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Inside Look: Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill

Located down the road from RDV Sportsplex is the newest kid on the block: Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill.  Some may recognize Adrian Mann from his ownership background at Dexter’s.

Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill offers casual dining, global cuisine, and live music on select dates.  Guests can take advantage of the seasons with changing menus & new items.

One of the important things that Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Gril takes pride in is that they smoke their own meats.

These are the House Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs – looking forward to trying them next time we visit!

Here are our Top Picks at Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill:

Mariachi Nachos – Choice Of Seasoned Ground Beef OR Blackened Chicken Atop Of Crispy Tri-Colored Chips, House Made Guacamole, Salsa, Queso, Lemon-Parsley Sour Cream & Green Onions.

Jumbo Chicken Wings – Seven-Extra-Large Juicy Wings Coated In A Crispy Seasoned Flour, And Tossed In Your Sauce Of Choice. Buffalo (Mild Or Hot) | Ginger-Soy Sriracha | Teriyaki | Mango Habanero | Sweet Barbecue | Garlic-Parmesan | Golden Barbecue | Jamaican Jerk

Ahi Tuna with Avocado – Diced And Tossed With Dark Sesame Oil, Sriracha, Soy Sauce, Ginger, And Scallion, Stacked On Crispy Wontons With Wasabi Emulsion.

Seared Salmon Salad – Fresh Salmon On Top Of Spring Mix And Arugula, Fresh Orange Sections, Gorgonzola Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Red Onion, And Dried Cranberries. Drizzled With A Dijon Vinaigrette.

Blackened Trigger Fish Sandwich – Chipotle Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Filone Bread, Served With Sweet Potato Fries.

Chicken Tortilla Stack – Sautéed Chicken Breast, Jalapeños, Tomato Sauce, Melted Provolone Cheese, Stacked Into 3 Crispy Tortillas, Topped With Sour Cream And Scallions

Pressed Duck Sandwich – Smoked Duck Meat, Pressed On French Bread With Brie Cheese, Caramelized Onions, And Served With A Side Caesar Salad.

Vegetarian Flatbread – Naan Flatbread Topped With Homemade Basil Pesto, Spinach, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Green Bell Peppers, & Provolone. Accompanied With Adrian’s House Salad.

Tasty Chomps Q&A with Fred Badalli of Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill:

What is the inspiration behind Fredster’s?

My long-time desire to own a LIVE music venue with a spacious dance floor. Dancing people are happy people!

Tell us about your background in the food and beverage / entertainment industry.

I partnered with my partner Adrian Mann, who has many years of experience in the restaurant business.

What are some upcoming events at Fredster’s that people should put down on their calendar?

Especially, our online ticketed events—”The Ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute” on Thursday, March 9th at 7pm. The “Led Hed” Led Zepplin Tribute on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm. And as always live shows with no cover Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sats so that folks can come in eat and drink and enjoy their evening with a dance or two or eight!

Tell us about the lunch and happy hour specials?

We currently have $2 off of Happy Hour drinks.

What are the top 5 dishes right now at Fredster’s?

Smith’s Salmon salad, pressed smoked duck and melted Brie sandwich, tuna/avocado stack, steak quesadillas with filet mignon, guacamole, salsa, lemon chive sour cream, and of course some of the best jumbo chicken wings on the planet, served with a selection of sauces.

Tell us about chef’s background and his training.

Chef James David Smith has worked for Adrian for 21 years at Dexters, now Fredster’s, featuring Adrian’s Bar and Grill.

What are your big plans this 2023 for the restaurant?

To further get the word out about our great new place, to further promote LIVE music including more ticketed tribute nights while keeping our positive food reviews coming, and to remain flexible and available for various private events, including: corporate events, wedding receptions, banquets, parties, class reunions, charities, and fundraisers. Plus our 32′ x 17′ stage is available to film bands, business presentations, and more. We’re also very interested in becoming the go-to place to promote kids’ bands—kids’ rock bands, kids’ blues bands, kids’ high school stage bands, and other musical performances by kids. The parents, the grandparents, friends, and guests love kids’ bands!

For those who have never been before, how would you describe Fredster’s to them?

For those who remember and/or used to go to the old Dexter’s in Winter Park—I’ve always rightly described Fredster’s as “Dexter’s on steroids”. We have the same relaxed, warm, casual, vibe and we’re child & kids friendly. And where Dexter’s was a good restaurant-bar with live music, Fredster’s is a Live music venue with very good food and drink. Musically, I especially want to promote the Big tent of Rhythm & Blues music along with themed nights for country, jazz, reggae, Latin, and karaoke. And always stressing to our bands to perform dancer-friendly music with dance-friendly tempos, regardless of genre (ticketed concert events are of course, different).

Be sure to check out Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill the next time you are in the Maitland area for amazing food, drinks, friendly service and live entertainment on select evenings!

Fredster’s featuring Adrian’s Bar & Grill
1720 Fennell St, Maitland, FL 32751
(321) 444-6331

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