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K Restaurant

Location: 1710 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32804

A close friend of mine was having a birthday and lucky for all of us, it coincided with Magical Dining Month (MDM). For those not familiar, MDM is a month long thing where a lot of the higher end restaurants have a prix fix menu that allows you to sample restaurants at a reasonable price. That is how K Restaurant came into my life.

I don’t have too much of an issue paying for good food, but I am also not a millionaire and need to be quite selective about my money. So MDM was the perfect opportunity to try something new and support a local business.

As part of the MDM, I was able to choose from a starter, entree, and dessert. My starter was a charcuterie board with various meats, cheeses, and pickled items. If you know me, you understand that this is all I need to survive in life. I could eat this every single day and never grow tired of it.

I thought that my starter would be the high point of my meal, but I was insanely wrong. my main meal was steak and potatoes. Yes, it sounds plain, but when something is simple, it has to be done right, and this was done absolutely right. The steak was cooked to perfection and was so tender and melt in your mouth. The potatoes and the gravy on the meat were the perfect complement to the steak.

But it wasn’t over. I still had dessert to get through as well. I ordered a peach cobbler, mostly because I am a sucker for fruity desserts. It was glorious and exactly what I needed to end my amazing meal.

Not only was the food amazing, but the wonderful thing about this place is that it is located in an old home converted into a restaurant. So there are separate rooms, a smaller more intimate atmosphere, and pockets of conversation happening all around. It was the perfect complement to the meal.

King Bao

Location: 710 North Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32803

Ooooohhhhhh King Bao. If ever there was a place to give me a foodgasm, it would be here. I had been anticipating going here for a loooooong time, and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. As soon as  I walked in, a delicious mix of smells greeted me, which made me crave the food even more. Continue reading “King Bao”

Cutie Pie Cookies

Instagram: cpcookiesorlando

So in exciting news, one of my besties got engaged! For her birthday I wanted to give her a unique gift, not just another material thing to collect dust. Using pinterest and instagram for inspiration, I found Cutie Pie Cookies who had the cuuuuutest custom cookies, and I knew that it would be the perfect gift! Continue reading “Cutie Pie Cookies”

Noodles and Rice Cafe

Location: 813 North Mills Avenue Orlando, Florida 32803

On a lazy weekday afternoon I had a hankering for soup that had to be satisfied. Instead of going to an old favorite, I decided to take a risk and check out Noodles and Rice. I walked in and the delightful smell of soup and other delicious foods greeted me. I couldn’t wait to order and dig into the delicious eats.  Continue reading “Noodles and Rice Cafe”

Tampa Edition: Subs N Such

Location: 14603 Livingston Avenue Lutz, Florida 33559

There are millions of ways to make a good sandwich. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to fillings, condiments, types of bread. The thing about Subs N Such is that it takes each component of a sandwich and does an amazing job, creating a masterpiece at the end.  Continue reading “Tampa Edition: Subs N Such”

Tampa Edition: PAO Cafe

Location: 14837 N. Florida Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Growing up with a Filipino mom, meat and rice was the common choice for lunch or dinner. So when I think of comfort food, that’s what I pretty much always trend towards. For how delicious Filipino food is, it’s highly underrated. It’s hard to find it in Florida so when I stumble upon it, I have to give it a try! I had heard about Pao from friends before, so when I found myself in the area, I knew I needed to stop in.

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KrungThep Tea Time

Location: 1051 W. Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789

I can honestly say I haven’t been to a place quite like Krungthep. It’s unique, delicious, and always leaves you wanting more. I ventured here with some friends for a nice afternoon treat and have no shame in saying I’ve gone back more times than I can count since.

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The Strand

Location: 807 N Mills Ave Orlando, FL 32803

My birthday entailed many birthday shenanigans which were unbeknownst to me. One of these delightful surprises was dinner at The Strand! It was perfectly cute inside and the food was amazing!  Continue reading “The Strand”

Briarpatch Restaurant

Location: 252 N Park Ave Winter Park, FL 32789

I have the best friends in the world and on my birthday, they knew the way to my heart was through food! The day was full of surprises that I knew nothing about the Briarpatch was one of the most pleasant memories from that day.  Continue reading “Briarpatch Restaurant”

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