Florida Life

ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Food

Well here it is, the final day of 2013. Did you accomplish everything you wanted? Yeah, me neither. But I came pretty close and had a good year. And what's a good year without some good food? For my final countdown of ThisFloridaLife 2013 let's take a trip down culinary memory lane. Here are my… Continue reading ThisFloridaLife Top 3 of 2013: The Food

Orlando

My Favorite Food Trucks of Central Florida

Orlando Food Trucks add to the food scene of Central Florida, which is already fantastic. I may have been slow to catch up to the Central Florida food truck sensation, but I am most certainly a big fan. I recently shared my picks for best Central Florida food trucks on OrlandoInformer.com. Head on over to… Continue reading My Favorite Food Trucks of Central Florida

Orlando

Last chance to enjoy the 2013 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

I have said it on numerous occasions, the Epcot Flower and Garden festival has not really resonated with me in the past. Try as I might, I am just not able to raise beautiful, healthy plants. However, this year the festival is different and tastier than ever. Thanks to Garden Marketplaces throughout World Showcase, guests can… Continue reading Last chance to enjoy the 2013 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Central Florida Suburbs

A Festive Friday at Food Truck Bazaar in Casselberry

Every second Friday of the month, Food Truck Bazaar makes its way over to Casselberry. Given that this Orlando suburb is my lifelong home, one would think that I would be a "regular". In reality, I have now only visited twice. It is not for lack of want or lack of interest. It is simply… Continue reading A Festive Friday at Food Truck Bazaar in Casselberry

Florida Life

Rocco’s Tacos Rocks!

Rocco's Tacos is a Florida original. It's fresh, it's vibrant, it totally rocks! Having found much success in South Florida, with four very popular locations including West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, owner Rocco Mangel set his sights on Orlando. I am so very glad he did. High Class Hacienda On the night of my… Continue reading Rocco’s Tacos Rocks!

Orlando

Bummed about Bloodhound Brew

In a moment of spontaneity, I finally ventured off to visit Bloodhound Brew. There's been plenty of talk about this "pub & eatery", especially amongst the hospitality crowd. When they first opened I jumped online to view their menu and was immediately intrigued by the "frog dog", a vegetarian sausage. Plenty of other creative, seemingly elevated bar and… Continue reading Bummed about Bloodhound Brew

Orlando

Mini Enhancements to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It totally goes against my philosophy of how World Showcase at Epcot should be experienced. However, I know many people especially Floridians, wish it was easier to experience the Food and Wine Festival on the go. Wish granted. This year marks the debut of two small features that for many festival goers will make conquering… Continue reading Mini Enhancements to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Central Florida Suburbs

Tijuana Flats: A Florida Original

Although Tijuana Flats is now a chain restaurant, chains don't just magically appear. Such is the case with Tijuana Flats. This taco joint is a favorite of college kids, young up and coming adults, and families alike.   It got its start right here in Orlando. I will never forget my first visit to Tijuana Flats.… Continue reading Tijuana Flats: A Florida Original

Florida Life

I Wanna WaWa – A Native Floridian’s First Time

I craved redemption.  Not for myself, but for the famous gas-station-convenience-store heaven known as WaWa.  This summer Florida's first WaWa opened to much fanfare and social media buzz.  Being a Native Floridian, when I first saw my transplant friends post their excitement about the first WaWa in Florida on Facebook months ago, I had to… Continue reading I Wanna WaWa – A Native Floridian’s First Time

Central Florida Suburbs

Casually Country: Breakfast Club of Casselberry

The Breakfast Club of Casselberry is not a gourmet establishment, nor is it meant to be. It offers a small hometown experience in an Orlando suburb.  It is casual and country, and I like it that way. Sometimes I want a reminder that Florida has some Southern, country culture to be found, and that's what… Continue reading Casually Country: Breakfast Club of Casselberry