Thai Villa

Phad Thai

My son and I decided to go Christmas shopping last Friday, and as you might expect, our number one priority was picking a place to eat lunch. We’re both big Asian foodies, so we settled on Thai. Since we were in the University-Aloma area, we decided to check out Thai Villa. I’ve eaten at Thai… 

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Saigon Flavors

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It’s about time the Vietnamese cuisine of downtown Orlando came to the east side of town. Saigon Flavors is owned by Charlie Tang, previous owner of Viet Garden in downtown Orlando. Saigon Flavors is located at 3573 Aloma Avenue in Oviedo next to the Walmart and Kohl’s shopping center. The décor is contemporary and stylish, yet warm and inviting. It… 

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An Eggceptional Easter Brunch

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I recently was given the opportunity to host an Eggland’s Best Brunch. Some of my family planned to be out-of-town on Easter Sunday, so we held our brunch on Palm Sunday. I invited my parents, my brother and his family, and my kids and grandkids. We had a full house. All fourteen of us congregated in… 

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Mimi’s Cafe

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I’ve eaten at a number of Mimi’s cafes around Central Florida, but the one I usually visit is located in Altamonte Springs near Florida Hospital and the Altamonte Mall. I met one of my old professors and her husband there the other night for dinner.  We met on a Tuesday evening, and the place was empty. There… 

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Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries

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Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries is an Ocean City, Maryland tradition. It was established in 1981 when brothers Dave and Fran DiFerdinando, who vacationed there as kids, decided to make the boardwalk’s legendary french fries available to the world. The Boardwalk restaurant in Orlando is located in the Colonial Landing shopping center in the old Denny’s restaurant… 

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Shin Jung Korean Restaurant

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Shin Jung’s, I’m convinced, is one of the best places to eat in Orlando. When you get out of your car, take a deep breath and inhale the delectable aroma of the Korean grill. If you’re walking, just follow your nose, and you’ll find the place. Shin Jung’s is in a small cottage, perhaps an old house… 

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