Ahmed Indian Restaurant UCF
Address10042 University Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-574-7177
Price$
Scott's Review
How authentically Indian is Ahmed. It has a section on the menu for items made with beef. Need to know any more?... Read more
Cafe Caobana
Address73 S Semoran Blvd
CityOrlando
Phone407-243-9140
Price
Scott's Review
Tidy little takeout bakery and cafe with a small eat-in dining space in back. Nothing extraordinary, but everything I sampled was nicely done.... Read more
Castaway's Sports Bar & Grill
Address504 N. Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-377-5895
Price$$
Scott's Review
Sprawling sports bars with plenty of TVs and decent food.... Read more
Cedar Halal Food and Deli
Address12100 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-381-8004
Price$
Scott's Review
Cedar Halal is Middle Eastern/Lebanese with such goodies as falafel, kafta, hummus, grape leaves, shawarma and shish kabob. I was all set to get the falafel, but then I noticed the gyro grills behind the counter and I was suddenly hungry for a good gyro sandwich. And I wasn't disappointed, it was delicious. The seasoned meat was folded into soft, warm bread with onions and tangy tzatziki, and it was accompanied by batons of pickled vegetables. I was less thrilled with the lentil soup, which was overly thickened for my taste. Still, the flavors were good with just a bit of tumeric spice. The small space includes a row of shelves with imported food stuffs, including tahini paste, jars of sour cherries and pistachio candies. I could easily have taken a trunkload of groceries back home.... Read more
Chuan Lu Gardens East
Address11891 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-282-3388
Price$
Scott's Review
A quick-serve version of the popular downtown Mills 50 restaurant, this one doesn't manage to offer the same quality of food.... Read more
Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant
Address529 N. Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-374-2464
Price$$
Scott's Review
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant would love to sell you some wine-related gewgaws. Visitors enter and exit through a gift shop where they can buy corkscrews, coasters, and candles that look like glasses of wine. They'd also like to have you buy some tastes of the wines the company produces at its Arlington Heights, Illinois, winery; there's a tasting-room feature in the gift shop, as well. But I'm not convinced they're all that serious about being a restaurant and providing a positive guest experience. On my recent visit I was subjected to one fail after another, and although a manager finally stepped up and did the right thing, enough ill will had been created by that point to prevent me from returning. The final straw was the late delivery of a cold entree. Check, please! I cannot recommend this restaurant at the present time.... Read more
Danketsu
Address11425 Lake Underhill Rpad
CityOrlando
Phone407-988-3093
Price$$
Scott's Review
Go to Danketsu if it’s in your neighborhood and you have a hankering for Japanese, sushi, Korean or just about any other Asian cuisine. But I wouldn’t drive across town just to go there.... Read more
Designer Greens
Address464 N. Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-282-8588
Price$
Scott's Review

At Designer Greens, which occupies a small storefront space in the Waterford Lakes area, not far from the Home Depot, you have your own personal salad builder at your beck and call. She does the tonging and tossing -- think of it as a salad bar without a sneeze guard.

You design your own salad in several steps. First you decide if you want a half salad or a full salad, which for our purposes we’ll call the Pittsburgh. (Go with a half; it’s plenty.) Then you choose the lettuce, romaine or spring mix.

In step three, you get to choose three toppings (five if you’re headed for Pittsburgh) from a list of about 36. You’ve got everything from artichokes and avocados to mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and various cheeses. If you can’t limit it to just three, you can add others at 50 cents each, but this is a slippery slope if you’re going the salad route as part of a dieting regimen.

Step four is optional -- you can add a meat, such as turkey, ham or tuna. Chicken-fried steak is not an option, but chicken tenders are. Beware.

The last step is the dressing, which you can have your salad maker add and toss or request on the side. There are a baker’s dozen opt... Read more

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