The Greatest Places for Eating in Orlando, Florida

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Lots of people think of Miami when they think about food, but I think Orlando has way better food. On top of that, it’s not a tourist trap so the prices aren’t insane. I’m going to detail my experiences at the top restaurants to eat at in Orlando.

First of all, don’t visit Orlando if you’re not thinking about eating at Orlando’s Kres Chophouse. I can honestly say that they are the best steakhouse in town. It’s a combination of the aesthetic, the food, the service, and the overall feeling of class. Kres Chophouse is located in downtown Orlando, by the City Hall. I’ll start by talking about the food. Even if you’re not much of a steak person, this restaurant still takes you into consideration. I have a sweet spot for escargot (snail), so I always get that for an appetizer. Kres Chophouse offers food ranging from white chocolate bread pudding to Angus tenderloin tartar, which also happens to be my personal favorite.

I have tried almost all the appetizers since I’ve started going, and I can assure all of you people who are on the fence that it was well worth itorlando steakhouse restaurant fancy. Each one is delectable, to say the least. Next, we’ll move onto the aesthetic. It’s somewhat dim on the inside, but that’s to create a romantic lighting, which worked very well in their favor. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with Kres Chophouse’s food. They have very nice-looking private dining areas, but I’ve never been to one. Just seen a few people enter. The interior of the restaurant is very well decorated if I do say so myself.

There aren’t many windows, but the restaurant itself is really open, so you never feel crowded. I appreciate how kind and friendly the wait staff is. They act professional, even when facing obstacles such as bratty children or cranky old people who somehow seem to have forgotten how to order food. The food came relatively quick in comparison with other restaurants, and it still was cooked to perfection. Anyone who hasn’t been here yet needs to try it because the prices are too reasonable for such a high-caliber steakhouse. I’m almost afraid that the demand will go up and start to increase their prices. Last but not least, there’s the sanitation.

Throughout my table and then eventually their bathrooms, I couldn’t find anything that was dirty. I’m curious to see the kitchen, but I’m also simultaneously afraid that it will be super clean and they’ll keep proving me wrong. Some people may argue that there’s no such thing as perfection, but that’s because most of the world’s population exists outside of Orlando. If I still haven’t convinced you yet, make sure to check out all of Kres Chophouse’s positive online reviews. Please don’t ever change, Kres Chophouse.

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For those of you who are more into Asian Fusion, absolutely make sure to stop by King Bao. King Bao is located by Park Lake in Orlando, so if you’re really in the mood for exercise then you can take your food to go and look at all the beautiful scenery. It makes sense that their name includes references to royalty because that’s how the staff treats you. I’ve been to my share of places where the waiters won’t even make eye contact with you as you’re trying to leave their terrible restaurant but can’t seem to get the check. Anybody who does that should be fired. King Bao specializes in Asian buns, and they have a wide assortment of condiments and sauces that you can put on the buns.

I have to say, while I was waiting for my food, I was expecting much less. This restaurant’s more of a hidden gem that’s probably going to spike in popularity once more people discover it. There were still a lot of positive reviews online, but sometimes you can’t really trust those if there aren’t any negative reviews to balance it out. The food came quickly again, which I’m adapting to as quickly as they serve their customers food.

King Bao’s buns are also very filling, so don’t worry about getting French proportions. They make sure you’re so stuffed that you can barely get out of your chair to pay the check. One thing I really appreciate about King Bao is the owner. He always makes sure that you have what you need to enjoy your restaurant experience, and he won’t hesitate to send anything back that you disliked. Which means that he probably doesn’t send very much food back into the kitchen, because their buns are to die for. In all honesty, my mouth is actually kind of watering right now.

Too bad it’s too early to grab dinner right now. Inside, the restaurant is very well-lit by all the windows with natural lighting. I’ve never really been inside when it’s dark out, but I don’t doubt that they also keep it well-lit at night. Restaurants should always make sure their area is bright because people always enjoy food way more when they’re happy. It’s psychology. If you still remain unconvinced, make sure to look at my review among others’ in the long list of positive reviews on google.

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Finally, another personal favorite of mine is the Gnarley Barley that’s located by the Bay Lake in Orlando. I LOVE their gnarly sauce! I have no idea what’s in it, but I absolutely love all of it. This restaurant deserves a special praise for their sanitation. One time I asked if I could look inside their kitchen and see the chefs prepare all of their super fresh ingredients, and of course, they obliged because they have nothing to hide. Once I was back behind the chefs, I inspected the place out of habit. Nothing dirty that I could see. Not even their exhaust hoods, which are the part of the kitchen that collects all the grease in the air. A very important part of the kitchen, that I don’t doubt they have hired a very good orlando hood cleaning business to maintain. I’m certain that Gnarly Barley earned all of their amazing reviews on google.


Reasons to get an auto window tinting

There are a few reasons for people to get an auto window tinting. Here, I’m going to provide a few examples for getting an auto window tint to illuminate anyone who doesn’t know. For starters, there’s privacy. Getting a window tinting means that your windows will become darker, so nobody will be able to look into your car and see what you’re doing. Even if you don’t mind having privacy, there’s still a few other reasons for window tinting.

My sister Rebecca had a baby over a year ago, and she’s still learning more and more things about being a parent. One example is the car. My niece, Taylor, used to sit in the direct sunlight in the car whenever Rebecca would drive. To prevent this, Rebecca got a car seat with a cover that would go over Taylor’s head, blocking her from the sun. My mom told her about car window tinting, and Rebecca was shocked that she hadn’t thought of it previously. Rebecca tinted the windows of her car and it blocked out all the sun, so then she wouldn’t have to cover Taylor up all the time. The cover didn’t work very well, because Taylor couldn’t see if it was over her face and Rebecca couldn’t just flip it up and down all the time unless there was someone else sitting in the back with her. In addition, I have a few stories about my friends since they’re all buying cars now.

There’s a ton of sun in Las Vegas since it’s pretty much in the middle of the desert, so if you have a black car with a leather interior then it tends to really heat up. Fortunately, my friends down there got a window tinting in las vegas that really helped them cut down the extra interior heat. It wasn’t even that expensive either, and they worked with professionals who knew what they were doing. In fact, they probably also indirectly saved more money through perspiration from the window tinting. Now that they’re not sweating like pigs, they don’t have to go out and buy drinks to rehydrate all the time. Maybe that’s now how it works.

The weather in Reno

Last August I moved to Oregon with my mom, in my hometown of Eugene. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing Oregon’s weather, it rains virtually nonstop. There are a few days in June and July that it doesn’t rain, but they are usually few and far in between. This may seem like a bit of an exaggeration, but I’m not joking about how often it rains in Oregon. Now that I’ve been back in Reno for two months, I have had a chance to experience every end of the spectrum of Reno’s weather as well. It can go from sunny to raining and back to sunny again before you even get out of your car. At least Oregon isn’t indecisive. It just rains all day no matter what.

Supposedly we’re in the middle of a massive heat wave right now in Reno, but I wouldn’t go that far. It’s hot outside because we live in the desert, and it’s summer. I’ve actually been meaning to go to wild island to cool off on a super hot day, but this is the last week of school and I think wild island actually already closed. Even if it didn’t, I would have to plan things extremely quickly to get there in time, which isn’t exactly my forte. I’m a slow, methodical thinker. Today is supposed to reach upwards of 100 degrees fahrenheit, which sucks because Steph’s coming over when I get off of work and we were hoping to go to to the park or maybe walk to a convenience store to get drinks.

We’ll have to walk to the best Reno Gold Dealers instead. She refuses to wear anything other than long pants to my house, so she’s always sweating like a pig on my couch when we’re trying to play games. Mario kart isn’t THAT intense. Luckily we have air conditioning. My neighbors across the street don’t have air conditioning so they have to suffer outside because it’s somehow even cooler outside than it is inside of their house.

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is great because it is a clean surface that is known for its resistance to rust and corrosion. That’s what makes stainless steel a great choice for kitchens or bathrooms. However, if you’ve owned stainless steel you know that stainless doesn’t mean spotless. Stainless steel shows a lot of dirt and grime, which lower its chances of resisting rust and corrosion, but thankfully it’s pretty easy to clean.


Sometimes water is all you need to do the trick. Some warm water and a cloth will go a long way with things like dust and dirt. Be sure to dry the water off of the stainless steel to prevent water spots. The minerals in water as it dries can leave little water spots which take away from the real clean and nice look of stainless. A microfiber is a great option for this as it collects almost all of the water and it won’t scratch the surface of the stainless.

Dish Soap

A mild mixture of warm water and dish soap is a super effective cleaner for things like grease and hard to remove dirt on stainless steel. A drop or two of dish soap in a spray bottle of warm water will go a long way. Wipe down the dirty area and rinse the stainless to prevent soap and or water spots. Be sure to wipe down with a dry towel to prevent any further water spots left from minerals in the water.

Glass Cleaner

Glass cleaner is the perfect remedy for those pesky fingerprints left on your stainless. Fingerprints are the most common complaint about stainless steel, but a little glass cleaner or household ammonia will make that a worry of the past. The best application is to spray a light amount of cleaner into a microfiber cloth and wipe your stainless in a circular motion. Spraying the stainless directly can leave spots and can waste cleaner. Also, the circular motion is important because simply wiping up and down will leave streaks. Some of the newer kinds of stainless steel can resits fingerprints, but I haven’t heard of one that is 100% effective yet.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stains that are difficult to remove, scratches, or just need a good ole fashion polish, stainless steel cleaner may be your best option. Some of these polishes and cleaners can help minimize scratches when removing stains as well as polish your stainless steel to prevent further scratches and grime. Before going all gung-ho on your stainless, find an inconspicuous spot to test the cleaner. Most cleaners have very specific directions and if not done properly can leave your stainless steel more gunked up than what you started with.


The most common thing that I have trouble with cleaning the hood in my kitchen. It’s hard to reach and usually has a pretty thick coat of grease on it after a few months, no matter how many times it’s cleaned. For situations I recommend calling a professional, I like to call for commercial kitchen cleaning in Sacramento, CA.  That seems to always be the best way to get my hood and kitchen clean and get the stainless around the kitchen looking brand spanking new.