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Flint Style Coney Island's in Canton / Plymouth Area - need suggestions please!

Can anyone suggest a place to get a "Flint, MI" style Coney Island? This is the dry chili topping and preferably a Koegel hot dog. I'll be visiting the Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor area in a couple of weeks, but can't make it all the way up to Flint and I need my fix. Thx

May 22, 2012
melpadilla in Great Lakes

City fire. Orlando

I love the lobster BLT flat bread.

Nov 09, 2011
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Please recommend me a semi-formal, good, Italian or Chinese restaurant in Orlando

It isn't in the area you stated, but I think Rocco's in Winter Park is amazing.

Mar 02, 2011
melpadilla in Florida

Best Onion Soup in Orlando?

For french onion soup, I really like the Ale House and wildside BBQ's. I second that in regards to Outback's cream of onion soup.

Feb 08, 2011
melpadilla in Florida

Anyone ever eat at the German/Eastern European places in Orlando?

There is a Russian bakery and deli in Winter Park called Lacomka.
http://lacomka-orlando.com/

Feb 03, 2011
melpadilla in Florida

Orlando has a Korean barbecue taco truck!

I trid this today based on your recommendation and my husband and I really enjoyed it. We shared a beef taco box for $5.99. I can't wait to go back to try some of their other items. Hopefully they are successful and if so start opening up the menu options a little more. For example, you can only order the large boxes. I hope in the future you can just order the taco's a la carte. I also would love if they sold the spicy chicken wing that comes in the boxes in a 10 piece. They were awesome!

Feb 02, 2011
melpadilla in Florida

BB Kings or House of Blues

I've only eaten at BB King's once, but what my table ordered we really enjoyed. The atmosphere is a lot of fun.

I do not hear good things about the food at HOB.

Dec 17, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Coming to Orlando - 2010

OMG! My husband and I had the worst meal of our lives at this place. I will never, ever go back. He ordered a chicken sandwich and I ordered a burger. It took 40 minutes to get our food. The waiter never bothered to check on us during this time. When the food did come out the chicken looked like a pre frozen chicken breast that was half the size of the bun. Super dry, barely edible. He only ate it b/c we were starving and had to go back to work. My burger was better then his chicken sandwich, but nothing special and not worth the price or the wait.

Sep 30, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Downtown Orlando, walking distance and foodie-worthy?

I recomend Ember off of Central Ave. Beautiful out door seating and they do manage to keep it cool. The prices are great and the food is very good. Plus they have 4 bars and flat screen tvs everywhere usually showing sports so the guys in your group might like that.

Sep 01, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Melbourne Beach - Restaurant Recommendations

I'm headed to Melbourne beach for the weekend. Could anyone suggest some good restaurants, preferably seafood.

Aug 19, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Where is the best no frills Seafood in all of Florida?

I live in Central Florida as well and I really enjoy Grills in Port Canaveral. Its not too bad of a drive and I love sitting outside on the water listening to their live bands and the food is always good and good prices.

Ate at Fish Lips next door and thought their food was great to. They made a great crab alfredo pasta that was loaded with crab and again a very decent price.

Jul 29, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Doral area rec

Looking for casual dinner recommendations in the Doral area.

What's good in downtown Orlando?

Blue Smoke Burger Bar that just opened in the old Black Olive location on Pine is good. We did go on the 2nd day of them being open and the service was a little off, but the food was really good. My co-worker went again over the weekend and said the food was still very good and sounds like the service got better.

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Black Olive
, Orlando, FL 32801

Jun 29, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Moving to Longwood (Orlando)

Also, Chef Henry's just reopened in the plaza right off of I4 on 434. I used to frequent the one in Casselberry on Howell Branch and it was great Eastern European food. I haven't been to the new location, but understand it is just as good if not better now (Scott Joseph just gave it a good review).

May 19, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

ISO private dining in Orlando...

Just back in March we celebrated a B-day at Del Frisco's. They now have these private dinning rooms with a cable TV in the room. It was great b/c we could be as loud as we wanted and my 1 year old nephew who was with us could watch TV and run around. The room we had wasn't super huge where people could stand walk around and socialize. It consisted of a long booth and then chairs on the otherside with a TV in the corner. It was very comforgable. Plus the food was amazing as always.

May 19, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Best of Orlando

Todd English's Blue Zoo which is located in the Dolphin is great. Very cool atmosphere and the food is just great. It is pricey though.

May 12, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Orlando nominees for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show

I just had a wonderful lunch at Julie's Waterfront. Coconut Shrimp, hush puppies, fried to perfection. Crisp cold coleslaw.

Its such a nice FL style place that i think is a perfect nomination for this show. Will definitly be going back to try many items on the menu.

May 07, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

California Burrito Express -- Orlando (E. Colonial Drive)

I'll have to check it out to. I'm always looking for a good fish taco, but tend to not like the deep fried kind. So far the best I've found is at Taste in College Park (they grill the fish). I will check out these fish tacos since you recommend them and see if they can change my mind about fried fish tacos.

May 06, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Orlando - Vero Beach

A recommendation for your Sunday: Grills in Port Canaveral. Great Brunch / lunch menu, very affordable and nice scenery.

Apr 27, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Orlando Recommendations?

I would suggest having them jump on the Beeline and head over to Port Canaveral for really good seafood at Grills. Just ate their a couple of weeks ago and still just as good as ever and very fun lively atmosphere on the weekends.

I agree with BBVL that Orlando sucks when it comes to looking for good seafood although I'm hearing good things about Winter Park Fish Company.

Just ate at my fav place to get fresh seafood, Grills.

Mar 29, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

One night in Orlando

I think you may mean Cedars for Lebanese food.

Mar 24, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

One night in Orlando

Maria Bonita closed. Royal Thai is good, but I like SEA Thai better on E. Colonial.

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Royal Thai Restaurant
1202 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807

Mar 24, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

BBQ in Orlando

4 Rivers is the bomb, but I agree Cecil's is right up there in my book.

Feb 22, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

BBQ in Orlando

The hubby and I went to the downtown BBQ and Blues festival over the weekend and 4 Rivers was one of the vendors catering so we were able to finally sample the BBQ they serve. EXCELLENT! We had the beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. I've never had brisket like that before. Also tried the smoked jalapeno poppers which were wonderful. We spoke to the owner and he did say they are already in the process of looking for a bigger location. We befriended a couple visiting from North Carolina and they ordered food from 4 Rivers and thought it was some of the best they've ever had as well. I

Feb 22, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

BBQ in Orlando

Thanks for the tips Dr Todd and Rona. I will try again.

Feb 12, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

BBQ in Orlando

I really want to check this place out b/c everyone recommends it, but every time I've tried to go I get so frustrated and angry that there is no where to park and drive off to another restaurant. I think it is the stupidest location I've ever seen and it really turns me off to trying it. I feel sorry for the poor people who live down that street. I'm going to have to go at a really obsecure time.

Feb 10, 2010
melpadilla in Florida

Russian grocery/deli in Gainesville/Jacksonville/Orlando?

There is a Russian Bakery called Lacomka Bakery. There info is:
2050 Semoran Blvd # 140
Winter Park, FL 32792-2237
(407) 677-1101

Dec 16, 2009
melpadilla in Florida

We just got a Pizza Rustica...is it good?

There is a Pizza Rustica on Duval St. in Key West that I loved b/c of the unique slices they offered. Is this the same Pizza place? I wasn't aware it was a chain.

Dec 15, 2009
melpadilla in Florida

Dinner in Orlando on Christmas????

If price isn't an option then Victoria and Albert's at the Grand Floridian resort on Disney property would be a very special Christmas dinner, but you would need reservations and probably fast. I would assume that it fills up quickly on holiday since its a special occasion kind of place. I went there last year for around this time and it was probably the best meal I've ever had.

Dec 09, 2009
melpadilla in Florida

Goine to Orlando and need some inexpensive restaurants

Don't know what area your going to be in, but I have eaten at both Thai House and Red Bamboo and enjoy both, but my new fav Thai restaurant is SEA Thai off of E. Colonial close to the Fasion Square mall a little different menu options then the rest.

For seafood I would recommend Boston Fish House off of Aloma.

Nov 30, 2009
melpadilla in Florida