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Brunch at Marlow’s Tavern

Y’all, Kim and I went to Marlow’s Tavern in Winter Park recently for Sunday brunch (you know they do that, right?), and it was taste-y! It’s no secret I love to eat – anyone who’s been a follower for any amount of time is aware of that – and I’m not a terribly hard person to impress, but these guys did it!

First of all, there are many, many options of dishes to choose from. Almost too many! But I opted to go with something from their brunch menu, like I mentioned.

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First of all, one of the main highlights of brunch at Marlow’s is their Bloody Mary bar. It’s quite extensive and also quite delicious! Essentially, you’re served with your choice of vodka and then head to the bar to mix your own concoction. I must say I did a pretty rockin’ job on mine (I’m a big fan of Bloody Mary’s). Maybe I’ve discovered a new talent….

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After basking in the pleasure of discovering my new talent, I enjoyed my little creation. Kim went with a Bellini, which I took to be quite delicious since she ordered another following the first.

And then this happened right in front of my face:

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Yup, threw caution to this wind and dove right in to probably some of the best chicken & waffles I’ve ever had. And I’m not exaggerating on this one. The chicken was nearly perfect, waffles were tasty, and honestly the portion size was just right. I didn’t feel that bad about my decision. I’m actually dreaming about it at this very moment.

As for my brunch date, Kim enjoyed traditional french toast which looked and smell equally appetizing. And she confirmed that for me.

Have you guys ever eaten at one of the Central Florida locations of Marlow’s Tavern, either for brunch, lunch, or dinner? If not, here are the location deets:

Marlow’s Tavern
1008 S Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

9101 International Drive, Lower Level
Orlando, FL 32819

 

* in fair, full disclosure, we were provided complimentary meals

Best Ethnic Eats in Orlando

We ran across a neat article published by USAToday.com recently talking about the best places to find ethnic food in Central Florida. We’re like, totally famous now! Interesting as Orlando’s not necessarily known for any specific type of food (is it?). And happy we’ve tried a couple of the places, including Black Bean Deli (which we’ve talked about here before). Fun, right?

Black Bean Deli

Photo courtesy of USAToday.com

Here’s the short list:

So, which ones have you tried? And where are you now eager to try? (Dang it…we’re hungry….)

The 29th Annual Taste of Winter Park

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The annual Taste of Winter Park is coming up on Wednesday, April 16th, and our stomachs are already growling thinking about it. Have you guys ever been to one of these events?

More than 40 of the area’s top chefs, bakers, caterers and confectioners are expected to participate including:

  • Bagel King
  • Barefoot Wines
  • Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
  • Bungalow 23
  • Carmel Café and Wine Bar
  • Cocina 214
  • Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub
  • Hamilton’s Kitchen
  • Italio
  • Javatino
  • Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
  • Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream
  • Marlow’s Tavern
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier
  • Shula’s Steak House
  • The Meat House
  • The Wine Barn
  • Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
  • Tolla’s
  • Winter Park Chocolate

In addition to these and other, there will be a fun little competition where these vendor can win in seven categories including best entrée, appetizer/side dish, beverage, dessert, healthy dish, Florida-inspired dish and booth display.

Follow The Taste of Winter Park on Facebook and on Twitter.

Location deets:

Winter Park Farmers’ Market
200 West New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Tickets can be purchased for $40 if you’re a Chamber member. All others can buy tix for $45 both in advance (Winter Park Chamber of Commerce) and at the event.

#myCFLview

This past weekend we published an Instagram post (inspired by the beautiful weather) charging our fellow Central Floridians to “show us their view” with the hashtag #myCFLview – whether it’s enjoying the amazing weather, hitting up events, going places, etc. We got a few great pics and wanted to share them (with owner permission, of course).

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@natelibrarian

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If you’ve got a great view you’d like to share with us, post using the hashtag #myCFLview to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got….

Out and About: Tagged

Well, that sorta sounds like a personal issue to us….

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(Location: Dr. Phillips area.)

Favorite Place for Cupcakes in Central Florida?

Living in Central Florida is suh-weet. Literally! Over the past coupla years cupcakes have creamed their way into our lives whether we like it or not (and we do!), and there are a few staple places you can get your sugar fix. Being familiar with some in both presence and because we’ve tasted them, we’re curious to know where your favorite places to give in to your indulgences are?

Now, we’re in no way trying to persuade you in any direction, but here are several we’re familiar with:

What say you?

Out and About: Tagged

Who doesn’t love fun?! And being fit?

Fun Fit

(Location: Near Dr. Phillips area.)

Top “Escapes” From Our Theme Parks

A Forbes article titled “5 Great Escapes From Orlando’s Theme Parks” was circulated around the interwebs this past week, and with a title like that you know our ears certainly perked up. Actually, many of the local folks we follow posted or mentioned something about it, and we’d love to hear your thoughts.

We love all of the local theme parks (it’s my bread & butter, so to speak), but one of the reasons Kim and I started this blog six years ago is to provide insight and talk about local things…living in our great Central Florida apart from the global theme parks located in our collective back yard. So referencing this Forbes article on “escaping theme parks” what are some of your favorite places, things that didn’t make the list here?

If you haven’t seen the article here are the five it mentions:

Thoughts?! Good suggestions?

To read the full article on Forbes.com click here.

* We originally caught wind of this article via a Facebook posting by Downtown Orlando. Thanks!

‘Pluto’ Plays at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Single mother Elizabeth Miller is having a bad day. A tree has crashed through her ceiling, the fridge is on the fritz, a forceful crowd threatens to invade her family’s kitchen — and then there’s the odd new family pet! At the center of this chaos, time stands still as mother and son jump-start their relationship and try to confront reality together across the breakfast table.”

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If this doesn’t leave you a little more than intrigued, I’m sure this will:

Location deets:

Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803

‘Pluto’ is playing now through Sunday, March 23rd. For times and ticket prices, visit the OrlandoShakes.org.

* There are no affiliate links contained in this post, and we do not benefit from any tickets sales as a result. We have, however, been provided complimentary tickets to enjoy an upcoming show.

Favorite Brunch Spot in Central Florida?

Y’all know we’re always talkin’ about food here, and in several posts throughout the years we’ve mentioned great places to brunch in Central Florida. This deliciousness of a recent Instagram post by Yelp Orlando got us wondering where is YOUR favorite place?

Drop us some of your go-to places for brunch in the comments section and we’ll compile everyone’s feedback in a future post. That yummy dish above, by the way, is from Maxine’s On Shine.

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