Sunday, June 26, 2022

AVA Mediterraegean

AVA Mediterraegean has been open for a little while in Winter Park in the former Luma space on Park Ave. The decor and atmosphere are beautiful.

It's a creative restaurant with a nice mixture of Mediterranean dishes.

Seared Branzino Crudo - Tomato, fresno, basil

Beet Salad - Blood orange, fig balsamic, scallion, feta, lemon caviar, espelette. This dish had these amazing little tangy citrus balls it turns out were from finger likes, a ingredient I hadn't encountered before. This dish was sweet and moist, very enjoyable.

Chicken Tagine - Zucchini squash, dried fruits, AVA spices, olives, couscous.

Overall I was very impressed with the dishes and flavors. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

AVA Mediterraegean

290 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

https://www.avamediterraegean.com/



Friday, June 17, 2022

The Pink Party at The Hampton Social

The Pink Party is this coming Saturday 6/18 from noon to 5pm at The Hampton Social. Celebrating Rosé Month.

Enjoy a Garden Oasis Experiential Pop-Up, immersive Rosé Tasting Bars from all over the world & Culinary Delights.

  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pink-party-hosted-by-the-hampton-social-orlando-fl-tickets-331280658367?aff=estw&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing





Friday, June 10, 2022

Orlando added to the MICHELIN Guide

Orlando is finally getting some recognition by Michelin Guide for it's great food scene. 

https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/florida/orlando/restaurants

The Michelin Guide now lists 27 Orlando restaurants and also 4 get 1 Michelin star and 7 get the Bib Gourmand.

Bib Gourmand is defined as: good quality, good value cooking. Learn more about Bib Gourmand at this link: https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/article/features/the-bib-gourmand

The 4 restaurants that get the Michelin star are:

Capa - in the Four Seasons Resort out by Disney

Soseki - Sushi in Winter Park

Knife & Spoon - At the Ritz Carlton

Kadence- Sushi in Orlando

Also the 7 that got the Bib Gourmand are:

Bombay Street Kitchen

Domu

Papa Llama 

Strand

Swine and Sons

The Ravenous Pig  

Z Asian.

Congrats to everyone!


Sunday, May 1, 2022

SoDough Square Pizza Co.

SoDough Square Pizza Co. 

Opening soon (5/12/2022) in SoDo District, 419 East Michigan Street, Suite 3 next to Tin & Taco

419 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL

https://maps.app.goo.gl/5oMTJSj9QMLWT7N86

The pizza's come in 2 sizes

Small (4 Square)


Large (8 Square)

Detroit Style pizza with a caramelized cheese edge.

The topping flavors were excellent, dough was light and airy with a crispy crust.

Pictured is the Detroit Rob City

Whipped Ricotta, House Red Sauce, Fresh Basil, Pinched Sausage, Ezzo Cup Pepperoni, Mike's Hot Honey

A lot of research, testing and tasting has gone into creating these pizzas. Perfecting the dough, finding the exact right toppings, getting the crisp just right, perfecting the process.

Expected Operating Hours 11-9 daily


SoDough Menu (Final Menu subject to change):


 

T&T (Taco Pizza)


Seasoned Ground Beef /Shredded Lettuce/ Diced Tomato/Sour Cream/Crushed Doritos/Cotija Cheese


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Woodward White


Breaded Chicken/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce / Fresh Basil/Red Onion/ Diced Tomato


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Big Mac Attack


Ground Beef/Lettuce /Tomato/Dill Pickles / Secret Sauce / Sesame Seeds


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Boblo Island Blues


Breaded Chicken / Diced Green Onion / House Ranch/Wing Sauce/Blue Cheese


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The Enforcer #24


Applewood Smoked Bacon/Pinched Sausage/Ezzo Cup


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Chicken Bacon Ranch


Diced Chicken Tender /House Ranch / Applewood Smoked Bacon/Parmesan Cheese


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6 & Conant (The Og)


House Red Sauce / Fresh Basil / Pecorino Romano / Brick Cheese Blend


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Detroit Rob City


Whipped Ricotta / House Red Sauce / Fresh Basil / Pinched Sausage/Ezzo Cup Pepperoni / Mikes Hot Honey


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Eastern Market


Impossible Meat/ Green Pepper/ Black Olives/Shrooms/ Red Onion / Fresh Basil


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Build Your Own


Choose Your Toppings


Ezzo Cup Pepperoni/Pinched Sausage/Fresh Basil/Green Onion/ Shrooms/Whipped Ricotta/Red Onion/Diced Tomato /Hot Honey/Extra Cheese


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Starters:


Brick Sticks


House Rolled Dough/ Pepperoni/Brick Cheese Blend Hot Honey Chicken Nugs


Breaded Chicken Bites Tossed In Hot Honey And Topped With Scallions Served With House Ranch


Death By Garlic Knots


Garlic Butter Rolls Loaded With Fresh Garlic & Parmesan Cheese

 

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Detroit Dough Sandwiches


Killer Club


House Sliced Turkey & Ham/Applewood Smoked Bacon / Cheddar Cheese/Romaine/Basil Pesto


Hot Honey & Ham


House Sliced Ham/Mikes Hot Honey/Whipped Ricotta / Arugula/


Tomato Jam


Caprese


Fresh Sliced Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Fresh Basil And Balsamic Glaze

 

Detroit Grilled Cheese - Cheddar Cheese/Applewood Smoked Bacon/Roasted Garlic Aioli


Bangin Chicken


Breaded Chicken Cutlet/Romaine/Bang Bang Sauce/Tomato


Smoked Pastrami


Cheddar/Romaine/Tomato/Ground Mustard


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Go Green


Antipasto


Fresh Romaine /Diced Tomatoes/Pepperocini Peppers/Cucumber/ Diced Ham/Pepperoni/Brick Cheese Blend/Italian Dressing


Blt Caesar


Lions - Chopped Romaine/Applewood Smoked Bacon / Diced Tomato / Caesar Dressing With Parmesan Cheese


Chef Salad


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Drinks:


Faygo

SoDough Square Pizza Co.

"Detroit Stile Pizza Was Created In 1946 On 6 Mile Road And Has Since Become A World Sensation.


We Craft Everything In House From Our Traditional Detroit Dough, Fresh Stanislaus County Sauce & Our Brick Cheese Blend, Baked At 500 Deg. In Our Traditional Seasoned Blue Steel Pans Creates The "Frico" Or The Famous Caramelized Cheese Edge.


We Hope That You Enjoy This Detroit Tradition, Its Not Your Typical Deep Dish, Its Airy, Light And Just Right


Each Pizza Is Made Fresh And Can Take Some Time To Craft"

 

Follow them at https://www.instagram.com/sodough_square/

#Detroit

#Orlando

#DetroitStylePizza

#Frico

#BrickCheese

#EzzoPepperoni

#Pizza

#OrlandoRestaurant 

#SoDoRestaurant



Saturday, April 30, 2022

Vegan Hot Dog Cart is now Brick and Mortar inside Sly Fox Downtown Orlando

 Vegan Hot Dog Cart is now Brick and Mortar inside Sly Fox Downtown Orlando..

 This means they can have dishes they could not make on the cart.

Sly Fox is located at:

 63 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Hours are:  Wed-Sun, 4pm-3am

On top of their Vegan Hot Dogs from the cart, they now have burgers, patty melts, brats, fried pickles, tater tots and onion rings.

https://www.instagram.com/theveganhotdogcart/

See pics below

 








 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Florida Film Festival 2022 Food Films

The Florida Film Festival 2022 has a few food related films this year. The festival starts April 8th, 2022 

1. LOVE, CHARLIE: THE RISE AND FALL OF CHEF CHARLIE TROTTER 

https://www.floridafilmfestival.com/films/love-charlie-the-rise-and-fall-of-chef-charlie-trotter/

2. ÉCHALE GANAS: THE VILLA’S TACOS STORY @villastacoslosangeles

https://www.floridafilmfestival.com/films/echale-ganas-the-villas-tacos-story/

3. SEASONS

https://floridafilmfestival.com/films/seasons/

More details https://www.floridafilmfestival.com






#Food #Orlando #Maitland #CharlieTrotter #EchaleGanas #Tacos #Chefs #Film #documentary #Movies #FloridaFilmFestival #2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Coterie Coffee

 Check out the awesome Coterie Coffee in Winter Park. They roast their own beans, they also can make you a hot or iced coffee. Canned Nitro and more.

1255 Michigan Ave Unit C, Winter Park, FL 32789

@coteriecoffeeco








Monday, February 14, 2022

8 Course Valentine's Day Dinner at The Tennessee Truffle

We were looking for something special for Valentine's Day meal, and we sure did find it at the Tennessee Truffle in Sanford.

I loved that a lot of the dishes incorporated nuts like walnuts and pistachio.

Each dish was so creative.


Chilled Dill Cucumber Creme Fraiche Soup

Cucumber and Sour Cream - 

Grapefruit, Big Daddy's Radish, Parisian Cucumber, Lump Crab



Roasted Big Daddy's Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli and cheddar -

Bartlett Pears, Double Smoked Cheddar, Toasted Walnuts, Orange Blossom Honey


Yankeetown, FL Oysters

Warmed in a Ramp Butter and Dashi Broth. This broth was very earthy


Beef tartar (shallots & chives)

Six minute fried Big Lazy Farms Egg (Sanford, FL) Sal de Gusmano (sea salt, toasted and ground agave worms and Chile Costeño), Toasted Rye, Whole Grain Aioli, Pickled Cherry Salad

Almond milk poached Salmon

Asparagus, Olives, Hickory Smoked Almonds, Puffed Wild Rice

Pan Roasted Duck Breast

Cara Cara Orange Supremes, Macadamia Nut Butter, Roasted Cauliflower, Duck Jus

Roasted Lamb Lollipop

Lavender/Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Chioggia beer, golden beet, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes (Waterkist Farms, Sanford, FL) Beet & Kale Greens, Pistachio Dust - I really enjoyed the strong herbs and seasoning on the lamb mixed with the mild milkiness of the goat cheese Panna Cotta.

Southern Vinegar Pie

Goat Milk+ Honey Ice Cream with Macha Salt, Big Lazy Farms(Sanford, FL) Goat Milk


If you get a chance to try Tennessee Truffle it's highly recommended.

125 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771


Sunday, February 13, 2022

Pulled Pork Torta from Hinckley's Meat

 The pulled pork #torta. This is a damn good and creative sandwich from Hinckley Meats in East End Market

Mole, pulled pork, slaw on an @oldehearthbread Onion Roll.

#MexicanSandwich 

Reminds me of the song Mexican Sandwich by Jim Martin of Faith No More  https://youtu.be/bb9E_dhxwhQ

3201 Corrine Drive, #Orlando, #Florida





The Gnarly Cuban at The Mellow Market

Come out to the Mellow Market event on Corrine in front of the Owl's Attic and get a Gnarly Cuban Empanada. They even have an Empanada with flan!

3106 Corrine Drive, Winter Park, FL


Other food and drink vendors out here too @willspub @itsthepizzaslut 

@mellow.market 




Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Orlando Milkhouse Eatery & Cocktails

Orlando Milkhouse Eatery & Cocktails is now open on Bumby.


Beers, Cocktails, Italian Small bites, Coffee and Ice Cream. 

A great place to get a combination of drinks and food from a variety of vendors:

Cicchetti by Bruno

Foxtail Coffee

Kelly's Ice Cream

Bagel Bruno

Ravenous Pig Brewing

In a beautiful space Next to MX taco and Whiskey Lou's Lounge
























 

Follow them all: 

@milkhouseorl

@cicchetti_by_bruno @foxtailcoffeeco @kellyshomemadeicecream
@bagelbruno @theravenouspigbrewingco

 

201 North Bumby Ave Orlando,FL 32803

(407) 237-0575