Nikki’s Corner Cafe


What an interesting morning. Rubio and KTS were in town and we had to look for a foodventure. We were in the Poinciana area and saw the sign and had to go in.


Nice place. Feels like you are entering someone’s living room and dining room. Pictures of cats and cat figurines within the restaurant.


It was empty when we walked in and we were not greeted in such a friendly manner, but KTS was super friendly and our server changed her behavior. Fortunately.
 


The open kitchen concept was a bit strange to me. This is the first thing you see as soon as you walk into the restaurant.


I ordered the Ham Steak, Eggs over medium, Wheat toast, and Hash Browns.


Rubio ordered the Country Fried Steak with gravy, eggs over easy, wheat toast, and hash browns.

 KTS ordered the Bubba’s Benedict: Biscuit stacked with two sausage patties and two eggs covered in sausage gravy and hash browns.
 
 Overall, service was just okay. Our server wasn’t the friendliest. She changed her tone as we ordered and spoke to her a bit more. The food was great. I enjoy that southern homestyle cooking. I would go again and try their other items for lunch and dinner.
 
 Thanks to Rubio and KTS for putting up with my foodventure concept. Y’all are real troopers.
 
 


TWO THUMBS UP!! (to the food)
 
 
 Nikki’s Corner Café
 (407) 910-4229
 3277 South John Young Parkway
 Kissimmee, FL 34746
 
 
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Location:3277 South John Young Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34746

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B Cupcakes


I am in a big sugar coma as I write this. Via several social media sites I had seen that B Cupcakes was going to open up a new location in Winter Park Florida. I did my research and I saw that they have a location in Apopka Florida already and it seemed to have wonderful reviews.
 


Their second shop is located on the corner of Fairbanks and Park Avenue. It’s not really hidden, but you do have to be looking out for it to find it. It’s right next to the 711.
 


@Tarajroth and I wanted to go early to meet up with @winechix, but we had an appointment we needed to go to. After the appointment was done we had some lunch in Hunters Creek and made our way to Winter Park.
 


Beautiful place. Today was their grand opening and they had a buy one get one free special on all their cupcakes.
 


Brittany was the first want to greet us when we arrived. We had told her that we drove all the way from Kissimmee and she was impressed.
 


I knew that choosing the right cupcake was going to be difficult, so in order to make it easy for myself and wifey I decided to get one of each. You name it they have it: Peanut butter chocolate, German chocolate, salted caramel, lemon zest, Red Velvet, etc.
 


I ended up getting a total of 20 cupcakes to bring home. Now I know I had mentioned this before I am a big cupcake fan, so this was the perfect number for me.
 


They have a milk bar as well and you can add any flavor to whatever type of milk you order.
 


The price of the cupcake is definitely worth it. The moisture of the cake and the frosting is a perfect blend to a delicious cupcake. Red Velvet was my favorite so far. I still have 19 more cupcakes to go. Stop on by when you are in the Winter Park area. You will not regret it.
 
 Brittany, thanks for the warm welcome and the great customer service. You rock!!
 


Two Thumbs Up!!
 
 
 B Cupcakes
 (407) 660-2253
 127 West Fairbanks Avenue
 Winter Park, FL 32789
 
 
 
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Location:127 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL. 32789

The Thai Resturant (Grand Cayman)


Another gorgeous day at Grand Cayman. This time I had @xobejm with me and she was excited about our food-venture. My buddy Taufan from DCL told me I had to try this place.
 


We asked a local taxi driver and she gave us great directions. Behind Scotia Bank and behind the Post Office. Best part was Taufan was inside the restaurant when we arrived. He really likes this place.
 


Because of my buddy Sammy on DCL he had me talking about Green Curry and I told him one day I would try it. Today was the day. They had a buffet for lunch, but I decided to order from the menu hoping they had Green Curry.
 


Green Curry and Chow Mein was going to be our order. To my surprise @xobejm and I had to trade dishes. She wanted spicy and not a “plain” dish. I was so proud of her. She loved the spicy Green Curry.
 


The service was spectacular. I told them Taufan had suggested this place and they loved hearing that. They were super nice to us. Locals come in and get their food and are on their way. Several crew members were here today. Several that I knew.
 


Thai Iced Tea. This is a must all the time.
 


Green Chicken Curry (Spicy)
 


Chicken Chow Mein
 
 
 Again, service was spectacular. Great team. Everyone was extremely friendly and happy we were there. The place is beautiful. The decor is perfect and the restaurant is very clean.
 

 The Thai Restaurant of Grand Cayman
 Shedden Road
 Elizabethan Square
 George Town
 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 949-6141
 Email: thairestaurant@yahoo.com
 Website: http://www.thairestaurant.webs.com

Location:Grand Cayman

Lechonera Latina Restaurante


(Photos courtesy of http://www.lechoneralatina.net)


It all started amazing. I worked until 12pm near this restaurant and @annrodoz had suggested for us to come here for lunch.


I said no at first, but the hunger got the best of me. I had seen and heard about Lechonera before.


When I walked in I could have sworn I died and went to Latin heaven.


The amount of food they have here was unbelievable.


Spanish music playing and all kinds of yummy smells inside the restaurant. My stomach started growling.


The service is very efficient. Not a slow moving person in this place.


You make line and they ask want you want and the magic begins.


The amount of food that is served is unreal. The young lady helping me out served me a huge portion.


Luckily I had reinforcements with me. @annrodoz and my friend Amy. We were able to share all this delicious food.


I have never seen so many variations of Spanish rice.


The ribs looked amazing and @annrodoz did not hesitate in ordering the ribs.


Mangu is always a must. Lechonera is Puerto Rican and Dominican food. The mixture of these two cultures and cuisines is a dream come true for a Latin food lover like me.


Ribs, Mangu, and Yellow rice with ham.


Pernil, Maduros, and yellow rice with ham.

Food is great. Service is quick and efficient. Whether you need it to go or to eat in you won’t be disappointed. The portions are huge. They serve a lot of food. The food line feels like it goes on forever. Took a look first and then go and order. Enjoy the variety of rice, beans, and meats. BUEN PROVECHO!!

Lechonera Latina Restaurante
(407) 249-0207
9998 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32817

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Location:9998 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817

Sunshine Restaurant


We had to laugh about this one. It’s closed on Tuesdays. Random day, but they are not open. We had to come back on Wednesday just to give it a try.


Pete, the owner has had this place for 43 years. He is still there making all the magic happen in the kitchen.


Peggy was our server today and she was awesome. Super friendly!


The hot sauces were the first thing on our table. They must know our style. Papi and I love hot sauces.


The rib eye was a must for breakfast. Ita ordered this dish and finished the whole thing.


Mine was the Chopped Steak with Onions. Very tasty. It was like having a well made burger for breakfast. YUM!


@Xobejm had the Waffle. Plain as always. This was the best waffle we had all week. My mom had a waffle this week, but this one was much better.


Scrambled Eggs, Ham, and Hash browns. We tend to get the usual so we can compare and see which is better.


Eggs over medium, hash browns, and ham. So far I would say Sunshine has my vote. The food is good and the service is even better.


Sunshine Skillet. With all the fixins inside. Green peppers, corn beef hash, and topped with eggs done your way.


Feast shot. We enjoy every moment of eating. Never a dull moment at the table. BUEN PROVECHO to us!

Sunshine Restaurant is a must while in the city. They have a second restaurant as well. Pete, the owner is a very laid back guy who loves to work and is enjoying every moment of it. 43 years and going strong. If you are ever in the area check them out. Ask for Peggy.


Sunshine Restaurant
(773) 267-1578
3523 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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Location:3523 N Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL 60618

Ciao Italia Ristorante Italiano


Tonight was a date night for wifey and I. I had read about Ciao and had been wanting to try this place for about two weeks now. Chef Vincenzo is in the back cooking up some great Italian dishes.


A 2nd generation run business for the Navarras family. They have been here since 1991. I love when the business stays in the family. While entering you hear the classical Italian music playing. The ambience is romantic, which was perfect for @tarajroth and I.


I started my dinner with a Cappuccino. Just the way I like it. Bruno was the one serving us tonight. A perfect gentleman every time he spoke.


Bruschetta. Toasted Crostini topped with a blend of Tomatoes, Garlic, Onions and Basil in E.V.O.O.
@Tarajroth wanted this appetizer and it looked great. We took a few bites and it was good. we had to bring two of them to go. They were rather filling.


Rigatoni Con Salsiccia E Rapini.
Rigatoni pasta, house sausage, broccoli rabe in garlic-Pinot Grigio reduction.
Nice. Flavorful. The Parmesan cheese on top made it even yummier. The sausage was my favorite part of this dish.


(Photo courtesy of @tarajroth) Maybe I should have her take all my pics.

Veal Alla Parmigiana with Spaghetti Marinara.
@Tarajroth ordered this one. She liked the veal, but was not a fan of the pasta. She said the flavors were too light. She would have liked more garlic to give it some more kick.


Chocolate Fonduta Torta
Sponge cake filled with rich chocolate fondant, covered with chocolate flakes.
@Tarajroth liked it at first. She then took a bite of the back of the cake and sensed that it had been kept for a while. I had a bite and I thought it was good. I couldn’t tell if it was fresh or not.


Tiramisu. Lady fingers soaked in espresso coffee layered with marscapone cheese dusted with cocoa powder.
I liked it. Wifey had some and she like my dessert better than hers. I always say, you can’t go wrong with a classic dessert. Very good.

Overall, very nice place. I was very happy with how nice it is on the inside. The food was good, but not great. I would go definitely go again to try other dishes. Great service. Ask for Bruno.

Ciao Italia Ristorante Italiano
(407) 354-0770
6149 Westwood Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32821

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Location:6149 Westwood Boulevard Orlando, FL 32821

The Dessert Lady


After a great lunch with @lovenconfection I went to dessert with @kokocooks. This was her idea to meet here and I am glad I accepted the invite. I had seen that @mismamari and @lglastorl talked about this place often. Sweets are my weakness, so I had to come and check them out.


The inside is gorgeous. The pink truly makes this place pop. @xobejm would love this. They used to be located in downtown Orlando and are now in the Dr. Phillips area since December. This place is truly what the “Dr.” ordered.


This is were @kokocooks and I sat. @DessertLadyFL sat with us for a bit and told us about the cakes she has. You could see the passion in her eyes while she explained all the yumminess that she has created. @Kokocooks and I wanted to try a bit of everything and @DessertLadyFL was happy to oblige.


To make it easier I copied and pasted the info from her menu so you can see what each cake contains in detail. Here we go!!!

Tiramisu Torte. (Top right)
Our spin on an Italian favorite. Chocolate chip cookies instead of ladyfingers.

Chocolate Zuccotto. (Top left)
An architectural wonder. Amaretto soaked dome cake filled with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse. Iced with ganache.

6 Layer Chocolate Cake. Count them, each deep chocolate layer placed upon the most luxurious triple chocolate mousse and coated with chocolate ganache.


Carrot Cake. (Top left) A moist 3-layer cake infused with cinnamon and real bits of carrot that’s topped with the most seductive cream cheese icing, which easily makes it my best seller.

Coconut Brûlée Cheesecake. (Top right) Creamy coconut cheesecake on an amazing macadamia nut crust. Be sure to ask for our own warm toasted coconut and caramel topping.

Sour Cream Apple Cobbler. Granny Smith apples baked in a sweet sour cream custard and topped with a pecan streusel topping.


Cannoli Cake. (Bottom right) Moist white cake sprinkled with rum glaze, filled with a thick layer of cannoli cream and iced with espresso cream cheese frosting.

Key Lime Cake. (Top Middle) Three layers of white cake soaked with special rum glaze, filled with key lime custard and iced with cream cheese frosting.

Secret Stash. Our seasonal cakes, cheesecakes, pies and who knows what else we might create.
Today was a Strawberry “not so short” cake.


Cake Bites. And of course I ended the party with a Cake Bite platter to go. Assorted flavors of cakes in petit four form.

@DessertLadyFL, thank you so much for your hospitality. We loved every single one of your cakes. ALL of them were my favorite. Nice chatting and getting to know more about you.


The Dessert Lady
(407) 999-5696
7600 Doctor Phillips Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

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Location:7600 Doctor Phillips Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819