Delaneys brunch

Hey, SJO readers and bargain brunchers. Beginning this Sunday and continuing until further notice, Delaney’s Tavern is offering its Brunch Buffet for $34.99, regularly $39.99.

And...AND...they’ll also throw in unlimited mimosas, which is usually a $14.99 charge.

And all you have to do to get this deal is to say the secret words: Scott Joseph Orlando.

You may whisper the words speakeasy style: “Scott Joseph Orlando sent me.” You can say them with a knowing wink, wink nudge, nudge. You can even use American Sign Language. I’d prefer you say them really loudly and add dot-com to the end, but that’s up to you.

And just so you know what sort of food is waiting for you, here’s this Sunday’s lineup from chef Anthony Albino:


Burger generic

Here are the finalists for the 2020 Best Burger Foodster Award for Independent Restaurants.

You may vote for one restaurant by ticking the box next to its name and then clicking the VOTE button.

After you vote, leave a comment below telling us why you think your choice should win. Be sure to mention the name of the restaurant in your comment – we can’t see who you voted for. Tell us what you like about the burger and the restaurant serving it. We may use your comment if your choice is declared the winner.

Voting will continue through Feb. 5. The winners will be announced on Feb. 6.


Taglish plate

“Hi, welcome,” said the man behind the counter at Taglish. “I’m Mike, I’m the owner.”

That was the pleasant beginning to a visit that got even better as it went along. Well, as pleasant as food-court dining can be, but we’ll come back to that.

Taglish is a Filipino-American stall in the food court at Lotte Market in West Orlando. The name is a portmanteau of Tagalog, a language spoken in the Philippines, and English. I’m not sure how that translates to the menu, which seems to have more fusions of Filipino and Spanish. But then if you combined those two you’d still come up with Taglish, so we’re good.


Edible TrioFrom top, Kendra Lott, Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand of Edible Orlando.

  • It's cold. Are you trying to warm someone's heart? Our friends at Edible Orlando are hosting an event called Dinner for Two – Cooking for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellbeing in Winter Park. Kendra Lott, Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand will demonstrate how to prepare three easy courses for you to make if you’d like to reach someone’s heart by way of the stomach (I think it’s supposed to sound more romantic than that). Cost is $30 and includes full tastings. (Maybe convince your love that Valentine’s Day falls on the 12th this year and call it dinner. Tickets here.
  • Tough Sell No. 1: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream has opened its third location in Oviedo next to the Town House Restaurant.
  • Tough Sell No. 2: Icebar, the International Drive attraction that features having people standing around a room where everything is frozen, has introduced a food menu to go with its cocktails (most served on ice, of course). Not sure what’s on the menu – chilled shrimp cocktail? Baked Alaska? Lemon Icebox Pie?


Todo exterior

I don’t think a whole lot more could go wrong with my meal at Todo Sushi than it did.

First I ordered the Sashimi Combo and got the Sushi and Sashimi Combo. Because I had ordered only sashimi, or so I thought, I also ordered a separate yellowtail nigirizushi by the piece.

Regardless of which item I had ordered, or the server thought I had ordered, it was to come with both salad and miso soup. Neither arrived.