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NEWS: Celebrate Christmas Day at Wine Bar George Disney Springs (Orlando)

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Wine Bar George located at Disney Springs in Orlando will have Christmas Day offerings to celebrate the occasion this year. Christmas Day is on Wednesday, December 25th this year.

Santa Carota Short Ribs at Wine Bar George in Disney Springs

Guests can enjoy Santa Carota Short Ribs, Red Wine Braised Half Chicken and Chocolate Ginger Cake with house-made peppermint ice cream, alongside select items from their regular menu.

Chocolate Ginger Cake with house-made peppermint ice cream at Wine Bar George in Disney Springs

Choose from 140 wines all available by the glass, bottle, and ounce for the perfect holiday celebration. 

Reservations can be made online at http://winebargeorge.com/events or through Disney Reservations.

Menu:

Carlos Eats

December 13, 2019 |

NEWS: Wine Bar George at Disney Springs in Orlando offers Thanksgiving specials

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and there a number of places offering Thanksgiving specials. One of those places is Wine Bar George at Disney Springs in Orlando.

Thanksgiving offering at Wine Bar George.

On November 28th, Wine Bar George will be serving a traditional turkey plate ($ 34 for adults, $ 16 for kids 9 and under) as well as new Santa Carota Short Ribs ($ 39) alongside select items from their regular menu. Choose from 140 wines all available by the glass, bottle and ounce for the perfect holiday celebration.

Black Friday and Thanksgiving are a busy time for tourism in Orlando. Wine Bar George is one of many places offering options for the season.

For more information visit them online at winebargeorge.com.

Here is the holiday menu:

Carlos Eats

November 17, 2019 |

NEWS: Sulphur Springs River Tower Festival coming November 16th

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The Sulphur Springs River Tower Festival is coming Saturday, November 16th, 2019 with a mission of restoring and preserving Sulphur Springs Water Tower (originally built in 1927) and improvements to the surrounding River Tower Park located at 401 East Bird Street, Tampa, FL 33604 .

Sulphur Springs was once an important landmark in Tampa that was quite the attraction. After the spring was damaged and people moved to other parts of town the area was mostly abandoned although efforts to restore the area have been done over they ears.

Recent development in Seminole Heights has draw attention back to the area though and the Sulphur Springs Water Tower.

The event will feature 10 live bands, 7 DJs, a fire show, magician, balloon artist, drum circle for kids, food trucks, art vendors, beer and wine. Gates will open at 11AM and close at 10PM.

Tickets are $ 15 in advance and $ 20 the day of the event (if available). Kids ages 10 and under are FREE.

Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets comfort on the lawn. No outside coolers, food, or drinks will be allowed.

Purchase tickets: http://www.preserveourtower.com/tickets/

Learn more at preserveourtower.com.

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October 30, 2019 |

Chef Jose Andres opening Jaleo restaurant at Disney Springs this year (Orlando)

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Chef Jose Andres will open a new Spanish restaurant called Jaleo in Orlando at Disney Springs later this year right next to House of Blues and Bongo’s. I couldn’t be more excited. Jaleo has operated 5 locations in Vegas, Washington D.C., and Mexico City. His restaurant group is called ThinkFoodGroup.

The menu will have Spanish tapas and of course feature Paella. Some menu items featured at other Jaleo locations include Gambas, Patatas Bravas, Jamón serrano Fermín, and Chorizo ibérico de bellota Fermín.

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I have been following Chef Andres since he helped the people of Puerto Rico last year during the horrific Hurricane Irma catastrophe. His non-profit, World Central Kitchen, served over 3.5 million quality meals to the people of Puerto Rico while FEMA was dealing with issues providing food and water supplies as well as contractor issues.

Chef Jose Andres was named 2018 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for his efforts in Puerto Rico. World Food Kitchen is now working with farmer’s in Puerto Rico to help “build resiliency” since Puerto Rico currently imports about 85% of their food.

Check out more about World Food Kitchen: http://www.worldcentralkitchen.org

Now that Wine Bar George is serving a variety of wines to the masses, it only makes sense for someone to represent authentic Spanish food and wine together at Disney Springs. Once Jaleo opens, I’ll be there to support Chef Jose Andres. He has done a huge service to the people.

Carlos Eats

June 2, 2018 |

Wine Bar George now open at Disney Springs (Orlando)

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Full disclosure: I was invited to Wine Bar George for a complimentary tasting this week to try their new menu. My history with George Miliotes dates back a few years and is outlined in this article. All opinions stated are my own and do not represent Wine Bar George or any other group.

Wine Bar George is now open at Disney Springs in Orlando.

I’ve been following George Miliotes for years when he was consulting with the Capital Grille for their Generous Pour event. His new 200 seat, 6,000-square-foot restaurant features over 130 wines by the glass, bottle, and ounce.

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George Miliotes is one of only 128 Master Sommeliers in the United States of America. It is a mastery that few in the world hold. Wine Bar George is also the only Master Sommelier-led bar in Florida. The bar is open daily from 11AM to 2AM.

George has history with Disney going back to the opening of California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and managed the venue from 1995 to 2002. He created their award winning wine-list and was one of the first to make a “100 wines by the glass list” in the United States.

The food menu features seasonal items with everything made in-house. I stopped by today for a tasting of the menu and tried some of their selection as well as two featured wines with Miliotes hosting us.

We enjoyed a cheese and meat board to begin the tasting.

Wine Bar George offers a few choices here depending on party-size that range from $ 24-$ 54. Definitely a great shareable dish that is expected in a concept like this. I enjoyed their cheese selections and their cuts of meat. The chutney and mustard were also excellent.

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The cheese and meat board was served with a German Dry Riesling from Selbach-Oster in Mosel, Germany. The Riesling went down great and would easily be a wine that I could sip all day. Selbach-Oster is ranked among the Top 100 wineries in Germany.

The flavor was certainly not your average Riesling and I would recommend giving this one a taste. A 6 oz. pour is $ 8 and a bottle is $ 32 at the bar.

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All the cocktails have wine spirit infusions and the New York Sour featured a 12-year aged bourbon with a wine floater. Director of Beverage, Robyn Cohen, spearheaded the menu in collaboration with George Miliotes.

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The other wine we tried was the Yeringberg 2013 Bordeaux-style Red from Victoria, Australia’s Yarra Valley. This was an excellent and smooth red that was easy to drink and went along well with the other menu items on the tasting list. This is a higher end wine that would normally go for around $ 90 a bottle at retail. They recently acquired this wine so it is not yet listed on the menu, but available.

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The Mac + Cheese balls were excellent. Sometimes you’ll find that the crust will get into the inside of these creations and make a gritty texture, but that wasn’t the case at all with this dish. The Mac + Cheese was completely creamy and delicious. Great Mac + Cheese can be hard to come by.

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The grilled octopus was one of the best dishes I enjoyed during the tasting. The octopus had a very ceviche-like quality to it. I would order this dish in the future. It wasn’t chewy at all. I would probably also get this dish in the future if I went for the sangria on the menu.

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The chicken skewers were a top choice during the tasting at Wine Bar George. It almost reminded me of Japanese Fried Chicken or Karaage, but with different flavor profiles. This dish was truly enjoyable. Make sure to squeeze the lime on top – it really does make a difference here.

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It wouldn’t be a tasting without dessert and we enjoyed a key lime dessert as well as an olive oil cake. I liked the key lime, but the olive oil cake was incredible and stood out to me among the two. I would order this again and again and highly recommend it.

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I stopped at the top floor before I left to look around and Wine Bar George has great upstairs views. I’m sure it must be beautiful at night with Morimoto Asia in the backdrop.

Wine Bar George was everything I expected and more. The restaurant and bar space is beautiful and the staff is just as passionate about wine as George Miliotes himself. The wine, cocktail, and food menu all perfectly complement and contrast flavors and show a clear understanding of what makes a great restaurant.

I think there is so much potential at Wine Bar George and I am looking forward to seeing this business blossom at Disney Springs. I’ll be back soon.

Restaurant Name: Wine Bar George

Neighborhood: Disney Springs

Address: 1610 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone Number: (407) 490-1800

Website: http://winebargeorge.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/winebargeorge/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/winebargeorge/

Twitter: @WineBarGeorge

Carlos Eats

May 24, 2018 |

Grant program draws new restaurants, shops to Tarpon Springs

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A grant program aimed at revitalizing downtown Tarpon Springs is successfully drawing new businesses to the area.

  • Recruitment grant offers businesses up to $ 7,000
  • City began offering grant last year
  • Tarpon Springs has seen at least $ 1 million in private investment

The city’s restaurant recruitment grant offers businesses up to $ 7,000 to improve the interior of an existing building.  

Economic Development Manager Karen Lemmons said a total of nine new restaurants and shops have used the grant.

“We have a lot of historic buildings right on Tarpon Avenue,” Lemmons said.  “So to see them re-purposed and put back into great shape is a nice shining way of coming into the city.”

Among the new businesses taking advantage of the grant is the soon-to-open KC Que BBQ restaurant on East Tarpon Avenue.

“We wouldn’t be doing it without the grants,” said KC Que BBQ owner Mike Kaiser.

A few blocks away, BackDraught’s restaurant also took advantage of the restaurant recruitment grant.

“It allowed us to really bring this to the full potential that we knew it could be,” said BackDraught’s co-owner Dillon Walts.

The city first started offering the grant last year. Recently, the city added more funding to the program.

In return, Lemmons said the city has seen at least $ 1 million in private investment.

All future businesses are welcome to apply for the grant.  Applications are available at City Hall.

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