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Recent Reviews and Restaurant News

Written By Scott Joseph On February 19, 2016

News from the Flog    

Join Us for Supper Club at Tabla Indian Chinese Thai

Tabla logoI’m happy to announce that our next Supper Club will be at the wonderfully reimagined Tabla restaurant. Tabla has been around for a number of years, but it recently underwent a complete redo, both in the decor and in the menu. I really liked what I saw when I visited recently, and I liked what I tasted even better. In case you missed my review, you can read it here.

The four-course menu with wine pairings is being offered at $65 plus tax (gratuity is included). Total per person charge is $68.90. We have a limited number of seats available to us for this dinner so it’s first come, first reserved.

For more information, including a look at the menu, and to reserve your place at the Tabla table, click here.

New to Supper Club? Here are some Frequently Asked Questions.

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Black Rooster Taqueria

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We may just have to rename the Mills 50 district Taco Town. Trendy Taco Town, even.

We already had Tako Cheena, which is opening another location nearby in the former Forbidden City (the new sign is up but so is the paper covering the windows), and even at Pig Floyd’s Barbakoa one of the better items is a taco.

Now, directly across the street from Floyd’s, is Black Rooster Taqueria in the former Tony’s Deli space. 

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El Inka Grill

El Inka ceviche

El Inka Grill, a Peruvian restaurant in Hunters Creek, has opened a second location in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips at Restaurant Row. It occupies the space that was Greek Flame Taverna.

El Inka’s specialty is ceviche, so my lunch companions and I started with an appetizer of Ceviche Mixto, which included octopus, squid, shrimp and fish marinated in citrus juices along with onions and garlic and a touch of heat from rocoto chilies. The octopus and squid were especially delicious, and I liked the forward lime notes and the hint of cilantro in the taste.

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Jamba Juice

Jamba exterior

Jamba Juice, as many of you already know, is a smoothie specialty restaurant. I have to admit that it’s a food sector with which I’m not all that familiar. Or at least I wasn’t until I spent some time with the folks who operate the Jamba Juice stores in Central Florida. It’s clear I’ve been missing out on some pretty tasty — and healthful — options.

Which is not to say that every smoothie operator in town is offering healthful foodstuffs. In fact, knowing that some jack up their shakes with sugars and additives is what prevented me from becoming a fan.


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Provisions & Buzz Co.

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I’m not at all sure what the name Provisions & Buzz Co. means. I mean, I get the Provisions part in that it refers to food and drink. I’m not sure about the Buzz.

It might have something to do with bees. There are little icons that look like bees next to some menu items to indicate a house specialty. Or is it meant to be the kind of buzz that refers to people talking about something, i.e. “There’s a lot of buzz about that new restaurant.” Or it is also a reference to food and drink but in this case just the drink, as in “That Old Fashioned gave me a nice buzz.”

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TR Fire Grill 2.0

TR Fire burger

It’s a little zenlike to consider, but the second location of TR Fire Grill & Lounge is also its only location.

As you may recall, the TR in the name stands for Tony Roma, the Orlando based Romacorp’s ribbery. The Fire Grill & Lounge was a new brand that opened in a former Tony Roma’s restaurant in late 2013. I was less than whelmed.


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 Recent News

KitchenClosed: Barnie’s to Rebrand

Barnies redline

EXCLUSIVE — SJO has learned that the company, whose corporate office is in Baldwin Park, will undergo another rebranding — or maybe an un-rebranding — and go back to being Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Company with a focus on opening more coffee shops (this despite the recent announcement to close the downtown Orlando Barnie’s).

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Paul and Mark Wahlberg Star at Grand Opening of Wahlburgers in Downtown Orlando

Wahlburgers opening overhead

The much anticipated first location of the Wahlburgers franchise opened with a street-closing party that featured Paul Wahlberg, the chef who started the burgery who is the star of a reality show about the restaurant on A&E. He brought along his brother Mark.


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