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Operation: Eat Pantry back from hiatus Part 1

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Operation: Eat Pantry was put on hold last week because I was traveling for work. The destination was Orlando, FL. I was there for three days and four nights. This post will highlight a few of my dining adventures during the trip. I stayed at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, which is also connected to The Florida Mall.



Foodgeekery was kind enough to offer me some food suggestions. He recommended a place for lunch: Greens and Grille and a place for dinner: K Restaurant. Thanks @foodgeekery! Too bad I didn’t get much of a chance to venture out of the immediate area. I spent most of my time either in the hotel, conference center, or the mall. I stayed within a one mile radius from the hotel and ventured to nearby restaurants, the mall food court, and the hotel restaurant.

Here are pictures of a few things I ate over the course of the days.

You Pick Two from Panera Bread – half size Cuban Chicken Panini and Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Mediterranean chicken salad from the mall food court

Tuna Pasta Salad and the Mixed Fruit Salad, also from the mall food court

Savory Hawaiian Crepe (with pineapple, ham, and cheese) from the crepe stand in the food court

Raspberry Yogurt on a cone from the Caliyogurt stand inside the mall

I came across an advertisement for Sushi House, which is located in a small strip mall about a 10 min walk away. I had little expectations to how the sushi would be, but I decided to try it out b/c I didn’t want to dine at any of the chain restaurants at the mall.

The outside of the restaurant looked shady and uninteresting, but once you walk it, it actually looks like a restaurant. The dining area was dimly light. There’s a sushi bar and also a sake and wine bar. It was about 5 in the afternoon. There were only a few people dining there.

I decided to order a few items to bring back to the hotel room. The sushi was very mediocre, even though they had some Best Sushi in the city reviews.

Seaweed salad, Philadelphia roll, and Tuna roll from Sushi House

On my last day at the hotel, I decided to check out the breakfast buffet at hotel restaurant – Cricket’s Grille. The service was wonderful there. The buffet had a nice selection. Personalized omelettes are awesome. You pick the ingredients and the chef makes the omelette for you.

Veggie omelette, bowl of mixed fruits, slices of smoked salmon, a muffin, and a banana

Half of a Belgian waffle and a bowl of grits topped with cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins

And that about covers most of what I ate while I was traveling.

to be continued…

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