The Greek-inspired eats at Olea Mezze Grill are quick and easy thanks to the eatery's ordering system, which lets diners customize their own bowls, pita wraps, and salads. Once they pick one of these bases, diners can add spreads such as tzatziki sauce or roasted-red-pepper hummus, followed by gyro meat, chicken, falafel, or greek meatballs. The last stage is the toppings, which includes everything from kalamata olives to pita crisps. As the name implies, Olea also offers mezze such as greek yogurt and grape leaves, which complement meals or suffice as their own snack.
Sarah Riefke took her first cake-decorating class in 2008. Instantly hooked, she soon became a decorating instructor herself, eventually enrolling as a student in the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago. She went on to start Sweeter Than The Rest, where she has created a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty cakes and three-dimensional masterpieces that are nearly too pretty to eat, but just pretty enough to chew on.
Full Service Hotel Year Built 1981 Year Remodeled 2001 Additional Property Description Stay at this AAA two diamond Winter Park, Florida hotel and experience superior accommodations in central Floridas City of Homes. Nestled among a chain of lakes, The BEST WESTERN Mt. Vernon Inn features pristine manicured grounds and a knowledgeable service oriented staff. Ideally situated in Winter Park, Florida guests staying at this hotel will enjoy the surrounding lush foliage, ornamental gardens, premier shopping and fine dining. The BEST WESTERN Mt. Vernon Inn offers 143 well appointed guest rooms featuring free high speed Internet access and free long distance access. Other hotel amenities include a private swimming pool, on site restaurant and lounge and five meeting facilities accommodating up to 150 people. This Winter Park hotel is conveniently located near area attractions and cultural points of interest including the Morse Museum of American Art, Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Annie Russell Theatre, Loch Haven Art Center and the Orlando Science Center. Families especially will enjoy being close to Orlandos exciting attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot Center and Sea World. Guests traveling on business will appreciate the BEST WESTERN Mt. Vernon Inns proximity to the business section of Northern Orlando, Winter Park Civic Center, Adventist Healthcare and Northrop Gruman Mission Systems. Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Mt. Vernon Inn and save.
Disenchanted with the stigmatization of pool halls as dark, grimy places, lifelong billiards enthusiast Faheem Zia decided to give the game he loved room to thrive in a well-lit and smoke-free joint with an art-deco aesthetic. Gleaming cues dip back and glide smoothly between fingers tented against the main hall's 13 pool tables, which include Diamond Pro-Am units topped in cerulean felt and 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crown IV tables. A heated Søren Søgaard model without pockets serves as a venue for less-common billiards variants and lacks the traditional spots to hide an extra pair of aces.
Each table makes an appearance on the professional circuit monthly, when one of three rotating professional leagues visits and fills the room with an orchestra of cracking Super Aramith balls. During matches, café-style tables surrounded by high-top chairs and stools fill with a range of upscale pub fare such as wings dry-fried in ovens. A jukebox crouches in one corner, spilling forth a varied soundtrack on waves of neon light, and a panoply of touch-screen games and two dartboards let patrons compete while avoiding green felt after a teary falling-out with Kermit.
With its exposed bricks, arched doorways, and dim lighting, The Wine Room on Park Avenue evokes a medieval monastery. That may be why the sleek, Italian-made Enomatic wine dispenser, which controls bottle temperature and prevents oxidation, looks so much like a Star Trek?era gadget within the pleasantly rustic walls. With the push of a button, the metallic nozzles pour out precise 1-ounce sample-size, half-glass, or full-glass portions. To ensure spouts remain untainted from customer to customer, it cleans itself after every pour.
The Enomatic is one reason The Wine Room earned the title of Orlando's best wine bar from Orlando Magazine. The recently remodeled space now boasts additional seating, a new menu, and a new lineup of machines. Though the technology is impressive, the shop backs up their gadgetry with a staff of actual human wine connoisseurs. These friendly staffers help customers navigate the selection of 156 wines, and offer wine classes throughout the year. They can also recommend bottles to pair with The Wine Room's selection of cheeses, flatbreads, and yachts in need of christening.
If you vow to try a new piece of sushi, maki, or shasimi every month at Sakari Sushi, make sure you aren't moving any time in the next three years. That’s because the sushi chefs, who boast more than 40 years of combined experience, artfully plate more than 30 varieties. They assemble classic ingredients to create innovative combinations, such as the Mount Fuji roll with spicy crawfish coated in tempura flakes, the Mexican roll with shrimp tempura, cream cheese and jalapeno, and a California roll uniquely crowned with baked scallops.
Beyond the sushi bar, Sakari's culinary team prepares meats, seafood, and veggies in traditional style, such as tempura, teppan, and teriyaki. They even serve thinly sliced, marinated portions of pork or ribeye over a hot stone slab decked out with onions. Hot and cold sakes, imported Japanese beer, and an extensive wine selection complement meals, which unfold inside Sakari's hardwood dining room, as well as on an outdoor patio in the event of warm weather or an apocalyptic solar flare.