Serving up secret-sauce-slathered eats since 1980, Woody's has garnered praise from publications that include the Ledger and continues to woo taste buds with succulent ribs, chicken, pork, and sides. Patrons can perform cheek-stretching calisthenics with the Super sampler starter, a piled-high platter of popable bites, including fried garlic mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, corn nuggets, and onion rings ($9.99), before moving on to a main event such as a full rack of Woody's signature baby-back ribs, featuring pork that slips off the bone as sure as a cat slips off an ice sculpture of a larger cat ($14.99). Meat disciplinarians might consider the Sloppy Woody—pulled pork and Woody's secret sauce caught in a prison of formalist bread loaves ($7.99). Vegetarians are invited to pig out on a pint of coleslaw ($3.99) or a flurry of country vegetables ($1.99).
Cavallari Gourmet stocks kitchens with high-quality ingredients and beverages while smoothing over the travails of shopping with exemplary customer service. The store carries a wide selection of foodstuffs including an in-house line of sauces and toppings made with carefully vetted ingredients that—like releasing a wolverine in the dining room—add extra zest and excitement to every meal. Those whose hunger cannot be contained can fill their bellies as they shop, munching on a variety of gourmet sandwiches made fresh in-store, including the Cavallari Italian plied with Boar's Head ham, genoa salami, and hot cappy ($8.49), or the crab salad sub, chock full of toothsome, crustacean-flavored surimi ($7.99). Cavallari's large wine selection pairs vinous accompaniment with gourmet victuals. A spread of party platters provides preparation-free group nutrition, offering up a delectable variety of lunchmeats, veggies, and fruit. Most party platters are priced between $20 and $50 and feed 8 to 20 people, depending on size, appetite, and predilection for competitive eating.
One of the largest privately-owned specialty coffee and tea shops in the United States, Barnie's offers dozens of different gourmet coffees, each quality-controlled tested to ensure a premium cup of joe. Your caffeinated combo comes with a pound each of three palate-pleasing varieties sure to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. The first bag contains Barnie's Jamaican Me Crazy blend, a sweet, vanilla-infused flavor that carries hints of caramel and tropical liquor ($14). Next is Kenya AA, a bold choice throughout the workday crunch, culled from mountain-top soil in east Africa ($17). You'll also get the 100% pure Hawaiian Kona, a rare and superior-quality coffee grown in rich, volcanic soil ($45). Packaged in a reusable wooden magazine crate ($7), each coffee pack comes with a stainless-steel scoop that's ideal for precise coffee measurements and also handy for impromptu chiclet fights ($7).
When they lived in Hawaii, Sean and Cheryl Ronan cherished the sunny beaches. After moving closer to family in Oviedo, they found that they especially missed Hawaii's unique cuisine. In September 2011, they decided to bring the flavors of the islands to them and to the community and opened Hawaiian Grindz.
For many dishes, ingredients are imported directly from the islands, such as the ti leaves wrapped around salted butterfish and pork Lau Lau. The restaurant’s atmosphere also nods to the Pacific paradise—it has island music and surf-inspired décor. There’s even a space for musicians to casually jam together; if the kitchen doesn't demand too much of his attention, Sean sometimes hops into such sessions on the bass guitar.
Eight potters' wheels whirl next to shelves stacked with bisque pieces, worktables spotted with glaze, and walls hung with abstract art. The eclecticism of the space is one of owner and artist Tracy Wilmes's favorite things about his pottery studio, Cup O' Pottery—that, and the opportunity to inspire his students by leaping on a chair in his typical ebullient, and sometimes downright zany, teaching style. As a former high school art teacher, he loves educating students of any age, leading both family-oriented studio classes and open pottery paint and design sessions. The studio also includes a small retail area, where Tracy sells his own pottery and hands out mock detentions to disobedient clay.:
Tuscany's chefs craft traditional Italian fare with zest, populating a menu with pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and chicken dishes. Patrons can catapult a hearty portion of baked ziti down gullets ($9.99), or savor the event by starting with a fried calamari appetizer ($8.99) and a complete recitation of My Dinner with Andre the Giant. Chicken entrees rest on a davenport of pasta and include parmesan, picatta, marsala, and francese varieties ($12.99 each). Pizza lovers have nine specialties pies to choose from, such as bacon white pizza ($14.99) and its arch nemesis, broccoli white pizza ($14.49). The eatery also boasts a hefty collection of 11 sammies good for lunch or dinner, including a meatball parm sub ($7.99) and the Cyclops ($13.99), which can serve up to four people wearing two horse costumes.