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Back In Black – Holiday Shopping Trends Infographic by Restaurant Equipment World (REW)

December 4th, 2013 by REW Blog Team

Holiday Shopping-Infographic

Ever wonder what everyone is spending their hard earned holiday cash on this season? Check out this insightful infographic that shows this season’s holiday shopping trends and what people are buying the most of in stores. Have a happy and safe holiday season from everyone here at Restaurant Equipment World (REW).

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Talk Turkey to Me – A Fun Infographic by Restaurant Equipment World (REW)

November 25th, 2013 by REW Blog Administrator

Talk turkey to me infographic

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Check out our fun Turkey Facts Infographic just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  All of us here at Restaurant Equipment World wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


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Restaurant Equipment World (REW) President Visits Haiti

July 9th, 2013 by REW Blog Team

Restaurant Equipment World President Brad Pierce

Restaurant Equipment World (REW) President Brad Pierce just returned from delivering medical supplies and other items to Haiti.  Brad commented, “It was truly a life changing experience.  I’ve seen pictures and watched television shows, but there’s nothing in the world that comes close to visiting in person.  These people live in tough conditions, there’s little reason for hope when you see the conditions that are their reality.  Yet, there’s a bright spot of sunshine amongst the rubble – the amazing group of passionate volunteers at the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti.  They’re not talking about change, they’re making it happen every single day.  These are modern day miracle workers.”

Originally, Brad didn’t even want to have this post written as he doesn’t want credit for doing the right thing to help others in need.  After all, in his words, “I was just a delivery guy flying an airplane, the real credit goes to those who are there every day making the world a better place.”  Upon further reflection, he decided this would be a good platform to call attention to the cause to reach even more people.  “It’s my hope that by reading my experience and story, others will be inspired to step up and get involved as well.”

You can read an inspiration story about Brad’s Haiti experience by visiting his blog post entitled: Flying a Relief Flight to Haiti: A Life Changing Experience

You can learn more about the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti by visiting:

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REW Visits Cariera’s by Castelli in Dr. Phillips

April 9th, 2013 by REW Blog Team

In the heart of Dr. Phillips lies a hidden gem, a traditional Italian restaurant with a twist – Cariera’s by Castelli. During the week, tourists and regulars alike enjoy the traditional Venetian atmosphere and superb dining menu, but when the weekend starts on Friday, Cariera’s is filled with scintillating live music and fun times for the entire family.

Less than a year ago, Cariera’s was purchased by new owners and remodeled to include more comfortable dining chairs, new tableware, an updated wine list, renovated restrooms and several new menu items to add to the restaurant’s already popular menu options. The restaurant walls are decorated with authentic Venetian masks along with digital picture screens that rotate classic pictures and those of some of Cariera’s regular customers. Eat there often enough and you, too, can add your picture into the mix.

Cariera’s by Castelli has been family-owned since its establishment in 1975, and that tradition has not changed with the new owners: two Brazilians and one Argentinean, who came from Italian families and grew up in the kitchen. All three of the new owners have decades of experience in the restaurant industry, including several other successful restaurants and the best Italian chefs in all of Orlando. Even with all the changes, you will find that most of the menu items have stayed the same, with only a handful of new dishes added to the menu. Why mess with perfection, right?

The menu at Cariera’s is filled with delectable items cooked with the finest and freshest ingredients available. For starters, they recommend a traditional favorite – calamari, squid fried to perfection and served with a tasty marinara sauce for dipping. If you want to head straight to a main entrée and you love pasta, try the fettuccine with a vodka cream or Alfredo sauce or the chicken penne (a staff favorite). Cariera’s serves a wonderful Lemon Mahi if fish is what you love to eat, and we heard the Veal Cariera’s is to die for. If you are looking for something new, the owners suggest the Shrimp di Napoli or one of their other gourmet pizzas with ultra thin crust. Other menu items include signature pasta dishes, seafood and a good selection of dessert options. Additionally, Cariera’s offers several of their pasta dishes and their flat breads as gluten free options. Wash all that down with the Godiva Shake (named for the touch of Godiva liquor they add to this new favorite). Just need a drink and a great atmosphere? Hang out in the separate bar area and try either the Tiramisu or the Bada Bing Martini – magnifico!

If you’re in the neighborhood, why not stop by Cariera’s by Castelli? You’ll be glad you did. Cariera’s is located at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando 32819.

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REW Visits Redeye Bar and Grill

February 21st, 2013 by REW Blog Team

Newcomers Rob and Angie Nelson have transitioned from food truckers to full-blown restaurant owners. Located in Ocoee, Florida, Redeye Bar and Grill has only been open for about four months, but has made a splash in the industry with its succulent barbecue dishes. Originally, the two started off with a food truck, which Rob tells us was “just a hobby.” They would travel to all of the hotspots in Orlando, like World of Beer, to serve some of their custom creations such as the Big Daddy Burger. Eventually, Rob and his wife Angie had to sell the food truck and relocate to Hawaii for Rob’s career in the hospitality industry. After spending just a year there, they moved back to be closer to family, and Rob decided to turn his hobby into a passionate career.

After researching family recipes, consulting with previous restaurant owners, and working with “The Sauce Man,” Rob was able to take his hobby to the next level. The creations were made with passion and custom flavors. Take the Redeye sliders for example. This Redeye favorite isn’t just your typical meat on a small bun. They take homemade cornbread (which is baked by Rob’s mom every morning) and top it with barbecue pulled pork, glazed barbecue sauce and honey. We recommend you follow that starter with a custom sandwich or a Redeye barbecue dish, such as the Sliced Beef Brisket. The tender meat is slow cooked over three types of hard wood for over 12 hours before being served with a choice of soup or salad and a side dish. To top off your meal, indulge in the Bananas Foster, which can easily be split between four people. The crispy pastry hovering over vanilla ice cream, bananas and powdered sugar is absolutely mouth watering.

The drink list is nothing to brush off either. Unlike many other barbecue joints in town, Redeye has a variety of wines and craft brews. They recently upgraded their kegs from six to ten taps and they even have a root beer tap for the kids. One of their most popular brews is Dale’s Pale Ale. Because of the high demand, it gets tapped out quite often, and Rob tells us he is on a waiting list to get more. The combination of delicious food, a good drink menu, and weekly live music makes Redeye Bar and Grill a complete dining experience. Rob also informed us that they have begun serving brunch as of February 10th, 2013, featuring such offerings as puff pastries, mimosas, and a saxophone player to keep you in that relaxed state of mind on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget to stop by Redeye Bar and Grill at 2594 Maguire Road in Ocoee, Florida.

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