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Marshall Phanthachit and Joy Nguyen recently opened Soupa Saiyan 3 in East Orlando, the third Japanese anime-themed noodle soup restaurant for the family - taking over the space once occupied by Taco Bus at University Blvd and Rouse, just outside of UCF. @tastychomps #orlandofoodie #sushi ? nwantiti sickmix - Sickickmusic This location has something a little...
Valentine's Day is upon us - so make sure you get your reservations in ASAP! Here are our selection of local Orlando Valentine's Day specials and treats/gift ideas around Central Florida in 2022: Aurora at the Celeste Hotel (East Orlando) Sear + Sea and illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort (Disney area) Taverna Opa, Rodizio Grill, and Cuba...
We were invited to a media preview of 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World.  The month-long art festival runs from January 14 through February 21, 2022 and includes delicious culinary offerings, photo ops, chalk art, live entertainment, art seminars, Disney on Broadway performances, activities designed with families in mind, the new Spaceship Earth light...
The popular boba franchise Ding Tea officially opened its first Orlando location today with a red ribbon cutting ceremony and lion dancing. We were invited to visit the new store, at 4680 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL 32839, across from The Mall at Millenia, and we enjoyed our experience. Ding Tea Orlando offers a variety of poke, Asian cuisine, boba, and...
Just a short drive from Orlando, Florida's Space Coast - home to Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Kennedy Space Center, the Indian River Lagoon, and more - is an easy destination for Central Floridians to come over for a short getaway for dinner and stay overnight to see a rocket launch or watch the sun rise on the beach. With...
Prato - the popular modern Italian restaurant on Park Avenue in Winter Park - recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Over the years, they have become renown for their modern Italian inspired plates crafted from market-fresh ingredients, proudly prepared in their imported Acunto oak-burning ovens. We spoke with Chef Brandon McGlamery about Prato's big 10 Year anniversary and how things have...
Located in downtown historic Winter Garden, Florida, Pammie's Sammies is a charming neighborhood eatery featuring sandwiches, pizzas, and more. Their goal is to offer unexpected flavor from a familiar, friendly shop, creating a customer experience where everyone feels like family. They are also always on the hunt for new twists on old favorites like their Spicy Pesto Chicken Quesadilla...
Island Thyme is a fast casual Caribbean Grille with a menu that is inspired by the food and culture of owner Chef Vern Thomas' upbringing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Their Caribbean food is prepared fresh to order, including some of the most popular Caribbean dishes such as spicy Jerk Chicken, homestyle Braised Oxtail, crunchy Coconut Shrimp and savory Rock...
We were invited to check out the new Tabla Indian Cuisine at Lake Nona Landing on Narcoossee Road., located next to Jeremiah's Italian Ice, and we enjoyed our experience. This marks their third location in addition to the original one off Kirkman Road near Universal Studios and their second location on Park Avenue in Winter Park. The restaurant was clean and spacious and...
LemonShark Poké is the healthy, friendly poké concept that pioneered the “fine casual” restaurant movement. Marketplace at Avalon Park's Lemon Shark Poké offers chef-inspired poké creations available in signature bowls, build-your-own bowls, “pokérritos” rolls and wonton nacho options. The healthy menu is inspired by the lemon shark, who is a notorious discerning and picky eater, feeding on only the highest quality...
With Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa's holiday offerings has something for the whole family! Christmas Breakfast with Santa: From 7-11 a.m. on Sundays through December and Christmas Eve, the resort will host Santa for a breakfast at the Unreserved Food Bazaar, complete with a holiday carving station and fresh pastries....
Palisade, Colorado is a wine lover's paradise. Located just outside of Grand Junction in Western Colorado, Palisade is home to over 20 unique wineries and vineyards. Colorado's very own wine country is both quaint and charming, making it the ideal staycation for anyone with an appreciation for wine. This small town is full of history, great food and (most importantly)...
Caja Caliente celebrates the traditional flavors of Cuba while adding a modern twist. This foodie spot has two Miami locations: one brick-and-mortar in Coral Gables and one food truck located in Miami's Design District. We were invited to stop by the food truck and taste some of Caja Caliente's most popular menu items for lunch. We highly recommend stopping by...
Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar is a quick service gourmet foodie spot with locations across Miami and South Florida. Crema's menu is diverse, with food offerings ranging from all day breakfast to penne pastas, salads, smoothies, sandwiches, juices and more. We were invited to stop by to enjoy breakfast at Crema, and we were thoroughly impressed with the delightful dishes. Inside Look:...
Calle 23 is a trendy Cuban restaurant located on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Florida. This foodie spot offers brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour throughout the week. We were invited to sample some brunch must-haves during our trip to Miami, and we were thoroughly impressed with the tasty selection available at Calle 23. Brunch is available Saturdays from noon...
The Orlando Cattle Baron's Ball has been a signature event for over 20 years dazzling guests from the Greater Orlando area. This past Saturday, the 22nd annual Cattle Baron’s Ball benefiting American Cancer Society at Rosen Shingle Creek brought together cowboys and cowgirls for an evening of western-themed fun to help raise almost $400,000 to fund local and national...
Chicken Guy!, the fast/casual eatery by chef, New York Times Best Selling author and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Guy Fieri and internationally renowned restaurateur, Robert Earl, opened yesterday in Winter Park, Florida, debuting the brand’s first drive-thru and stand-alone restaurant. Located on 818 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park’s new unofficial “Chicken Strip District”, the restaurant joins the flagship location at Disney Springs® as its second location in Central Florida. Guests...
Anna Vishkaee Eskamani is currently a Florida State House Representative from the 47th district in Orange County. Born and raised in Orlando, she’s the daughter of working class immigrants who came to Florida in search of the American Dream. She is also a graduate of Orange County Public Schools and the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). Anna has been...
Dave's Hot Chicken's latest location is officially open in Denver, Colorado. Located at 1615 Platte St., the popular chicken restaurant celebrated its grand opening Friday, Nov. 12. Dave's Hot Chicken, which specializes in hot chicken sliders and tenders, has 32 locations across the U.S. and Canada. We were invited to try out the menu for ourselves during the new location's media...
Phoenix, Arizona is a growing city flourishing with history, culture and a diverse culinary scene. Located in the southwestern U.S., Phoenix is known for its year-round warmth and sunny weather. The desert terrain and theming is present from the moment you exit the airport, and continues throughout the city creating an entirely unique atmosphere. Whether you're interested in the arts,...
A Spoon Full of Hope A Spoon Full of Hope is a social enterprise endeavor created in 2018 to provide sustainable support for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Culinary Training Program. As the Culinary Training Program continues to impact more lives, A Spoon Full of Hope continues to diversify and expand its product line to offer fresh, locally-sourced and locally-made soup, honey, and cookies. The program...
Orlando recently got its first modern French-Vietnamese pop-up, served Chef’s table-style at Audubon Park's East End Market. Camille, an intimate eight-seat Chef-to-guest dining experience led by Chef Tung Phan, opened last month on the second floor of East End Market at Domu Lab which is in the kitchen of The Neighbors, a new neighborhood store that sells local goods and fun cocktails, headed...
The Pointe is an open-air entertainment destination on International Drive, featuring local and brand-name restaurants, bars, nightclubs, 20-screen movie theater, comedy club, and attractions. The Pointe really comes alive after dark, when playtime for adults switches into full gear. We thought it would be a fun idea to come up with a list of signature drinks from each of the...
Some news on the restaurant front in Orlando/Central Florida this week: Smoke and Donuts opening brick-and-mortar in the Milk District via Bungalower Popular food truck Smoke and Donuts (Facebook | Website) has just signed a lease for the former home of Kernel Encore at 601 N. Primrose Drive , just by Se7enbites. Smoke and Donuts will offer lunch and dinner dine-in, take-out, third-party delivery, and catering options out...
Orlando Thanksgiving Specials 2021 - Mega List - this list is continuing to be updated. send any specials to us at tastychomps@gmail.com Highlights include: Tap Room at Dubsdread - Thanksgiving Buffet Aurora At the Celeste Hotel - Thanksgiving Menu Heirloom - Thanksgiving Family Meal Delivered Christini's Italiano Ristorante Thanksgiving at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Thanksgiving at Grande Lakes Orlando Resort Tap...
Taste of Chengdu’s Baldwin Park location recently re-opened for take out only for now so drop by soon! Taste of Chengdu's Chef Tiger Tang and Paula Ahn of they are working on a few projects including reopening their West Colonial / John Young Parkway location and a new street food stall spot featuring Sichuan Chinese specialties nearby in Baldwin Park...