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National Meat Month

It’s National Meat Month! 

To celebrate, here’s a roundup of local Orlando restaurants with some of the tastiest meat selections in town! 

Prime Cuts:

 Christner’s Prime Steak and Lobster – Splurge on the finest  Filet Mignon in town at this classic local favorite! Be sure to pair your filet with one of Christner’s “made-to-share” sides and a cocktail from the restaurant’s extensive beverage portfolio included of more than 5,000 spirits!

Christner's perfectly prepared Filet Mignon.

Christner’s perfectly prepared Filet Mignon.


Barbecue & Brisket:

American Q – You know I’m a huge fan of the all-you-can-eat meat at this rodizio-style barbecue restaurant!  Enjoy carvings of meat like Picahna of Beef, Brisket of Beef with Texas Bark  and Pork Shoulder,  smoked to perfection on the in-house rodizio, then cut tableside by American Q’s own Cowboy Carvers – who keep carving until you say “stop!” 

American Q meat carving tableside

American Q meat carving tableside


4 Rivers Smokehouse –There’s a reason this barbecue joint is a local favorite–and it has everything to do with the Signature Angus Brisket. Not a brisket fan? The smokehouse’s Burnt Ends will change your mind! I’m also a huge fan of their pulled pork! You can’t go wrong with any of these traditional favorites!

4 Rivers 18 Hour Smoked Brisket

4 Rivers 18 Hour Smoked Brisket

Let’s get a bit wild! Game:

Ravenous Pig – This Winter Park gastro-pub has a meat selection you need to see to believe. The more adventurous will go for the Gin-Rubbed Venison, while fans of the classics will be eyeing 30 oz. Rib-Eye (it’s the perfect option for sharing – but I won’t judge if you keep it all for yourself!).

Ravenous Pig's Gin Rubbed Venison

Ravenous Pig’s Gin Rubbed Venison

Cask & Larder – It’s a Southern Public House with all the fixins.  Just trust me, you’ll have a hard time finding signature items like the Rib-Eye Hot Dog , served on a pretzel roll with smoked sauerkraut,  or the Rabbit & Dumplings dish anywhere else in town.  


Cask and Larder’s Rib Eye Hot Dog 

Taverna Opa Orlando Take a trip over to Point Orlando to continue the Meat Month celebration where the party isn’t over until the Ouzo stops flowing! Enjoy signature greek dishes like the Lamb Chops, marinated for 36 hours with fresh herbs and garlic, or Kleftiko, another lamb dish slow roasted in parchment paper with carrots, potatoes, rosemary, whole garlic and Greek cheese. While your enjoying your Greek dinner you may even get the opportunity to swing your hips with one of their beautiful belly dancers!

Taverna Opa Signature Lamb Chops

Taverna Opa Signature Lamb Chops

Take Home:

The Meat House – Prefer to take your meat home? With expertly-trimmed premium and choice meats, poultry, veal, lamb and pork cut fresh every day, you’ll never run out of options at this Winter Park favorite.  The absolute Meat House Must is an order of the Steak Tips, which are so tender and flavorful, you’ll be hooked for life! 

Hungry yet? I know I am!

Let me know if you dine at any of these locations and tell me what your favorite is!

Have another restaurant that should be added to the list? Tell me by commenting below!

 *Photo Credits: Taverna Opa Orlando, Cask & Larder, Ravenous Pig, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, American Q, & Christner’s Prime Rib & Lobster. Graphic created by TastefullyKate



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  • Reply
    Samantha Riley
    22/1/15 at 9:11 pm

    I LOVE 4 rivers. We drove by last night and I realized its been FOREVER since I have gone. That needs to change!

    • Reply
      22/1/15 at 9:28 pm

      Us too Samantha! It’s been forever since we’ve been there, too long! Have you visited The Coop in Winter Park yet? OMG, their breakfast is one of my favorites!!

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