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Updated: 11/29/2017 08:30:00AM

JC’s Tin Cup Grill: A new beginning

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Derek and Marysue Willeke live in Tropical Harbor in Lake Placid. They're happy they can again get Derek's potato soup and Marysue's pork tenderloin sandwich at the Tin Cup Grill.

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This is just a section of a Tin Cup Club sandwich at JC's Tin Cup Grill. It shows all the layers of fresh ingredients.

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These three golf buddies come in to JC's Tin Cup Grill often, after golf or in the evening. They are, from left; Onnalee Schmalzried, Jackie Sheldon, and Sheila Bolan. They say the food is great!


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JC's Tin Cup Grill is now open at the County Club of Sebring, at 4800 Haw Branch Road, on CR 635, not far from Highlands Hammock State Park.

JC (Judy Capp) Tin Cup Grill's owner says, "Hurricane Irma can't stop us. It stopped some people, but not us." referring to her moving to a new location after the storm.

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After Irma, server and bartender, Jennifer Shafer, worried about her job. She's now all smiles at the new location.


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Frank and Kaye Pytlowany were weekly customers at the Placid Lakes Restaurant, but are happy it's still going after Irma at its new location under the name JC's Tin Cup Grill. They love the food!


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JC's Tin Cup Grill at the Country Club of Sebring is a busy place after Hurricane Irma changed things around.


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An all-beef, foot-long,quarter- pound, hot dog and golden fries is an All-American choice on the lunch menu at JC's Tin Cup Grill. Just decide on your toppings.

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This large bowl of freshly made hearty potato soup will keep you from blowing away during the next storm.


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When trying to find the new JC's Tin Cup Grill, just look for this sign on CR 635 and enter the beautiful community. Just keep on the main street and you'll see the restaurant on the left.


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You'll have to figure out how to attack this pork tenderloin sandwich at the Tin Cup. Should I nibble at the edges first? Or, should I just open wide and take a big bite?

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Now that the heat of summer is over, you can dine out on the patio at JC's Tin Cup Grill.

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Homemade potato chips go good with sandwiches, salads, or better-yet, a cold beer.


By JERRY MEISENHEIMER

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SEBRING — Alexander Graham Bell’s famous quote, “When one door closes, another opens!” certainly holds true for this week’s featured restaurant. Hurricane Irma tried to claim another victim business, but its owner, Judy Capp, wouldn’t let that happen.

The Placid Lakes Country Club Restaurant, in Lake Placid, was voted first place for the best dinner in Highlands County in 2017. It was a busy eatery with a fun atmosphere. But, then came Irma! Overnight, destiny changed everything. The building was badly damaged and the restaurant was forced to close down.

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