Orlando Food Critic Blog

New Digs for The Sausage Shack.


New Digs for The Sausage Shack. We are delighted to tell you guys that the acclaimed Sausage Shack from the Altamonte Mall is relocating to Hannibal Square, to reach a wider audience. Owner operator Dan Eastwood tells us that he hopes to be open in December, but with permitting and such like red tape, could see that stretch into early …

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Lunch at Slate – 8323 West Sand Lake Road Orlando

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Lunch at Slate – 8323 West Sand Lake Road Orlando Great to see one our favorite restaurants Slate, have not only started serving weekday lunch again but kicked it off with a new menu. Lunch is now served from 11.00 am to 2.30 pm each weekday. Slate simply describes itself as a “Classic Modern American Restaurant, boasting wood grilled cuisine and …

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We Missed Out.


We Missed Out. With all the “Trick or Treating” going on last night we found ourselves with plenty of “Tricks” but no “Treats”. The remedy for this called for a trip to Georges Gourmet Cookies. Our adult “Treat” of choice? Why please step up the “Blondie”. Georges version is a rich, sweet dessert that almost defies you to eat just …

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Saving the best Oktoberfest for last.


Saving the best Oktoberfest for last. After several Oktoberfest celebrations have taken place throughout Orlando, the best is yet to come this Friday Oct 27th when Oktoberfest On Park takes place in Central Park, Winter Park. Featuring-  Free Admission- Live Music – Beer & Sausages from 7 pm to 11 pm The collaboration with The Parkview and the Never Stand …

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LOBSTER – LOBSTER – LOBSTER Never to early to start making those weekend plans, so this week and back by popular demand Lombardi’s Seafood Café will be serving: Steamed Maine Lobster with Garlic Parsley Potatoes and drawn butter washed down with a beer for only $16.98. This Lobster Special will be served this Friday and Saturday Night from 5pm- 8pm. …

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Boca Sarasota – Stir Fry Rice & Duck Egg Staff Meal of The Day.

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Boca Sarasota – Stir Fry Rice & Duck Egg  Staff Meal of The Day. We have been fans and regular customers of Boca in Winter Park ever since it opened a couple of years ago, and in particular their amazing special staff meal offers. So, when we found ourselves in Sarasota a couple of weeks ago, we dropped by Boca Sarasota …

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Wine and Dine with Veronica Cousino at Mesa 21


Wine and Dine with Veronica Cousino at Mesa 21 Save the date, because on October 18 th 2017, Mesa 21 and Veronica Cousino, will be hosting an amazing Dinner and Wine evening!!  Veronica Cousino is the 7th generation owner of the top winery in Chile today and is partnering with Mesa 21, a Diners Choice Award winner 2017 and the …

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Tin Roof Orlando Launches Oktoberfest Celebration.

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Tin Roof Orlando Launches Oktoberfest Celebration. It seems a long time ago that we travelled to Munich to attend the Oktoberfest Beer Festival. For the uninitiated, Oktoberfest is rooted in German history. It began as a wedding celebration, but has now become a popular way to highlight German food, music and of course BEER! We have fond memories of gigantic ‘Steins” …

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Irish Bangers

WE’RE BACK! After a week of no Power, no Cable or Internet and very poor cell phone coverage, we are now back online. Our thoughts go out to those of you still struggling with power outages, flooding, property damage and clear up, so we decided to post this picture of Irish Banger Sausages, one of our favorite comfort foods and …

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Quick Trip to George’s Gourmet Cookies


Quick Trip to George’s Gourmet Cookies Instead of using up our Hurricane Food supplies we thought we would just grab a sandwich at our go to local favorite, Georges Gourmet Cookies. But we should have known better, as George makes such delicious salads, sandwiches, cookies, soups and more that they are almost impossible to resist. We started off by ordering …

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