Dinner Party Project Orlando at Aggressive Appliances

If a gourmet pocket universe opened in an appliance store, this is what it would look like. Mr. Forkful and I walked through a tidy storefront and into Ms. Tina Wilson’s (Aggressive Appliances) sea of stainless steel covering everything necessary for enviable indoor and outdoor kitchens. Then, Dana Rouquemore (Dinner Party Project), Mike Garcia (Smiling Bison, Ravenous Pig, Cask […]

Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen

A farm-to-table, nano-brewery, and 7,000-square-foot garden by JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando. Soak that in. Now consider that The Kitchen delivers farm-fresh eggs, vegetables, and fruit of their own making, and they can also pair everything with their house-made craft brews and fruit/herb infused cocktails. Their signature Chive Biscuits with Pork Butter are served with […]

Urban Tide at Hyatt Regency

Previously Napa, Hyatt Regency’s Urban Tide is keeping locally sourced seafood and veggies front and centre. Chef Jared Gross partnered with Juan Pablo Gonzalez of Pascual Toso Argentina for a nuanced prix fix menu with wine pairings available this summer at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. At the top of the menu as the amuse-bouche was a […]

Kappo Izakaya at Redlight Redlight

So ~200 Facebook RSVPs said they were going to at the izakaya popup.  Well, most them actually showed. Redlight Redlight Craft Beer Parlour, beloved beer hall, in Audobon Park partnered with Kappo (from East End Market) for a popup izakaya. Basically, traditional Japanese pub food sans the copious amounts of overly frothy machine-poured Akashi. (Seriously.) That night the line started […]

Florida Strawberry Festival 2015

One hour from Walt Disney World, a giant 10-day strawberry celebration is underway. Julie (The Little Kitchen and CFL Food Bloggers’ Meetup) and Sue Harrel (Florida Strawberry Growers Association and 35+ year strawberry industry veteran) recently invited 12 food bloggers to a presentation and re-introduced us to Plant City’s largest winter export — strawberries. THE ASSOCIATION The […]

Artegon Top 5 Treat Spots

Right now, Artegon Marketplace eats are limited. Subway sandwiches are an easy get, but the poor weekend staff seemed overwhelmed with the sheer amount of people needing food on opening weekend. Fuddruckers (hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes) is the casual sit-down restaurant. Cinemark movie theatre offers reasonably grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and other snacks, including Blue Bell […]

Kappo Dinner at East End Market

Eleven courses. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? But really, it was the perfect amount. Kappo, a restaurant style where food served to guests seated in the kitchen, recently hosted a series of pop-up dinners with different themes. The final June dinner before their grand opening at East End Market last week echoed the theme […]