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.
Every day at Bruster's Ice Cream, passionate ice-cream professionals craft fresh frozen treats while drawing from an arsenal of more than 150 recipes. At any given time, up to 24 different ice-cream flavors situate themselves on the shop’s menu, providing creamy canvases for a mélange of toppings including M&M’s, Oreos, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, fudge, and gummy worms. A lineup of yogurt, sorbet, and fat-free selections provide lighter yet equally satisfying alternatives to traditional cones, and chilled beverages such as shakes, freezes, and fresh-fruit smoothies challenge slurpers to sip until lips become permanently frozen in the shape of an ear-to-ear grin. Bruster's also makes ice-cream pies, 8-inch cakes, and sheet cakes. To balance out the super-sweet selection, the Orlando location on Alafaya Trail also serve Nathan’s Famous’s celebrity hot dogs and krinkle fries. In addition to dishing out treats from behind the counter, Bruster’s totes its refreshing repertoire to various events, where the company typically donates a portion of its sales to the event’s cause. For fundraising information, please contact the Bruster's during business hours.
Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo. Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.45 per topping). The grill masters also flip the original white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($3.99), as well as a blackened chicken sandwich, whose spicy soul is tormented to tongue-tingling taste and tenderness. Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.29 for regular size), garden salads ($1.79), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.89). Wash everything down with a lemonade of either strawberry or regular lemon, or opt for a hand-dipped milkshake, available in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or Oreo.
Drawing on as many local and sustainable ingredients as they can find, Harmoni Market's chefs create Mediterranean-inspired lunch and dinner menus that take taste buds on an island tour of the wine-dark sea. At the sound of the city's unnerving dinner siren, preface your feast with a heaping plate of Mediterranean nachos, which swap the tortilla chips with crispy pita and buries them in red-pepper hummus, spicy tzatziki, Harmoni salsa, kalamata olives, and feta ($10). Market mussels swimming in white-wine garlic butter sauce ($12) will similarly prepare you to follow the meat rainbow to pots of diverse flavors, such as pan-seared scallops with roasted tomato couscous ($18) or flat-iron steak served with garlic mashed potatoes and a fig balsamic ($16.50). Lunchers, on the other hand, can forget the office's acidic coffee and nudity-filled PowerPoints over a caprese panini made with mozzarella, basil, and locally grown tomatoes ($8.50) or the salty and sweet Harmoni Signature, which loads figs, bacon, tomato, and blue cheese onto a fresh-baked flatbread ($9).