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Recent Restaurant Reviews and More

Written By Scott Joseph On March 8, 2018

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Recent Restaurant Reviews

General Public House

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Today’s review if for the General Public. Yes, all my reviews are always accessible to anyone, no membership required.

What I mean is that today I’m reviewing General Public House, a restaurant in Winter Springs. It seems to combine the characteristics of a general store and a public ale house. So, General Public.

Let’s start with the food. It’s all solidly good and everything I sampled tasted great. Pleasantly plated, too. In fact, I was surprised at how good the food was.

Surprised because so much of what I observed and experienced before the food got to me and my guests did not suggest that good food was soon to come.

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Mee Thai

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First we had Mai Bistro, now we have Mee Thai. Is there a trend in ego centric eateries?

I’ll leave that discussion to Freud, and I certainly won’t comment on a restaurant whose name is uncomfortably similar to a contemporary hashtag movement.

Let’s just be be straightforward here. Mee Thai is a pleasant little cafe on Lee Road serving simple Thai favorites. If there is one thing that sets Mee Thai apart from other Thai restaurants in the area, it’s that it specifies that it offers the cuisine of the Isan region of Thailand, or Esan, as they spell it here. Frankly, I didn’t spot anything on the menu that wouldn’t be available at other Thai restaurants. And it would have been a good opportunity for a restaurant specializing in Isan cuisine to offer a current local favorite — sticky rice is a staple of that region. That dish is not on the menu.

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Here’s the Dirt on the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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Another season, another International festival at Epcot.

I’ve lost track — which festival is this?

According to Epcot’s culinary director, Gregg Hannon, if this is March it must be the Flower & Garden Festival.

Check out the video below as Hannon talks about some of the food on offer this year. I sampled several dishes, too, and have some recommendations.

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Chef’s Gala is April 14

2018 Chefs Gala

The 26th Annual Chef’s Gala is Saturday, April 14, from 6:45 to 10 p.m. at Epcot’s World Showplace. Chef’s Gala is a fundraiser for Heart of Florida United Way.

Here’s a list of some of this year’s participating restaurants:

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