Orlando Reviews

Square 1 Burger (revisited)

Onion Rings

Square 1 Burger –  900 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park . Great Onion Rings at Square 1 Burger today and even better value on a Wednesday as they advertise $4 rings as a daily special !! Devouring the excellent Three Mushroom Burger was a great way to spend a cloudy Winter Park Afternoon. The “Shabby Chic” Cowboy elements meet crystal …

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The Cheesecake Factory.


The Cheesecake Factory. Just like admitting you had a poster of some random band on your bedroom wall as a teenager or owning up to that dubious item of clothing still hanging in your wardrobe, saying you like the Cheesecake Factory can be just as socially awkward. That is until you meet a fellow Cheesecake fan. Be the first to …

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Toasted – 1945 Aloma Avenue Winter Park.


Toasted – 1945 Aloma Avenue Winter Park. Here at OFC we are always on the lookout for interesting food options that won’t break the bank, so today popped into Toasted for a takeout lunch, very much on the spur of the moment. Toasted is located in the Aloma Avenue strip mall and describes itself as an experience based, fast casual …

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Argentinian Malbec – A Triumph of Peoples choice.


Argentinian Malbec – A Triumph of Peoples choice. The success story of Malbec is a compelling example of consumer power. Malbec started to become popular well over ten years ago, and the Argentinian variety (my favorite) was mainly consumed inside that country. It was only around the year 2000 when the cost of European wines increased that the USA wine …

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Slate – Could Not Keep away!

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I told you I would be back, but even I did not think so soon ! Met up with friends at Slate for Brunch on Saturday, I could not be dissuaded from my usual, and now it seems habit forming, Chili and Brown Sugar rubbed Smoked Brisket, but added some Fried Green Tomatoes as a dubious attempt to appear more …

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The Other Side of 4Rivers Smokehouse


The Other Side of 4Rivers Smokehouse. You must have been living in a cave not to have heard of the phenomenally successful 4Rivers Smokehouse, the family owned business and brainchild of John Rivers that started life in a garage off Fairbanks Avenue back in 2009. Since its inception the accolades have consistently piled up year after year, and expansion plans …

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Pepe’s Cantina – 433 West New England Avenue Winter Park.

Pepe Food

Pepe’s Cantina – 433 West New England Avenue Winter Park.   Local independent restaurants are the life blood of any successful food economy, not only do they provide variations of food styles that major chains run a mile from, but they put their heart and soul into the business as their personal message to the customer. Once such business is …

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Buttermilk Bakery – 1198 Orange Avenue Winter Park


Buttermilk Bakery – 1198 Orange Avenue Winter Park The Buttermilk Bakery, a small batch bakery and coffee shop has recently opened on Orange Avenue in Winter Park. Currently operating with breakfast and lunch service, Buttermilk honed their skills by selling bakery products at farmer’s markets and local events and made the jump to the bricks and mortar site at Orange …

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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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Prato Winter Park- Call back


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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