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Thursday, January 14th, 2010
2:34 pm
Wake up! I've got a hot date..
and the first thing I need to do is fill his stomach with good food.. so..

Where is the best place to get vegetarian Pho?
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
10:00 am
Just moved here and looking for whole bean coffee
I'm looking for a good place to pick up whole coffee beans in the Orlando area. Are there any good roasters or shops? We're not big fans of Starbucks beans... We're in the down town area but I'd be willing to drive a little for fresh, competitively prices beans.

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
7:47 pm
can anyone recommend a decent thai restaurant? preferably with a childrens menu.
Saturday, October 4th, 2008
4:41 pm
cafe papillon
i mostly lurk in this LJ group, but i've been meaning to post photos from my favorite local places....

cafe papillon
which means Butterfly Cafe in french
it's easy to drive right by this place and not realize what a gem it is...
owned by the nicest french man who used to run a cafe in Paris.
croissants, sandwiches, wraps, coffees, espressos, lattes, eclairs, beer, wine, etc...
part of a french antique store.
lovely patio out back to listen to french music and watch the afternoon go by.
open late.
in sanford, fl, on the corner of Hwy 46A & Sanford Ave, next to a gas station.
see calechecafepapillon.com/ for address, photos, hours, and full menu
please support our local businesses!
[if you stop by, tell him Leslie sent you...]

more pix of cafe & food Collapse )
Saturday, August 30th, 2008
7:53 pm
I just moved to Winter park from Longwood and I can not seem to find any listings online for food delivery. Besides the obvious Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, Dominos.

So are there any other pizza resturants, italian, chinese, etc. Anything other than Pizza hut, Dominos and Papa Johns that deliver?

Can anyone suggest a place that delivers and has half decent food?

cross posted...
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
11:56 am
Brick and Fire
After getting an e-mail from mycityeats.com, my boyfriend and I decided to head to Brick and Fire located in the Church Street Station for their Dime Wine Wednesdays.

From the website, my impression was that the place was a classy/trendy restaurant for new-age italian. I was really looking forward to interesting (and cheap) wine. I dropped $80 for two on a completely worthless restaurant. Don't go here unless your trashed and REALLY want some pizza :)

Poor Food, Customer ServiceCollapse )
Thursday, December 13th, 2007
12:58 am
Anh Hong Review
Anh Hong Restaurant
Categories: Vietnamese, Delis

1124 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 999-2607

Went there tonight, I'm not sure where you are supposed to park I forgot to ask if they have a lot but it doesn't seem they do, if they do it's not just behind them or next door. We just parked on the street across colonial which is not fun to cross on foot, very busy.

For appetizer I had a summer roll($2.50) which is what I like to call condom roll cause that is the texture of the wrapper, this one was unique compared to other ones I've had at places down the street it had Vietnamese chicken sausage pieces in it. The pieces were very ...
Rest of review at Yelp
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
3:53 pm
I've been writing a lot of Restaurant reviews on yelp lately, check them out or add your own. The more people that contribute the more places we can all find out about.
Sunday, October 28th, 2007
10:59 am
good coffee in Longwood/Winter Springs area
There was a great little independant drive through coffee place on 17-92 in the Longwood area but they closed and are now drive through mexican food.

Besides the obvious, Starbucks.... Where can you get great coffee in the Longwood and Winter Springs area.

I am not talking Stardust video and coffee quality coffee, I am talking The coffee house at Thornton park quality coffee. (rip thornton park coffee)

IS there anything?

Please do not say Dunkin Donuts, that is not even coffee... that is crap.
Monday, March 26th, 2007
1:34 pm
Happy Hour\Early Bird Deals
I was wondering if anyone had the scoop on any happy hour or early brid deals around town. A few months ago I went out to McCormick and Schmick's at the Millenia Mall to take advantage of their $1.95 and $3.95 bar menu. It's Mon-Fri from 3:30- 6 :30 (pretty sure) and there's a 1 drink minimum. The portions are smaller, but you can get a pretty good meal pretty cheap. Not alot of seafood specific offerings though.

I know Dexters does a good happy hour, but it's all on drinks (which is an OK thing too).
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
8:34 pm
Brunch spots?
I have a houseguest this weekend, and we'll spend Saturday at Epcot for the food and wine festival, but I'm stumped for somewhere to go for brunch on Sunday. I live up in Apopka, she's got a mid-afternoon flight out of OIA. Looking for something mid-priced, with a variety of stuff, brunch buffet is fine.

Any thoughts? We considered the Captain and Cowboy because it's close by, but I know nothing about it.
Monday, September 18th, 2006
4:54 pm
raw oysters
My mom is coming to visit this weekend and she loves raw oysters. I live in the Kissimmee/South Clermont area and I was trying to find a place fairly close (with 30 minutes) that has a good raw bar. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
10:26 pm
Where's a good restaurant in town that focuses on salads?
11:36 am
has anyone tried Toucan Willie's in Oviedo? I've been wondering about that place. It's always packed
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
9:35 am
fave bakery: Ballard & Corum

near hot olive in winter park.
it's a bakery on the bottom & a bar on top.
really delightful interior & yummy menu of baked goods.
do try: their specialty, the "oatmeal fudge bars"
for a special occasion: the chocolate mousse cake with chocolate ganache frosting 
(i had at least 10 co-workers tell me it was the best chocolate cake they had ever eaten)
don't try: their chocolate chip cookies (i've had better)

article here if you want more info.

Thursday, July 6th, 2006
7:58 pm
Where in the UCF area can I get a good burger? I have such a craving right now for a bacon cheddar burger.
Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
11:34 pm
Anniversary Dinner-Manuel's on the 28th
Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary. Tonight (because they were closed last night) we had dinner at Manuel's on the 28th.

In a word-spectacular. The views were enough to make me homesick for New York even more than before. The amuse bouche was cucumber topped with a mousse of roasted red peppers and marscapone cheese. We had lemongrass seared scallop and shrimp as an appetizer, (the chef's special was escargot and ostrich, but as the escargot was prepared with anise, and neither of us are fans, we decided to pass on that.) The presentation was gorgeous-a ball of sticky rice wrapped in bok choy, along with a cucumber salad, and two spicy sauces-a wasabi based sauce and chipotle, along with a sparkling white wine. Our second course-I had the lobster bisque, which was delicious, and rich, with just a hint of creme fraiche, and my husband had the frisee salad, which had mangos, beets, and cheese, in a balsamic dressing.

Main courses-I had freshwater lobster tail, served with sauted red and yellow bell peppers, asparagus and a potato cake with layers of sweet potato and white potato, and it was excellent. He had sea bass, which melted in your mouth. The bass was served on a base of greens, with a wasabi potato cake. It was probably the best presentation of bass that I've ever had (he offered me a taste.)

Desserts were a chocolate sampler, with truffles, mousse with raspberries, and a mousse like cake covered in ganache, on a crispy base. The mousse was a bit weak, but the truffles, filled with hazlenuts were terrific, . I had white chocolate and raspberry mousse which had just a hint of almond in it. Both were served with fresh berries on the side. The white chocolate mousse was much better than the chocolate mousse, but both desserts were very good.

The presentation was flawless-the eye appeal, and colors were marvelous. The service was stunning. Instead of going with the wine pairings on the menu, which were a little mild for our taste, we worked with our waiter to find some marvelous white wines that better suited our palates, and still matched well with our meals. I wish we'd had a glass of port or congnac after supper, but I think if we had, driving home would have been a challenge.

The online menu is incomplete, but the food was certainly a nice treat for an anniversary dinner. We'd go back for the right occasion.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
9:34 am
Winter Park Happenings
Hi all! My SO and I have family coming into town, and they have expressed a desire to visit Winter Park and the museums/gardens they have to offer. (I’ve lived in the UCF area for 4 years and haven’t even experienced those myself) That being said, can anyone recommend any good restaurants in that area or for that matter, maybe some museum-like places to take them.

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
10:31 pm
Cuban within 20 minutes of UCF?
Does anyone know of a good Cuban place within 20 minutes of UCF? I saw some place on Semoran, near the corner of Semoran and Aloma (436), but I haven't tried it yet since it wasn't open.
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
1:53 am
Fill your belly at the Lil' Apple Deli!
For only three more days the Lil' Apple Deli is offering a free drink—Coke, Sprite, several varieties of Arizona tea—with any large sub or a free bag of chips with any small sub. This internet only offer is redeemable only with the coupon linked below and expires on Saturday, April 8th! Get it while you can!

Here is the coupon in Adobe PDF format

And here is the menu in Adobe PDF format

Call ahead for faster service; don't forget to bring your coupon when you pick up your subs!

The woman behind the Lil' Apple Deli has been running delis for over 30 years. She's from New York and knows how a sandwich should be made. Meat is sliced fresh, right in front of you, and the bread is cut in half and not in a wedge like Subway and other places do. Sandwiches made at the Lil' Apple Deli not only look like they have a lot of meat on them, they do. The roasted pork and the chicken are homemade, the meatballs on her meatball sub are homemade and huge as well, and her Cuban sandwich is one of the best you'll find anywhere.

Lauren Dominguez of Orlando City Beat says: Lil' Apple Deli is perfect for college kids who want to grab a bite on their way to or from school. The woman at the counter told us that she hates leaving restaurants hungry. She will definitely make sure that this doesn't happen to you.

Current Mood: hungry
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