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Restaurant review: Chuy’s Tex-Mex

Fun Tex-Mex, great price

Chuy’s is all that it’s supposed to be. When the food is good (and fresh) why not let it be fun too.

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Restaurant review: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

A round of applause for an Italian restaurant with a delicious flair.

Needless to say, BRAVO! gets six thumbs up (there were three of us). Here was a restaurant that I had never tried and we loved the ambiance, the décor, the service and the food.

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Restaurant review: 310 Park South

I was surprised to realize that 310 Park South has been turning out meals in the heart of downtown Winter Park's oldest shopping district for 17 years!

Restaurants have come and gone on the Avenue, but 17-years-strong deserves some kind of historical plaque or a proclamation from the mayor.

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Restaurant review: Pepe’s Cantina

We had a wonderful time at Pepe’s Cantina and I happily recommend it highly.

When it comes to Mexican restaurants, in addition to wonderful food presented well, I want the meal to have an added level of fun.

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Restaurant review: Sprinkles

And he said, “Let it be known,” Sprinkles, the cupcakery is open.

The much-anticipated opening of the Disney Springs Town Center on May 15 was so much sweeter for this foodie, because I was invited to stop in and have a personal taste at the brand-new Sprinkles.

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Restaurant Review: Boca Kitchen Bar

Fresh and tasty

Open for a year and a half, Boca has claimed its niche in a corner that has not always been kind to ‘concept’ eateries.

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Restaurant Review: BoiBrazil

Take your tastebuds to Brazil

Step into BoiBrazil, a new concept restaurant on Lyman Avenue (just off Park Avenue) in Winter Park, and you step into a total Brazilian meat-lover’s experience.

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Restaurant Review: Brio Tuscan Grille

Experience a tasty 'Tale of Two Risottos' at Brio through March 27.

At Brio Tuscan Grille restaurants, they truly do work to bring the special tastes of the Tuscan countryside to our tables with fresh-daily ingredients and Tuscan-inspired recipes.

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Restaurant Review: Mikado

All you can eat sushi!

It’s the beautiful range of choices on the sushi buffet that calls up words like quality, excellence, and originality.

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Restaurant Review: TR Fire Grill

New restaurant sets tastebuds ablaze

Those stacks were little altars to the worship of Ahi tuna, and I worshipped with every glorious bite.

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Restaurant Review: Zona Fresca

I expected the food to taste good, but I sincerely enjoyed everything I tasted.

The new eatery includes an 800-square-foot patio and serves Mexican-inspired dishes like chicken burritos, fish tacos and pork tacos created with fresh, all-natural ingredients and no preservatives.

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Restaurant Review: Provisions & Buzz Co.

Jack's Steakhouse rebrands

Jack’s Steakhouse is now Provisions & Buzz Co., and that “new” restaurant is benefitting from Chef Josh Spisak’s inherent love of food.

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Restaurant review: Umi

Inventive and zen Asian fusion

The understated charm of the room wordlessly tells you to slow down, breathe, and prepare to be enchanted by the attentive service and the inventive menu you are about to experience.

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Restaurant Review: Braccia Pizzeria & Ristorante

Not just a pizzaria

This charming place, with its easy combination of welcoming comfort and refinement, is destined to fit in its Winter Park niche for a very long time.

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Restaurant Review: The Strand

Artfully stubtle

The Strand does do lunch, but in the evening, it becomes a place where magic happens thanks to the subtle artistry of this very-married chef duo.

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