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Spotlight: Peter’s Kitchen China Bistro


The Lunar New Year celebration begins today and ushers in the Year of the Dog. Dog years are my favorites, even though they seem longer than the others. Sometimes called Chinese New Year, the event is celebrated by several Asian countries. It’s never on the same day but rather is tied to the occurrence of the first new moon between January 1 and February 20. The moon will be newest on Feb. 16 this year. So you might see some celebrations around town, especially in the area of Mills 50 where there is a high concentration of Asian businesses and restaurants. Look for lanterns, red ribbons and firecrackers. There might be dragons. And you can participate by dining out at …
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Spotlight: Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar


I’ve lost track of all the businesses that have occupied the space at 4315 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. I’m pretty sure my first encounter with the massive property on the shore of Lake Fairview was with Shooters Waterfront, an Orlando version of the Intracoastal Waterway hot spot from Ft. Lauderdale that opened here in 1990. Didn’t last long. The new tenant is Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar, which is similar to Shooters in that it is an inland location of an open water eatery, namely Port Canaveral. But Grills differs from the old Shooters in one major aspect: It offers good food to go with the view. Because of its proximity to water, Grills has always …
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Spotlight: Tacos El Rancho


The tacofication of Central Florida continues. No food trend has held quite as strongly as tacos. Not that tacos are new. The taco as it’s known from its roots predates the arrival to Mexico of Spaniards, who apparently were able to just walk in because there was no wall to keep them out. And some of those early tacos were just as creative in their fillings as some of our tonier craft tacomongers, with such things as whole, small fish in a tortilla wrapper. There are few rules involving tacos. As long as you have a tortilla as your base, what you put inside is up to you. Corn tortillas are a bit more traditional, but you’re more likely to …
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Spotlight: Tandoori Bowl


Next up in the assemblage line of restaurants: Indian cuisine. Tandoori Bowl is a new restaurant on Alafaya Trail in Oviedo that employs the “one from column A, one from column B…” style of meal construction. Indian cuisine being what it is, however, you can expect more columns. Here you start with your carb, either white rice or brown, which is simple enough. (You also have to begin by choosing regular or large size bowls; regular is plenty big.) Next you choose your protein, which might be chicken, lamb, paneer, chickpeas, pork or steak. Pork or steak? Holy cow, what kind of Indian restaurant is this? Then you add a vegetable, a less contemplative decision in that only carrots or …
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Spotlight: A Look Back At The Restaurants That Opened, Closed And Made News


Before we jump into a new year of eating, here’s a re-accounting of the restaurant reviews and news from 2017. Notable Openings included: Muddy Waters, which brought the food and ambience of New Orleans to Thornton Park. Hunger Street Tacos — continued the gourmet taco trend. Reyes Mezcalaria — took over the Citrus restaurant space. Mai Bistro — brought the fast-casual concept to Vietnamese cuisine. Nonno’s Italian Restaurant — The LaCommare family is back with their comfort cuisine from the Old Country. Luke’s Kitchen and Bar — A third restaurant from the folks who brought you Luma on Park and Prato. Ace Cafe Orlando — The first North American franchise of a motorcycle and music themed restaurant in North London. …
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Photo courtesy of Scott Joseph.
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Spotlight: Mai Bistro In Mills 50


Mai Bistro, a Vietnamese restaurant, has opened in the Mills 50 district, bringing a bit of difference to the Asian-restaurant-rich neighborhood. Not only different, but very good. The menu features street foods of Vietnam — nothing new there, Hawkers and Mamak are also in the street food business. But Mai — that’s M-A-I —brings a combination of fast- and quick-serve. And instead of the small-plate, Asian-style tapas servings, Mai Bistro offers full sized portions. You’re going to want a complete serving of the Sticky Rice, one of Mai Bistro’s specialties and a dish that is surprisingly hard to find locally. I love sticky rice and it’s one of my go-to street foods whenever I’m in New York’s Chinatown. In Vietnam, …
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Spotlight: Cork & Fork


I recently made a second visit to Cork & Fork, a restaurant in the Belle Isle neighborhood. I made my first visit there two years and three days earlier. I didn’t write about it then because I found the restaurant, its food and its service to all be equally banal. (The name of the place, too, as long as I’m at it.) Also, it occupied a space that had not been known for keeping tenants very long. I figured it would slink off into obscurity without any help from me. But it’s stayed on. So I figured it was time to stop in again and check the place out, to see what has kept it going. And it certainly appeared …
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Spotlight: Copacabana


Copacabana, a Cuban cafe from Mount Dora, has opened a second location in Altamonte Springs. It’s a bright and spiffy spot with friendly service and decent food. The Altamonte location opened only recently, and I have to wonder if the owners knew that the parking lot would be nearly nonexistent when they first planned the new place. The small strip mall, which also is home to longtime Indian restaurant Kohinoor and two breastaurants, Twin Peaks and the Winghouse, is undergoing some sort of construction on the central parking lot. People who wished to eat at Copacabana had to hunt for parking along the sides and hike to the restaurant. It should be testament to the quality of the restaurant that …
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Spotlight: Too Much Sauce


I cringed just a little when I first heard about a new place called Too Much Sauce, not because of the name, which is indeed cringe worthy, but because it is yet another in the long line of assemblage restaurants. maybe it wasn’t a cringe; it might have been an eye roll. I definitely sighed. But I found this new restaurant in the Mills 50 district to be absolutely charming and much less annoying than the average choose-from-each-column concept. And, not incidentally, the food was good. Even better, there are several preordained bowls that require no hand-wringing order choices. And for those who do wish to call the shots, the bowls are constructed in the back, so you aren’t forced …
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