Sunday, February 27, 2011

Outing: Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park is expanding.  Known for the world's largest collection of Tiffany pieces, the Morse Museum also features many other American works from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Regular admission is $5, but to commemorate the opening of the new wing, visitors can explore the galleries during regular hours (9:30am - 4:00pm) and Fridays from 4:00pm - 8:00pm for free.

Fun  If you've never been to the Morse Museum, now's your chance to see it for free until March 20th.  The new expansion adds more complete rooms to the already vast collection of Tiffany works (including a reconstructed chapel).

Food  Stroll down Winter Park's scenic main street, Park Ave, to Fiddler's Green.  While the place is a quaint lunch and dinner spot, it gets flooded by Rollins students and locals at night.  The atmosphere is authentic, featuring original Irish decorations and woodworking.  Every time I go, I have to get the potato pancakes with melted cheddar and sour creme ($7.50), but the Ulster burger ($8.50) is also very good.  If you're in the mood to taste some Irish or other international beers, try the draft sampler (four small beers) for $5. 

Dessert   Just a block down the road is Austin's Coffee.  This notoriously "hipster" hangout has a good selection of drinks (coffee starting at $1.85), snacks, and desserts (baked goods starting at $1.99).  Live music on weekends.

Total Cost for a museum visit, lunch or dinner, beer, and coffee: $15.50 per person.

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