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Linda's La Cantina Steak House

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4721 E Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 894-4491
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Linda’s La Cantina is pretty much a staple in the Orlando community. If you have lived in Orlando for any amount of time and driven down Colonial drive, surely you've seen the big red and white sign as you pass by.

They have been serving the Central Florida area since 1947 with quality steaks that are U.S.D.A. choice or above and are cut right on site. They are grilled hot and fast to sear in all the juices, and that helps to make them a cut above. In a world of constant change, especially in Orlando, and in the restaurant business, it's pretty remarkable that they have survived, and still have quite a loyal following. La Cantina celebrated 60 years in March of 2007.

What you get at Linda’s is great quality steaks at a medium price range. They are not at the price level of say Christner's, or a Ruth Chris type of steak house, but they are still more expensive than a standard chain type of steakhouse. 

The average price for a good cut of steak is about $32.00 for a New York Strip, and that's a 14oz. Strip. Also at Linda’s, a salad and your choice of side, along with hot fresh bread is included in the price of your steak. If you factor that in, and the quality of the cut of meats they serve, it's a pretty good deal.

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The inside of Linda’s La Cantina is a bit sparse and very traditional. It's very dimly lit with wood and brass accents and red and white checkered table cloths for a real old school style steakhouse feel.

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Although there is an extensive wine list on the table, they do not have any specialty cocktails or mixed drinks on the menu. The good news is, the bar staff here is very capable, and they will make whatever you desire. A Moscow mule on the left and a dirty martini on the right, were great pre dinner drinks.

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We ordered the Coconut Shrimp with Spice Plum sauce for an appetizer, and they were pretty tasty, although a tad on the sweet side.

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The House Salad, with French dressing.  A salad is served with your choice of dressing and is complementary to any entree selection.

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Steak is what they do here, and Linda's La Cantina does a damn fine job at great steaks that are moderately priced. This is the 16oz. Ribeye that just melts in your mouth.

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The side choices we decided on was the baked potato and steamed broccoli.

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They have a 14oz. and an 18oz. NY Strip at Linda’s. This 14oz version was delicious and perfectly cooked. There was also plenty left over for me to have an excellent lunch the next day.

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A slice of Coconut cake and some coffee was a perfect ending to our visit.


This is quite a unique establishment with a great deal of history going all the way back to when Orlando still had dirt roads. There has a been only a handful of owners since the beginning, but the original Linda was the longest proprietor of this fine establishment. It was torn down and remodeled in 1972, burnt down in a fire in 1994 and reopened in 1995 after a six month rebuild process.

Through the next several years some family members left, while others came, and the one constant was the traditions that had been passed down and were still treasured and protected by the ones that cared enough to stay the course.

In 2001 Linda retired to the shock of family and all that had seen her behind the desk. Although missed greatly, it was good to know that she was enjoying her golden years doing things she never had time to. Her dedication to the customers and to her family made her a matriarch in the truest sense, and that tradition still lives on today.

Linda’s La Cantina is open from 4:00 pm until 9:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. I would suggest making a reservation, as they tend to fill up fast with the limited hours.


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Glenfiddich Scotch Pairing Dinner at Spencer’s For Steaks & Chops


6001 Destination Parkway
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 313-8625

As Scotch continues to take the aged spirit market by storm, it has been discovered that food enhances and unlocks unique flavors within the brown liquor. 
Setting out to highlight the versatility and complex tasting notes of Scotch, the Hilton Orlando will host a one-night Glenfiddich dining event at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops. 

If you are a connoisseur of fine Scotch, The Glenfiddich name should be very familiar to you. The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, in the glen of the River Fiddich. The Glenfiddich single malt whisky first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. Glenfiddich has now become the world's best selling single malt. It is sold in 180 countries, and accounts for about 35% of single malt sales. Glenfiddich is currently managed by the fifth generation of William Grant's descendants.

There’s no better way to truly appreciate a fine Scotch then to pair it with food that is even finer.

Taking place on August 9th, the Scotch themed menu will feature Glenfiddich 12, 15, 18, and 21 paired and balanced with delicacies such as diver scallops, lamb loin and dry aged New York steak. A Caramel Cheesecake finishes the meal and pairs with the fresh pear, warm honey, baked apple and sweet toffee tasting notes within the scotches.


Guests are invited to join from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The full menu can be found here and reservations are currently being accepted on OpenTable

-Glenfiddich Scotch Pairing Dinner: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:30 - 8:30pm $78 Per Person

-Hors D’oeuvres: sturgeon caviar, caramelized shallot crème frachie, toasted brochie filet tartar, truffle, caper-dijon dressing king crab, honey-lime compressed melon, feta Paired with Glenfiddich 12 Year

-First Course: Diver Scallop leek, poached pear, crispy maple bacon Paired with Glenfiddich 15 Year.

-Second Course: Lamb Loin dates, spiced pine nuts, grumpy goat cheese, mizuna, whisky honey vinaigrette Paired with Glenfiddich 18 Year.

-Entree: Dry Aged New York apple glazed carrots, potato bleu gateau, sauce bordelaise Paired with Glenfiddich 21 Year.

-Dessert: Caramel Cheesecake brûlée figs, spicy banana whisky sauce, chantilly.




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Summer Grilling Tips with Christner's Prime Steak

June was National Steakhouse Month, and maybe this would have been perfect for then, but any month is a great month for steak if you ask me. Really when you think about it, any week or day is a great time for steak.

Although we all enjoy a fine evening at a steakhouse, especially one like Christner’s with great steaks and seafood, it is the summer time and that always seems to bring out the grill master in all of us. So as you continue on your magical summer of grilling and pool parties, check out some of these tips from Orlando’s lady of steak herself, Alice Christner….

When it comes to seafood,


-Buy as fresh as you possibly can

-How you cook seafood is really important

-Denser fish like Tuna or Swordfish are wonderful to cook on the grill. You can cook them like you would a steak and they hold up well and yield great flavor

-Delicate white fish like grouper or snapper are best cooked in the oven and lend well to different sauces



On the subject of meat, Alice says,

-Buy the highest grade of beef you can

-Angus at the supermarket (like Publix) is a good consumer choice for something more affordable, but USDA Prime, like Christner’s has on the menu, is the best grade to get. Fresh Market sells it, but a personal favorite is Petty’s Meat Market in Longwood.

-Season your steaks with Kosher salt and pepper; this will help bring out the natural flavors in the meat

-Steak is best when cooked to medium rare. You get a great flavor this way. The only cut that is better to cook to medium is Ribeye because it is the most marbled of all the meats.



Of course if you would rather leave the cooking to the professionals, then you can always make a reservation at Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster at 729 Lee Road Orlando, FL., 32810.

You can call them at (407) 645-4443.... and you just might run into Alice Christner herself.
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse


9150 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
407-351-5074


In case you missed it, another outstanding steakhouse has been added to International Drive to compliment the already great list of dining options you can find cruising up and down the strip.

That steakhouse is none other than Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. I had the opportunity to visit this fine establishment during a grand opening VIP celebration and got to tour the new digs. I must say I was impressed with what I saw, and Del Frisco's looks like a place that is going to be a standard setter in Orlando.

The Del Frisco’s brand was born more than 20 years ago, and embodies the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, with impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. The people at Del Frisco’s will tell you... “No one does steak like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House” and the new location in Orlando will be no exception.


An American culinary institution, Del Frisco’s in Orlando will serve up flawless cuisine that’s bold and delicious with an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re the boss. Offering prime steak, fresh-off-the-boat seafood and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco’s Orlando is an exceptional steakhouse, unparalleled in Orlando.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House features a sizable, diverse wine list of more than 1,200 labels, to include a number of notable verticals from both old and new world producers. With two floors that include two bars, four private dining rooms and a picturesque patio, Del Frisco’s Orlando boasts over 400 seats.

If you are interested in trying out Del Frisco’s but maybe you think it's not in your budget, I have some great news for you. As a way to celebrate Orlando's amazing culinary scene Visit Orlando is kicking off their annual Magical Dining Month with a special preview week that begins August 24th , and continues throughout September. During Magical Dining Month, select Orlando restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $33 and allows guests to indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts for one low price and Del Frisco’s is participating in this wonderful event.

The Magical Dining menu at Del Frisco’s includes:

Choice of appetizers:

Classic Caesar Salad, Mixed Green Salad or Soup Creation Of The day 

Choice of Entrees:

Filet Mignon 8 oz., Filet Medallions, Pan Roasted Chicken or Pan Seared Salmon all served with Chateau potatoes & thin green beans.









Choice of Desserts:
Cheesecake with strawberry or butterscotch Sauce, Warm Banana Bread Pudding with Caramel sauce & fresh whipped cream or a Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate shavings & raspberry sauce.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is open for Dinner from Monday through Saturday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Sunday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Lunch is served Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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