College Park Notes

I live in College Park. I notice things. I type.

–Anyone else noticed the serious decline in ice cream available at the Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts on Edgewater? It seems to have changed ownership recently, because all the employees are relatively new, but the real problem is that they just DON’T HAVE ALL THE FLAVORS. Come on, folks–Rocky Road is not some exotic temporary fad. It’s a staple. If you’re out of Rocky Road, you have serious problems as an ice cream-related business.

–I’ve attended a community meeting on this and helped a bit with the efforts, but it can’t hurt to blab here too: Let’s all remember that Princeton and Smith streets are RESIDENTIAL, not two-lane highways where you can show off your need for speed. Posted speed limit is 30. I’d like my kid to be able to play in our front yard someday without being terrified she’s gonna lose her arm to some jerk doing 50 cause he just got off I4 and he’s got to get to 7-Eleven STAT.

–The weekly Farmer’s Market over by Harmoni Grill seems to have slowly tapered off…I remember the first few installments involved a side street closing and the erection of tents. Now it’s just a guy with a guitar playing pop-rock favorites and some meager fruit offerings. It would be neat if this type of event would take off. It would also be neat if I actually supported the event by doing more than walking by it when I’m taking my daughter to the park.

–Jade Bistro: Best Chinese food in Orlando, or best Chinese food outside of China?

4 Comments so far

  1. Terry Howard (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

    Your comment about the speedy drivers, reminded me of the article I read earlier: http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2008/2/5/commissioner_wants_to_chase_street_racing_out_of_town.html?refresh=1

    Is it just me or does this seem like, "well, we can’t catch the drivers, let’s bust the lookey-loos." I think I’d still want attention being paid to the drivers first and foremost. I mean, most of the accidents I’ve read about have had no spectators.


  2. MB (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    I noticed the same thing with ice cream in the Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Doughnuts in Lake Mary. I looked over at the ice cream while getting my bagel and they had 4 flavors. That was it. Just 4. And I don’t think any of the 4 flavors were rocky road either…

    I’ll need to go try that Jade Bistro…


  3. fonzophile (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    Have you tried Nonna since it switched over from Babbo? It’s owned by Kevin Fonzo, who also owns K. He and his brother are the chefs. I’ve eaten there about 20 times and it’s been nothing short of fantastic. Great gelato!


  4. akeorlando (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

    I really enjoy Jade Bistro, but I think they’re far from great. Their food is fairly typical for that type of cuisine.

    One thing I do enjoy about their venue is it’s usually not too crowded so there’s no wait.



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