Countdown to St Patrick’s Day.


Countdown to St Patrick’s Day. Halloween Done! Thanksgiving Done! Christmas Done! Hmmm What’s Next? – Why St Patrick’s Day of course and believe it or not, it’s only two months away. So, on a cold day (and getting colder) we thought it was time to get in some training by way of a full Irish Breakfast and a pint of …

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Happy Birthday Luke’s


Happy Birthday Luke’s Luke’s Kitchen and Bar celebrated its first birthday earlier this month. This is the third concept by the partners of Park Lights Hospitality Group, joining Prato & Luma. Their take on American Cuisine has proved to be a sure-fire winner with the Maitland restaurant scene and beyond. To celebrate this occasion, Luke’s are holding an Anniversary Patio …

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New Year Dessert


New Year Dessert New Year’s Eve dinner preparation in full swing, but just could not resist a quick taste! Croissant Gourmet Meringue dipped in Peterbrooke Chocolate, sprinkled with Pomegranate seeds and lashings of Bourbon & Vanilla whipped cream. There may be none left by tonight. Happy New Year!!

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New Year’s Day Brunch at Mesa 21 – 1414 N Orange Ave Orlando.


New Year’s Day Brunch at Mesa 21 –  1414 N Orange Ave Orlando. Looking for the perfect way to start 2018, then head on over to Mesa 21 for their New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch!! Their regular Sunday Brunch is always amazing. From the Taco Station, where the chefs prepare tacos to your individual tastes from a vast array of …

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Sugarbuzz Dessert Company 4339 Edgewater Drive Orlando


Sugarbuzz Dessert Company 4339 Edgewater Drive Orlando What a nice surprise this morning, an amazing gift from our family in the UK by way of Sugarbuzz in College Park, a big box full of Chocolate Brownies and assorted Classic Cookies. Sugarbuzz creates every dessert mostly from scratch offering a combination of homemade simplicity with classic ingredients and family recipes. Santa …

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The Sausage Shack Now Open in Winter Park


The Sausage Shack Now Open in Winter Park Great news! The Sausage Shack is now open for business. Owner Dan Eastwood told us yesterday that they would have a soft opening from Thursday December 21st. Dan relocated the acclaimed Sausage Shack from the Altamonte Mall to Hannibal Square, in order to reach a wider audience after “The Shack” quickly made …

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Miller’s Hardware Winter Park- 72nd Annual Customer Appreciation Party.


Miller’s Hardware Winter Park-  72nd Annual Customer Appreciation Party. Forget Home Depot, this is the place where all locals go for their hardware needs, and today Miller’s customers showed up enforce to celebrate their annual customer appreciation day with a tremendous BBQ party. Turkey, Ham, Sausage, Brisket & Ribs cooked to perfection by the Miller’s team on the outstanding Green …

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Athena Roasted Chicken 487 S Orlando Avenue Maitland.


Athena Roasted Chicken 487 S Orlando Avenue Maitland. On recommendation from our friends who told us we must try the Roasted Chicken at Athena, we stopped by today to pick up take out for lunch. Our friends have always been right on point with other recommendations and this was no exception. We ordered a whole chicken marinated with their house …

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