The Sausage Shack Altamonte Mall.

Bangers & Mash

The Sausage Shack Altamonte Mall. There are a good many fantastic local businesses tucked away in strip malls and shopping centers, and one of those businesses and well deserving of the accolade “Great things come in small packages” is The Sausage Shack. Owner operator Dan Eastwood devised the concept, cooks the sausages and compiles the menu and as all great …

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Tandoori Chicken.


Tandoori Chicken. Although not wildly popular in the USA, Indian cuisine is a perfection of balanced spices and refreshing flavors. Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional and traditional foods that reflect the Indian climate, culture, ethnic groups and much more. With regional differences from Kashmir to Kerala and specialties from delicious vegetarian dishes to the best street food …

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Steak Publish

STEAK. For many years, whenever we ordered steak, our cut of choice was always a Fillet, normally accompanied by a sauce of some variety, either a red wine reduction, pepper or horseradish cream. This was fine until a very good friend introduced us to the “New York Strip”. There is no rhyme or reason why we had always overlooked this …

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Back at Lombardi’s Seafood Café – 1888 W Fairbanks Ave Winter Park.


Back at Lombardi’s Seafood Café – 1888 W Fairbanks Ave Winter Park. The premise would seem simple, if you want to eat a great steak go to a steakhouse, if you need an amazing burger go to a burger bar. Conversely, and although there are exceptions, going to a pasta restaurant and expecting to have the best steak meal, is probably …

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Table- side Guacamole.


Table- side Guacamole. After a morning at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, we decided to take a break from the crowds and headed over to Hannibal Square and our favorite Mexican, Pepe’s Cantina. We kicked off our meal with some delicious Table-side Guacamole, your server will make it to your specification, but whatever your preference the end result is …

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The Cruffin.


The Cruffin. Move over “Cronut” the “Cruffin” has arrived in Winter Park at Croissant Gourmet. This hybrid delicacy is a cross between a Croissant and a Muffin, you can choose varieties such as Vanilla, Dulce de Leche and Nutella. We chose the Dulce de Leche, perfect flaky texture with gooey Dulce de Leche center, good for breakfast but amazing any …

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Corned Beef Hash.


Corned Beef Hash. Elevated from it’s very humble origins, Corned Beef Hash now adorns the menus of many top-class restaurants and is indeed a “Bistro” and “Gastro Pub” favorite. The dish is very easy to make and makes a very hearty meal, especially welcome when the temperature falls like it has today in Orlando. To serve four people – You …

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Luke’s Kitchen & Bar – Revisited.

Beef Dip

Luke’s Kitchen & Bar – Revisited – 640 South Orlando Avenue Maitland. Saturday was such a gorgeous day it seemed a shame not to take full advantage of the amazing weather and eat outdoors. So along with some great friends we chose to try out the “Al Fresco” dining at Luke’s. As previously mentioned, Luke’s promotes its food style as …

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Wine of the Month – March.


Wine of the Month – March. New feature for the OFC, starting this month we will be featuring a “Wine of the Month”. Our selections will be based on a variety of criteria ranging from great pricing to excellent quality, to the distinctive and unusual varieties. So, lots of wine tasting for us, a hard job but somebody has to …

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Countdown to St Patrick’s Day.


Countdown to St Patrick’s Day – NINE days and counting ! Getting in some practice for the big day with a great pint of Guinness and superb Full Irish Breakfast at Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs. Unfortunately we cannot be in Dublin this year but Raglan Road will be providing a great alternative, a “Mighty St Patrick’s Day …

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