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Are you a foodie in Orlando? We’ll drive you around …

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Not only Orlando is known for its great entertainment for the entire family, but its arts & culture added to its gastronomic scene has increased in both quality and quantity during the past few years.


Here are a few recent reviews from Orlando Sentinel’s Foodie Contributor, Lauren Delgado.

Firefly Kitchen and Bar has added Southern classics and a few comfort-food favorites to an ample beer menu reminiscent of the space’s previous tenant, Taps Bar and Restaurant.

AJ’s Press’ original Tampa location made it onto Yelp’s Top 100 places to eat in America. I knew a trip to Longwood was in store for me when the sandwich shop expanded to Central Florida.
The Taste of Yucatan is not your run-of-the-mill Mexican eatery. The fast-casual restaurant in southeast Orlando specializes in a more regional cuisine that hails from the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Expect some Caribbean influences in its dishes.

The Friar Tuck rustles up a variety of British favorites in a small cafe in Clermont for the expat looking for a taste of home or a diner just looking to try an unfamiliar cuisine.

Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi makes popular dishes that span the breadth of the cuisine, from chicken satay to bento boxes. The heart of the Mount Dora restaurant, however, is its sushi and raw fish creations.

Other options mentioned by the prestigious Zagat publication include:
Victoria & Albert’s is considered a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”, this Grand Floridian “celebration destination” earns “superlatives all around”, from chef Scott Hunnel’s “exquisite”, “beautifully presented”New American prix fixes to “impeccable” service and an “über-romantic, high-end” setting where “elegance rules” (jackets are required for men); you may “need to hock one of your kids” to pay, but those “trying to impress” say there’s “no finer place.”

Cítricos “Delicious”, “well-prepared” meals make this “elegant” yet “family friendly” Med in Disney’s Grand Floridian a “pleasant”, less costly (though “still expensive”), “alternative” to Victoria & Albert’s next door; “friendly” service and “lovely” old-world decor also earn accolades, though a few wish it had a “no noisy children policy.”

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
The “perfectly cooked” seafood and “right-on” steaks earn “superlatives” at this Dr. Phillips outpost of an “upscale” chain, where a “retro” design and live jazz lend a “sophisticated”(but “not stuffy”) feel matched with “white-glove service”; most agree the “high price point” is “worth it” “when you want something special.”

These are just a few options to start. We will continue to elaborate on this topic, but for now we think you have enough to drive around in your new certified pre-owned vehicle and take advantage of everything O-town has to offer.