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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“Mad” about the Old Fashioned.

Old Fashioned

“Mad” about the Old Fashioned. What’s Old is New again. Teetering in and out of popularity, “The Old Fashioned” has been the traditional way to make a cocktail for over 130 years, its current resurgence in popularity could be attributed to the character Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men, who adopted it as his cocktail of choice and …

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Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

  Magical Dining Month. Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is celebrating its 11th year of operation and is now well and truly under way. Magical Dining is a special month-long program where participating restaurants feature prix fixe dinners at the exceptional value of $33 per person. The special menus offer a three-course meal which includes the choice of an appetizer, entrée …

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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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Get to know us over a Coffee


We are all about the hospitality business, through our experience, we know that businesses who are better informed about customers, staff, trends and service outperform their competitors. We would be delighted to tell you more, perhaps over a cup of coffee. Please get in touch and find out how we can work together. We would love to help Telephone: 786 202 …

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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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Nespresso – The Best Coffee Machine – you never knew you needed.

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Nespresso – The Best Coffee Machine – you never knew you needed.   I think over the years I have tried every style of coffee production available, machines and methods such as French Press, Gaggia, Pour & Serve, Cona, Drip Feed, Macchinetta, Turkish and the good old standby the Percolator, to name but a few. I settled on the “Drip …

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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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