Best Of 2014

Best Place to Hear a Restaurateur Sing

Best Place to Hear a Restaurateur Sing

Maxine’s on Shine
337 N. Shine Ave., 407-674-6841, maxinesonshine.com

Sultry proprietress Shelly “Maxine” Broadwell has been known to purr a few tunes at her always fun and boisterous neighborhood restaurant, but don’t expect the animal-print-loving chanteuse to belt out any old song at any old time. There are conditions: 1) the musician must be attuned to the Beatles, Johnny Cash or her fave, Nancy Sinatra; 2) she actually needs to be present at the restaurant. If those stringent conditions are met, the former Miss New York 1979 contender will gladly show off her talents. There are times when hearing Maxine sing is assured, though: when it’s your birthday and on the fourth Friday of every month when musician John Gallagher is in the house.