The Gnarly Barley


      Okay, brisket tacos and too many kinds of craft beer to count – this restaurant needs no introduction. In other words, as the saying goes, “you had me at hello.” Located at 7431 South Florida Ave in Orlando, the Gnarly Barley is its own animal- famous for its delicious sandwiches and Tex-Mex themed food. You know those restaurants where the servers and bartenders actually seem to ENJOY their job? Well, this is one of those places. Service with a smile is an understatement-these awesome people are downright happy to be working at such a cool and authentic place. 

     Two special things you’ll find here are the tiger sauce and the habenero relish. The atmosphere is cozy and there are tons of beers to be sampled if you’re not sure what you like. They have $2 taco Tuesday, build your own grilled cheeses, and TV’s outside for those who want to catch the game or the fights. While the outside of the building is rather unassuming and unimpressive, it is a far cry from the quality and awesomeness of the actual restaurant INSIDE. It might look like a flimsy shack but the foundation of the business is STRONG and BOLD. 

     Whether you’re getting together with friends or just want to try a new beer with that special someone, you can do either AND dip into some foods that are definitely more exciting than your average pub offerings. I for one am excited to sample a few of the different beers and take advantage of the specials which vary depending on the day. 



Texas de Brazil


       This is one of the most unique and delicious places Orlando has to offer. The restaurant is all-you-can-eat, and there are so many choices. There is a large and savory salad bar to begin the meal. With over 50 different options, there is sure to be something for everything. For meats, there is everything from garlic sirloin to bacon-wrapped filet. With a rating of 4.5 stars, and 332 total reviews, it is easy to see that you’re guaranteed to have a great experience here. 

        The service is friendly and attentive, and they will do anything to make sure the dinner guests have a wonderful time. With beautiful decor, one customer describes the restaurant as the best steak house they’ve ever been to- impressive, to say the least. 

       The special dessert which is favored among the customers is fried bananas. Served with a strong and savory coffee, it is the perfect cap to a romantic dinner. Or you can bring the family and catch up on old memories- there is plenty for the kids to eat. The restaurant is located at 5259 International Dr. Check it out, you won’t regret it.