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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Napasorn Thai – Time To Upgrade Your Lunch? May01

Napasorn Thai –...

There is a cure for the boring lunch your taste buds have grown tired of, and it’s Napasorn Thai Restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando on Pine and Court, Napasorn offers traditional Thai at a downtown pace. I’ve truly lost count of all the Thai places that I’ve been to here in...

#JoesGoesBlue for Au...

It sounded like a cool initiative, and they’ve helped raise a serious amount of money, so I thought it would be nice to help them spread the word about their fundraising effort. I’ve personally never been to a Joe’s Crab Shack, so maybe this will be all the incentive I need...

The Strand – L...

Twenty-fourteen is set to be a big year for the culinary community in Orlando and one of the early standouts leading the way will be The Strand. When you first walk in to The Strand you are greeted with a very simple and elegant design motif. Light greens, grays, and the browns of the organic...

New Sushi Place in S...

Just heard about this place thanks to a Living Social deal that popped into my box today. Here’s the link to the deal. I’ll be swinging by in the next week or so and will give you a review asap 🙂 Here’s the details from Living Social’s site Details : Swing by this...