Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2013

  I’m holding Dole Whip with spiced rum and Sam Adams Cream Stout in front of the Pineapple Promenade. They are not both for me! I’ve been wanting to visit Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival for years, not realizing that it was a feast for more than just the eyes! In their 20th year celebrating mother nature’s finest flora, the festival also offers a variety of spring-inspired culinary dishes available... Read More

veg ‘n’ out: magic kingdom

Disney World’s theme parks are filled with fun, excitement and magical experiences for everyone to enjoy. My favorite rides in the Magic Kingdom included the speed and thrills of Space Mountain or getting soaked on Splash Mountain. For a little more relaxing experience, I really enjoyed Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3D movie and the audience interactive Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. All the fun and laughter really works up an appetite! Probably... Read More

Uncommon Shopping in Seaside

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Modica Market in the Central Square of Seaside, Florida offers many gourmet and specialty items.  Modica Market has a nice selection of fresh produce, exotic mushrooms, nuts, gourmet chips, crackers & snacks, specialty & locally made sauces and dips, hard to find gourmet pastas, boutique wines and micro brewery beers. My favorite brands are well stocked within the market: Rice Dream, Newman’s... Read More

A Day of Play in Seaside

Halfway between Destin and Panama City, along the Emerald Coast waters, lies fairytale beach towns on County Road 30A.  Among those beach towns is the master planned community of Seaside. Wooden custom cottages, wide porches and a complementary color palette to the bordering gulf waters makes Seaside the vision of a beach town ideal. While enjoying the beautiful beach at Seaside, one may find hunger and thirst of necessity to quench. Fortunately,... Read More

A Few Good Apples

    Tucked away in the corner of Seagrove Plaza on beautiful state road 30-a, surrounded by sub shops and kitschy beach merchandisers is a fresh and tasty café, A Few Good Apples. Upon entering the quaint eatery, the first things I noticed was the bright decor and clean environment. I reviewed the overhead menus with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. I had trouble choosing between homemade vegetarian soups, baked sweet potatoes, a... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: Key West

Key West is better known for Fantasy Fest, Duval Street, free roaming chickens, key lime pie, mile marker 0, southernmost point, six toed cats and the Hemingway house, but also among those six square miles of island time are some unique and noteworthy veg cuisine restaurants. To maximize your Key West experience, I recommend renting a moped, which are available throughout the island. No worries if you’ve never driven one before, the rental... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: Downtown Disney

  Disney World is Orlando’s tourist mecca with four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of themed resort hotels and countless places to grab a bite to eat. With that being said, this article is focused on vegetarian and vegan options at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. The Fresh A-Peel building at Downtown Disney I started my Downtown Disney Marketplace veg experience at the new Fresh A-Peel quick service dining pavilion, which is home... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: New Smyrna Beach

  Just a short drive over the North Causeway towards New Smyrna Beach you will find a quaint café with vivid ocean blue decor and an al fresco dining experience. Café Heavenly welcomes not only hungry veg beach goers, but canines as well. Sebas­t­ian about to enjoy his refresh­ing Milk­bone and frozen yogurt treat. Café Heavenly, New Smyrna Beach We sat outside with the dogs and the Café Heavenly staff came out to not only admire our... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: St. Augustine

Interior of The Floridian Restaurant The Floridian Restaurant The Floridian describes themselves as ‘regionally-authentic, fresh from the source cuisine: a clever synthesis of down home Southern comfort foods and lighter, healthier dishes, with many vegetarian options.’ The Floridian restaurant was a great dining option for vegetarian me and my omnivore travel companion. Daily Spe­cials for The Florid­ian Restau­rant, St. Augustine We... Read More