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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PechaKucha in the Name of Love

PechaKucha (puh-CHA keh-SHAW) — although I can only seem to say peh-chach-ka — Orlando just celebrated its twelfth anniversary with talks that pay tribute to love in all its forms. Quilts? Lost love? Tech love? All that and more was represented by some amazing speakers including Carolyn Moor (Modern Widows Club), Thomas Thorspecken (Analog Artist Digital World), […]

Magical Dining: Luma on Park in Winter Park

Fall means three things in Orlando; cooler weather, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Mr. Forkful and I gear up for Magical Dining by making a list and checking it twice like it’s foodie Christmas. This year, Orlando’s Magical Dining month includes more than 60 participating restaurants serving three courses […]

Highlights: Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2013

Florida Fresh and other familiar Epcot International Food and Wine Festival booths make welcomed appearances at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival. The cover bands and stellar topiaries are fun, but spotlighting each country’s seasonal fare is a big plus! Mr. Forkful and I wandered counterclockwise around the World Showcase. First was Florida Fresh with […]