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Help for Orlando, Please

rlcole4346 | Jan 15, 2010 12:53 PM

My wife and I need a quick R&R. Normally that means a two hour trip to to Louisville or Nashville. We find good food in each, ranging from great bar food to rather good upscale offerings.

It occurred to me this morning that our small local airport recently added roundtrip flights to Orlando. All I know about Orlando is what I gleaned from this morning on this board. We both love food, but oddly enough don't get that excited about Chinese or Indian. Hmm, though my favorite Louisville place is asian fusion or however it is defined these days.

Anyway, Lee & Ricks sounds like a definite stop (we are both originally from Louisiana, and love good, local seafood).

Old School Coffee Stop sounds like fun, but the link didn't connect. Is it still available?

The Ravenous Pig sounds very interesting. I'll try to find their menu online to get a better idea of what they offer.

Does Sunshine Bakery offer conch stew? Also, for bbq, is it Bubbalous, Cecil's ,or the Smokehouse?

Is Sanford as interesting as the Heather McPherson column would suggest?

Urban Deli sounds like fun. We use to love Louie's Bookstore Cafe in Baltimore.

The only reference I saw re burgers was Johnny's Filling Station. Are there other great neighborhood burger/beer places?

Any great bar food specials/wine nights/live blues or jazz?

This idea just came up this morning, so we don't yet have a hotel. Nevertheless, we will rent a local car and don't mind driving if the food is interesting, or sometimes just if the drive/view is worthwhile.

Okay, I go on much too long. Hopefully I've provided enough info to give you a vague idea of our interests. I've never considered myself as knowing enough to be a foodie, but have been known to spend several weeks planning our trips back from Ky to La, rarely going the direct route.

Thanks guys. I enjoyed reading through the board today. Now I have to get back to work.


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