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#OrlandoToGo: Takeout Inside Look: Soco – Thornton Park

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-71, directing all restaurants and food establishments within the State of Florida to suspend on-premises food and alcohol consumption for customers.  The establishments may, however, operate their kitchens for the purpose of providing delivery or takeout services.

With the statewide ban on in-house dining, downtown Orlando’s Soco – Thornton Park has transitioned to new takeaway menus.

They are also offering a brunch takeaway menu every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am to 3pm, followed by their regular takeaway menu afterwords till 8:30pm.

Both takeaway menus features Southern contemporary cuisine with a progressive culinary approach under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie.

Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie

Guest can place a curbside takeout order by calling the store at (407) 849-1800 or by walking to the restaurant and placing their order with a staff member outside at the takeout booth.  Delivery is available as well.

We had the opportunity to experience this new curbside walk-up service and we were enjoyed the convenience of it as well as the taste and quality of our takeout order.

Extra Crispy KFC Chicken – Pickled Radishes, Benne Seeds, Sweet And Spicy Sauce. The glazed crispy skin will give you something to drool over.

Shrimp And Anson Mills Grits – Fried Okra, Fermented Peppers, Bacon-Tomato Emulsion.  I have had this dish before and it is still the best shrimp and grits that I have ever had.  It is innovative and it had a nice kick to it which I enjoyed.

Pecan Crusted Florida Snapper – Jupiter Rice, Shrimp Hush Puppies, Lemon Butter Sauce.  A delicious, tender seafood dish.

Buttermilk Biscuits – Served With House-Made Butter And Preserves.  They were delightful and I enjoyed how the soft buttery crumbles just melted in my mouth with every bite.  Highly recommended!

Quinoa, Bacon, Avocado And Watercress Salad – Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Coriander-Chili Emulsion.  This was one of the best salads that I have ever had and it will never be forgotten.  It was surprising, wholesome, refreshing and well blended.

Cornmeal Fried Okra – Served With Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce.  It was crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside which made it uniquely satisfying.

Overall, it was a great Southern comfort meal that had the right amount of variety.

Be sure to visit Soco for some delicious Southern comfort takeout!

For more information, please visit:

629 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 849-1800

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