Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Orlando, Florida

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It’s easy to choose somewhere to eat when it’s just two people. Once you hit the four or more range there’s always one dissenter who won’t agree to the rest of the group’s choices. I was lucky this time as my wife Marcela and parents agreed to a last minute u-turn to pull into Freddy’s […]

Antonella’s Pizzeria – Winter Park, Florida

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It’s tricky when I’m out and about with my parents on vacation. They and I don’t see eye to eye on what exactly to order so sometimes it becomes an “if you order that then I’ll order this” kinda deal. I was driving around Winter Park in the hopes that something might catch my eye […]

Fat Maggie’s – Lakeland, Florida – CLOSED

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I was pretty sure I had written down the address wrong when I was trying to find Fat Maggie’s. It turns out that they’re around the corner from the main street, partially hidden. The moment I found it I felt as if I had located the back to my long missing TV Remote, a feeling of […]

Buchito – Kissimmee, Florida

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My wife Marcela and I met up with our friend Marvin to have a late breakfast at a spot he really likes in downtown Kissimmee, Buchito. It wasn’t until we arrived that I really thought about what a great name Buchito is. It’s not used very often but it means “a sip”. So if you want […]

World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe – Orlando, Florida

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I almost drove off the road on my way to Q’Kenan when I saw the sign for World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe. Unfortunately, by the time I was done eating my Arepas and headed back there, the tours of the museum were over. The very friendly young lady behind the counter informed me that […]

Sip n’ Dip Donuts – St. Cloud, Florida

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A couple of years I came across Sip n’ Dip Donuts on the internet and mentioned it to my Donut fiend friend Droolius. Since he lives relatively close to it we agreed that neither of us would eat there until a time in which we would both be able to go together. After pulling out of […]

Mutt’s on 13th – St. Cloud, Florida

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I am not even close to being the antique collector that my wife Marcela is. The real benefit of stopping in all these great little towns across Florida is that I’m able to eat from these awesome little Mom & Pop restaurants. St. Cloud is located right outside of Kissimmee (don’t even pretend that you don’t […]

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa – Orlando, Florida

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I met Thomas Ward 3 years ago when he opened up one of the original Food Trucks in the Orlando scene, the Treehouse Truck. He’s back at it again with a new restaurant called Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa. Pig Floyd’s features BBQ with a nice mix of things like the Matahambre (Hunger Killer) Sandwich, Black Beans & Rice and […]

Andy’s Drive-In Restaurant & Igloo – Winter Haven, Florida

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Whenever I’m in Central Florida I’m always on the lookout for old school restaurants not afraid to be who they are. Andy’s Drive-In Restaurant & Igloo fit the bill so my wife Marcela and I went to check them out. I always like to get there either right before the lunch rush or after it. […]

Just Recently There Was A Big Boy In Florida #tbt

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I grew up eating at Bob’s Big Boy during summers when I visited my grandmother who lived in Glendale, California. I was hoping to recapture some of that magical time in my life by hitting up a Big Boy that I had heard had opened up in Sanford, Florida. In Feb of 2009 I made […]

Oblivion Taproom, Crooked Spoon, C&S Brisket Bus, That One Spot & Hash House A Gogo AKA 2 Days In Orlando

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When someone tells you they’re heading to Orlando you instantly assume a theme park visit is the reason. My visits to Orlando revolve around eating with lots of driving. Thanks to food blogger friends like Droolius and Foodbidden I always know what’s happening in the 407. My old friend John was on vacation from his retail […]

My One Week Visit to Mount Dora, Florida: Restaurants, Food Trucks & All

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I just got back from a week long trip to Mount Dora in Central Florida. Never heard of it? If my wife and I didn’t hit up Antique Shops we probably wouldn’t have either. Mount Dora is a great little town, filled with the friendliest folks you’ll find and plenty of independently owned shops that […]