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Recent Restaurant reviews and other stuff

Written By Scott Joseph On January 19, 2017

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Recent Restaurant Reviews

Urban Tide 2017

 Urbantide dining room

I enjoyed going back recently to Urban Tide, the very good seafood centric restaurant at Hyatt Regency Orlando. The reason for the visit was ostensibly to sample one of the dishes that will be served at this year’s Heart of Florida United Way’s Chefs Gala, which is earlier than usual, Feb. 4.

 

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Foxtail Coffee

Foxtail counter

I told you recently about Winter Park Distilling Company and their beautiful new digs in a refurbished former auto body shop. One of their neighbors is a cool little shop called Foxtail Coffee.

It has a distinctly Northwestern United States vibe, with lots of brick and wood and hanging block-and-tackle pulleys, a nod, I suppose, to the previous tenant.

Foxtail is serious about its coffee, right down to its onsite roasting room, and promises to source from only fair-trade coffee dealers.

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Winter Park Distilling Company has New Place for Sipping

WP Distillery still with andrew

Winter Park Distilling Company sure has come a long way in a short time.

The boutique boozer started making its distinct — and it should not go without mentioning, very high quality — bourbon, rum and vodkas just over six years ago. Until recently, the operation was housed in a small warehouse space on Solano Avenue with all the charm of a self-storage unit.

 

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Marita’s Fresh Latin Bites

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I came across a little slip of a place on the east side of town that you might want to try the next time you’re peckish for some tacos or such.

Marita’s Fresh Latin Bites opened in November in a small storefront in a strip mall on Colonial Drive. There’s a counter for ordering your food and a couple of stools at the counter and two steps behind that at the window — think the original Black Bean Deli as far as size goes.

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Other Stuff

 Bad News for Sushi Lovers

PPG Rat-chets Up the Argument

25th Chef’s Gala is Feb. 4

First Look Inside Planet Hollywood Observatory

 
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