As the founding family of Orange Tree Hot Dogs, the Koppenbergers have carefully guarded their secret recipes since opening the first location in 1968. The "dash of magic" outlined in those recipes is central to the coleslaw that tops their most popular hot dog, the aptly named slaw dog, or the savory sauce that blankets the onion-sauce dog. The Koppenbergers' menu also features their popular Orange Frost drink—made with orange juice, orange syrup, and ice—which serves as both a refreshing treat and an extinguisher for mustaches that catch fire.
The chefs at Morgan's Restaurant transform locally sourced ingredients into made-from-scratch dishes that pull influences from all over the world. Entrees include international dishes such as pan-seared Scottish salmon, Moroccan-style stew, and moules frites with French fries. Though the restaurant's wraparound porch may exude an old-fashioned charm, the interior's chic ambiance, replete with mirrored walls and hanging light fixtures, creates a modern dining atmosphere for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Founded by experienced nutritional counselor Chuck Homuth, Chuck's Natural Food Marketplace steers health-conscious shoppers toward 100% certified organic produce, packaged foods, and vitamin supplements. Showcase ventriloquism skills by gargling a glass of Tree of Life almond milk ($1.99/32 oz.) or Sunshine Acres' organic unfiltered apple juice ($8.29/gallon) or slake mature thirsts with organic and sulfite-free wines and beers. In addition to stocking raw-food products and organic pet food, Chuck's caters to gluten-free diets with snacks such as almond-packed Nut Thins ($2.39). A Natural Factors coenzyme Q10 supplement ($16.95) provides more all-natural energy than a portable potato battery, and an in-store café and juice bar refuel customers with freshly made organic goodies.
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.
Capturing the feel of the Big Easy throughout Florida, Po’ Boys surrounds diners with photos of New Orleans and Mardi Gras memorabilia, as well as the rich fragrances of gumbo and jambalaya. The menu presents fried pickles, gator baskets, po’boys, andouille sausage platters, and firecracker shrimp, which are proof one can never know what Mother Nature will do next. The downtown location remains festive with live music on the deck, while other locations, including the Killearn restaurant, host karaoke nights. Catering options are also available to bring bayou flavors to special events.
Unlike jerk-chicken pudding or fried-tuna Twinkies, ice cream makes for a delectable dessert that properly caps off any meal. At Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, patrons can sample a huge menu of ice cream and other treats that are sure to slap a smile on any face and massage taste buds with sugary strokes. Try ice cream in flavor combinations such as Strawberry Skateboard with sprinkles, gummy bears, and marshmallows, or Cotton Candy Ski Jump with M&Ms and mini-marshmallows. Prices range from $3.50 to $5.50 for a cup or cone, $5.50 for a pint, and $9.75 for a quart. Ice-cream cupcakes($9.99 per 4-pack) can be enjoyed with a spoon or spoon-fingers. Dream cakes ($23.95+), on the other hand, come in appropriately oneiric flavors such as Maggie's Mud and Chocolate Heaven, and are available in 6-inch, 8-inch, and sheet-cake sizes. Health-conscious hedonists can indulge in strawberry-banana, creamy mango, and mocha coffee smoothies (starting at $5.25), whereas ice-cream pizzas ($21.95+) topped with white-chocolate curls will perplex pizza-party attendees before blasting away reservations with deliciousness.