Special Review of The Ravenous Pig

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My AMAZING lunch from The Ravenous Pig: Shrimp & Grits!

*NOTE*: Neither The Ravenous Pig nor its owners asked me to write this blog post. I am just a humble foodie and yogini, who enjoys sharing her foodie adventures. Photos were captured with an iPhone 5s; edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended.

Before my Mom and I ventured to Winter Park, Florida (near Orlando, Florida) in April, I did extensive research on its “foodie scene”. The Ravenous Pig popped up on several Orlando and Winter Park best restaurant lists. The Ravenous Pig is a James Beard nominated Gastropub, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and local purveyors. “The Pig” also has a hefty craft beer and cocktail list (including craft beer selections from its sister restaurant, Cask & Larder).

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Here’s a close up of my Shrimp & Grits lunch, which included: cape canaveral shrimp, Anson Mills grits, green tomato chutney and chorizo oil.

This was only my second grit experience, but these were THE best grits I’ve EVER had! Of course, the shrimp was on-point as well. I also really loved the tomato chutney!

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My Godmother’s lunch was The Tacos: crispy rock shrimp, cilantro, avocado, pickled jalapeño, and cabbage slaw.

I was lucky enough to try a bite of one of these tacos- oh baby, oh baby! These might’ve just been the best shrimp tacos I have ever tasted! 😀

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Another glam shot of my Godmother’s lunch!

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Mom’s lunch- Pub Burger: Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef, caramelized onion, buttermilk blue cheese and truffle fries.

I also tried a bite of the burger- very good, but I particularly LOVED the truffle fries. What can I say- I guess I have a taste for decadence. 😉

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Here’s a close up of Mom’s delightful pub burger!

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The dessert of champions- Trio: grand marina ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate cherry sherbet. The perfect way to end this lunch!

If you are visiting either Orlando or Winter Park, I highly recommend checking out The Ravenous Pig! Special shout-out to our funny waiter Stephen!

Next post: brunch at B52 in Lawrenceville!

 

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

 

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