Tibbys New Orleans Kitchen - Winter Park in Winter Park, FL
Hidden in the heart of central Florida, just outside Orlando, in Winter Park Florida you will find a restaurant called Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen. Located in a shopping center, 15 minutes from the University of Central Florida, you'll find a little place with some big personality. It truly lives up to its name with its fantastic NOLA influenced food and decor, especially on game days when the saints are playing. From their gigantic Po Boys available with your choice of Oysters, Shrimp, Crayfish, Chicken, or the 12 Napkin Roast Beef. To their delicious Seafood Gumbo, unbelievably tasty potato salad, and my personal favorite their Shrimp and Andouille Cheddar Grits. Not only is the food great but between the atmosphere of bright colored Mardi Gras flare, the weekly live music and the house drinks you might just forget what city your actually in. I was a bartender for years and I gotta give it to them on the drinks. The Hurricane is a must have, even though I'm not a fruity drink fan. But Tibby's Bloody Mary puts most places to shame even before you taste it, with their perfectly matched Mary garnishes (Pickled Okra, Celery, Olive, Pickle, and a bit of Andouille). No New Orleans visit would be complete without Beigets and Tibby's makes them fresh and fried to order. Hot, Fluffy, and Covered in Powdered Sugar!