Orlando Food Critic Blog

Beard in Baldwin

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Beard in Baldwin. Join us in Baldwin Park as we celebrate Orlando’s culinary scene and benefit the James Beard Foundation’s National Scholars Program. This all-inclusive event will feature more than 30 local restaurants serving up flavorful dishes each with a thoughtful wine pairing. Guests will also be able to sample an array of craft beers and spirits. For a more …

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What a Great Day!

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  What a Great Day! Last weekend saw the Orlando Mexican Food Festival taking place for the first time in its new location at Gaston Edwards Park in Ivanhoe Village, and what a success it turned out to be. Orlando locals flooded to the festival in their hundreds supported by visitors from Miami and beyond, all eager to sample the …

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Orlando Meats Critics Choice “Best Burger”

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Orlando Meats Critics Choice “Best Burger” Orlando Meats, the family-owned, whole animal butcher shop and restaurant have just won the Orlando Sentinel “Critics Choice” award for the Best Burger, and in our opinion deserve huge congratulations as  well justified. After seeing pictures of the Orlando Meats Burger all over social media we just had to drop by and try one …

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Mexican Food Festival Gaston Edwards Park Ivanhoe Village March 24th

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Mexican Food Festival Gaston Edwards Park Ivanhoe Village March 24th There is so much happening in and around Orlando this weekend, but in our opinion,  there is only ONE place to be, and that is at The Orlando Mexican Food Festival! Come and sample a little piece of Mexico right here in the heart of Orlando. The festival will feature …

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Jet Blue Airlines & Orlando Mexican Food Festival.

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Jet Blue Airlines & Orlando Mexican Food Festival. As part of Jet Blue’s love and care for local communities, from their 100 days of caring for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, to creating the “Shared Plate” initiative where together with Coca Cola they encouraged meaningful connections through the power of food, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to …

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Mesa 21 at the Orlando Mexican Food Festival March 24th

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Mesa 21 at the Orlando Mexican Food Festival March 24th Mesa 21, the beautiful Mexican restaurant that has cemented its well-earned place in the vibrant and expanding Ivanhoe Village restaurant scene, will be joining the likes of Frontera Cocina Mexicana by Rick Bayless and a host of other restaurants, crafts, artists and of course Tequila at the Orlando Mexican Food …

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WINE BAR GEORGE SET TO OPEN AT DISNEY SPRINGS DURING SPRING 2018

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WINE BAR GEORGE SET TO OPEN AT DISNEY SPRINGS IN SPRING 2018 Ron Rupert named executive chef and wine-bar interior details revealed LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort when his new venture, Wine Bar George, opens in spring 2018. Wine Bar George will be …

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Tartine Wine Bar & Eatery 2445 Edgewater Drive Orlando

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Tartine Wine Bar & Eatery 2445 Edgewater Drive Orlando As promised, more details from our visit last week to Tartine. In addition to the outstanding appetizers and entrees we sampled, it will come as no surprise to anyone who has been delighted by Chef Francois Cahagne’s dessert creations that we couldn’t leave without exploring the “Sweet Tooth” section of the …

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Sausage Shack Grand Opening.

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  Sausage Shack Grand Opening. Thursday night saw the grand opening of the Sausage Shack in Hannibal Square Winter Park. Stilt walkers, a photo booth and live music supported a great night of sausage sampling, sweet treats and fun. The star of the night was the creation of a “Six Foot” cotton candy sausage sandwich, sounds weird but trust us, …

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Could this be the Best Burger Deal in Orlando?

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Could this be the Best Burger Deal in Orlando? Making plans to have a burger this weekend? Well you may want to hold off and brighten up your Mondays from here on in, by taking advantage of what is, in our humble opinion, the BEST BURGER DEAL currently to be had in the Orlando area!! Visit American Kitchen Bar & …

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