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Ep 118 – Restaurant Round-up and Reviews

In this restaurant news round-up, Ed and Ken discuss all the latest rumors and news about area tourism foodie news. We discuss everything from Meg Crofton joining Cracker Barrel to new Arby’s and much more. Plus reviews from Satu’li Canteen, Planet Hollywood, and many more.


Recording Date- August 4, 2017, on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park (10AM-Noon)

Restaurants in the Tourist District  

TASTE! Central Florida

Meg Crofton joins Cracker Barrel

Taste! Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

2 WDW pastry chefs on Dessert Professional magazine list of Top 10 pastry chefs in America

IAAPA flyer, gourmet doughnuts

Lucky’s Market will open four new Central Florida locations


North I-Drive

Simon Premium Outlets I-Drive ($1,100 sales revenue per sq ft) and Taubman Mall at Millenia ($1,360 sales revenue per sq ft)

Grand National– Starbucks, Mission BBQ, Bahama Breeze and LongHorn Steakhouse (plus 2 hotels)

BB opened at The Loop in May

Street name change

Pollo Tropical at Artegon (7/11 going in beside it)

Andy’s Frozen Custard- Beside Sonic, looks like the Sanford one except for ice cream cone thru roof instead of on the wall. Both under 1,500 Sq ft

Arby’s on Kirkman

(Boot Barn moving across the street from here)

Waffle House at Dowdy

Circo at Hollywood Plaza

Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando Touts Major Dining Awards Streak – Plus New Dinner Show Features and The Arrival of Chef Angel Ramirez

Uncle Julio’s at 360

Flamecraft bar at SWO



DS- Wolfgang, PH review, HoB rumors, star wars vr

Grand Ave, BaseLine Tap House at DHS


Wdw tower restaurants

Edible cookie dough shop coming to Celebration this August

New hooters east of JYP near The Loop

Magic place breaking ground on 192

PDQ- Winter Park, Hunter’s Creek

Habit Burger coming to WP, SoDo,

Dragon Challenge = Project 942

HP sit down

Brewery Hops Boss in Winter Park

Fuddruckers coming to Mills50

Shots Bar coming to downtown

Nightlife Czar appointed in downtown

Parramore’s soccer stadium bar district is shaping up

Spanish Mill at the springs

Cocina 214, Landshark opening in Daytona Beach

5 breweries, hard cider

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Ep 80 – Chef Eric Talks Taste of the Nation 2016

Chef Eric, Director of Restaurant Operations at the Orlando World Center Marriott, stops by Studio B to discuss Taste of the Nation Orlando with us. While the majority of the conversation is focused on this fantastic local fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank, Florida Impact and Coalition for the Homeless Chef Eric also took the time to help celebrate the growing local foodie scene that Taste of the Nation helps showcase.

As one of the lead Chefs at the largest Marriott property in the world Chef Eric is tasked with overseeing 8 restaurants and staff over 400. Together they help create flawless experiences for guests at the resort. This is showcased at Taste of the Nation better than anywhere else. The event fills one of the largest, non-columned ballrooms in the nation with the some of the biggest local talent for a night not to be forgotten all with proceeds going to help alleviate local issues.

Taste of the Nation Orlando, now in its 27th year, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott this Saturday, August 27th from 6:45p.m to 10p.m.  Tickets are $150.

Show Info


Special Guests

  • Chef Eric, Director of Restaurant Operations at the Orlando World Center Marriott

Recording Date- Originally aired on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park on Friday August 5th, 2016.

Music- Song One


Important Links-

Taste of the Nation

OrlTaste on Facebook

OrlTaste of Twitter

OrlTaste on Instagram

Orlando World Center Marriott


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Ep 74 – ASHes of Zombies and Reality TV

FM content begins at 01:30:00 mark. Ashley Nickell of Restaurant ASH stops by the studio to talk about her time on Hell’s Kitchen, Orlando’s foodie scene and the struggle of helping operate a locally owned restaurant on I-Drive. We talk about eating guinea pigs, meeting Gordon Ramsey and why Orlando has so many reality TV stars. During the Punch List Brian calls in from Disney Springs to give us an on-location report of the newest addition to Orlando’s shopping scene. We also have an on-location interview from I-Drive’s new Zombie Outbreak laser tag experience. Quarterly earnings from the area cruise lines and Disney are discussed. ‘News’ from Busch Gardens, One Daytona and the Brevard Zoo are all discussed as well.

Show Notes


Recording Date: Punch List 5-16-16 |#OTRonFM 5-14-16

MusicSong 1 | Song 2

Punch List
Other Important Links

Restaurant ASH

Hell’s Kitchen


SIN Month at Holy Land

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