The Garden on Park provides the Apopka community with breakfast and lunch crafted from local produce and ingredients whenever possible. Let eyes tickle the menu until it finally reveals its delicious secrets of designer oatmeal—mixed with your choice of raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, or brown sugar ($2.99)—and Lindsey's power pita, a protein one-two punch of creamy peanut butter and tangy honey, with granola, fresh strawberries, and bananas sprinkled in ($5.25). A full array of coffee, lattes, and tea ($1.80–$3.75) and espresso ($1.50–$1.80) provoke roosters into an operatic fantasia of lost love, thirst for vengeance, and fear of heights. Lunch options include a host of salads, including the summer salad—a mix of tender spring greens, crunch almonds, tart mandarin oranges, sweet raspberry walnut vinaigrette, and desperate late-winter delusions. All salads are $2–$5 and can be made into wraps upon request. Prevent flatbreads from lying fallow with a variety of crops, from classic toppings of olive oil, garlic, parmesan, and tomato ($4.75), to the zesty breaded buffalo chicken with secret-recipe buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and green onions ($5.99).
Beef 'O' Brady’s caters to families and sports fans alike with fresh-grilled eats and draft beers served in a casual dining space featuring wood-paneled walls adorned with sports memorabilia and comfy booth seating. The menu warms stomachs small and large with a collection of Black Angus burgers, 15-inch pizzas baked on a stone hearth, and signature wings served baked or grilled in a variety of two dry rubs and 12 sauces. Twenty-one high-definition TVs continually broadcast live sporting events such as NFL Sunday ticket games indoors while diners can opt to enjoy a meal on the outdoor dining patio. The restaurant also features a private back room for large groups and special events.
With a splash of oil, the teppanyaki grill erupts into an orange blaze. Not far off, chefs slice and roll fresh seafood at the sushi bar. Each of Bayridge Sushi's three locations immerses guests in the Japanese dining experience, complemented by stylish, modern interiors with touches such as lantern-like lighting, flat-screen televisions, and chopsticks hand-carved by master carpenters. In addition to its array of sushi and Japanese dishes, the menu also offers Japanese beers Sapporo and Asahi.
The frost aficionados at Philly Italian Ice scoop and blend cold concoctions from a menu of Hershey’s premium ice cream, gelati, and more than 30 tasty italian-ice flavors made with real fruit. Signature italian Ices ($1.25–$3.25) span the flavor spectrum from strawberry-kiwi and guava to sugar-free lemon. Soft-serve ice cream plops atop italian ice to form smooth and sweet gelati ($1.50–$4.25), and Hershey's premium ice cream ($1.95–$4.75) revives taste buds dulled from years of licking firecrackers with cookie dough, praline pecan, or the triple threat of the peanut-butter-caramel cookie dough. Straws dip into the specialty coffee-custard drink ($2.25–$2.75) and its sea of Godiva-crème-brûlée coffee and milky soft-serve ice cream or swirl around the natural smoothies ($3.95) and milkshakes ($3.95) to create sumptuous confectionary whirlpools.
Whether guests are in the mood for a slice of pizza, a hot sub, or a hearty Italian meal, the chefs at Christopher’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria can match every craving. The eatery also adds a sports bar element to the mix, with daily happy-hour specials that complement the big game better than an in-house marching band.
A silhouette of New York’s skyline glows neon on the front counter at Dippitys, an Altamonte Springs eatery opened in March 2013. Behind the counter, staffers prepare a classic Big Apple treat—Italian water and crème ice made with either a cream or water base in more than 50 flavors. They also scoop ice cream; serve up Gelatis (Italian ice swirled with soft-serve ice cream), malts, egg creams, and sundaes; and load Nathan’s hot dogs with traditional toppings such as sauerkraut and chili. Italian ices and ice cream are made in-house, along with chicken tenders and fries. Sips of Barnie’s coffee wash it all back.