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


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


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...]

Sleeping Moon Café – Quaint, Fun and Chill


I recently had the opportunity to venture out to Winter Park, FL to try Sleeping Moon Café for a blogger dinner. This cafe offers its guests mainly sandwiches, Turkish coffees and specialty teas. The atmosphere of this café is very laid back and chill. As you walk inside, you will see paintings by local artists displayed on the wall, and a large comfy couch in the middle of the room that … [Read more...]

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe – Fine German Cuisine

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As you make your way down the quiet and quaint main street of Sanford, Fla., you’ll see many restaurants and little shops. However, listen closely and you’ll also notice a restaurant playing music and people dancing with beer mugs in hand. Take a few steps closer and you’ll realize that the music is sung in German. Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café is an authentic German restaurant with plenty of … [Read more...]

Mythos at Universal’s Islands of Adventure – A True Gem


When you walk into Mythos, tucked away inside of Islands of Adventure’s Lost Continent, you are instantly transported to a completely different world. This is a world of Greek Mythology where you have your own "Grotto of the Gods”. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that reservations are often not required. However, you can make them via OpenTable. I really enjoyed the open … [Read more...]

Underground Public House – An Orlando Gastropub

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Located in the heart of downtown Orlando is the Underground Public House. This is a gastropub serving its visitors natural and organic foods when possible. The beef they serve is grass fed and they also have house made dressings, as well as, other foods. Other foods include fish & chips and bangers & mash. My friend and I decided to give this British inspired place a try before a night … [Read more...]