Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wild Hare Kitchen and Garden Emporium

This afternoon, I made a brief visit to Wild Hare Kitchen and Garden Emporium (335 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood, FL) to pick up a few items and take a look around.

The specialty grocery store/market has a wide range of food, plants, seeds, essential oils, soaps, raw honeys, collectibles, crafts, antique/vintage items and glassware for sale. There wasn't anything I desperately needed at home from the store, so I didn't spend much money here. (It definitely will be more of a consideration next time.) However, I couldn't resist buying a pound of heirloom tomatoes ($4) or taking the store up on its "buy one, get one free" offer on sweet peppers, which cost an additional $4. For $8, I picked up a lot of local and organic vegetables (see below), which is a great deal.

The store's owner (I'm assuming), Cheryl, is an extremely friendly and helpful woman who showed me around and made me aware of several of the great deals the store has for its customers. It seems that she used to have a stand at the Casselberry Farmers Market and at which she sold the items now in the store; she no longer participates at the market, but is hoping to get a new one started in Longwood. That may not happen until 2014, so check in with her at the store and/or follow the store's latest news on its Facebook page.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013


check out reviews of the new Meltz, grilled cheese restaurant in downtown Orlando

Monday, December 2, 2013

Beer Pairing Dinner at B&B Junction Winter Park with Cigar City

@CigarCityBeer + @BB_Junction beer dinner pairing Tuesday, December 10th, 2013.

Winter Park farm to table Burger Joint B&B Junction is pairing up with Cigar City beers for a beer pairing dinner, Tuesday December 10th at

30 spots available call 407-513-4134.

They are located at 2103 West Fairbanks Ave in Winter Park, FL in the old 4 Rivers space near I-4.

Dinner will include gnocchi, duck confit, bourbon-bacon glazed donuts, mussels, red snapper.

$40 a person you will also get to meet the brewer.

John Rivers book signing in Winter Park

John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse will be hosting a book signing and interactive cooking demonstration for his new cookbook, The Southern Cowboy, at the Williams-Sonoma in Winter Park.

The cookbook will be available for purchase for $28.99 - cash or credit card is accepted. Recipe cards and tips by John Rivers will be available.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Time: 12 – 2 p.m.
Location: Williams-Sonoma | Winter Park
142 South Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Complete List of Active Orlando Food Trucks

Orlando Food Trucks
Truck NameWebsiteTwitterFacebook
(Sam's) Fantastic Hummus Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
5 Gastronomy WebsiteTwitterFacebook
After Party Facebook
All Things Sweet WebsiteFacebook
Allan’s Jerk Shack Facebook
Arepas El Cacao WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Arepas El Gran Saman
Baby TainoTwitterFacebook
Beard Papa’s WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Bem Bom WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Big Wheel Provisions Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Biker George Facebook
C&S Brisket BusWebsiteTwitterFacebook
Cafe Cocoa Mo WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Café Rouge Express WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Caro-Bama BBQWebsiteTwitterFacebook
Casa de Chef Facebook
Charlie's Bakery WebsiteFacebook
Cheesesteak PhactoryWebsiteFacebook
Chillin N Grillin Facebook
Chimi King Chimichurris Facebook
CityEatsTruck Twitter
Claw Daddy
Cluster Funk Twitter
Coffee Urge WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Comida Latina
Country Chuck Wagon
Cowboy Jims Cookies
Crabby Chris
Croutons Catering
Curbie's Sidewalk Café WebsiteFacebook
Curbside Chef WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Darland Bakery WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Dimples Delights WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Dixieland Diner WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Dominican Chimi
El Arepaso de Orlando
El Brazero Taco Truck Facebook
El Cubanito 
El Fogon De Abuela
El Nuevo Tun Tun
El Punto De Tripletas
El Sabor De La Vida Tacos 
El Taco Loco
Fat Daddy's BBQ WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Fire House BBQ WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Fork in the Road WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Frank's Bar BQ Food Truck
Fro2Go Truck Twitter
Gastro-Truck Twitter
Gator Country BBQ Facebook
Gourmet French Fries
Honey Dripper & Co. Twitter
Hook 'Em N Cook 'Em TwitterFacebook
Ice Cream Social
It's All Greek to Me WebsiteTwitterFacebook
James Evens BBQ Truck
Juancho's Grill
K Burgers Twitter
Kalbi Haus (Hau5?) TwitterFacebook
Kona Dog Twitter
Kona Ice
Korean BBQ Taco Box WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Kuko Christian Food Truck
La Empanada Twitter
La Parada Caribena
La Pelotera Food Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
La Tripleta Subs Facebook
Las 4 Estaciones Orlando Facebook
Lechonera Mario (a.k.a. Lechonera Mi Pequeño Piñones)
Live Love Eat on wheels  WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Local Yolk'l WebsiteTwitterFacebook
London Fish & Chippy
Los Magnificos Frituras WebsiteFacebook
Louie’s Bistro Twitter
Magic 4 Ur Palate WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Mamas Fixins Twitter
Mayan GrillWebsiteTwitterFacebook
Melissas Chicken & Waffles Twitter
Mi Casita
Monsta Lobsta Twitter
Mr Softee WebsiteFacebook
Muse Gelato
Mustache Mikes Italian Ice WebsiteFacebook
N.Y. Pizza Wheels Facebook
Niffty Fiffty Diner
Old School Coffee Stop
One Love Kitchen Facebook
Over Rice TwitterFacebook
Pastrami Project
Philly's Best WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Pinones En Orlando 
Posh Nosh Website
Pupuseria Flores WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Pure Mobile Café Twitter
Que Rico Colombian Twitter
Rubios Baja Grill Facebook
Sabai Sabai Mobile Thai WebsiteTwitter
Saigon Sizzle WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Sam's Fantastic Hummus Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Shred-A-Bowls WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Soup to Nuts TwitterFacebook
St. Cloud BBQ Shack
Stay Calm Cupcake WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Sunset Ice Twitter
Sushi & Seoul On The Roll TwitterFacebook
Swat Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
swedeDISH Food Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Sweet City Gelato WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Tastebuds Catering WebsiteTwitterFacebook
The Big Cheese WebsiteFacebook
The Brisket Bus WebsiteTwitterFacebook
The Crepe Company WebsiteTwitterFacebook
The London Fish and Chippy Facebook
The Other TruckWebsiteTwitterFacebook
The Pastrami Project WebsiteTwitterFacebook
The Pelao
The Swat Truck WebsiteFacebook
The Taco Company (The Taco Truck)
The Whip WebsiteTwitterFacebook
TJ's Seafood WebsiteTwitter
Travelling Gourmet Twitter
TreeHouse Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Tubby's Ice Cream
Tuk Tuk WebsiteFacebook
Twisted Cuban WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Uncle Jones BBQ Truck
Up In Smoke BBQ / Rib King Facebook
Voodoo Kitchen WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Waco Taco WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Whompa ChompaWebsiteTwitterFacebook
Yum Yum Cupcake Truck WebsiteTwitterFacebook

Scratch Tapas Winter Park

A new Tapas bar has opened in Winter Park on Fairbanks across from the recently closed Shipyard brewpub. It's called Scratch Tapas and it bills itself as: "A Modern-American Tapas Restaurant, which emphasizes fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. We specialize in craft beer, microbrews, and fine wines both domestic and imported."

Here are some listings from their Fall Menu:

-breads & spreads        5
-olives, charred sweet chiles, roasted garlic bread        7
-sunflower sprouts, pea tendrils, sunchoke puree, garlic chips vinaigrette        8
-artisanal cheese, plum jam, berries & grapes        12
-roasted beets, hazelnuts, orange, rocket, raspberries        9
-pork belly adobo, calamansi, micro cilantro, carrot puree, black rice, scallions 11
-florida shrimp, celeraic polenta, mushrooms, black garlic, micro kale, veal jus       10
-coconut curry steamed mussels, lime, corn, toast      8
- ahi, blood navels, orange foam, cilantro, florida sea salt         11
-chocolate torte      7

They are open 5pm and 2am Tuesday - Saturday, and 5pm till midnight on Sunday.  It'll be nice to have some late night options other than fast food in the area.



 Here are some pics they posted on their twitter. Very Impressive!

Menu Board
chocolate torte with torches caramel
shrimp, celeriac polenta mushrooms micro kale black garlic

Beet Salad

pork belly adobo, cilantro, scallions, calamansi, carrot purée
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