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...

Cask & Larder

Just a short hop and a skip over the train tracks from downtown Winter Park on Fairbanks Ave is where you’ll find the Cask & Larder. Since opening its doors in September of 2012, C&L has been creating exceptional southern-sourced seasonal dishes, brewing its own insanely good beers,...

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...

Dragonfly Robata And...

With an ever growing list of dining options on Restaurant Row in Dr. Phillips, you may find yourself paralyzed by choice. Allow me to assist by recommending that you call Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi and reserve a table immediately! 🙂 Located in the Dellagio Town Center, Dragonfly...

Osprey Tavern – Baldwin Park

If you would indulge me for just a moment, I would like to start with a simple challenge to you the reader. Walk through the doors of The Osprey Tavern and try not to be impressed by what all of your senses are telling you. Located on the corner of Jake St and New Broad St in Baldwin Park, just a block from Lake Baldwin, this new bespoke concept from owner Jason Chin and executive chef Joseph Burnett is further elevating Orlando’s local dining experience. Allow your eyes to wander as you enter the restaurant and soak in the beautiful space. The design aesthetic is hard to put a finger on, but I would describe it as cozy elegance. The wide...

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...

Magical Dining has r...

Celebrating it’s 10th year anniversary, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining experience is back! With over 70 restaurants participating this year, you are sure to discover something new and exciting. From now until the end of September you’ll have a chance to experience the best...

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...

SoCo in Thornton Park! Southern Contemporary Eleva...

As the Downtown Orlando area continues to expand, offering exciting new culinary and cultural delights, so too does its surrounding communities. In the hip and revitalized neighborhood of Thornton Park, you’ll find Soco. The restaurant’s concept, born from the vision of Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie, features a selection of both contemporary and southern-inspired cuisine. This restaurant is a truly unique blend of worlds, stitched together by a combination of southern hospitality and culinary excitement. The first thing you’ll likely notice on your visit is the fantastically large front patio. The outdoor space really lets you...

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,...

Local Southern Flair...

Amazing meal!! First let me note,  It’s next to Norman’s but you have to take the stairs or elevator down to enter the restaurant and once you get in you have to go around bar to find the hostess stand.  We were a little turned around for a minute…or maybe we are just...