Orlando Food Critic

New Digs for The Sausage Shack.


New Digs for The Sausage Shack. We are delighted to tell you guys that the acclaimed Sausage Shack from the Altamonte Mall is relocating to Hannibal Square, to reach a wider audience. Owner operator Dan Eastwood tells us that he hopes to be open in December, but with permitting and such like red tape, could see that stretch into early …

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Lunch at Slate – 8323 West Sand Lake Road Orlando

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Lunch at Slate – 8323 West Sand Lake Road Orlando Great to see one our favorite restaurants Slate, have not only started serving weekday lunch again but kicked it off with a new menu. Lunch is now served from 11.00 am to 2.30 pm each weekday. Slate simply describes itself as a “Classic Modern American Restaurant, boasting wood grilled cuisine and …

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Taco Tuesday at Lombardi’s Seafood Cafe


Taco Tuesday at Lombardi’s Seafood Cafe Probably the best deal in town for superb Fish Taco’s. It’s hard to beat two-dollar Fish Tacos made from lightly blackened fish, served with citrus slaw, cilantro, and sriracha mayo. They may be only two dollars, but Lombardi’s do not compromise on quality. They use only the freshest fish possible, cooked to perfection. There …

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We Missed Out.


We Missed Out. With all the “Trick or Treating” going on last night we found ourselves with plenty of “Tricks” but no “Treats”. The remedy for this called for a trip to Georges Gourmet Cookies. Our adult “Treat” of choice? Why please step up the “Blondie”. Georges version is a rich, sweet dessert that almost defies you to eat just …

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Strawberry Pound Cake at The Tennessee Truffle – 125 West 1st Street Sanford.

Pound Cake

The Tennessee Truffle – 125 West 1st Street Sanford. As we previously mentioned “Dessert” at the Tennessee Truffle deserves a place on its own, so here goes. Summer Pound Cake – Macerated Plant City strawberries, buttermilk ice cream, popping sugar and lemon verbena syrup. Combine the popping sugar and the buttermilk ice cream together and you have an outstanding dessert …

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The Tennessee Truffle – 125 West 1st Street Sanford.

Mousse & Pan

The Tennessee Truffle – 125 West 1st Street Sanford. It’s not often we get out to Sanford, but boy have we been missing out, Chef Nat Russell has been disrupting the dining out scene in the area by producing some of the best food we have experienced in 2017! After honing his skills in prestige restaurants such as Luma and …

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Saving the best Oktoberfest for last.


Saving the best Oktoberfest for last. After several Oktoberfest celebrations have taken place throughout Orlando, the best is yet to come this Friday Oct 27th when Oktoberfest On Park takes place in Central Park, Winter Park. Featuring-  Free Admission- Live Music – Beer & Sausages from 7 pm to 11 pm The collaboration with The Parkview and the Never Stand …

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Lombardi Special Steamer Baskets


  Lombardi Special Steamer Baskets As always it’s never too early to start making those weekend plans, so this week Lombardi’s Seafood Café will be serving: A choice of any of their delicious One Pound Steamer baskets and a bucket of Domestic Beer for only $23.98. The Special will be served this Friday and Saturday Night from 5pm- 8pm. Check …

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Mesa 21 Wine & Dine Event


Mesa 21 Wine & Dine Event Great Food, Superb Wines, Amazing Company and Atmosphere, all enjoyed with a soft cool breeze drifting across the lake. Where were we? Some Villa on Lake Como? No, a lot nearer home. We were attending the Wine & Dine event out on the patio at Mesa 21 right alongside Lake Ivanhoe, superbly organized by …

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Simple Sausages.

Chicken Sausages

Simple Sausages. Sometimes the simplest appetizers are the best. Case in point, the Maple Glazed Chicken Sausages from the weekend brunch menu at Boca Winter Park. A perfect find, who knew we liked Chicken Sausage eh? This trio of deliciousness (is that a word?) starts the weekend off just right. What its only Tuesday? Darn!  

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