Monday, January 29, 2024

Ice Cream for Breakfast at Kelly's

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was created by Malia Grace’s mom and aunt in 2013 in honor of her memory after Malia Grace passed away from cancer in 2010.

She loved ice cream and her family wanted to commemorate her birthday in a way that would be fitting for Malia Grace.

During her wish trip at Give Kids the World, Malia Grace had the opportunity to Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast and it was a highlight of her family's experience.

February 18th has become an annual international childhood cancer awareness event. Each year the celebration has grown; increasing support for those fighting, celebrating the survivors and remembering the children we have lost.

During the month of February, Kelly's Ice Cream will be donating a portion of proceeds from certain flavors to Arnold Palmer's Hospital for Children. 

On the date of February 18th, 50% of the proceeds earned on ice for breakfast will be donated as well. Additionally customers can donate during their visit in February all month long.

The two featured ice cream flavors are Blueberry Pancake and Maple Bourbon Bacon. I got to try both and I really loved the maple bourbon bacon, it had real pieces of crispy bacon.

So go out to one of the Kelly's Ice cream locations and enjoy some ice cream and make your donation. 

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Drake


The Drake, a highly anticipated new restaurant, has finally opened its doors in Orlando after gaining a loyal following as a popular food truck. With its brick-and-mortar debut, The Drake brings its signature flavors and creative cuisine to a new level. 

We started with the mushroom meatball appetizer, it had an interesting flavor. Very rich, maybe a little salty for some. Good in small amounts. 

Next we had the Winter Greens Salad - Roasted Local Squash, Kale. Pumpkin Seeds, Feta, Tomatoes, Red Onions. Honey Sherry Vinaigrette $15. It was excellent, well mixed and good combination of flavors.

For our main courses we opted for the Mushroom Risotto and the Duck entree. 

The Fungi Jon Mushrooms Risotto Miso Dashi was a creamy, savory delight with Siano Fior di Latte Burrate and Broad Beans adding a pop of freshness. 

Meanwhile, the Duck, Duck, Goose entree - made with Strudel, Aged Breast, Foie Gras, Pomegranate Gastrique, and Quince was a great entree with its rich flavors and textures. Each bite was a masterful combination of flavors and techniques.

We finished with dessert, I let the server make the selection, she suggested the Pavlova de Maiz Corn Husk Meringue, Local Corn Custard Brown Butter Ice Cream $12. It was a bit unique, the ice cream was good, but the Custard was not my favorite.

Overall the staff and decor were very nice and I look forward to returning. 

361 N Rosalind Ave Suite 1, Orlando, FL 32801