Carmel Cafe – ...

When you hear the word Mediterranean cuisine, one often conjures up memories of gyros and falafel. In most cases, you’d be right on the money, but not at Carmel Café. Taking cues from the flavors of the Mediterranean, Carmel Café offers up a variety of sophisticated and original dishes that...

Swine & Sons in...

There is something special happening next door to Cask & Larder, and you don’t want to miss it. Talented chefs and owners have come together to create the ultimate in Southern inspired meals and takeout at Swine & Sons. The third concept from James and Julie Petrakis, owners of Cask...

Taverna Opa @ Pointe...

Located on the second floor of the ever evolving Pointe Orlando complex on International Drive, Taverna Opa is serving a feast for your senses along with a healthy dose of “OPA’s!” for locals and tourists alike. Owner Vasilis Coumbaros says it best, “Every day is a celebration, and the Greek...

4 Rivers Smokehouse – Still got it! Jan25

4 Rivers Smokehouse ...

Since October of 2009, John Rivers and his team have been serving their guests some of the best BBQ around while also charitably serving their community. Their first location was a small 1400-square-foot space on Fairbanks Ave, previously home to a auto mechanics shop. This location was...

Doorstep Delivery La...

When you order out for delivery, you’re usually left with some pretty obvious and ultimately boring options, pizza and Chinese. But life is all about variety, and when you’re not feeling like making a trip to try something new, there’s Doorstep Delivery! I actually worked...

North Quarter Tavern Jan08

North Quarter Tavern

Having visited North Quarter Tavern at least a half dozen times since they opened, I can safely say that this is my favorite restaurant downtown! Located in the area of the same name off Orange Ave on the other side of Colonial Dr, North Quarter Tavern does it all well. The menu changes often enough to keep things fresh, the staff have always been very nice, and the chefs are creative while using a variety of quality ingredients (many of which are made in house!). The restaurant exudes a kind of laid back attitude and is a great spot to catch lunch with friends. The portions are perfect and the prices are fair considering the quality of the...

Los Autenticos Cuban...

Near the corner of Goldenrod in Colonial, I stumbled upon this hidden gem nestled in a stereotypical run down strip mall (the likes of many others that are an eyesore in our city) I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven past this place without even noticing it. Nevertheless, I...

A Solid Game Day Spo...

Celebrating their 30th year in business, Florida grown restaurant chain Duffy’s Sports Grill has taken over the sports bar scene with it mix of upscale design and traditional southern hospitality. You’ll find 5 convenient locations here in the greater Orlando area. We checked out their...

BRIO Orlando Area Lo...

  BRIO Orlando Area Locations Celebrate September with Specialty Dishes & Cocktails BRIO Also Supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign with Special Promotions In September, BRIO locations at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando and Winter Park Village in Winter Park are not...

SO many flavors! Eas...

There are places that serve wings, and then there are wing places. East Coast Wings & Grill is a wing place! We visited for a media night, and were given the grand tour of their huge menu. The choices can be overwhelming at first, but we’ll do our best to point you in the right...

Smiling Bison #2

Good news for all the Bison fans out there! The Smiling Bison, a concept born from some young and talented local chefs, has decided to expand! Chef/Co-Owner Josh Oakley, formerly of Cask and Larder / Ravenous Pig and GM/Owner Ron Thomas have signed a lease agreement for space in Sanford on...

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Jun10

Firebirds Wood Fired...

I’ve had a hard time keeping up with all the expansion that the Mills 50 area been experiencing over the last couple of years, with new restaurant concepts popping up at fevered pace. One of the more recent additions is Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Located in Winter Park on N. Mills Ave...

Yellow Dog Eats – So good, we did it twice! Jun10

Yellow Dog Eats R...

The words “a casual café” are on a small sign heading out to the patio of Chef Fish Morgan’s Yellow Dog Eats in Gotha FL, but the word casual is a bold understatement. This is the most chilled out, free love inspired, do whatever you like café we’ve ever been to. There isn’t an inch of this...

The Whiskey – ...

It’s not going to be too much longer until The Whiskey opens it’s doors in Dr Phillips. I don’t have a lot of news to share at this point, but I have some photos from their Facebook page, and they say a lot about what to expect. The menu consists of a variety of small plates...

Porkies BBQ Apopka : All the pork! Jan10

Porkies BBQ Apopka :...

Nothing says love quite like a Jumbo Sliced Pork Sandwich on garlic toast with a side of dirty taters and baked beans! I crave this meal seemingly daily, and I have only Porkies to blame. Located in the center of downtown Apopka, Porkies has managed to create what I consider to be the perfect...

Citrus Restaurant

Located on North Orange Avenue in the ever-expanding Uptown District, Citrus is working hard to serve up a mouthwatering array of New American style cuisine made from scratch daily. The menu offers everything a business pro on the go could ask for. An assortment of unique starters, salads,...

Kasa in Downtown Orl...

I think Executive Chef Shawn Kaplan said it best when he described the menu and flavors of Kasa as “Colonial Cuisine”. The inspiration for his menu is not just from Spanish and Japanese culture (as their website suggests), but from all over the world. Colonial Cuisine, as Chef Kaplan...

Se7en Bites Bakery i...

Serving up a variety of breakfast and lunch items on top of a wide assortment of baked goodness, Se7en Bites has got my attention! I stopped in for breakfast today on a whim while getting my car worked on at the shop down the street. First thing I was surprised by was how well the restaurant...

Southern Goodness @ The Coop Oct08

Southern Goodness @ ...

The Coop 610 W Morse Blvd Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 843-2667 http://www.asouthernaffair.com/ If you’re a regular reader, you could probably guess that I’m a bit of a southern cuisine fan. When The Coop opened up this spring in Winter Park, it quickly moved to the top of my must eat list!...

swedeDish Food Truck...

The gang over at the always present swedeDish food truck are turning 3, and I thought we would give them a nice plug. I’ve had their meatballs, and can tell you there’s a good reason they’re still at it 3 years later. Learn more about them below, and check them out on Sept...

Crimson Tavern – A Hidden Gem Jul26

Crimson Tavern ̵...

Crimson Tavern Orlando Airport Marriott 7499 Augusta National Drive Orlando, FL 32828 Reservations 407.851.9000 http://crimsontavern.com/   Thanks to the wealth of information on the Internet, I’m seldom surprised by a restaurant. When I found the Crimson Tavern doing a quick search for...

The Harry Buffalo &#...

The Harry Buffalo – Downtown Orlando Located on the corner of Church Street and Garland Ave in the historic Rosy O’ Gradys building, Harry Buffalo is a venue that wears a number of hats. During the day, it’s a great spot to grab lunch with friends or co-workers. At night, it’s a cool...