16, 2012
Philip and Tammy Renaud are the new proprietors of both the Dunedin Smokehouse and The Living Room in downtown Dunedin.
Opportunity knocked twice for Philip Renaud and wife Tammy. The couple recently acquired The Living Room and The Dunedin Smokehouse restaurants on Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Renaud has worked for the last 12 years in the Boston area as a wine consultant and restaurant designer specializing in custom wine cellars. He said a few years ago he and his wife started looking to acquire their own restaurant. The couple's dream was to find "a small place near the water on Florida’s west coast," where he could feature some of his special recipes and share his love of good wine. The couple started their search along the Sunshine State’s Gulf coast, looking at places from Clearwater to Fort Myers. Fate had bigger ideas. In October, he was able …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Join Chef John Lewis in his quest to find the perfect happy hour in downtown Dunedin. This week, he's at The Living Room.
Chef John Lewis made it his personal quest to be your resource for happy hour in Dunedin. Join the Happy Hour Club here each week and journey with him through the downtown bars in search of the perfect happy hour. ——— Here's what I found at The Living Room this week: Details: Full bar Reviewer's Comments: Hours: Prices: Contact: Next Thursday, Chef John visits Mezze on Main. Check out the bar before next week's column and you can share your assessment with "The Happy Hour Club."
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If you haven't been to The Living Room lately, maybe you should. Apparently, a major travel website thinks it's worth the visit.
1) Bring water! Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 91, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight's low is 73. 2) The lowest reported gas price in Dunedin is $3.19 (cash, regular) at the Super Shop, 1001 Broadway, on TampaGasPrices.com. 3) The Living Room recently received a "Certificate of Exellence" from Trip Advisor. "Thanks to our great team and our loyal guests that make being a part of Dunedin so special," owner René Johnson shared on her Facebook wall. 4) A series of summer learning camps for preschool children kicks off this week at Dunedin Elementary School, Pinellas County Schools said in a news release Monday. Teachers will have a 3-year-old class and a 4-year-old class meant to compliment aspect of the …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Two downtown businesses brought the fountain in to help the city make the area a pedestrian-friendly attraction.
Mike Rey, owner of Paris Hair Design, has worked to make the intersection outside of his shop more pedestrian friendly for the past year and a half. Last Wednesday, the fruits of his labor became a reality when a fountain, the centerpiece of a revitalization project at the corner of Main Street and Highland Avenue, was installed outside of The Living Room Restaurant & Lounge. “I wanted to open the area up, make it so you could see the businesses easier and make the whole corner more pedestrian friendly,” Rey said. “The fountain is the focal point, and it blends in beautifully. Rey and René Johnson, the owner of The Living Room, paid for the fountain jointly. Johnson is assuming legal liability for the public property she is using to add…