Winter Park Fish Company. Big Crowd. Mediocre Food.

Winter Park Fish Company. Big Crowd. Mediocre Food.

Finally had a chance to visit the Winter Park Fish Co. and I must say I was not impressed.

Whenever I get to a new Seafood spot, I have to order the Fish Tacos. I did and I was disappointed. I’ve sampled fish tacos from about a dozen different eateries, and liked ’em all. Struck out at WPFC.

Their approach to this usually can’t-fail dish is to scatter a ridiculous amount of cheddar cheese over the taco to finish it. I can’t imagine why. Didn’t like it. I was given a sample of some freshly-made chicken salad and crackers they had whipped up that day. That was tasty.

The service was about as good as the taco. In their defense, let me say that they were getting slammed at the time I was seated. But it was bad. Couldn’t get attention from my server no matter what I did and it took an eternity to pay my check and get out.

I hasten to add that this spot is very popular with folks in Winter Park. They have a great location and seem busy anytime I happen to pass by. The parking can be an issue, the lot is rather small.

I want to get back when I can and give them another try. I will if I can. And I’ll order something other than the fish tacos.


Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile


Winter Park Fish Co. ~ 761 N. Orange Ave ~ Winter Park, FL 32789 ~ Call 407 622-6112



Taco Trucks on Twitter!

Taco Trucks on Twitter!

The Twitterverse is all abuzz today! And it’s all about tacos! Taco trucks to be more precise!

While being interviewed by Joy-Ann Reid yesterday on MSNBC, Donald Trump supporter Marco Gutierrez said this:

“My culture is a very dominant culture and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”

Joy-Ann, who was sitting in for host Chris Hayes, was not quite sure what she had just heard. But honestly, the remark stands on its own.

Mr. Gutierrez was born in Mexico and is the founder of Latinos for Trump. The interview pretty much stalled at that point; it’s pretty hard to go on from there. Ol’ Bulldog here is not going to make any additional attempt to comment on this memorable exchange except to note that Napoleon once said “never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake!” I’m all good.

One final note: I truly do love food trucks, taco trucks in particular. My absolute fave is Cameltow Tacos, a truck you’ll see at different events all around Central Florida. The photo featured here is from when I caught Cameltow at the 3rd annual Metro West Jazz Fest here in Orlando back on May 1st. It was my second time to have their yummy offerings and I can recommend them without reservation. I especially love their fish tacos.

To see a more complete story from the New York Times about this unbelievable turn of events in the 2016 election campaign, follow this link.

© 2016 Ben Lawrence Basile

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile