Eat and Drink in Florida
Fresh gulf seafood is plentiful—raw bars serving oysters, clams, and mussels are everywhere. Florida’s many Cuban and Spanish restaurants serve paella with seafood and chicken, boliche criollo (sausage-stuffed eye-round roast) with black beans and rice, ropa vieja (shredded flank steak in tomato sauce), and other treats. Tarpon Springs adds classic Greek specialties.
Florida Bay’s Foodie Scene Florida Bay’s foodie scene tells a distinctive story of its people, its past and its location. Even the trendy, nationally recognized chefs pay homage to its culinary traditions by building fresh, inventive dishes with traditional ingredients. History is served.
Variety, in both cuisine and atmosphere, characterizes Orlando dining. Fun, casual meals and reliable chain restaurants fill the bill for many hungry tourists. Kids especially relish character breakfasts at Disney's Contemporary Resort and dinners at Universal's three resorts, where folks dine in good company alongside Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Scooby Doo, and Curious George.
With a focus on local culture and fresh ingredients, Cigar City Brewing handcrafts a number of inspired brews, ales and lagers. With creations such as the Jai Alai IPA-which is also sold in growlers-and Humidor Geiger’s Hoppy Amber, Cigar City offers a nod to the rich history of Florida Bay while appealing to modern beer aficionados appreciative of a bold beverage.