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May 28, 2008 09:07 PM

Near Museum of Art and Science- Orlando

Hello Hounds,

I wanted some suggestions on a place a group of us could go to for a late lunch after visiting the two above Museums in Orlando.

The majority of the group is very open to different types of cuisine, but there are two in the group that are not adventurous eaters at all. So I guess that rules out anything overly interesting (which I would personally love to try!)

The only criteria that needs to be filled is that the lunch is affordable and tasty. Thank you in advance for your recommendations.

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  1. White Wolf Cafe would be perfect. It's on Orange Avenue, not far at all from Princeton (the street with the museums). Very pretty and picturesque, with plenty of food for Chowhounds and nonadventurous eaters alike. Check it out:

    You won't be far from the Ravenous Pig either. It's a relatively new gastropub with an outstanding menu and great beer selections as well. Lots of Chowhounds love it, and I can't recommend it highly enough:

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    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

      The Ravenous Pig is a great selection as well. Just a word of advice/caution - if you're planning on making the visit on a Saturday, be sure to call the Ravenous Pig to make sure they're not hosting the Pig Roast. Although its a great event, the restaurant's regular menu is not offered during the event which may discourage some of those in your group.

      1. re: lauderdale75

        Pig Roasts are hosted the first Saturday of each month. This month, their e-newsletter said it will be on the 7th if that helps with your plans. You really can't go wrong at TRP!

    2. I think the trip to the museums offers a great opportunity to visit the new Funky Monkey Wine Company. If the group is large enough, I'd call ahead and speak with the chef/owner who may even work with you all on a special menu.

      1. You have a lot to choose from. The museums are near College Park (take Princeton Street, west), where you'll find Harmoni, Taste, and K Restaurant. Also nearby are White Wolf Cafe as earlier recommended, and Gargi's Italian. Ravenous Pig is not much further (other direction, Winter Park) and is a great choice.

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        1. re: starbucksbrew

          How about Chinese? These's a terrific, affordable (but not fancy) place called Tasty Wok right near the corner of Mills and 50 (actually it's the far east corner of that block), probably five minutes from the museums. It has funky stuff for those want it and very simple dishes for the conservative eaters. The food is outstanding.

        2. Thank you all for the recommendations. We ended up going to White Wolf Cafe. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, so this was a great rec. I had the Galileo Salad, which consists of Goat Cheese, Cranberries, Walnuts and a Raspberry Vinaigrette. It was delicious and one of the best salads I have had in a while.

          It also did not hurt that they had Shipyard IPA on draft to wash it down either, so I cannot complain about the selection of beer either.

          Thanks again, next time I am in Orlando I will be sure to try the Ravenous Pig as well.