Thursday, April 9, 2009

Part 3: More Eating Orlando Favorites

I’m pleased to hear the “Eating Orlando Favorites” series of blog posts have been popular with readers, if a little controversial. In the series, I’m listing my favorite places and favorite items to eat in the Orlando area. A couple of you have suggested I should never write about chain restaurants. I disagree. This blog is about my efforts to eat and drink at every single restaurant in the Orlando area. Orlando is the center of the chain restaurant universe; of course I’ll be eating at chains on my journey. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy and cherish the many fine locally owned and operated establishments we have here in Orlando. You’ll notice I have favorites at chain and local restaurants. But let me say this: When I have the choice, I prefer to support the local community as much as possible. So if you know of a great local spot and/or a particular item I should check out, please let me know about it. One of your favorites just might become one of my favorites.

Favorite Soup:
Fish Chowder, Boston Lobster Feast, Orlando

Favorite Soul Food:
Johnson’s Diner, Orlando

Favorite Place to Eat for Free:
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream, Land Rover Service Waiting Room, Orlando

Favorite Corndog:
Flea World, Sanford

Favorite Baba Ganoush:
Pita Pit, Orlando

Favorite Burger:
Blue Boy Burger, Hamburger Mary’s, Orlando

Favorite place to eat Sushi:
Tie: Kimonos at WDW Swan Hotel and Ichiban in downtown Orlando

Favorite Dirty but Delicious Restaurant:
Lee and Rick’s, Orlando

Favorite Baked Potato:
Del Frisco’s, Orlando

Favorite Calamari:
Maggianno’s Little Italy, Orlando


Shawn said...

You should give Shin sushi a try.
803 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Good price, top notch quality. Classy restaurant.

Also Hanamizuki.
8255 International Dr # 136
Orlando, FL 32819
Absolute authentic Japanese food. More known for their cooked dishes and ramen, but they have great sushi as well.

Anonymous said...

Baba Ganoush: Tony's Deli on Mills near Virginia

Minor-Gross said...

I ate at Hamburger Marys once and loved it. Went back with my son a second time and OD'ed on the garlic sauce( Buffy the Vampire) they have. I burped garlic for 3 days, now I cant go back. Looking back the burger was just OK, not great.