Monthly Archives: May 2011


Somehow Imperium, a wine bistro in Celebration, had escaped my attention, although it’s been in business for three years. It’s a bit like The Cellar at the Stained Glass in Evanston, which we love. Maybe not a dinner destination, but certainly … Continue reading

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Cuvée Wine & Bistro

Linda thought it would be a nice weekend outing to drive up to Ocala, about 90 minutes north, so we picked up Martin on our way and went to Cuvée Wine & Bistro. The place has an interesting business plan, which … Continue reading

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Map of the Chefs

I think I first saw this take-off on the London Underground map somewhere in London. It shows most of today’s celebrity chefs, and purports to show how they are interrelated. You can try out the interactive version, which gives you … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Balsamic

This turned out pretty good, but I’ve reduced the cooking time from 25 to 15 minutes because it was overdone. Ingredients Fresh asparagus Spray grapeseed oil Seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Directions Preheat … Continue reading

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Wines That Don’t Rock

Every couple of months there is a “Vine and Dine” event at the Everglades Restaurant at the Rosen Omni Center near the Convention Center. The events are usually quite fun, because the chef rises to the challenge of matching foods … Continue reading

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The Science of Wine

This fund raiser for the Orlando Science Museum was everything we hoped the event two weeks ago at Dellagio would be, but wasn’t. There were over 100 wines arranged around the fourth floor of the museum. Each table had 4 … Continue reading

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Pao Gostoso Bakery

I heard about this place that makes insane hamburgers, so Tommy and I had to try it. They are… insane. Tommy got their very craziest offering, which included beef, chicken, sausage, ham, bacon, corn, lettuce, cheese, potato straws and a … Continue reading

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Yellow Dog Eats

Yellow Dog Eats is a wonderfully funky hangout that the locals fill every day at lunch for the best sandwiches you can get in Central Florida—and perhaps anywhere. The menu is filled with the eclectic creations of owner Fish Morgan. … Continue reading

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Tonight Linda and I finished a six month project of watching all of LOST on DVD. For me, it was the first time to see seasons 1 and 2, for Linda it was her first time seeing seasons 5 and … Continue reading

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