Beefy King is one of those places people always talk about, and I can’t believe it’s taken so long for me to get over there. They have off hours, so it’s best to go at lunchtime, which I did with a few coworkers. They are closed on Sundays. The restaurant closes at 3 p.m. the rest of the days of the week, but the drive-through stays open until 5:30.
They’ve been open for almost 50 years, and when you look at the restaurant, it doesn’t look like much has changed. Their menu is pretty simple featuring different steamed sandwiches.
As soon as the lady at the register told me they’re famous for their roast beef sandwiches, I knew that was what I would be ordering.
Their sandwiches come with tater tots, which is a huge bonus. They’re such a nice change of pace from fries. I got my roast beef sandwich loaded with all of the extras: cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and onions. They have bottles of horseradish, bbq and hot bbq sauces for dressing your sandwich. I put some horsey sauce on top for a little kick. The sandwich was was nice and warm, and all the flavors melded together nicely. The roast beef tasted really fresh. It’s like a far better version of Arbys.
My boss always orders the smoked turkey deluxe, which also has cheese, tomatoes and cole slaw.
Cole slaw on a sandwich sounds pretty fantastic.
Their sandwiches are a pretty decent size, and they really hit the spot, especially on a rainy day like when we were there. If only they were open later. This would make for a great late-night meal. I love to support family-owned businesses in the area, especially ones that have been around as long as Beefy King.
French fries or tater tots?
I had big plans on Saturday, so I fueled up with a hot bowl of oatmeal.
Of course, I added a blob of almond butter. This was actually my first attempt at making hot oatmeal. There were some overflow issues, but a good amount made it in the bowl.
After my hearty breakfast, I gathered up my three favorite girls to go bridesmaid dress shopping.
Bridesmaid dress shopping was actually way more fun than wedding dress shopping because I just got to sit back and look at pretty dresses on my best friends. I figured with only three bridesmaids, it should be easy for them to agree on one dress. They tried on quite a few.
I’m going to wait until the wedding to reveal the winner (none of the above), but I love it, and I’m really excited for the end product. The actual dress color will be eggplant to match the tie that the groomsmen will be wearing.
After shopping, we headed out for lunch at Jersey Mike’s for lunch and talked more wedding stuff.
I got an Italian sub, which hit the spot. It was such a great and successful day. I always feel so lucky to have such great friends in my life.
What were your wedding colors? If you’re not married, what do you envision your wedding colors to be?
My lunch yesterday involved a quick trip down Orange Ave. in downtown Orlando to Virgin Olive Market, a new-to-me spot. It’s a really cute café with plenty of options for vegans, meat-eaters and in between. They have a really good sized menu of soups, sandwiches and salads. I ordered “The Big Cheese,” a sandwich consisting of a huge slice of fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, pesto and basil on focaccia bread. They pressed the sandwich, and it was warm and gooey.
It was served with a side of couscous that had raisins and apples. I’m not the biggest fan of cold couscous. I prefer to eat it warm, but I also munched on a bag of sweet potato chips.
Also ordered at our table was the curry chicken salad wrap, and the “Mutha Clucka” salad.
I have my eye on that wrap for my next trip. Everything was really delicious. I’m so surprised I haven’t been there sooner.
Thanks for all your supportive comments on my last post about getting my MBA (and Parko’s pink eye). It’s been a huge challenge lately for me to balance everything (hence my blogging after 10 p.m. whereas normally I’d be tucked in bed already), but I’m slowly trying to figure out how to juggle. Unfortunately, my workouts have been suffering the most. I fit them in quickly whenever I can, especially on the weekends, but it’s hard for me to justify going to the gym when I could be studying, even though I know both are important.
Parko’s pink eye is starting to clear up. He’s on a strict schedule of eye drops four times a day, and the poor guy hates receiving them. The vet said it was caused by either an allergic reaction or hitting his eye on something. Ouch!
I hope you’re having a great week and that it’s far less hectic and stressful than mine has been!
Where does working out fall in your list of priorities?