Out and About: The Wilson Mixes Traditional Dishes with Fusion for a Delicious Night in Celebration

The Wilson at the Melia Orlando Celebration

New York-based restaurant group, In Good Company Hospitality, in partnership with the Meliá Orlando Celebration, recently opened a Central Florida outpost of NYC’s The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood at the hotel, and we were invited to sample the menu.

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KISS Front Men To Open Rock & Brews Restaurant in Oviedo in December

Rock & BrewsKISS front men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have announced plans to expand their family-friendly Rock & Brews restaurant brand into Florida with a location in Oviedo, set to open in December 2014.

The Rock & Brews Oviedo restaurant will be located at 7131 Red Bug Lake Rd. It will feature the brand’s American comfort food menu (burgers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, etc), and a full bar that includes one of the area’s largest selections of international and local craft beers and premium wines.

The almost 7,500-sq-ft venue will have a family-friendly, rock-inspired environment including multiple TV screens and a state-of-the-art sound system broadcasting some of the greatest concert moments in rock history. Decor will include murals, canvas art of iconic rock images, and something they call their signature Great Wall of Rock.

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Out and About: Fish of Fire in Orlando (Restaurant Review)

Fish of Fire
photo: Fish of Fire

While at the Orlando Chili Cook-off last month, we met some wonderful folks from the seafood restaurant Fish of Fire. As a result of the conversation, we decided to try it for lunch on a Sunday after church.

This restaurant is in the out lot of a LaQuinta hotel near the Orlando International Airport.  It feels more like it should be on the beach. This isn’t a bad thing, just that it’s a casual place, like the kind of laid-back seafood place you’d find on the coast.

It surprised us that they offered a brunch menu as their website didn’t mention it, but it had quite a few tasty options.

We ordered a brew basket with fried pickles, onion straws, and hush puppies for an appetizer. It came out fairly quickly, and the family ate it so fast, I didn’t even get photos. I guess we were all hungry after church.

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