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Restaurant Equipment World Visits Sweet Lics Treats & More

December 27th, 2017 by REW Blog Team

Welcome to Restaurant Equipment World’s restaurant blog. On today’s menu is a self-service frozen treats shop nestled in historic Deland, Florida – Sweet Lics Treats & More.

Sweet Lics Treats & More evolved from a dream owner Barb Sternett had to bring a dessert/ice cream shop to the heart of her prospering and ever evolving community in a small town in Florida. Her dream became reality when the perfect property became available in March of 2015. After nine months of construction, her quaint ice cream/yogurt shop emerged – much to the delight of her patiently waiting patrons. Sweet Lics Treats & More has been in business a mere two years, but has already garnered many local community awards for everything from smoothies to hot dogs. The News Journal presented Sweet Lics with 2017 Best of the West, as well as 2017 Best of the Best for any yogurt store in the Volusia/Flagler county area in Florida. An accomplishment Barb and her staff are extremely proud of, and aptly display on the wall of their shop for all to see.

Step right in to this brightly colored and inviting dessert shop, where friendly staff and the bright smiling face of the ever pleasant Sweetie (their logo), welcome you to begin your creative journey. You will find delicious hand-crafted popsicles, gelato bars, smoothies, lattes, fresh baked cookies, milkshakes, hot dogs and tons of toppings to customize all your treats and satisfy your every craving. You can fashion your own dessert by choosing from expertly crafted frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, frozen custard, Italian ice and gelati, dispensed by you personally. The flavors change often, so you will always be surprised with new and exciting recipes. You can start with a yummy bottom treat like waffles, cookies or even pound cake, add your yogurt product on top with any toppings you desire and there you have it – your very own custom dessert. “Our purpose is to provide you with tasty frozen treats, made with meaning,” says Barb.

Sweet Lics Treats & More has a party room for special occasions, along with indoor and outdoor seating that allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery of beautiful downtown Deland. They are located at 224 N Woodland Blvd. in Deland. Hours of operation are Monday & Tuesday from 11:30am to 9pm, Wednesday & Thursday from 11:30am to 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday from 11:30 am to 10:30pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 9pm. Check out their website or give them a call at 386-873-6433 for more information. Stop by and try Sweat Lics Treats & More – you’ll be glad you did!

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Restaurant Equipment World (REW) Visits Omelet Bar

July 5th, 2017 by REW Blog Team

Welcome to Restaurant Equipment World’s restaurant review. On today’s menu is the Omelet Bar – offering a crowd pleasing experience serving breakfast, munch and lunch.

Start your morning journey out at the ultra stylish Omelet Bar, founded by owners who spent many years traveling the globe in search of unique and tastebud teasing recipes. Each menu item is skillfully prepared with only the freshest of ingredients. Delectable cuisine and a true passion for the happiness and comfort of every guests sets the Omelet Bar apart and keeps customers coming back time and again.

The menu at the Omelet Bar is quite vast. From omelets to burgers, there is something for everyone. If you are looking for pancakes the hugely popular S’Mores Tower is a great choice. This culinary delight is made with three classic pancakes, marshmallow silk, chocolate chips, graham crackers covered with white chocolate and chocolate syrup. It’s huge and there is plenty if you feel like sharing.

Another crowd pleaser is the chicken and waffle flight made with breaded chicken on top of waffles and served three ways – with raspberry butter and bourbon syrup, cherrywood bacon and smoked cheddar cheese and with house made gravy. Simply delightful.

In the mood for eggs benedict? You have several choices: lobster benedict, brisket benedict, spinach benedict and of course the classic benedict. This house favorite is made with two poached eggs and hand carved ham over English muffins, drizzled with creamy hollandaise sauce served with a side of seasoned house potatoes.

If lunch is on your mind, try the house BLT. Sourdough bread, applewood bacon, a fried egg, smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and a house specialty garlic aioli sauce served with crispy french fries. Looking for a burger, then try the Blue Moon. Natural angus beef, applewood bacon, provolone and blue cheese crumbles served with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, sriracha mayo on a toasted brioche bun.

Omelets, waffles, pancakes, fritatas, French toast, wraps, burgers, soups and salads – the Omelet Bar has them all. The also have a full bar with great drink selections and bottomless mimosas, sangria and bellinis on Sunday’s if you are so inclined.

The Omelet Bar is open daily from 7:00am to 2:30pm. They are located at 12250 Strategy Blvd, Suite 401 & 407 in Orlando (right across from UCF if you are familiar with the area). Check out their full menu at or give them a call at 407-704-1597 call to get specials and seasonal menu items.

So . . . whether you’re craving breakfast, munch or lunch, check out the trendy and delicious menu at the Omelet Bar . . . you’ll be glad you did!

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Restaurant Equipment World (REW) Visits Kyoto Sushi & Grill

May 5th, 2017 by REW Blog Team

Welcome to Restaurant Equipment World’s restaurant review. On today’s menu is Kyoto Sushi & Grill with four locations in the Central Florida area to serve you.

Kyoto is a one-of-a-kind, casual Japanese restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern approach to dining. This family owned and operated business was first established right on the University of Central Florida’s campus just across from their arena. Kyoto’s contemporary style restaurant, combined with fast service and exceptional pricing soon afforded the expansion into three more locations.

The menu at Kyoto’s is extensive – appetizers, hibachi grill, bento boxes, eggs rolls and specialty rolls make the list of hundreds of items for your dining pleasure. Start from the sushi bar and enjoy an appetizer and or a specialty roll with fresh seafood, expertly prepared and presented with a bowl of delicious miso soup – a great tasty start to any meal. Don’t forget the wasabi and ginger! Prefer a tempura appetizer – try chicken, shrimp, crab, dumplings or vegetables fried to perfection and served with a house specialty sauce made for dipping and crafted exclusively for diners at Kyoto.

The hibachi grill can be created with your choice of steak, seafood or vegetables and is served up hot off the grill and served with soup or salad, vegetables and steamed or fried rice. Seasoned to perfection and enough to satisfy any appetite. Can’t make up your mind? Try a grill combo with any of the above choices, times two! Hibachi grills are available with tofu and vegetarian options as well.

Kyoto’s Bento Boxes offer a great mix of food for your sampling pleasure. They come with many choices and are plenty enough to share. All boxes have steamed rice, cali roll, gyoza dumpling and an egg roll with your choice of beef, chicken or seafood – all served with a choice of soup or salad and at a price that won’t break your bank.

Well then there’s the Kyoto sushi bar . . . Tasty sushi and sashimi featuring delights like baby octopus, conch, eel, salmon, scallop, tuna, shrimp and escolar – just to name a few. Try one of their specialty rolls like the Beauty & the Beast Roll with asparagus, avocado, cream cheese, topped with steamed shrimp, avocado and eel sauce. The UCF Roll is made with imitation crab meat mixed with masago, spicy mayo with avocado and cucumber inside.

End your meal (if you have any room left), with the Cheesecake Tempura – cheesecake deep fried in a sweet tempura shell and served with vanilla ice cream. Or another sweet option is the Moci Ice Cream – sweet sticky rice on the outside, ice cream filling on the inside, topped with syrup.

Kyoto Sushi & Grill has 4 locations to serve you: on campus at UCF, just off campus on Collegiate Way, Lee Vista near the Orlando International Airport and in Avalon Commons on East Colonial Drive. Check out their website at www.kyotosushiandgrill for directions and location hours.

So . . . whether you are a student on the go, or a family of five – fast service and high quality fare is what you will find at Kyoto Sushi & Grill. Stop by one of their central Florida locations . . . you’ll be glad you did!

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Restaurant Equipment (REW) Visits DoveCote Brasserie

February 20th, 2017 by REW Blog Team

Welcome to Restaurant Equipment World’s restaurant review. On today’s menu is DoveCote Brasserie in the Bank of America building in beautiful downtown Orlando, Florida. In the heart of the city beautiful lies Chef Clayton Miller’s latest venture – French cuisine in a quaint 150 seat art nouveau style setting featuring trendy upscale dining at it’s finest.

True to its namesake, dovecote is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves containing pigeonholes for the birds to nest. This modern day brasserie uses this architectural theme throughout the restaurant: on the walls to house wine, on the furniture elements and even the way the restaurant flows into an outdoor atrium resembles that of traditional dovecote structures.

Stop by in the morning hours and you will find a fresh selection of pastries along with artisanal coffees prepared by expert baristas. Coffee, espresso, cappuccinos – all steaming hot and ready to go.

Join DoveCote Brasserie for lunch and start your experience off with one of their delicious appetizers. The Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinee is like no other. Savory onion soup filled with oxtail (braised for 48 hours), along with fresh horseradish and creamy melted Gruyere cheese, C’est manifique! The hors d’oeuvres also include and assortment of favorites like Chicken Liver Pate, Pork Terrine, Dill Salmon Dip and another house favorite Beef Carpaccio.

DoveCote serves several salads as well as sandwiches for midday lunching options. A must try is the delightful Croque Monsieur, DoveCote ham packed between toasted bread and topped with melted gruyere cheese and a decadent mornay sauce and served with a frisee salad. Truly a taste of traditional French fare.

For your evening dining pleasure, DoveCote Brasserie brings together a wide array of offerings including steak, seafood, chicken and game prepared in their state-of-the-art kitchen. The Butter Roasted Chicken is skillfully prepared, seasoned to perfection and topped with a sunny side up egg. Tres bien! They also offer an evening raw bar filled with multiple varieties of oysters, clams and shellfish perfect for any seafood lover.

Enjoy a libation from DoveCote’s extensive wine, champagne, beer and cocktail list. Give the Grog a try with citrus, spiced maple, hibiscus milk-washed rum and absinthe. All drinks are meticulously prepared and served to enhance guest experience while complementing the cuisine.

Finish your meal with Vanilla Crem Brulee, Chocolate Mousse & Cherries or an assortment of French Petit Fours and a Latte or one of their Nitro Cold Brew Coffees house-made and straight from the tap.

DoveCote Brasserie is located in the Bank of America building at 390 N Orange Ave, #110. Their hours: Sunday Brunch is 10:30am to 2:30pm, Barista is Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, Lunch is Monday through Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm, Dinner is Monday through Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm and Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 2:30pm to 6:00pm. For reservations call (407) 930-1700 or to check out menus go their website at

DoveCote offers outdoor seating, private dining and coming soon – a full catering menu. So make it a point to stop by this magnificent brasserie . . . you’ll be glad you did!

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Restaurant Equipment World (REW) Visits Valisa Bakery

November 16th, 2016 by REW Blog Team

Welcome to Restaurant Equipment World’s Restaurant Review. On today’s menu is Valisa Bakery. Located in the heart of Orlando is where you will find this unexpected gem. Authentic Puerto Rican food made with a passion that runs in the family. Their motto, “It’s okay to make a mess, experiments can lead to delicious beautiful things.”

Authentic dishes made from scratch daily bring together the taste and the smells that make the Valisa experience. A warm, welcoming ambiance greets you as you enter to experience the tastes and sounds of generations of Puerto Rican cuisine at its finest.

Every dish and baked good is made fresh. Enjoy pastelillos, quesitos, cheesecake, Napoleons, fruit tarts, guava cupcakes, donuts and so much more. Grab one to eat with your breakfast or lunch and then take few home for later – keep everyone happy.

For breakfast, the Spanish Omelette is sure to please. It’s filled with ham, cheese, onion, pepper, tomatoes and of course chorizo served with hash browns or sweet plantains. Wash it all down with fresh squeezed orange juice and a pastry or two – delicious.

Valisa offers a lunch buffet with plenty of variety. Choose from a different daily assortment of rice, soup, stew, chicken, pork and beef dishes, along with plenty of plantain and tostones. Ropa vieja, mondongo, plantain lasagna, yucca loin stuffed, pepper steak and chicken/pork skewers to name just a few. Buffet items change daily, so call ahead and ask for your favorites.

Valisa offers an extensive list of Puerto Rican artisan sandwiches as well. Try the house favorite Tripleta with thinly sliced beef steak, smoked ham, tender roast pork, lettuce tomatoes with a delicious garlic sauce and homemade dressing. Or make your own and choose from a fresh meats and cheeses in their deli like serrano, salami, prosciutto, mortadella, pernil and chorizo. A little something for everyone!

Don’t forget the mofongo! Valisa has nine different monfogo choices including chicken, steak, roasted pork, shrimp and octopus. Try the Mofongo Triple with shrimp, conch and octopus. Each dish includes a colorful house salad with a tangy dressing.

Valisa bakery is located at 1654 North Semoran Blvd. in Orlando for dining in or take-out. They are open daily Monday through Saturday from 6am to 9pm and Sunday from 6am to 7pm. Call ahead to 407-250-6050 for their daily lunch menu as it changes. Check out their menu on Facebook at

Valisa Bakery, stop by and give them a try . . . you’ll be glad you did.

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