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King Bao


710 N Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 237-0013
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King Bao opened its doors in 2016, and is still going pretty strong to this day, as it is the only place left in Orlando that is dedicated to the Bao. 

If you are unfamiliar with what exactly a Bao is, Bao is pretty much a complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun.

If you remember, Local celebrity chef Greg Richie had a cool spot in Thornton Park called Baoery Asian Gastropub, and while it was a really good and a great concept, it did not last very long, leaving King Bao as the true King in Orlando.

King Bao is chef owned and operated in the Mills 50 District in Orlando. King Bao is a quick service eatery that revolves around highly addictive baos. The small, no frills joint uses high quality ingredients and unique flavors that blend both eastern and western foods.

Accompanying the baos are a childhood favorite, tater tots, which are dressed up for adults and kids alike. King Bao is reasonably priced ranging between $2 - $3.75 per item and is fast casual in its concept, where you order your food, get your drink, then they bring your food to your table.

Inside is not very big, so getting a table may be an issue if they are busy, but you can get your food to go just as well.


Truffle Tots are not to be missed at King Bao with Tots cooked in truffle oil, truffle salt & chives.

The Cuban on the left with Mojo pork, cilantro lime aioli, chicharron and cilantro and the Firecracker Shrimp Bao on the right, with Chili lime marinated shrimp, guacamole, lemon pepper aioli and cilantro. Both were delicious.

From left to right...Pork belly, Korean short rib, Spicy chicken Bao . They were all really good, but the Pork Belly stole the show, you can't really go wrong with this combo.

Although King Bao has a set menu, they usually have daily specials that may not be on the regular menu, just check the sign.

As I said earlier, there is not much room inside King Bao, so plan accordingly when you go, and be ready to get your Bao and Tots to go, but for the price and flavors offered up here, this is a definite must go to spot in the Mills 50 district.

King Bao is open Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am to to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday they are open until 10:30 pm, and Sunday they are open from 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm.


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The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels

5601 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 503-1000

Enticing travelers and cocktail enthusiasts alike with handcrafted libations that have a sense of nostalgia, cocktails are being served nightly from a retrofitted luggage trunk, for a limited time

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort are nodding to the past and serving up locally, handcrafted cocktails with The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels.

A retrofitted steamer trunk packed with bespoke beverages stored in antique apothecary-style bottles, the bar offers cocktails from 5-7pm daily.

Launching in Orlando in late October, The Bellhop Bar promotion will be available through mid January and allows guests to choose from local, pre-batched libations as well as domestically-produced wine to be poured, mixed and served on demand.

Guests are able to walk up to The Bellhop Bar and choose from two pre-batched cocktails featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon or Hangar One Vodka. Additionally, a red and sparkling wine are featured from The Count by Buena Vista Winery, the oldest winery in the United States, and Conundrum, one of the most recognized sparkling wines on the market.


Creating a surprise and delight for guests and locals, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort will conduct an opening bell ritual every night at 5pm to announce the bar is now in service.

“As we enter into the extended holiday season, we wanted to create a cocktail promotion that evokes a wistful affection for the past, helps guests toast the season of celebrations and is aligned with our food & beverage point of view at Loews,” said Mark Weiss, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage for Loews Hotels & Co.

“The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels delivers a thoughtfully unscripted experience for our guests, nodding to the adventures of travelers from eras ago, and providing them with an opportunity to indulge in locally-handcrafted cocktails across the portfolio.”


Below are a few of the cocktails featured in Orlando from The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels:

For an Italian twist, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is serving the“Magari No. 2” cocktail, featuring Hangar One Vodka, lemon juice, Limoncello and basil leaves. The Bellhop Bar is located in Bar American on the lobby level.

Toast to island time at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort with the“Island Envy” cocktail, featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Fee Brothers orange bitters and Demerara syrup. The Bellhop Bar will be located in Strong Water Tavern on the lobby level.

An escape to paradise at Loews Royal Pacific Resort is even sweeter with the “Royal Lycheetini” cocktail, featuring Hangar One Vodka, raspberries, Lychee juice and lemon juice. The Bellhop Bar is located in Orchid Court Lounge on the lobby level.


To learn more about The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels, check out this video or for more information on the promotion, visit www.loewshotels.com/bellhop-bar.
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Icon Orlando Announces New "Fly and Dine" Package


8401 International Drive.
#100, Orlando, FL 32819
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ICON Orlando has announced an all-new Fly & Dine package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel, along with a choice of prix fixe dining options at seven of ICON Orlando 360’s fast casual and full-service restaurants.

The set menu options start at just $32 for fast casual or $45 for full-service dining at participating restaurants, including Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando, UNO Pizzeria & Grill and others. The Fly & Dine package is available now through Dec. 20.



“We’re excited to offer this great deal for visitors and locals alike to come experience the ultimate in food and fun,” said Cindy Campbell-Taylor, vice president of marketing, sales and public affairs at ICON Orlando 360. “With breathtaking views 400 feet in the air aboard the ICON Orlando and delicious dining down on the ground at ICON Orlando 360, it’s the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion or just a fun night out on the town with friends.”


From authentic Spanish fare to classic American eats, the Fly & Dine packages includes options to please any palate. Starting at $32, fast casual options include Shake Shack, UNO Express and iCafe de Paris, with menus featuring an entrée, choice of drink or fries, and dessert.

Full-service options start at $45 and include Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof, Sugar Factory and UNO Pizzeria and Grill I-Drive, with menus featuring a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Guests can purchase an upgrade to include a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

If purchasing a full-service dining option, reservations are highly recommended.

For more information on how to purchase tickets and to view menu options, visit Iconorlando.com/fly-and-dine. Guests are encouraged to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #ICONOrlando360.
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Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food


6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 224-3663
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Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food is one of many dining options available at Universal City Walk. Although the decor is very lively and fun, It certainly is very far from being Authentic. That’s not necessarily a bad thing thing though.

The food that is served up is pretty decent for the most part, and some things can be hit or miss, but let’s face it...this in the heart of a huge tourist area. While I wouldn't go so far as to say it’s a tourist trap, it is a place that I’m ok with not being fully authentic.

Once you step inside of Antojitos, you will find a lively fiesta vibe with neon lights, loud music, and array of decorations that get you into party mode. 

The bar has plenty of cocktails and tequila creations like the “Blood Orange Margarita” or the “Horse You Rode In On” made with Herradura Reposado Tequila, Ginger Beer, Amarena Black Cherry and Simple Syrup. They also have a very extensive line up of tequila by the shot that range from $5.00 to $60.00 for a shot of Casa Dragones.

The menu features made from scratch Mexican street fare with flavorful favorites like tacos, empanadas, and fajitas with traditional creations like hearty Mar y Tierra Stew and bright Mahi Veracruzana. Some items are just not quite authentic, are more of an artistic expression of what that dish should be.

The Chips and Salsa were pretty much standard fare for any Tex-Mex place. The salsa was a tad bland, but not too bad.

A Tropical Mojito on the Left and The Horse you rode in on the right made with Herradura Reposado Tequila, Ginger Beer, Amarena Black Cherry and Simple Syrup.

The bar is a focal point as soon as you walk into Antojitos and it has pretty cool vibe with lots of neon lights.

Queso Fundido La Generala is made with Menonita Cheese topped with chorizo sausage and ancho spice, served with warm flour tortillas.

The Carnitas were really good with beer braised chili pork, salsa verde, guacamole, queso fresco, grilled Serrano chili, black beans and house rice, but for the price of $16.95, the portion was underwhelming.

We really enjoyed the Churrasco that is composed of skirt steak, ancho, chimichurri, grilled chorizo, black bean puree, house rice and crispy chile onions. This was very tender and flavorful and had adequate portions.

As I said earlier, some things are hit or miss here, and they try to do too much with artistic expression. This is the Tamales at Antojitos and they were rather strange. They made them as a souffle, and I get the idea they were going for...the flavors were there, but it lacked the ultimate flavor of a good Tamale with a good homemade corn tortilla. Interesting, but missed the mark.

Inside of Antojitos is very spacious and open with a few different dining areas.

With live Mariachi music setting the tone on select nights, Neon Lights galore and a crazy atmosphere this is a festive dining experience every day of the week. The food is good and you will have a good time here, just don't expect authentic Mexican as the name suggests.

Antojitos is open Sunday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to Midnight, and Friday to Saturday from 3:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Garp & Fuss


348 N Park Ave #5, 
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 960-5560
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Established in 2017, Garp & Fuss sits inside The Hidden Garden along Park Avenue in Winter Park. If you walk past the koi pond and head right, you will see the signs for the restaurant, but it is hidden a little bit from the Park Avenue main storefronts.

For head chef Liz Zucco and general manager Nikki Nielsen, that “feeling right at home” experience is exactly what they set out to produce and add to the Orlando area food scene.

The name “Garp & Fuss” is named after Zucco’s two sisters: Alyssa (Garp) and Amanda (Fuss). Their childhood nicknames, Alyssa resembled the baby from “The World According to Garp” as an infant. Amanda was, to be nice, quite fussy when she was a baby.

In an effort to create a dining, drinking, and social gathering experience that adds fun at every corner, Zucco and Nielsen used the restaurant’s name as the key ingredient. What they built was a delicious range of food options that will meet the desires of anyone, whether seeking a full dinner entree or multiple shareable offerings.

The menu is pretty diverse here, and is as eclectic as the inside of the restaurant. Offerings range from crispy fried wings available in six different sauces, buffalo cauliflower, crab cake bites, poke lettuce wraps, the signature “Fuss” fried chicken sandwich with blueberry relish, the “Garp” brings a little Chicago flair down to Central Florida with a mouth-watering Italian beef sandwich.

Burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, potstickers, ribs, and more fill a diverse menu ranging in nationalities, volume, and flavors.

The Good Ol' Thyme is made with Cooper’s craft bourbon, lemon, St. Germain elderflower, simple syrup, mint & thyme and was a very smooth bourbon cocktail.

We really enjoyed the Buffalo Cauliflower with tempura-battered cauliflower. We opted for the parmesan garlic sauce which went very nicely with this dish.

The Fuss… is made with Fried chicken, hot honey, marinated cucumber, arugula, boss sauce and blueberry relish. This was a superb southern inspired chicken sandwich that was simply delicious and just melted in your mouth, the fries were pretty good too.

The Schnitz is a different take on a Chicken Schnitzel at Garp & Fuss, and it has an excellent flavor and texture with crispy chicken breast, fried egg, arugula salad and shaved parm.

A visit to the five-room, 3,800-square-foot restaurant leaves one feeling a sense of comfort that can rarely be found outside of one’s own home.

Yes, this actually another room at Garp & Fuss, it’s upstairs above the bar and is super cozy like sitting in someone's living room. You can eat and drink and watch TV, just like you would at your friends house.

Although not too big, the bar here is a great place to sit and enjoy a good quality cocktail, or beer.

Garp & Fuss is closed on Monday’s. Tuesday to Thursday they are open from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Friday and Saturday they are open from 11:00 am to 12:00 am and Sunday they are open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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