New Tastes!

Hotels

Showing posts with label Beer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beer. Show all posts

Park Pizza & Brewing Co.


6941 Lake Nona Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 955-4472
View Website Here



Park Pizza & Brewing Co. is Lake Nona’s newest home away from home, a welcoming retreat for the entire community where they serve up wood fired pizza and house brewed beer.

This is Tavistock Restaurant Collection’s fourth Central Florida restaurant concept that includes the recently opened Boxi Park, Chroma and Canvas, all of which are great concepts with great food. Tavistock knows a thing or two about creating atmosphere and good food that fits with the community.

Located in Lake Nona Town Center, Park Pizza & Brewing Company is a 5,055-square-foot, community focused gathering place featuring an onsite brewery and indoor/outdoor seating appropriate for families, friends and coworkers.

Fired in 900 degree wood burning ovens, the artisanal pizzas are topped with traditional toppings like pepperoni and buffalo mozzarella, as well as elevated gourmet toppings.

Menu Items here go as follows...Pre-Pizza, Not Pizza, Pizza, Your Pizza and Post Pizza, as well as a selection of Beer and Not Beer, and Also Not Beer for cocktail and regular beverage selections.

Head Brewer Marco Reyna, has taken care of the brewing duties, and they have some damn fine beers available here. Everything we sampled was fresh, crisp and refreshing, even the heavier IPA’s and stouts that were 10.5 abv.


We started off with a 4 Beer Flight ...from left to right we have the Standard Lager 4.5% abv, Belgian Wit 4.5% abv, Czech Pils 5.5% abv and Belgian Pale Ale 5.5% abv.

From the "Pre Pizza" menu is this wonderfully delicious and amazing Giant Soft Pretzel with Jalapeno Hefeweizen Beer Cheese...which is so perfect with a flight of beer.

Also on the "Pre Pizza" menu is the Burrata and Blistered Veggies with green peppers, artichokes, tomatoes, zucchini and mushrooms lightly cooked in olive oil and served with creamy Burrata Cheese...and it all pairs perfectly together.

Another 4 Beer Flight we tried...from left to right ... Russian Stout 10.5% abv, IPA 6.8% abv, Brown Ale 7% abv and Hibiscus Gos 4% abv. All were crisp and refreshing and surprisingly smooth for the abv content.

On the "Not Pizza" menu is a Di Capri Salad with Bocconcini Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Red Onions, Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar.

The first pizza we tried at Park Pizza was the Red White and Bleu Pizza that features Garlic Cream Gorgonzola, Bacon, Granny Smith Apples and Red Onions for a very unique flavor combination. 

Since we couldn't settle on just one more pizza, we went with a half and half with the Pepperoni Picante on the left with San Marzano tomato sauce, Grande Mozzarella, pepperoni, banana peppers and Chili Flakes... on the right is the Awesome Saus! with housemade sausage, elephant garlic, baby portobellos, red peppers and red onions and we enjoyed each half equally. All of our pizza selections here were terrific. 

In addition to all the fine Craft Beer at Park Pizza, they have a few Sangrias, Wines and Cocktails available as well...like the Green Apple with Sauvignon blanc and Jim Beam apple bourbon, ruby red grapefruit, sparkling water and fresh apples...and the Kickin Mule on the right, a traditional mule made with Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey.

The Cannolis were quite delicious with just the right amount of sweet to finish our evening.

Within the dining room, at the bar, or on the patio, you’ll find a place to grab a bite and a pint, watch the game, hang with your kids, and catch up with friends. Come as you are, comfort is key.

Complimentary parking is available in the five-story central parking structure featuring Lake Nona’s interactive landmarks, The Beacon and Code Wall.

Park Pizza and Brewing Co. is open from 11:00 am to 12:00 am, and on Friday and Saturday they are open until 2:00 am.


Park Pizza and Brewing Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Read more ...

Arooga's

227 South Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
407-986-9464
View Website Here


Arooga’s calls itself a slightly above average grille house and sports bar, and I like that. Better food than most sports bars around, lots of TV’s and a fun clean environment to enjoy sport and food.

Most of the food is made in house prepared by chefs instead of factory workers as they call it. The fresh baked bread, wings, sauces, salad dressings, the house made soups all taste pretty darn good.

The TVs here, are TV-er. You can see every game from every seat in the restaurant, and they mean every game, because they have every sports package available all 365 days of the year on nearly 1000 flat screen tv's between all of their locations.

They have free wi-fi, Buzztime trivia and NTN Texas Hold 'em with over 80 menu items under $8.99, and several other items priced over $8.99 for the rich folks. So if you're looking for great food prepared and served by above-average people that prepare and serve great food, you'll find it at Arooga's.

Based out of Pennsylvania, this is the only Florida location of Arooga’s. They have a handful of locations in CT, NY, and NJ, and the Florida location makes number 20 overall.

Almost all Arooga’s Locations have over 30 beers on tap or in a bottle, but they have some pretty good cocktails also, like this Spicy Bloody Mary on the left and an Ultimate Long Isdland on the right.

There is plenty of room at the bar here also, and Arooga's has partnered with a local Craft Distillery to produce Sagoora Premium vodka. (Arooga's spelled backwards) it is distilled 4 times from grain, charcoal filtered and hand sealed.

I've never had Fried Banana Peppers before, but these beer battered tots with a Troegs Beer Troegenator Doppelbock batter with sriracha aioli were quite tasty.

Amish Pierogies were very good also, actually surprisingly good and perfect two bite size that was great for sharing.

I'm always a sucker for Truffle Tots, and these Truffle Tots at Arooga’s with white truffle oil, truffle aioli and shaved parmesan did not disappoint.

Ok, so the Ghost Face Killa wings are a challenge wing that requires you to sign a waiver as they have a dry ghost pepper rub. They were good, They were Hot, but they were not that hot. Mostly a front tongue burn, but hardly worth signing a waiver for.

The Philly Cheese Steak Boli is really damn good with shaved steak, beer caramelized onions, green peppers and mozzarella with cheddar and house marina. Boli is short for Stromboli.

BBQ Pulled Pork N Bacon Mac N Cheese was delicious, this is a huge skillet of creamy white cheddar mac n cheese piled with sustainably raised, no antibiotic ever pulled pork, Hickory Smoked Honey BBQ and topped with crispy bacon.

The Donut Grilled Cheese was happiness in your mouth with a griddle glazed donut, American Cheese, and 4 strips of applewood bacon.

The Signature Baked Potato Soup with thick chunks of baked potato and savory bacon in a creamy soup topped with mozzarella & cheddar cheeses, then baked in the oven and drizzled with sour cream was pretty exceptional as well.

The Prime Brisket Sandwich at Arooga’s was really good, but it looked much better in pictures as this was a tad bit smaller and not as fancy as it looked. The 14hr smoked Brisket was good on the multi grain bread.

Funnel Cake Fries were a great dessert to share at the table and quite delicious.

Arooga’s… A slightly above average sports bar? I was actually impressed with the quality of the food here and the flavors. The menu is huge, and there is something for everyone, and there is also a TV for everyone... I would say it's a little bit more than slightly above average for a sports bar.

If you're looking for fun and good food, you'll find that at Arooga’s. If you're looking for your boyfriend and/or girlfriend, they haven't seen him and/or her.

Arooga’s is open every day from 11 am until 2 am, The kitchen is open until midnight or later.

Arooga's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Read more ...

Park Pizza & Brewing Company opens in Lake Nona

6941 Lake Nona Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 955-4472
View Website Here

Tavistock Restaurant Collection’s third Central Florida restaurant concept had a soft opening on November 19th with a grand opening announced for January.

Park Pizza & Brewing Company, the third Orlando area restaurant by Tavistock Restaurant Collection, has officially opened for business on Nov. 19th, 2018.

A grand opening celebration is slated for Jan. 2019, when the house-brewed beer, created by newly appointed Head Brewer Marco Reyna, will debut to guests.

Located in Lake Nona Town Center, Park Pizza & Brewing Company is a 5,055-square-foot, community-focused gathering place featuring an onsite brewery and indoor-outdoor seating appropriate for families, friends and coworkers. 

Fired in 900 degree wood burning ovens, the artisanal pizzas will be topped with traditional toppings like pepperoni and buffalo mozzarella, as well as elevated gourmet toppings.

Dine-in will be available upon opening, but order-ahead pickup to-go options are forthcoming. Complimentary parking will be available in the five-story central parking structure featuring Lake Nona’s interactive landmarks, The Beacon and Code Wall.

Park Pizza & Brewing Co. is Lake Nona’s home away from home, a welcoming retreat for the entire community. They serve up wood-fired pizza and house-brewed beer, plus a sense of neighborhood pride.

Within the dining room, at the bar, or on the patio, you’ll find a place to grab a bite and a pint, watch the game, hang with your kids, and catch up with friends.



Come as you are; comfort is key.
Read more ...

Lion's Pride Soccer Pub and Grill


123 W Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 203-4099
View Website Here


The Lion’s Pride Soccer Pub and Grill opened in May 2017. Owner Gustavo Fonseca created a partnership with Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride to become the official restaurant for the organization.

Lion’s Pride is more than just a pub, it’s a beautiful sports bar offering a variety of food from Blue Cheese Angus Filet to favorites like chicken wings and burgers. Inside, they have a 200” big screen TV, as well as an Entertainment Wall with eight 60” LED televisions to enjoy any sporting event. Of course soccer is the big thing here, but they cater to more than just soccer as they aim to be a true sports bar to watch all your favorite sports or host special events and parties for friends and family.

The diverse menu was crafted by Executive Chef Scott Phillips and features traditional sports bar favorites elevated to a new level, including appetizers like wings, sliders, tacos and flatbreads, plus a wide selection of sandwiches, entrees and tasty Lion’s Pride signature dishes.

Visitors of Lion’s Pride will feel like they’ve walked into the Orlando City Stadium and a soccer-centric paradise, which houses a replica of the stadium scoreboard and a World Cup soccer balls collection signed by players of the World Cup who’ve dined at Lion’s Pride, such as Ronaldo “Phenomenon”, Rivaldo, Kaka, Alexi Lalas, Julio Baptista, Elano, Doni and Robinho
.
 

Lion’s Pride also has an exclusive second level, featuring stadium seating, chairs, couches and private suites, perfect to host corporate or special events of all sizes.

The Peppered Tuna with avocado relish and cilantro lime slaw paired was paired with Blue Moon draught , and was incredibly delicious. This certainly not something seen at a traditional Sports Bar. 

We could have eaten at least 10 of these Petite Brisket Tacos with lettuce, tomato, queso blanco, and chipotle aioli that was paired with Sam Adams Winter Lager. These were amazing.


A very fine Caprese Salad with red and yellow vine ripened tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil oil and balsamic glaze was paired with an equally fine 2015 Terra d' Oro blended Chenin Blanc Wine.


Passion Fruit Pureed Champagne is on the left, and Lions Pride Whiskey based Sangria on the right. Both were really good, especially the Sangria.


The Shrimp and Lobster Risotto with Creamy Parmesan was topped with Rock Shrimp and was full of nice size pieces of lobster. The risotto by itself was heavenly, but all together, everyone really enjoyed this dish.


A Blue Cheese topped Filet with garlic boursin mashed potatoes, and a red wine demi glaze was paired with a 2015 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot. The steak was cooked perfectly medium, and I really enjoyed the demi glaze it sat in.


Dessert was served with a Chocolate Mousse and a Romeo and Juliet Pastry, which is a Brazilian style cheese and guava filled pastry that owner Gustavo Fonseca has fond memories of from his time growing up in Brazil.


This is the Downstairs bar at Lion’s Pride. They have an equally nice one upstairs too, but that is reserved for private events, or for all Orlando City Soccer Club Home Games, where three hours before the match starts, $30 gets you an All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink Tailgate Party with unlimited draft beers, Sangria and finger foods in the plush upstairs lounge.


Inside is very spacious and open with plenty of seats at the bar and the main area. We really love the design and layout of Lion’s Pride and it’s easy to envision some great sports watching parties here.

This is the perfect spot for Big screen soccer action for every game and great food at every seat. This elite soccer fan-den showcases past and present game memorabilia, club level seating, semi-private suites, and a private dining space. Lion’s Pride is a great spot for lunch, dinner, drinks and any occasion.

In addition to the Pre-Game Tailgate package, they also offer specials like Buy a Heineken draft during the first half and receive a complimentary draft at halftime for Orlando City Soccer Club Away Games.

You can also play the World Cup Free Beer Challenge and make your bracket picks. Participants who get all the teams correct thru the final match win two free draft beers daily until World Cup 2022.

From Monday to Friday, 11 am to 2 pm, you can buy 5 Lunch Specials and get 1 Free. Happy Hour is from 5 pm to 8 pm with $5 Red/White Sangria, $3 Select Beers and $4 Wells.

Central Florida’s best World Cup 2018 Watch Party will be at Lion’s Pride starting Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, July 15.

Lion’s Pride serves lunch and dinner daily. Hours of operation are Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am-10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am until 11:30 pm.


Lion's Pride - Soccer Pub & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Read more ...

World Of Beer Launches New Menu Items

431 E Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 270-5541
View Website Here

In addition to 500 craft beers and 50 rotating taps daily, WOB is once again adding some seasonal change to the menu with a variety of delicious food that pairs perfectly to whatever you’re drinking at the moment.

With so many beers on tap and in the cooler, a menu of tasty tavern fare that’s crafted to go perfectly with beer is just the what the doctor ordered. Whether you’re a beer master or just beer curious, the knowledgeable staff at WOB is always available to guide you through every last pint, pour, and pairing.

Speaking of pairings, WOB now offers craft and custom cocktails on the menu as well. Everything from an Old Fashioned, Martini’s, Mule’s and Margaritas are available. WOB has a respect for the craft that extends beyond brewers to celebrate distillers and wine makers now too. They have put together a menu of select spirits and wines, and added their own twist on the world’s best cocktails.

Just like WOB strives to bring you the best in craft beer, the same goes for the food. From shareables like Artisan Sausage Board, signature German Pretzel and Sriracha Lime Tacos to juicy burgers, the menu here is crafted to pair perfectly with beer. Because beer tastes better with food.



The Pineapple Ginger Punch is on the left and a Cucumber Martini is in the right from the Cocktails Menu, both were pretty tasty.

The Giant Bavarian Pretzel is always a good item to grab at WOB and it is served with stone ground mustard and Beer cheese. Pair this with a Pale Lager of your choice.

Mac and Cheese Bites feature spicy pepper jack mac & cheese hand rolled in herb panko crumbs and fried to a crisp and served with a side Sriracha lime aioli. Pair this with a Brown Ale.

The Wobb Cobb is a tower of spring greens, roasted corn, mozzarella, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken and avocado tossed with house made Greek vinaigrette and drizzled with chipotle BBQ and topped with Tortilla crisps. Enjoy this with a Blonde Ale.

Bibimbap is a new addition to the WOB menu that is made with Spicy Gochujang marinated steak, sauteed mushrooms, cucumbers, shredded carrots, kimchi, scallions and is topped with a sunny side egg served over jasmine rice. Pair this with Amber Ales.

World Of Beer Downtown Orlando is open from Monday to Wednesday from 11am to 1am, Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 2am, Sunday they open at 11am and close at 1am.

They also serve “Beerunch” on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

World of Beer Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Read more ...

Orange County Brewers

131 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 914-2831
View Website Here

If you remember, back in March I told you that “Something exciting is brewing in Downtown Orlando", as Orange County Brewers was getting set up to be new residents in Downtown Orlando.

Now, OCB as I like to call it, is fully open and brewing some pretty damn good beers in Orlando’s only downtown craft brewery.

The idea of Orange County Brewers arose from a team of rogue entrepreneurs looking to solve a problem: Finding craft beer in Downtown Orlando with brews that quench their thirst for unique flavors in a welcoming Sunshine State atmosphere.

Drawing from over a decade of success in owning and operating hospitality hot spots, the group quickly came up with a concept that celebrates an adventurous spirit with brews fit for fueling an active Florida lifestyle, brainstorming a new big idea, and exploring everything in between.

Located on the corner of Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street, the 3,400 square-foot full service brewery/brew pub is brewing a variety of different styles of beer, including Ales, Lagers, Pilsner, Stouts, IPA’s, Hefeweizen and Porters, plus they also feature a craft pizza kitchen called “Orlando Pizza and Wing Co.”

Behind the brewery is Head Brewer Amanda Roberts, joined by Owners Jeremy Roberts and Travis Barr, who have been putting together the Orange County Brewers (OCB) concept for over two years. They have both been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and combined have owned and operated over 10 concepts.

Inside the brewery is a modern and industrial design that features exposed brick walls, an open design with dark wood accents, long tables with group interior seating and outdoor seating via patios in the front and rear of the establishment.

Artwork abounds inside as well with decorative painting on the walls, hand made beer flight holders and some really cool artwork on the ceiling.

“We are very excited to finally open our new concept, which we’ve been working on for the last few years,” says Owner Jeremy Roberts. “OCB is the only brewery in the Downtown Entertainment District. We are very grateful to the City of Orlando Economic Development for working with us on this project, and we look forward to welcoming beer lovers and creating many new ones throughout the region.”

While Amanda is busy brewing beers, the food is handled by Orlando Pizza and Wing Company. They serve up a variety of pizza’s, fresh baked sandwiches using the pie crust for the bread, and some very good smoked wings with a large variety of sauces.


11ce66c1-3f53-4a32-9509-010d93b844ea.png
Whether you’re raising a beer to a bold experience or experimental business, OCB has a brew for you in mind. The bar is very open and inviting and a current on taps list is displayed on an LED screen above, as well as a daily printed out list available at each seat.

60b5af95-fe86-4f63-bea4-60d8d4a3ac54.png
Some behind the scenes looks at the brewery.

1e14affe-dd6d-4959-be6a-8f322700feeb.png
Here we can see some of Amanda’s latest creations getting ready to be served … Like Son of a Witch… a special Halloween IPA brew.

54dff384-1be3-49d3-8dd4-b1e871c95a9c.png
A beer flight with Green Tea IPA, Coco-mon Porter, Dankster of Love, The Go To Blonde Ale, and a Key Lime Chameleon Cream.

607e8530-a403-4f38-8e05-6b724c29737b.png
Here's another flight of awesome beers at Orange County Brewers with Grapefruit Pale Ale, OB'Session IPA, 81 IPA, Ginga Beat Saizon, and a Percolator Coffee Milk Stout. The coffee milk stout is dangerous and so good all at once.

8bed3b1b-54ad-4eea-b3dd-4172f1e57e1e.png
The Smoked Wings available from Orlando Pizza and Wing Company are super jumbo, and super delicious.

8eabdd53-11ca-488c-bfd1-827253e962e6.png
At OCB and Orlando Pizza and Wing Company, you can Choose from over 20 specialty pies or create a topping recipe of your own. This is the Tree Hugger Pie with fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, goat cheese and crunchy onion straws.

caca1455-85e0-4e0a-b158-aca68089c6a8.png
The Area 51 Pie features spicy sausage, ham, pineapple and jalapenos.

d69cfd75-2025-4402-9992-ce4ab2451f79.png
The Joey Bada Bing is a bit more simple in design, with meatballs, sausage and pepperoni.

cf249424-9af6-4b6b-add9-2a44503db8e3.png

Orange County Brewers is open for lunch and into the night hours daily. They offer tours, and Brewer-in-Chief Amanda Roberts plans multiple group activities each week that will involve education for anyone who would like to learn more about beer. OCB beers will also be distributed via City Beverages. 

This is a really cool spot, and so far the only brewery in the downtown district. The beers made here are flavorful and really hit all the flavor notes with a nice variety. Stop by sometime time and say hello to Amanda and the staff at OCB.
For more news and information on OCB, visit www.theocbrewers.com and www.facebook.com/orangecountybrewers.


Orange County Brewers Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Read more ...