• Scott Joseph Reviews: southern and soul, a new Jax, and what is Too Much Sauce


    One of the best and most satisfying ways to combat a Central Florida winter is to fill your belly with a warm, delicious meal.

    So where will you go to find the ultimately satisfying meal that will undoubtedly warm your cockles? We’ve enlisted the help of renowned Central Florida restaurant critic and icFlorida contributor Scott Joseph to help steer your hunger in the right direction in this latest batch of restaurant reviews.

    Nikki's Place: Family-owned Southern and soul restaurant is back the way it was following a devastating fire.


    Jade Sushi & New Asian: Formerly Jade Bistro, this College Park restaurant just doesn't try very hard, either with the food, which is modest, or the service, which is slow, even by sushi bar standards.


    Cork & Fork: It wants to be a more fanciful restaurant than it needs to be, but if you focus on the more pub-like fare, such as the burgers or the fish & chips, you'll do just fine.

    Copacabana Cuban Cafe: An in-town outpost for a Mount Dora restaurant, Copacabana serves decent Cuban fare in a pleasant atmosphere.


    K Restaurant Wine Bar: Founding chef Kevin Fonzo sold the restaurant months ago, but the quality is as good as ever at one of Orlando's better known destination restaurants.


    Fig's Prime: The Altamonte Springs steakhouse has a beautiful decor, but it has some work to do on the food and service.

    Too Much Sauce: An assemblage restaurant, TMS serves bowls full of delicious food, all with as much -- or as little -- sauce as you want.


    Jax Thornton Park: A reiteration of a former downtown bar known for its sandwiches and pickle jars, Jax has taken over the former Cityfish/Baoery space.


    Orchid Thai Lake Mary: The popular Park Avenue Thai restaurant has opened another location in Lake Mary. But unfortunately the food and service are not the same.

    Mrs. Potato: Potatoes and fillings abound, either in boring baked potato style or in much tastier and interesting rostis.


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