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Smiling Bison now open for lunch (photos)

March 19, 2014
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Smiling Bison now open for lunch (photos)

The Smiling Bison is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. We stopped by on their second day of serving lunch to see how it was.
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New Pom Pom’s franchise to open in St. Pete

March 4, 2014
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ourpom

Huge, huge happy congratulations to one of our brilliant local restaurant moguls, Pom Moongauklang, chef-proprietor-goddess of some of Orlando’s freshest late-night eats (and perennial Best of Orlando winners), Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria and Tako Cheena. Pom has sold a Pom Pom’s franchise to retired deputy Tom Woodard, who plans to open up in St. Petersburg, Fla. Today...
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New tastes around town: Marlow’s Tavern, Chuy’s, Another Broken Egg, and Noodles & Co.

February 26, 2014
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New tastes around town: Marlow’s Tavern, Chuy’s, Another Broken Egg, and Noodles & Co.

Through March 31, Marlow’s Tavern offers a NOLA-inspired Bayou ’n’ Bourbon menu including such dishes as deconstructed jambalaya, fiery spice lump crab cake and shrimp po’boy (pictured). The bar menu is even more ambitious, offering a Ramos Gin Fizz (gin, house-made sour mix, light cream and orange flower water “shaken 50 times”) among the...
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Six Orlando joints land in Urbanspoon’s list of America’s Top New Restaurants of 2013

November 21, 2013
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The Smiling Bison

More than 46,000 new restaurants were entered into the Urbanspoon database just this year, and tomorrow the mobile restaurant app releases its list of Top New Restaurants of 2013. According to a recent Urbanspoon press release, the list was compiled based on “the most viewed, reviewed and liked restaurants to open their doors this...
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Restaurant Week Deals: ZaZa New Cuban Diner

May 10, 2013
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For just $10 you get TWO complete meals – platters – as described on their Restaurant Week prix fixe menu. You get to choose your entrees in pairs: Mojo chicken and vaca frita, lechon asada and grilled tilapia, or ropa vieja and palomilla steak.
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What does “local food” even mean, anyway?

May 7, 2013
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What does “local food” even mean, anyway?

Chef Hari Pulapaka of DeLand’s Cress Restaurant (according to surveys collected by Zagat, the No. 1 restaurant in the Orlando area) is gathering data about Central Floridians’ attitudes to sustainable sourcing in the local food system. (We think businesses like this are a good start.) He’s hoping you’ll take this three-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ourfoodsystem If...
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Orlando Restaurant Week 2013 is coming!

April 5, 2013
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Orlando Restaurant Week is coming, and it’s going to be bigger than ever! This year, we’ve expanded Restaurant Week to span the entire month of May! That’s right – a whole month of fantastic dining deals at some of Orlando’s best restaurants. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be uploading participating restaurants and menus, so...
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Our favorite restaurant openings of 2012: expanded

December 27, 2012
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Our favorite restaurant openings of 2012: expanded

Our intrepid restaurant reviewer and Tip Jar columnist, Faiyaz Kara, named his top five picks of 2012's new restaurants in our Dec. 26 issue. For your reservation-making ease and pleasure, here are links to his original reviews of all five places:
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