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Let's Dish With Linda Lou

Sharing My Recipes, My Life, And The Food Tale Of Two Cities

Pharmacy Orlando

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Life changing?, Yes!!!  Finally, I got the chance to visit the Pharmacy in Orlando. My daughter came to visit and this was a “must stop” for us. Seeing this place on the Food Network on one of Emeril’s Florida television series. I watched Emeril interview an amazing chef/owner, named Loren Falsone, of the Pharmacy. She talked about using local and seasonal ingredients, that she bought daily, then turning them into spectacular Topas, and desserts. I watched as she served Emeril some sample dishes that she created as I was speechless.

I’m walking up to the entrance when I notice this woman on her phone sitting the steps out front. I stopped dead in my tracks. Melissa’s like, mom, come on. I put my hand up signaling her to wait as I hoped this woman would make eye contact with me. I knew who it was, and I wasn’t moving until I met her. Just like I thought, it was Chef Loren. She took the time to speak with me for a few minutes and then took a picture with me. That’s not all after Melissa and I were seated, she visited our table and asked us if we would like to tour the kitchen. That was a real treat, for me. to be able to see the inner workings of how everything was done behind the scenes.

Our server came over and told us the Chef Loren was sending us out dessert. Could this night get any better?!!! After the desserts arrived and we tasted these delicious creations, Chef Loren came over once more to see how we were enjoying them. We were speechless. Again, “Life Changing”!!!

During my conversations with Chef Loren, I told her how passionate about cooking I was, and that I had my own food blog. She gave me her card and we exchanged emails. Stuff like this just doesn’t happen to me and now that it did, well, it’s a great feeling.

I hope to attend cooking classes hosted by Chef Loren in the near future. That’s going to be so awesome!! For more information visit www.pharmacyorlando.com.

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Croissant Gourmet Bakery

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This is what I call “Picture Perfect”. Croissant Gourmet Bakery. Their located at 120 E. Morse Blvd. Winter Park, brought a taste of Parisian French-style pastries into our lives. French bakery featuring croissants, coffee, and crepes, plus tarts, flans, and cakes for dessert.

Inside and outside seating is available. You to enjoy gourmet pastries, croissant sandwiches, salads, or just a great cup of coffee while people watching.

You can “google” Croissant Gourmet Bakery for locations, menu, hours of operation, and directions.

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Beth’s Burger Bar

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Owner Beth and I’ve been friends for many years. She’s opened her heart and soul to make sure that every guest is happy and satisfied with everything she serves. Here’s a sneak peek.

My longtime friend Beth has opened a restaurant in downtown Orlando, called Beth’s Burger Bar. I’ve been invited to visit her restaurant this week.

Located at 24 E Washington St. Orlando, fl. 32801. The decor inside is eclectic and gives you a sense of belonging. She has two more locations, one in Edgewater, South Orlando, and now, Lake- Cay. For more information on Beth’s Burger Bar visit, www.bethsburgerbar.com

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Peach Valley Cafe

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Earlier on in my serving career, I worked here at Peach Valley.  They are probably best known for their signature Apple Fritters and our Eggs, Benedict.

The menu has an eclectic variety of breakfast and lunch items.  They offer an array of great coffees, iced or hot.  These are some pictures of the inside and outside of the Peach Vally. For more information visit their website at www.peachvalleycafe.com.

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