Restaurant Reviews

The Current Seafood Counter swims delightfully against the College Park tide

Unlike most Edgewater Drive restaurants, it isn’t a house of pizza, pasta and parm

By Faiyaz Kara

Mike Smith went to Edgewater High School and bought his first house on Princeton Street, so it makes sense that he'd open his first full-fledged restaurant — the Current Seafood Counter — in College Park as well. If the moniker rings familiar, it's because Smith operates a stall by the same name at Henry's Depot in Sanford...

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29 Orlando restaurants to take out-of-town visitors

The holidays are here, which likely means the family is in town and ready to eat the weekend away. So, whether you're…

By Chloe Greenberg

Maxine's on Shine
337 Shine Ave., Orlando
Maxine's on Shine offers regular live music, a hefty comfort food-filled menu and weekend brunch perfect for a relaxing meal after the Thanksgiving chaos.
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Orlando Beer Fest 2023: Everybody and every brew we saw

Another year, another sudsy and successful beer festival. Orlando Beer Fest 2023 returned to the Milk District's Festival Park this weekend, bringing…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Orlando Beer Fest 2023: Everybody and every brew we saw
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All the new chain restaurants calling Orlando home in 2023

Orlando prides itself on its many excellent homegrown restaurants, but who are we to shy away from what's universally loved? This year,…

By Chloe Greenberg

Raising Cane’s
7105 Palm Parkway, Orlando
The Louisiana-style chicken finger purveyor earlier this fall announced it will open its first three Central Florida locations before the end of 2023. Raising Cane’s is set to open its first Orlando location Nov. 7 not far from Walt Disney World. Two more chicken spots will follow not long after.
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Where to find the 19 best speakeasies in Orlando

The nightlife and drinking scene in Orlando is no joke — there are places perfect for any type of nighttime mood you…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Mathers Social Gathering
3 Phoenix Building, 30 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando
Several times voted Orlando's best downtown bar and best cocktail by our readers, Mathers Social Gathering will really take you back in time with its speakeasy atmosphere and the elaborate process you'll go through to get inside. There's kitschy Bathtub Gin cocktails, sure, but also a swinging blue velvet couch, dueling pianos, bustling burlesque nights and even a resident poet.
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