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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The Canadians are coming……….

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The Canadians are coming…………………………. Or more precisely they are already here in the form of Poutine!!! Over the past few months we have seen a significant increase in the number of restaurants and bars adding Poutine to their menu offerings, and if we needed any other indication that this was a hot trend, Disney Springs has recently announced the addition …

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Fallon & Byrne – Exchequer Street Dublin Republic of Ireland

Fallon & Byrne

Fallon & Byrne Exchequer Street Dublin Republic of Ireland For those of you who get lucky enough to visit the beautiful city of Dublin, I have two great suggestions, Bruxelles bar (see separate review) and Fallon and Byrne. Fallon & Byrne is truly a food emporium, and sprang from the vision of Paul Byrne and his wife Fiona McHugh, when …

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What is a Gastro Pub ?

Gastropub

What is A Gastro Pub? One of the fastest growing trends today is the gastro-pub, but how did this concept come into being? Well, to understand the beginnings of this trend we have to go back to the United Kingdom at the end of the 1980s. Up until this time six national brewers dominated the market for beer sold in …

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Bruxelles – Harry Street Dublin Republic of Ireland

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Bruxelles – Harry Street Dublin Republic of Ireland For those of you who get lucky enough to visit the beautiful city of Dublin, I have two great suggestions, Fallon and Byrne (see separate review) and Bruxelles bar.   Bruxelles is a vibrant Irish bar, located just a few steps away from Dublin’s busiest shopping district Grafton Street, in the heart …

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Burger 101

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm

Burger 101 Before I start this piece I would like to add, that as with all food, taste and preferences are subjective, the following descriptions are purely my opinion based on years of sampling product both good and bad. Let’s start by saying what a burger is not. A burger is not any of the following: Mushroom – Vegetable – …

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Prato – 124 North Park Avenue Winter Park Florida

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Prato –  124 N. Park Avenue Winter Park Florida. When restaurateurs are looking to open up a new restaurant or expand their concept, there are three very important factors to consider, location, location, location. Pick the wrong location and no matter how great the offer, attracting customers will be difficult and sometimes can be the death knell for the business. …

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The Yachtsman Steak House – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

Yachtsman Steak House

Yachtsman Steak House – Disney’s Yacht Club Hotel The Yachtsman Steak House is situated in Disney’s Yacht Club Hotel and part of the Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Hotel security at the hotel entrance gate house will ask for ID, and parking is simple with a choice of Valet or Self-parking, (self-parking complimentary if you have a reservation). The restaurant …

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The Boathouse – Disney Springs Orlando Florida

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The Boathouse –  Disney Springs Orlando Florida.   The Boathouse was one of the first additions to the new Disney Springs complex, and part of the re-imagining of what once was Downtown Disney. Steve Schussler of Schussler Creative, is responsible for the creation of the Boathouse and also for other Disney locations such as Yak &Yeti in Animal Kingdom, Rainforest …

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Food Poetry on a Skate Board

Food poetry

Food Poetry on a Skate Board   Words like “Fusion”, “Gastro Pub”, “Farm to Table and Artisan Butchery”, have crept into “Restaurant speak” over the past couple of years, and with menus and restaurant concepts now gathering influences from all over the globe, cutting through what they actually mean and more importantly how they impact the customer is becoming ever …

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