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Newsy Nuggets: The Whiskey, Earl of Sandwich, Mister 01, and a throw upcharge

Written By Scott Joseph On October 17, 2023

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The Whiskey, the popular bar and restaurant on Sand Lake Road with an impressive stock of bourbons and whiskies and award-winning burgers, is hosting an “Old Forester Taste Through Time” with master taster Melissa Rift on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will taste Old Forester’s 1870, 1897, 1910, 1920, and 2023 Birthday Bourbons. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about the distinctive components of aged whiskey.

Tickets are $65 plus tax and fees ($75.84 total) and can be made at this link. The Whiskey is at 7563 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando.

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Earl of Sandwich, the Disney Springs quick-fooder started by Orlando’s Robert Earl and the actual Earl of Sandwich’s son Orlando Montagu (did you follow all that?), has been named a Tripadvisor® Best of the Best 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award Winner in the quick bites category. The designation is awarded to businesses that receive great reviews from diners who leave ratings on Tripadvisor.

It was supposedly the fourth Earl of Sandwich who, in 1762 asked for a meal he could eat with one hand. The reason, according to his ancestors, was either because he was such an ardent card player that he didn’t want to put down a dealed hand to eat a meal with two hands; or because he was such a great romancer that he wanted something he could eat with one hand while seducing a partner with the other hand, which would suggest he was not such a great romancer after all. Either way, thanks for the sandwiches, Earl of and Robert.

South Florida pizzaiola Mister 01 is set to open its first Central Florida shop on Oct. 31 at 1210 International Parkway, Suite #108, Heathrow. Locations in the Dr. Phillips area and Oviedo are meant to follow. The original Mister 01 in South Beach is a two-year Michelin Guide Recommended Restaurant. Why it’s called Mister 01 is a mistery.

It’s not uncommon for restaurants to upsell and up-charge but now some restaurants in California are adding an upchuck charge to brunchers who never find the bottom of their bottomless mimosas. According to news sources, the fee is about $50 and is added to the bill of anyone who drinks too much to the point of vomiting. Seems to me the restaurant is complicit in this by offering the bottomless alcoholic drinks. I wonder if a customer can turn around and slap the management with an over-service charge?

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