Your options for inside, sit-down dining within Historic Downtown Titusville are expanding, with the exciting news the Hoffman family is opening another restaurant.

This unique dining experience is centrally located along Washington Avenue in the heart of the city’s historic district, just across the street from the Old Walker Hotel.

The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner six days a week. On the menu are various soups, salads and specialty sandwiches for lunch, and a selection of dinner entrees enhanced with a variety of fine wines and beers. Scott is looking forward to serving one particular item on their menu: Shrimp and Grits – wild caught shrimp and yellow Gruyere grits, cooked with onion, garlic, red bell pepper, bacon, and heavy cream.

They began working on their new restaurant over a year ago, taking over the location of the former Crescent Coffee Company at 311 South Washington Avenue. Throughout 2020, the Hoffmans have been testing and selecting menu items, making renovations to the building’s interior, and working on the décor in order to create a unique and enjoyable dining experience for their guests. Nancy believes that diners will enjoy the showcasing of the beautiful local nature scenes through select photographs from Jeff and Heidi Thamert at the Downtown Gallery.

Forming partnerships with other local businesses has also been a focus, as the restaurant will also feature beer from their friends at Playalinda Brewery, coffee from Pier 13, and breads from The Daley Trade; continuing to encourage and support other downtown merchants.

The Hoffman’s goal is to open their doors sometime in August, but a specific date has not been set at this time. At the moment, they are concentrating on finishing kitchen equipment installation and completing the required inspections before they can serve any customers. Their spirits are high, their anticipation is building, and they are excited to be able to once again serve great meals to their fellow citizens.

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Of course, as many in Titusville are aware, the Hoffman family is no stranger to the food industry. Scott and Nancy, along with their son Aaron, have decades of experience serving outstanding food to the people of Titusville; their most recent venture being the Coffee Shoppe which was in operation for 22 years at the corner of Broad Street and US-1. Their legacy, however, began years before at Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant where Nancy was the General Manager and Scott was the Kitchen Manager.

Operating hours for the restaurant will be 11 A.M. – 9 P.M. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 11 A.M. – 10 P.M. Friday and Saturday; they will be closed on Tuesdays.

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The Hoffman’s invite you to come sit at their table and enjoy the new eating experience coming to Downtown Titusville.

Scott went on to successfully complete the American Culinary Federation certification program at Walt Disney World, gaining invaluable experience being part of the MGM Studios opening culinary team and then going on to be a member of the Disney Culinary Olympic Team traveling to Germany to compete and win 16 Gold Medals. While in Orlando, Nancy learned proper rules of service at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, did the payroll at Ronny’s Restaurant, and attained a Business Management Degree from the University of Central Florida leading to a job with NASA, at the Kennedy Space Center.

Their son, Aaron, was literally born into the restaurant business. He inherited his parents’ passion for the industry and has worked in every restaurant position possible for over 20 years. He has also attended school at Eastern Florida State College and the University of Center Florida.

During their many years, the Hoffman family has experienced and cherished the support and love from the local community. Nancy has now retired from NASA and Scott’s work at the Playalinda Brewery has ended. With the opening of Hoffman’s Table, they are looking forward to once again having the opportunity to serve the people of Titusville with a dedication to quality food and good service, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

This article was sourced from the Titusville Talking Points

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