MyCityEats' 2012 pick for Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Orlando, Pasha Taverna & Lounge seamlessly blends Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisines, serving seasoned tender kebabs alongside plates of stuffed grape leaves and falafel. Hearty fish and lamb-shank tagines arrive in decorative conical dishes with plenty of moroccan bread to soak up the sauce. Sweet, subtle desserts conclude feasts with flaky baklava or the Athenian Chocolate-Lover's Dream, which stacks alternating layers of chocolate cake and chocolate mousse.
In a dining room that Orlando Weekly described as ?seductively decorated,? patrons sip on Moroccan mint tea amid carmine-red walls punctuated with keyhole-style insets and paintings. Textured benches roll along one wall, ending at a photomural that Orlando Weekly reported depicts the Atlas Mountains and Agdal Gardens. As dusk falls outside, the attached hookah lounge begins to fill with tendrils of scented smoke. On Friday and Saturday nights, belly dancers hypnotize guests with their undulations and their habit of holding a pendulum before the eyes of every visitor.
It's easy to both start and end a night at Blue Martini. During the early hours of the evening, guests can catch the last rays of sun on the patio as they dine on light fare such as fruit-and-cheese plates and flatbread pizzas. This lightness is necessary, because once the sun goes down, guests have to be light on their feet as the lounge turns into a full-on dance party. From then until closing time, guests can keep their energy up with glasses of wine or one of the house's 42 signature cocktails. The bartenders shake, stir, and blend together ingredients to make these drinks, which range from skinny-raspberry mojitos that contain less than 250 calories to the lightly flavored key-lime-pie martini or cucumber lemonade.
The menu at Cricketers Pub & Eatery has all the markings of a classic English pub?bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, fish and chips featuring Cricketer?s beer-battered haddock and hand-cut fries. And the scene inside the pub is immersive with cricket bats, Guinness paraphernalia, and club ties mounted on the walls while televisions showcase live European sporting events. Revelers can refuel with beers on tap and in bottles alongside a selection of hand-drawn ales. Chefs also cook full English breakfasts with eggs, English bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, and toast.
Plumes of hookah smoke scent the air of Zorba's Greek Taverna, where hints of jasmine, rose, and caramel mingle with the smells of garlic, tahini, and spices wafting from the kitchen. Slices of pita bread scoop up housemade tzatziki, and plates of moussaka layer eggplant, potatoes, and ground beef beneath béchamel and tomato sauces. An open flame licks marinated quail, and pepperoncini nestles beside gyro wraps, waiting to delight tongues with a slight kick. Greek coffee, beer, wine, and ouzo complement the dishes, and desserts such as baklava and three-layer chocolate cake end meals on a sweet note.
The chefs at Bloodhound Brew are masters of delicious experimentation. They pride themselves on their unique twists on classic American dishes, such as grilled or fried wings tossed in a mac and cheese sauce or Kingston burgers topped with braised pineapple and a pineapple BBQ sauce. Entrees include slow-cooked ribs in a Southern Comfort glaze, while a section of the menu is also devoted to international street foods, from beer-battered fish and chips to homemade fried chicken and biscuits.
Of course, as delicious as the food is, people also flock to Bloodhound Brew for the accompaniments. Sports play on HDTVs and live musical performances are scheduled twice every day. As for drinks, there are more than 100 beers (including 40 on tap) at the bar, and twice-daily happy hours keep the revelry going till 2 a.m. every day.
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