Bangkok Thai Passion
Bates New England Seafood & Steakhouse
Crafted Block & Brew
Crafted Block & Brew (I can't explain the Block part, although the food is served on wooden trays, so maybe that's it?) looks like it wants to stay a long time. With a little more attention to the food's quality and less time trying too hard to make it creative plus more even service, it could make it.
|Address||2417 S. Hiawassee Road|
The available dishes are on display behind glass in a steam table. Don't be intimidated by them; any of the ladies will be glad to explain what they are, but do pay special attention to the more authentic Filipino dishes. After all, there are darned few Filipino restaurants in the area, and you can get spaghetti at thousands of places around town (and yes, spaghetti is on Inay's menu)....
|Address||1097 S. Clarke Road|
Itar Bistro Market
|Address||1 W. Silver Star Road|
This is one of my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants in the area. Nothing fancy -- why should it be? -- just good, food.... Read more
Negril Jamaican Restaurant
Negril is a fast-casual restaurant, more casual than it is fast and it’s pretty fast: most of the food is already prepared and in a steam table set behind glass.
The menu has Oxtail, Brown Stews, Jerked dishes and Jamaican Fried Chicken. But every menu listing for a curried dish — available in goat, chicken and shrimp — included the line “Best Curry in Town.” How could I not go with that?...
|Address||2795 Old Winter Garden Road|
RusTeak fancies itself a gastropub, and indeed it has a pubbish atmosphere, casual and convivial.
On the gastro side, the menu features an array of flatbreads and burgers as well as fuller entrees, including pastas and steaks to more involved creations.
For my entree I selected the Mahi Out of Control, a kitchen-sink kind of offering that had a grilled fillet of mahi mahi buried beneath sauteed diced shrimp, toasted almonds, cherry tomatoes and broccolini, all of it sitting atop a bed of vegetable and potato hash. It was the sort of dish that could be a huge mess if it didn’t feature quality ingredients, but all of it was first-rate, not the least among them the firm, fresh-tasting mahi....
|Address||1568 Maguire Road|