Nihon Matsuri Salt Lake City 2018

Okay, hibernation over! A few weekends ago Mr. Forkful and I jumped into full-blown Spring mode at this year’s Nihon Matsuri in Salt Lake City. Something thawed inside and I was a little less heartsick for Florida. Pops of color were everywhere—on nobori, kimonos, umbrellas—just everywhere. Taiko drums thundered from the stage; Taikoza performed selections from […]

Domu in Audubon Park

Domu is also coming up on their 1st year anniversary this October, and their izakaya vibe is still equal parts chill and thrill. It’s adjacent to East End Market, one of the beating hearts of Audobon Park. The gilt lettering, soft lights, and craft cocktails are a honeyed hello. House-made and Locally Sourced are Domu’s […]

Bulla Gastrobar Opens in Winter Park

Bulla Paella by Adam Fortuna

Bulla means noise, usually the kind that happens at a party or celebration. That’s what Bulla Gastrobar felt like—a celebration of Spanish food and culture.   The menu runs the gamut of traditional Spanish eats from Jamón Iberico to prawn-studded Paella. The Chorizo de Bellota (Black foot Iberian pork sausage from Salamanca), creamy Spanish cheese, […]

Orlando Cat Café in Clermont

The cutest, most adorable thing happened last Sunday—I met a passel of fluffy kittens! Axum Coffee of Winter Garden and The Animal League non-profit have partnered and opened Orlando’s first cat café. The Café Axum Coffee is one of the precious few coffee houses in Orlando (top 5 list coming soon!) where you can get a […]

Top 5 Orlando Taco Places

Orlando continues to be this ever-evolving melting pot of food. You can travel the full gamut of chain standard fare to locavore favorite in a heartbeat and few exits on Interstate 4, which is why if you’re a taco fan know that Orlando’s got your back. From corn to flour tortilla, traditional to Tex-Mex, this Top […]

Magic of Maple at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Farm-to-table goes tree-to-table at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate this summer. Every year Omni Orlando spotlights a humble, all-natural ingredient and celebrates it in amazing ways. This year, after a week-long culinary immersion in Vermont and Montreal maple syrup-producing areas, Chef Robert Ash and his culinary team made Vermont maple syrup the star of the show. […]

Fitlife Foods in Doctor Phillips

Restaurant Row isn’t exactly the home of healthy lifestyle choices. I love dipping juicy morsels of carbs into melted cheese or diving into a steaming bowl of ramen with ajitsuke tamago and chashu, although that ideally shouldn’t happen for every lunch. David Osterweil (Founder), Chef Andrew, and the Fitlife Foods Orlando team—with the help of […]