Jun 012017

Palm trees, crab cakes and refreshing mojitos – what more could you want in a summer evening? You’ll find all this and more at Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. One step inside Outriggers, located in the New Smyrna Marina, and you’ll start to wonder if you are still in NSB. I love the charm and small town feel of New Smyrna, but I think we can all agree that it’s no Palm Beach. Outriggers is the best kept secret for waterfront dining, here’s what we’d recommend ordering during your next beach trip.

  • House Smoked Wings: I know, who orders wings at a seafood joint? Buried in their entree section, order them Island Style as an appetizer instead for a tasty and messy start to your meal.

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  • Fish and Grit Cake: Your choice of grilled or blackened fish served over a massive fried grit cake.

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  • Drunken Mermaid Fish Sandwich: Grilled and marinated fish fresh from local waters covered in their signature slaw, remoulade and melted provolone.
  • Fat Kid Fries: Smothered in cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions and served with chipotle ranch. Perfect for that beach body – right?
  • King Estate Pinot Gris: Crisp and vibrant, this Willamette Valley wine complements seafood perfectly.

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Happy summer y’all!

Jul 262014

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re crazy for sweets around here! Today we’re dishing on Orlando’s best bakeries, click here if you missed part I.

There’s always more room for dessert. If you missed part I of “Best Bakeries”, click here for more sweetness. Read on for more fabulous Sunshine State sweet treats.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier – Peterbrooke technically isn’t a bakery, but I had to include them in this list because of these three words – Bananas Foster Gelato. This stuff is so good that Oprah supposedly has pounds of it sent to her house. Fact or fiction? Doesn’t matter, either way it’s amazing. The gelato is creamy, perfectly sweet and mixed with glazed pecans. Desserts mixed with nuts aren’t usually my thing, but these pecans complement the gelato perfectly. Peterbrooke’s chocolate is pretty darn good too – go for the dark chocolate pretzels or chocolate covered bacon for the ultimate salty-sweet mix. Peterbrooke is located on the darling corner of Park Avenue and East New England Avenue in Winter Park.



Mon Delice French Bakery – This simple French bakery, located in New Smyrna Beach, has served up French flavor since 1976. The owner (Serge Sorese) grew up in the Provence Region of Southern France, so you know every ingredient is authentic! The all-time hands down winner here is the Whipped Cream Éclair. It’s filled with whipped cream and topped with a smooth chocolate fondant. The éclairs are so good that a friend of mine brings a cooler with her every beach trip just to stock up on éclairs to take home. At first I thought she was crazy, but it’s actually pretty genius! And if you’re looking for the world’s best lunch, try their self-proclaimed “unforgettable” Crusty French Subs and finish your meal with a Key Lime & White Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s paradise on a plate. Mon Delice French Bakery is located at 557 E Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 and http://www.mondelicebakery.net/.



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