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Recent Restaurant Reviews and More

Written By Scott Joseph On May 3, 2018

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Recent Restaurant Reviews

AJ’s Press

AJs Press sandwich

I knew I was going to like AJ’s Press the moment I stepped inside.

That’s when I was welcomed, warmly and genuinely, and when, upon hearing that it was my first time there, someone shoved a Jalapeño Bacon Hush Puppy at me.

AJ’s Press is, despite the name, which makes it sound like a news organization, a Longwood sandwich shop in a small strip mall near the railroad tracks. The Press part of the name refers to the device that applies heat and pressure to flatten the sandwiches, á la a Cuban sandwich.

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Chef Wang’s Kitchen

Chef Wang array

The young man who was waiting to take my order at Chef Wang’s Kitchen pointed helpfully (if not a little impatiently) at one of the pictured menu items. “Foreigners seem to like that one,” he offered.

To understand the level of authenticity, or at least a level that rises above many westernized Chinese restaurants, you need to know that when he said foreigners he was referring to Americans.

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Who has the Best Happy Hour in Central Florida?

 Nova bar

Next up in out Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants: Best Happy Hour.

 In a perfect world, this category would be Best Happy Days, but if it’s only an hour or two that we can grab for our own private joy, we’ll take it.

So what constitutes a good happy hour? In preparing the list of nominees, the Foodster nominating committee considered venues that offer a combination of drink specials and bar food deals, plus, of course, an atmosphere that inspires glee.

We think the nominees listed here meet those criteria. If you agree, place your vote to advance your favorite to the final ballot.

Nominations will be accepted through May 9. Voting for the final list will begin May 10 and continue through May 30. The winners will be announced on May 31.

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Mother’s Day Dining
Mother’s Day is May 13 (it’s a Sunday this year). We’re compiling a list of Mom Meals here. Click to see what’s offered, and if you find soething you like, make a reservation right away. Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
 
And restaurateurs, if you would like to submit your Mother’s Day dining info, send us a note with all the details.
 
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