Sunday, October 23, 2022

Meng's Kitchen inside iFresh

Meng's Kitchen inside iFresh, Colonial and Bumby.

https://www.mengskitchensorlando.com/

5 Spice Roasted Chicken & Noodle Bowl - Egg noodle topped with fried garlic in oil, steamed Yu choi, Five spice Roasted chicken thigh, five spice sauce and Side of broth. $14



Cucumber Salad 

Instagram: @mengs.kitchen

https://instagram.com/mengs.kitchen?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Ava Mediterraegean

Birthday dinner at Ava Winter Park.

Truffle Risotto, Lamb, Beet Salad, Halloumi

@avamediterraegean








 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Orlando Magical Dining 2022



The very popular promotion Magical Dining is going on right now in Orlando

8/26/22 through 10/02/22

Price is $40 for an appetizer, entrée and dessert. 

List of restaurants is here:

https://www.magicaldining.com/restaurants/

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Nourish Coffee Bar & Kitchen




Have you tried the Nourish Coffee Bar & Kitchen in Winter Park?

Pictured is the crustless quiche.


They serve breakfast and lunch. Salads, Soups and Sandwiches.


https://www.nourishchwb.com/menu/


2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park.



Saturday, August 20, 2022

Capa - Happy Hour

Capa at the Four Seasons Orlando resort has a great happy hour, offered 5-7pm Monday-Thursday

Happy Hour menu from Capa

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Gambas -Shrimp, Egg Yolk, Chili, Celery Root Chips - $9 on happy hour menu, $18 on regular menu
Olives


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Dátiles - Medjool Dates, Almond, Bacon, Maple, Tamarind $13.00



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Aceitunas - Traditional Basque Marinated Olives $5



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Ensalada de Tomate - Tomato, Cucumber, Smoked Garlic Vinaigrette $15




Please note not all items pictured are discounted for happy hour. See menu for details.

Note, they will validate your parking, there is no self parking at this resort only valet.


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Hen & Hog coming soon to Winter Park

Hen & Hog is coming soon to Winter Park.

Details here: https://bungalower.com/2022/08/04/mason-jar-owner-finds-new-home-in-winter-park/

Follow their progress here: https://www.instagram.com/the_hen_and_hog/



Orlando Meats has closed



Orlando Meats which moved to Winter Park few years ago has closed.

The Creative chefs have moved on to a new endeavor: 

follow Red Panda Noodle here:

https://www.instagram.com/redpandanoodle/

I sampled their noodle creations at a recent Redlight Pop up and they were spicy and delicious. 

More details:

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/food-drink/eliot-hillis-and-seth-parker-leaving-orlando-meats-to-start-red-panda-noodle-32110129





Sunday, July 24, 2022

Juju

 Juju is a new Japanese style restaurant opening in mid-August on Colonial and Maguire. 

700 Maguire Blvd, Orlando, FL 32803

https://goo.gl/maps/vKmFaWBYtiHsRfpV7

Details from the owners:

"JUJU" the sizzling sound of grilling in Japanese

ABOUT JUJU

Welcome to Juju, a retro Showa era (1926-1989) themed izakaya featuring a six seat kappo har, irakaya dining room, and lounge. We want our guests to feel like they've stepped into howa era Japan the moment the see our stand alone building (which used to be a local Pizza Hut). We communicate this with our design and décor, most of which is straight from Japan creating an authentic atmosphere with not only our food, but with signs and toys plastered on our walls

Our goal is to provide the local Orlando community a fun and relaxing place where they can come to eat drink, and create memories with their friends, co-workers, etc. Juju truly offers something for everyone and every mood.

Kappo Bar

Located in the center of Juju our six seat Omakase experience offers a chef's tasting menu led by our executive chef and owner Lewis, head chef Cayo, and chef de cuisine Albert. Our chefs will create different set menus featuring in season ingredients so that returning customers will have a different experience each time! Kappo bar menu will feature, dry aged fish, A5 Wagyu and Binchotan charcoal grilled items. Reservations are available on Resy

Izakaya Dining Room

Our izakaya dining room is a casual and traditional dining experience where customers are seated and waited on with our team of servers. This dining room will offer various small plates, raw dishes, and Japanese charcoal grilled skewers (yakitori, kushiyaki, etc)

Bar & Lounge

Our bar and lounge will feature an extensive variety of Japanese whiskey, shochu, premium sake, and craft beers. We'll have craft cocktails from the popular Japanese hi-ball and chu-hi along with Japanese shows ers pop culture themed cocktails. Our lounge and bar will also offer a separate kitchen menu consisting of various Japanese bar snacks only available at the lounge





Bar and lounge will be open seating allowing customers to leisurely eat, drink, hangout while waiting for their seat in the izakaya dining room or relaxing after their Kappo bar dining

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I recently had the opportunity to preview the new Juju. Here I'm excited for their opening, the things we sampled had great flavors, especially the grilled meats and Mackerel are the pics and videos:










Salmon



Beef 








Dessert






Chicken Karaage







Mackerel Charred with Charcoal, great smoky flavor 


Videos:





Saturday, July 2, 2022

Christmas in July at Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream



Christmas in July at Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream.



Starting July 25th



Flavors: 

Santa's White Christmas - Coconut, Toasted Nut, Vanilla, Layered with Caramel

Ginger Snap

Candy Cane

Hot Cocoa+Marshmallows



Also they now have 6 scoop flights




#Orlando 

#IceCream

#ChristmasInJuly

#KellysHomemadeIceCream


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/