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Fresh Food, Fresh Atmosphere at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

July 14, 2017

What do you get when you mix moonshine and farm to table fresh ingredients…..Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

We went to Orlando on our vacation a few weeks ago and decided to take a trip to Disney Springs a cool place that has all things disney without the rides. I love Disney Springs especially the food options. They have so many options that’s its hard to choose just one. So my family and I decided to check out Homecomin’. We asked some of the workers what they recommend and they said to eat there so we took them up on their advice. The atmosphere was nice and we learned that a lot of their ingredients came from local farms right in the area…..that’s what I like to hear.

I loved that they had an open concept to see how your food is cooked and prepared any place that has that is a winner! My Aunt and I were eying that cake in that upper right corner on the picture above and wondered if we can just have that and dip out…but no the kids wanted food lol. We sat down pretty quickly and decided to see what they had to offer.

Of course they take your drinks first so we thought we would have some sweet tea. They boast that this is a southern kitchen…well the sweet tea needs to be the best southern tea I have had. Was it? You betcha ass it was! OMG first tea since I was in Florida that didn’t require me to add extra sugar. They get a +1 on that end

While he brought our tea I decided to take a look around and see what everyone else was having so I could decide on what to get. I loved that there were so many varieties of foods that I couldn’t tell what was the favorite and what wasn’t. We decided to start off with an appetizer the hushpuppies. Now I was not a fan of the sauce but I was a fan of the hush puppies by themselves.

Let’s talk about the place shall we. It has a nice atmosphere that wasn’t to uppity but it wasn’t a place you could just go in and wear anything you wanted. I loved that it looked like you were on your front porch. The light in there spoke to my photographers eyes so much! Did you all know that Chef Art Smith was Oprah’s private chef….yasssss I was just that much closer to Oprah through the food lol. They had moonshine also. Now Moonshine is something that I am familiar with growing up in Charleston,SC of course I had some before I was of age…if you grew up in the country with older grandparents that’s just what you did….drink a little moonshine lol. I love their motto…If food is love, then Moonshine is Magic….I totally agree. I loved the atmosphere of this place and I couldn’t wait to order.

My son and my Aunt had the Fried chicken plate

My daughter had a burger that was juicy as hell

And of course I had a salad because I am trying to be good

So let’s talk about the food

My son said the chicken was so good he didn’t eat the mashed potatoes but couldn’t stop raving about the chicken…I tasted some and yep…he was correct. The chicken with a little hot sauce..that was on the table btw….a 10

My daughters burger was so messy we had to get some extra napkins. Her verdict…mom better than Five Guys…and we eat a lot of Five Guys lol. I had a bite of her burger and some of her chips but she told me to eat my Salad and be good. The burger….a 20 (on a scale of 1-10)

Now my salad …I didn’t like the dressing. It was a homemade ranch style dressing that wasn’t the ranch I was accustomed to. I would give the salad a 6. Overall I should have asked if they had another dressing and tasted it before I poured it on. I did eat a couple of bites but didn’t finish it.

The entire experience made up for the salad though. I loved to openness and the sweet tea…did I mention that. Would I visit again? Yep I would but next time I will opt for the burger lol.

  • The food isn’t expensive but I did spend about 70 bucks for everything
  • I don’t know if they had dessert as we were never offered a dessert menu but judging by that cake I know they probably had one
  • You don’t have to dress going in but you need to look decent. It’s upscale but not fancy upscale
  • Order the sweet tea…trust me I know my sweet tea
  • Get the biscuits…notice I didn’t mention those… will see why I kept that part on the hush
  • Go in the daytime so you can see the awesomeness of the lights

Have you been to Disney’s Springs? What’s your favorite restaurant out there? Which dinner would you choose…the salad, the burger, or the chicken?


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    July 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    If I ever get down to Florida I will definitely be checking this out. I love Disney a lot but sometimes it’s nice to go someplace that does not have lines out the door just to get on a ride. The food looks outrages.

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    July 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Since we live in the midwest and farming is our way of life. Farm to table is such a big thing for us. Nice to get away from the rides and enjoy something different. All foods looks wonderful.

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    July 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Haha! You know your sweet tea. I would order it then based on your recommendation. The burger looks divine and think that would be all mine :-). Glad it was overall a good experience. I would like a return visit to Florida.

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    July 14, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Yum! Better than 5 Guys?! It must be good. I’m hungry now!!

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    Tomi C
    July 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    We ate at Homecoming last month while at BlogHer and I hate you missed the dessert menu. We had the Butter Cake and it was so delicious. The food was great, the atmosphere AMAZING and it was reasonably priced. Did you try any of the drinks beside the sweet tea? We had the Sweet Tea Moonshine and it was so good. Definitely worth another visit.

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    Courtney Blacher
    July 14, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Everything that has connection with Disney must be amazing! And this photos make me hungry.

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    Christy Maurer
    July 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Oh my, I’ll have to go there the next time we go to Disney! I love Disney Springs. The food looks so good there!

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    Roger Willis
    July 14, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    We’ve never been to Disney Springs, but it sounds like a great place to take the grand kids! I would love to have that salad!

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    Sarah Bailey
    July 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Oh now this sounds right up my street, all Disney bar the rides and delicious food – yes please!

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    July 14, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I love the open style of this restaurant. It sounds like the chicken is right up my alley, too.

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    July 15, 2017 at 4:58 am

    My Mom always spends a day in Downtown Disney every time she goes down there. That fried chicken looks great, and I love mashed potatoes.

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    Maurene Cab
    July 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

    All food looks delicious! I’d love to visit this place. It’s amazing that you can still enjoy Disney without their traditional rides.

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    Mimi Green
    July 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    This place sounds like delicious. I love bread so I must experience the biscuits. I hope to take the kids next year.

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    Our Family World
    July 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Disney Springs looks like the perfect getaway for a family. I would love to check out that restaurant too. I would probably order the burger! Yummy. Thanks for the heads up about the salad.

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    July 15, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Now that looks like some good down home cooking to me. I would have thrown down!

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    Rose Cottrill
    July 16, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I would go with the salad as well, it looks delicious. My husband would probably try their burger.

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    July 16, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Those food looks so delicious! And that chicken place and burger feels like heaven. My stomach wants it.

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    Yona Williams
    July 16, 2017 at 6:02 am

    The interior of this eatery is very sharp and eye-catching. I would love to eat at a place like this. The food looks good, and if I visited…Fried Green Tomatoes would definitely be ordered by me.

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    July 16, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I love fresh food! That salad looks so tasty, my kind of salad with a lot of veggies and chicken!

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    July 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    For me, indeed creating an atmosphere is a way to enjoy meal that we have. Will try the salad one of these days.

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    July 17, 2017 at 1:36 am

    All of this fried deliciousness is calling my name. The hush puppies look so good along with the chicken. I definitely have to check it out the next time we are in Florida.

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    July 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Now, I’m here for all of THIS! Everything looks so good. When I make it down to Florida. I’ll be sure to make a point of checking this place out. Thanks for the tip!

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    July 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    This looks like my kinda place. I may have to pay a visit on my next trip to Florida!

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    Paula Bendfeldt
    July 18, 2017 at 1:21 am

    We haven’t eaten at Homecomin’ but the food looks delicious and I love the ambience. It’s great that a lot of the food is locally sourced. We’ll have to check it out next time that we go to Disney Springs.

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    July 18, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve never heard of Disney Springs!!! All the food looks amazing and I felt like I could taste the sweet tea. Lol. We’re planning a trip to a Florida. Definitely need to check them out.

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    July 19, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I love eating at Disney Springs. So many great places to eat! I’m a sucker for a good burger. It looks SO good!

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