For over a decade, Longhorn, Red Lobster, and Oliver Garden had been on my shortlist for eating out until the 2008 recession. This event had increased food cost and decreased portions. A few years ago, the tipping point had been series of dinner dates to Long Horn and Red Lobster in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Paying over $60 bucks for two folks to eat four-six ounces of over seasoned meat had been enough. Took a friend’s recommendation on a place I had heard of Petty’s Meat Market in Longwood, Florida.
For someone known for appetite like an Insecticon, Petty’s has had many premium options to explore that set it aside from Publix, Walmart, and other supermarkets. They have always had slew of options ranging from standard proteins, desserts, cheese spreads, premade/prepped food and alcohol. Had I mentioned you can have a cup or two of domestic brew while waiting for your order?
Personal favorites at Petty’s I have purchased:
1) Spicy Blue Cheese Burgers
2) Lemon Cake
3) Stuffed Pork Chops
4) Twice baked potatoes
5) Beer cheese spread
6) Cooked asparagus
Few things that I have bought that were unexpectedly sub-par:
1) Beef Wellington (cheap pastry casing)
2) Sausage with Asiago Cheese (bland)
3) Duck Sausage (odd flavor for some, suggest the standard spicy pork sausage)
The executive summary, yesterday had purchased a one pound sirloin steak for $22.59. This has been quartered into four ounce portions for same number of quality meals.
Petty’s has easy access off I-4 westbound to Orlando exit to Longwood, FL (two blocks off on your right).
More information: Petty’s Meats | Central Florida’s Meat Market