ORLANDO, Fla. -

Several independent Orlando restaurants were featured in USA Today as local hot spots of where to eat when venturing out of the tourist district and into the city.

Among the restaurants featured were:

  • Yellow Dog Eats Bistro and Wine Store
  • K Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Dandelion Communitea Cafe
  • Maxine's on Shine
  • Rusty Spoon
  • Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria
  • Scratch
  • Ravenous Pig
  • Cask & Larder
  • The Coop

To read the full write-up on each restaurant and why they were chosen, visit USAToday.com.