Orlando Food Critic

Slate – 8323 West Sand Lake Road Orlando

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Slate – 8323 West Sand Lake Road Orlando Slate simply describes itself as a “Classic Modern American Restaurant, boasting wood grilled cuisine and open air dining in the heart of the Dr. Phillips neighborhood.” But believe me they are selling themselves short, this place is “Amazing.” We dropped in for “Brunch” today and were absolutely blown away by the ambiance, service …

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Opening Soon in Winter Park – Bulla Gastrobar

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Opening Soon in Winter Park –  Bulla Gastrobar. The most recent addition to the restaurant scene in Winter Park is nearing completion, situated in the new Lakeside Crossing project by Unicorp National Developments on South Orlando Avenue. Bulla Gastrobar (Pronounced boo-ya) is slang for chatter and what people are talking about. Bulla will serve Spanish and Catalan dishes such as …

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National Rum Day

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National Rum Day Tuesday August 16th 2016 is National Rum Day Today’s premium Rum products are a far cry from the “Rum Rations” given to Sailors and Pirates, laced with lime juice to fight off the scurvy. Despite this, brand names such as “Navy Rum”, “Sailor Jerry” and Captain Morgan hark back to a nautical history for the spirit that …

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Prato Winter Park- Call back

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Prato – Call Back  After meeting  friends at Prato –  124 N. Park Avenue Winter Park, for a regular Saturday lunch (i.e. no review), I was impressed to receive a phone call yesterday to check back on the quality of our experience. A nice touch and genuine outreach to ensure customer satisfaction. I am also happy to report the Widow …

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Is Ambience a Competition Beater?

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Is Ambience a Competition Beater? First ask “Who is your Competition.” This question used to be a lot easier to answer as you only had to look for other restaurants in your market segment or locale to identify what you would call a business in competition with yourself. But today the landscape has changed, in addition to the competitors we …

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Fried Chicken Friday

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Fried Chicken Friday. Fried chicken, the preparation of which can be traced back to a mid-18th century recipe from Great Britain, developed quite a bad reputation over the years, despite its popularity, reports of greasy, calorific and artery clogging fried chicken dishes, did nothing to change this view. Fast food chains such as KFC and Popeye’s made millions from this …

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Peter Luger Steak House Old-Fashioned Sauce.

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Peter Luger Steak House Old-Fashioned Sauce. Let me first be clear, I do not think that a good quality marbled steak, properly cooked to temperature needs anything more than its own juices after being rested for a sufficient length of time, to taste phenomenal. But, for those of you who need that extra something, I can think of no better …

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National S’mores Day

Homemade S'mores with Marshmallows Chocolate and Graham Crackers

August 10th is National S’mores Day.  As if you needed any more encouragement to eat more chocolate and marshmallows, August 10th 2016 is designated as National S’mores day. This fantastic BBQ and Campfire delicacy is almost an American institution and has spun off into many variations with inclusions of Fudge and Peanut butter, but as with most things the original …

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Four Rivers New Kissimmee Location

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The rapidly expanding BBQ and Smokehouse Restaurant 4 Rivers, reports that it will formally open its most recent location in Kissimmee tomorrow, August 10th 2016. ( Check with 4 Rivers for exact timings). From humble beginnings they have grown to over a dozen locations, but they never forget it all started in a garage on Fairbanks. The rest as they say …

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