A Look Back at 2016.

In Review

A Look Back at 2016. Santa has left the building, the credit cards have been maxed out, time to reflect on some of our personal favorites from last year’s reviews. Go to Favorite Restaurants – Earls Kitchen & Bar – Slate. As regular visitors to both restaurants they make our job easy, always great service, great food and fantastic atmosphere. …

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Chocolate Popcorn


  Made a last stop for Holiday snacks yesterday at Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park for my favorite Chocolate covered popcorn, not sure these are going to last until the weekend. Oh well !

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Brownie for Breakfast.


Brownie for Breakfast. After purchasing my amazing specialty “Puddsey” Turkey sandwich from George’s Gourmet Cookies yesterday, I was tempted by the Fudge Brownie calling me from the display cabinet. Other customers were dismayed at my choice when the brownies were removed from display (they wanted them also) and let out an audible sigh of relief when told there were more …

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George’s Gourmet Cookies – 501 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park.


George’s Gourmet Cookies – 501 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park. Although renowned for their delightful brownies, cookies and bars (more on that tomorrow) George’s Gourmet Cookies make an amazing sandwich, so after a hectic day stocking up for the holidays I dropped by for a lunchtime snack. Currently there is a bit of construction work going on around the café, …

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The Whiskey – 7563 West Sand Lake Road Orlando.


The Whiskey – 7563 West Sand Lake Road Orlando. Always on the lookout for a great burger, we headed over to Dr. Phillip’s to try out the offer at The Whiskey. Set back off Sand Lake Road and part of a strip mall complex in the Dr. Phillips restaurant row area, The Whiskey is like a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” …

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Naughty or Nice?


Naughty or Nice? As our policy here at The Orlando Food Critic is to only share great places, great food and great reviews, we are hoping to get on Santa’s “NICE” list this year. How about you?  

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Earls Kitchen & Bar – Mall at Millenia


  Earls Kitchen & Bar –  Mall at Millenia. I have been a fan of Earls since I visited one of their earliest locations in Robson Street Vancouver back in 1993, so was delighted to attend a soft opening preview a couple of months’ back. As I reported at the time, early indications of the food sampled and the beautiful …

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The Bar @ Pepe’s Cantina – 433 W New England Ave Winter Park.

Avacado Cocktail

The Bar @ Pepe’s Cantina – 433 W New England Ave Winter Park. After recently celebrating a year of business in the Hannibal Square restaurant district, an area which is rapidly becoming one of discerning diners’ favorite destinations, Pepe’s Cantina has cemented its success and popularity by providing amazing authentic Mexican food. But there is another side to their business …

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