National Chip & Dip Day

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Today, March 23, is National Chip and Dip Day everyone! This is personally my favorite snack and I am excited to share with you some great places to celebrate this delicious foodie day in the Orlando area. If you’re looking for a salty snack, here are three restaurants that I think will make your taste buds go crazy today: Cocina 214 – Guacamole Trio – Cocina 214’s house made guacamole with … [Read more...]

Red Lobster – Lobsterfest

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I am writing about Red Lobster and Lobsterfest because 1) Red Lobster is one of my favorite national chain restaurants and 2) It’s a very nostalgic place for me and reminds me of my favorite place in the entire world – where I grew up. I’m currently living in the Orlando area – a place where there are so many restaurants to choose from. However, my life was not always like this. I could not … [Read more...]

The Crepevine – Fresh Crepes Fast

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This year, for me at least, is all about being adventurous with my food and being completely devoted to this blog. I’m leaving 2014 behind and starting 2015 off with new restaurants and good eats. So, what’s my first post for the year? The Crepevine in Altamonte Springs. This fresh and hip foodie establishment serves up fresh crepes fast – and with a twist. The Crepevine is small, quaint … [Read more...]

Bohemian Bar and Grill – Serving Up Fresh Local Cuisine

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a blogger dinner at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration’s restaurant – the Bohemian Bar and Grill. The reason for this dinner was to sample the new menu and welcome the return of Executive Chef Zachary Martin. I have been to Celebration several times to enjoy the area’s restaurants and to take leisurely walks with my dog, Charlie. I have walked by this hotel … [Read more...]

Johnnie’s Hideaway – Living the Island Life

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Located near the Disney area is Johnnie’s Hideaway. This is a restaurant that gives its guests the impression that they’re located near a tropical island. Being from up north, I felt this would be a great place for someone who is visiting Orlando and is looking for a beach ambiance. Browsing over the menu, you’ll see many steak and seafood options. However, they really highlight their steaks … [Read more...]

Red Oven Pizza Bakery – Fast and Fresh Pizza

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When you step into Red Oven Pizza Bakery at Universal Orlando’s City Walk, the first thing you notice is the open food prep area accompanied by the smell of fresh baked pizza. This themed eatery also features pizza makers throwing dough in the air and performing tricks for their guests. Once you have taken in the atmosphere, it’s time to see what the menu has to offer. The menu may be … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Star Treatment at The Hollywood Brown Derby

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Celebrating anniversaries to me is so much fun. My boyfriend and I celebrated our one-year anniversary visiting a Disney Parks Restaurant - The Hollywood Brown Derby. The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios mirrors the original Brown Derby of Hollywood, where the famous Cobb Salad was created and celebrities enjoyed visiting. Walking inside of The Hollywood Brown Derby, I … [Read more...]

3 Sisters Speakeasy – Enjoy A Drink and Have Fun

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Let’s travel back in time to the 1920s prohibition era (a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation and transportation of alcohol). There once lived three sisters - Ruth, Dodie and Fannie. These three women never let prohibition get in their way of having a good time and they made sure that their guests had plenty to drink. Now, let’s fast forward to today and we have 3 Sisters … [Read more...]

Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille – New Smyrna Beach

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Who doesn’t like taking a mini vacation? I certainly do. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to venture out to New Smyrna Beach to try Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille to sample their drinks and a few items off their menu. When I first heard the name, I assumed I was going to an old-fashioned beach restaurant. I pictured a place playing Jimmy Buffett, tourists in their Hawaiian shirts and my … [Read more...]

Recap in Pictures: Florida Strawberry Festival 2014

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The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL, was one of the first festivals I've experienced since moving down to Florida. I actually made it for the last day, but recommend anyone who likes a little country music and fair food to come to this event next spring. Being from Ohio, this reminded me of the county fair that I grew up with. Carnival rides, fair food, crafts and more. However, … [Read more...]