Restaurants & Bars 22

Ravenous Pig / Orlando

LargeLife | Jan 22, 2008 04:07 AM

I'm glad that I came across the listing and discussion about 'The Ravenous Pig' that's located in Winter Park. My wife and I were in that area this past Saturday, we stopped in for a meal and we're glad we did! This establishment is a real winner from start-to-finish and worth a visit.

We started off by ordering from the Pub Menu. We ordered the Lobster Tacos and the Pork Ribs. The Lobster Tacos were great in concept and were a feast for the eyes! However, they weren't as tasty as they looked. The lobster meat was fried and rather tasteless. The ribs on the otherhand were nothing less than spectacular. They were properly smoked, pulled gently from the bone and were covered with a home-made BBQ sauce that was simply spectacular. They were accompanied by what I would call a "spaghetti cole slaw" that was overly sauced but was tangy and tasty. We also ordered 'Ugly Ends' which are gruyere biscuits that were flaky, buttery and simply devine.

For our lunch we shared a Smoked Chicken Club sandwich that was also a real treat. It featured grilled bacon, avocado, frise and tomato aioli. The chicken was smoked but not overly so and was extremely tender. It was a great choice that we totally enjoyed eating.

They have a very nice beer and wine list with many choices. They feature what I would label as "small batch beers". We tried the Avery "White Rascal" from Boulder, Colorado and the Gordash Brewing "Holy Mackerel" from Melbourne, FL and both were full-bodied and delicious. Their wine list was well-picked and well-priced.

For dessert we had the "pig tails" and this was a hit. This house-specialty employs deep fried dough sticks, covered with sugar and accompanied with a molten chocolate dipping sauce. Off the charts flavor!

The servers were very young, polite and knowledgeable. They work as a team but don't overwhelm and always pleasant.

If you're in the Orlando / Winter Park area - The Ravenous Pig is a can't-miss establishment.


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