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travelnfood Jul 30, 2007 06:22 AM

A friend and I are driving to Orlando from Tampa this weekend and need a few recommendations. We're open to driving to any areas of Orlando.

Dinner: any cuisine with entrees under about $25. Would like to see the Winter Park area since I haven't been there is at least 10 years, but finding good food is more imporantant. anything from super casual on up, as long as it's good food.

Breakfast: favorite spots.

Lunch: more favorite spots.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. dmfnole RE: travelnfood Jul 30, 2007 07:53 AM

    For lunch in the WP area - Chez Vincents http://www.chezvincent.com/ - or right across the street is a good bistro like rest or Dexter's http://www.dexwine.com/
    If you're in Winter Park/near park ave. on a Sat. morning there's the farmer's market.
    For dinner on Park Ave. there's a Turkish rest. Bosphorous - very good - can't remember the prices.

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      Bob Mervine RE: dmfnole Jul 31, 2007 05:02 AM

      Briarpatch on the Avenue is pretty good for breakfast.

      Panullo or 310 Park for lunch.

      I like Cafe du France and it should be in that price range. Second the thought of Bospohorus, although might be too pricy. Also agree with Chez Vincent. I like Bosphorus better at lunch anyway. Same with Jardins du Castillon, but French.

      Top names are Chef Justn's and Luma, both quite nice but priced above your range.

      Bob

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        travelnfood RE: Bob Mervine Jul 31, 2007 05:29 AM

        Luma's menu looks good. the prices are good...i think all but 2 entrees are above $25 so that would work. Anything you can recommend that's more on the exotic end? Bospohorus also sounds great. now if i can only find a menu.

        any other breakfast ideas? definitely not limited to Winter Park.

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          dmfnole RE: travelnfood Jul 31, 2007 07:11 AM

          I second Bob's suggestion of Briarpatch - very good for breakfast.

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            masala maci RE: dmfnole Aug 6, 2007 11:34 AM

            Briarpatch is great, but crazy busy in the mornings.

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        travelnfood RE: dmfnole Jul 31, 2007 05:37 AM

        dmfnole, Thanks for the info. Dexter's looks great...definitely an option for breakfast/brunch.

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          mountdorahound RE: travelnfood Aug 1, 2007 05:59 AM

          For Breakfeast i also like bakely's on fairbanks
          For Lunch I like the fiddler's green
          You can't get a decent dinner for under $25 in Winter park unless you get the blackbean deli to go!

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            travelnfood RE: mountdorahound Aug 1, 2007 08:01 AM

            thanks for the bfast and lunch ideas. keep in mind that for the dinner, just looking for around $25 for entrees only. not including appetizers, dessert, drinks. everything i've found has been around this amount. now i just need to figure out which are the best options.

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              dmfnole RE: travelnfood Aug 1, 2007 06:30 PM

              Another idea - for dinner... Paris-Bistro wonderful food - try the mussels appetizer! We were just there this weekend. I had the veal, my husband had the duck and my mother had the lamb.. ALL of it was wonderful!... you will need reservations - nothing too fancy...Here's a little review from the Orlando Sent. critic Paris-Bistro

              Where: 3586 Aloma Ave., Winter Park

              When: Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; dinner 5-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday

              Reservations: Accepted

              Beverages: Beer and wine

              Entrees: $10.95-$14.95

              Credit: AE, D, DC, MC, V

              Where to call: 407-671-4424

              Scott's recommendation: Take a trip to Paris -- no passport necessary. The mussels are a must, and veal Normandy is a favorite entree. Creme brulee is the dessert of choice.

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                Bob Mervine RE: dmfnole Aug 1, 2007 08:18 PM

                Food is fantastic as is the ambiance. It isn't really Winter Park, it's east of W.P. in an area called Goldenrod -- but great place for dinner -- and very, very French.

                Bob

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        travelnfood RE: travelnfood Aug 6, 2007 07:36 AM

        Went to Bospohorus and LOVED it. would love to go again when the humidity isn't 500%, so we can sit outside and enjoy some nice weather.

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          dmfnole RE: travelnfood Aug 6, 2007 08:30 AM

          Thanks for reporting back. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed. It is yummy!

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