Orlando Reviews

The Sausage Shack Altamonte Mall.

Bangers & Mash

The Sausage Shack Altamonte Mall. There are a good many fantastic local businesses tucked away in strip malls and shopping centers, and one of those businesses and well deserving of the accolade “Great things come in small packages” is The Sausage Shack. Owner operator Dan Eastwood devised the concept, cooks the sausages and compiles the menu and as all great …

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Steak Publish

STEAK. For many years, whenever we ordered steak, our cut of choice was always a Fillet, normally accompanied by a sauce of some variety, either a red wine reduction, pepper or horseradish cream. This was fine until a very good friend introduced us to the “New York Strip”. There is no rhyme or reason why we had always overlooked this …

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Table- side Guacamole.


Table- side Guacamole. After a morning at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, we decided to take a break from the crowds and headed over to Hannibal Square and our favorite Mexican, Pepe’s Cantina. We kicked off our meal with some delicious Table-side Guacamole, your server will make it to your specification, but whatever your preference the end result is …

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The Cruffin.


The Cruffin. Move over “Cronut” the “Cruffin” has arrived in Winter Park at Croissant Gourmet. This hybrid delicacy is a cross between a Croissant and a Muffin, you can choose varieties such as Vanilla, Dulce de Leche and Nutella. We chose the Dulce de Leche, perfect flaky texture with gooey Dulce de Leche center, good for breakfast but amazing any …

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Luke’s Kitchen & Bar – Revisited.

Beef Dip

Luke’s Kitchen & Bar – Revisited – 640 South Orlando Avenue Maitland. Saturday was such a gorgeous day it seemed a shame not to take full advantage of the amazing weather and eat outdoors. So along with some great friends we chose to try out the “Al Fresco” dining at Luke’s. As previously mentioned, Luke’s promotes its food style as …

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Wine of the Month – March.


Wine of the Month – March. New feature for the OFC, starting this month we will be featuring a “Wine of the Month”. Our selections will be based on a variety of criteria ranging from great pricing to excellent quality, to the distinctive and unusual varieties. So, lots of wine tasting for us, a hard job but somebody has to …

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Gideon’s Bakehouse – East End Market Orlando.


Gideon’s Bakehouse – East End Market Orlando. With a store front and design that would not be out of place in Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley or a Victorian London market, Gideon’s Bakehouse oozes quality and decadence. I was somewhat bemused about the founding date of 1898, but web site research claims that the Gideon’s team purchased what they thought was …

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Farm & Haus – East End Market Orlando.


Farm & Haus – East End Market Orlando. East End Market has become a veritable “Hot House” for the cultivation of food concepts and budding restaurants. Some making the transition from food trucks to bricks and mortar, others using the excellent space as the platform for their new adventure or idea. The market has a distinct “Bohemian” vibe with diverse …

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P is For Pie Bake Shop – 2806 Corrine Drive Orlando.


P is For Pie Bake Shop –  2806 Corrine Drive Orlando. We are suckers for a good Pie! So, when we saw an establishment that calls itself “P Is for Pie” we had to give them a try. The Pie Bake Shop, located in the strip mall off Corrine Drive specializes in hand made pies of all varieties and to …

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Cooke’s of Dublin – Disney Springs.


Cooke’s of Dublin. With St Patrick’s Day, just a few weeks away I am reminded of a few things I miss from my time spent in the fair City of Dublin. One of those things would be a great Fish & Chip Shop, locally known as the “Chipper” or “Chippy”. So, with nostalgia calling I headed for Cooke’s of Dublin, …

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