Agave Azul Winter Park

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Agave Azul sign

I like Agave Azul in Winter Park. And if I sound slightly surprised when I say that, it's only because I never cared very much for the original in Orlando.

Then again it's been over seven years since I visited the Kirkman Road location. And I rather liked its sister restaurant, Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria when it opened a year and a half ago in Winter Springs.

Like Saint Anejo, the newer Agave leans a tad more to the Mexico side of the border in the Tex or Mex question, though a full section of Fajitas, an American invention, has it straddling the wall.

But everything I tasted was good. Though in the case of the Taco Shooters it was good taste in an odd presentation. But how could I pass up something called Taco Shooters?

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On the House: Oceanaire 2.0 from Oceanaire Seafood Room

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Oceanaire cocktail 2.0

In this episode of On the House, bartender Karla Mendoza demonstrates how to make the Oceanaire 2.0, the signature cocktail of the upscale seafood restaurant. It's as refreshing as an ocean breeze -- it even has a seaweed garnish.

Might make a good cocktail to make for Father's Day -- think Old Man and the Sea.

Watch the video then give the recipe a try.

By the way, Oceanaire Seafood Room at Pointe Orlando has undergone a remodel and it's gorgeous. Stop in and check it out.

Compliments of the Chef: Tony Roma's North Miami Burger

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Tony Romas N. Miami Burger

In this episode of Compliments of the Chef, Bob Gallagher demonstrates how to make Tony Roma's North Miami Burger, one of the popular items from the original Tony Roma's. The burger has been brought back to the Orlando restaurant's menu and on Monday's at lunch you can get one for $10. So head to the restaurant at 8560 International Drive then go get the ingredients and try one yourself -- after watching the video, of course.