Thursday, October 31, 2013

4 Rivers Cookbook

The Southern Cowboy, the first cookbook written and curated by Chef-Owner John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse is set to hit shelves on November 1. Featuring more than 80 recipes accompanied by personalized anecdotes, the 217 page cookbook reveals the story of a corporate pharmaceutical executive who turned his passion for smoking and grilling into a “barbecue ministry.” The digital e-book, available online here for viewing.

A signed copy of The Southern Cowboy will be available for $28.99 (plus tax) at cookbook signings beginning November 8 in North Florida and will conclude in Winter Garden on November 23.  Books are available for pre-order and online order here. Each signing will feature a Thanksgiving carving and tasting station with 4 Rivers Smokehouse’s mail-order Smoked Turkey, which is also featured in the Thanksgiving chapter of The Southern Cowboy

The Southern Cowboy Cookbook Signing Schedule:

Friday, November 8, 2013
Jacksonville: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gainesville: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Longwood from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Winter Garden from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

East End Market

After what seemed like 2 years of construction The East End Market(link) has finally opened. This place is absolutely wonderful. Great collection of local food vendors. The brains behind The East End Market really care about supporting local vendors, goods and the local community.


There are a number of vendors, 10 I believe. Cheese shop, La Femme du Fromage; Seafood & Spanish provisions, La Brexta; Skyebird experimental juice bar; Bakery, Olde Hearth bread company; Produce and local meats, Local Roots; Hot sauce/sandwiches and soups, Houndstooth; Italian desserts and dishes, Fatto en Casa; Coffee bar, Lineage Roasting. There are also a couple other vendors that don't sell food, one sells decorative plants, Porch Therapy and another called Olde design.

Lineage Roasting Pour Over Coffee

Skyebird Experimental Juice Bar
Femme Du Fromage Cheese Styles Menu

Femme Du Fromage

Fatto in Casa

La Brexta Spanish Provisions

La Brexta Spanish Provisions

La Brexta Spanish Chorizo

La Brexta Spanish Provisions


Local Roots

Olde Hearth Bakery

Out front the market has a massive vegetable garden with lettuce, beans, peppers and much more.

East End Market is a gift to our city and it and the vendors deserve your patronage, go there ASAP and buy lots of food and goods.

In the future the market will be adding a Basque restaurant called Txokos from Chef Henry Salgado of the amazing Spanish River Grill in New Smyrna Beach.

Links to Vendors:

La Femme du Fromage:

Local Roots:

Houndstooth Sauce Company:

Lineage Coffee Roasting:

Fatto en Casa

Olde Hearth Bakery:

The market will also be having regular food events and classes, details here:

Location: 3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 across from Blue Bird Bakery.

Get Directions
Or, take the Lynx Bus line 313 for Winter Park. The Corrine Drive stop is in front of East End Market. Check the route schedule for times.

Hours are:
Tues-Sat 10a-7p 
 Sun 11a-6p

East End Market on Urbanspoon

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Eastside Asian Market

Eastside Asian Market

"Near UCF/Avalon Park a new Asian market has popped up, with a nifty little vegan cafe tucked away inside. Ramen prepared while you shop!" VIA ORLANDO WEEKLY

12950 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL (407) 615-8881 ·

Just East of 408 by Winn Dixie

Trucks & Tech II : Trucktoberfest

Trucks & Tech is a mashup between two cultures - foodies and techies. Trucks & Tech II will be an Oktoberfest themed event featuring German inspired food from each food truck - participants are encouraged to come in costume. The event will be held on October 17th at 6:00pm at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Florida. It will feature some of Orlando's best food trucks along with technology discussion, demonstrations and all new Startup Alley. 

Food Trucks will include

Fish Out of Water Food Truck is Now called Sushi & Seoul On The Roll

Popular Sushi Food Truck Re-brands with New Name and New Items--Fish Out of Water is Now Sushi & Seoul On The Roll

Orlando--After over two successful years serving the communities of Orlando including an Orlando Weekly ‘Best of Orlando’--Best Food Truck win in 2013, sushi chef and food truck entrepreneur Al Ruiz has unveiled his latest in gourmet street fare.

“For over 2 years Fish Out Of Water Sushi Truck has experienced great success thanks to the people of Orlando. I have grown as a chef and with the help of talented chef and friend Lino Yi, I wanted to bring even more exciting food to Orlando’s streets.” said Ruiz.

“It's time to keep the vibe fresh and rebrand ourselves as we showcase our expanded offerings including ‘Truck Ramen’ and ‘Pork Belly Donuts,‘  I’m excited to announce our new name and a new logo - Sushi & Seoul On The Roll,” continued Ruiz.

With upward of 100 trucks and carts, Orlando’s street fare food scene continues to flourish.

To find out where you can find Sushi & Seoul On The Roll Food Truck and grab a steamed pork bun, a specialty roll or Tuna Tataki, you can find them on Facebook(LINK) and on Twitter (LINK).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Swine Hour at The Ravenous Pig

Swine Hour starts next week at The Ravenous Pig, happy hour features signature cocktails, draft beers, champagne and wine specials served with a delicious selection of appetizers. Starts Friday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m

Swine Hour at The Ravenous Pig
Tuesday - Friday
4:30 - 6 p.m. 
$4 Draft Beers, $4 House Champagne, $7 Wine, $8 Cocktails 

BLT Biscuits 4.
tomato jam, house bacon, gruyere biscuits

House-made Soft Pretzels 5.
whole grain mustard, taleggio-porter fondue

Stuffed Dates 6.
goat cheese, speck ham, vincotto

The Snack Board 8.
chef’s selection