Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee I have just watched a celebrity chef decimate the preparation of what was called an “Irish Coffee” and adulterate the concoction with the addition of Peppermint Schnapps, Vanilla Extract and that most heinous of errors whipped cream, making it more of a “Peppermint Bark Coffee”. My many friends in Ireland would be mortified if I did not attempt …

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My Margarita

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It is reported that the first publication of a Margarita recipe was in the December 1953 issue of Esquire magazine, but its history and creation go back much further. Numerous claims on the original invention include, Carlos Herrera in 1938 at the restaurant Rancho La Gloria and created for a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer who it is claimed was allergic …

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Lee & Ricks Oyster Bar

Lee & Ricks

Lee & Ricks Oyster Bar –  5621 Old Winter Garden Road Florida. Some of our team here at the Orlando Food Critic have been dining at Lee & Ricks Oyster Bar since their college days, so when we were deciding on where to review next, this one was a no brainer. Lee & Rick’s opened in 1950, located just minutes …

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Happy July 4th Weekend

July 4th

Happy 4th of July to all our followers, have a great holiday weekend and don’t forget to support your local restaurants,bars and businesses.

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Thursday is ‘Dine Out for Orlando’ day .

On Thursday, you can get a great meal and help the victims of the Orlando nightclub attack at the same time.  Hundreds of restaurants around the state are participating in “Dine Out For Orlando United” donating their proceeds for the day to the One Orlando Fund. The day long event is being led by the states restaurant industry group, the …

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Kobe or not Kobe

Kobe

Wagyu vs Kobe   It would have difficult to miss the increase in menu listings featuring “Kobe” meat products. Kobe Burgers, Kobe Steaks and even Kobe hot dogs have been appearing on menus up and down the length and breadth of the U.S.A for some years now. Unfortunately, authentic Kobe beef is very rarely seen on restaurant menus in the USA …

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Happy Launch Day to Us !

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I am delighted to announce that all media sites for the Orlando Food Critic went “Live’ late last night. A big thank-you to all of the team for their hard work and dedication. Now for the “Fun Stuff” more great news and reviews are on their way, keep following us for only  the “Best” in Orlando dining.

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Gulf Coast Scallop Season: Catch Them While You Can| VisitFlorida.com

Steinhatchee – Jim Henley can’t wait for scallop season. The Harvard-educated fishing guide likes to catch his share of finfish, but when the summer wind blows, he drops everything to hunt for these tasty mollusks. “This is my favorite time of the year,” said Henley, who gave up a successful career in the financial industry to spend more time on …

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TR Fire Grill – 1035 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park Florida.

TR Fire Grill

TR Fire Grill – 1035 North Orlando Ave Winter Park Florida. If you conducted a review of the top ten food trends for 2016, I would bet that locally sourced meats and seafood, along with locally grown produce would score well into the top five. So no surprise that Romacorp, the parent company of Tony Roma’s, has decided on this …

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Square 1 – 900 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park Florida

Square 1

Square 1 – 900 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park Florida Square 1 Burger, the Tampa based restaurant chain, has recently opened a location in Winter Park on the corner of Minnesota and Orlando Avenue. Square 1 became the first tenant at the Corner Commons project in Winter Park a couple of months ago occupying 5,000 square feet on the corner …

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