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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Fried Chicken Friday


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.


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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Earls Kitchen & Bar –  Millenia Location Opening Soon


I am eagerly awaiting the opening of the newest addition to the Vancouver based, family owned chain Earls Kitchen & Bar, at their new Mall at Millenia location once occupied by Blue Martini. The opening is billed as sometime in “Summer 2016” but works have continued here for some time, so hoping for an early conclusion. Earls was an early …

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The Rusty Spoon – 55 West Church Street Orlando.

Rusty Spoon

  The Rusty Spoon – 55 West Church Street Orlando. At lunchtime today we decided to visit the Rusty Spoon in the very heart of Historic Downtown Orlando. I had heard good things about the restaurant, as indeed it has gained 7 Silver Spoon awards in 2014 and voted “Best farm to table” restaurant, also recently coming second in the …

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Teak Neighborhood Grill – 6400 Time Square Avenue Orlando


  Teak Neighborhood Grill – 6400 Time Square Avenue Orlando. I collect great Burger Bars like other people collect memorabilia, so when I saw that Teak had been awarded numerous accolades for the “Best Burger” from Fox 35, WESH 2 News, My City Eats and many more I had to experience their Burgers for myself. Teak is situated in the …

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Oldest is Best


After spending a lot of time in South America, my favorite beer was always Pacifico Clara. But on a trip to Naples Beach with friends a couple of years ago, I sampled Yuengling Traditional Lager from Americas Oldest Brewery, and it has become the only Lager Beer for me ever since. Perfect in this Hot Weather !

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Croissant Gourmet Bakery – 120 E Morse Blvd Winter Park.


  Croissant Gourmet Bakery – 120 E Morse Blvd Winter Park. It takes a lot for me to visit an establishment twice in one week, but I was glad to make the exception for Croissant Gourmet Bakery in Winter Park. My first visit was for a meeting and coffee early this week, but the fantastic array of baked goods prompted …

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