Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

Pair it Up! 12 Ways to Combine Magical Dining With Local Attractions

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Update 9/20: Magical Dining Month has been extended through October 12, 2017! A majority, but not all, of the restaurants are participating in the extension. The Magical Dining Month website has been updated with a note found at the bottom of each restaurant menu containing details on whether or not the restaurant is participating in the extension. A date night during ... Read More »

Food & Wine Weekends are Back at Waldorf Astoria & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria

A staycation never looked so delicious than during Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. From September 8 through November 12, 2017, this 7th annual culinary fete turns a weekend getaway into a gastronomical adventure thanks to a slew of food-centric events, experiences, and offerings. Developed for foodies, the program for Food & Wine ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night: September 15 (rescheduled to Sept. 22)

Do Good Date Night returns on Friday, September 15th with another opportunity for couples to enjoy a fun date night out while making a difference in our community. UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irma, we have rescheduled to Friday, September 22, 2017.  We’re partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a ... Read More »

Join us at our Magical Dining Month Preview Dinner: August 30

Now in its 12th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns in just a few days for a 5-week showcase of over 100 local restaurants. From August 25 – October 1, 2017, diners will experience special three-course prix fixe dinner menus for just $35 each. We can’t wait to get things started with our very own PREVIEW DINNER on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Titanic The Musical: In Concert, August 25-26

A 45-member orchestra, a nearly 100-voice choir and a stellar cast of local Central Florida actors will come together this weekend for the Tony Award-winning “Titanic The Musical: In Concert,” featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone. Presented by Central Florida Community Arts, this powerful and moving production follows the well-known story of the ill-fated maiden ... Read More »

Ruth’s Chris to Host World’s Best Champagnes Dinner

Pop the cork and share a toast with the best of bubbly at the World’s Best Champagnes Dinner, hosted at Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations this August. Three iconic champagne makers: Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart and Moët & Chandon, plus a sparkling wine from Domaine Chandon in California, will be perfectly paired with five exceptional dishes and two delightful accompaniments during this one-of-a-kind ... Read More »

Eat Local! Main Streets Restaurant Week Returns August 4 – 12

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Orlando’s culinary scene is growing by the day. To celebrate our locally-owned restaurants and all they do to make Orlando such a great place to live (and eat!), the Orlando Main Streets program is hosting its third annual Main Streets Restaurant Week. Beginning Friday, August 4 and running through Saturday, August 12, select restaurants from each of the program’s nine ... Read More »

Join Us As We Debut Discovery Dinners at Deep Blu Seafood Grille

I am so excited to share the news about a new supper club series we’re launching in August. It’s called the Discovery Dinner Series and it’s the total opposite of the typical wine pairing dinner. In fact, it’s not dinner: it’s an immersive, hands-on food adventure designed to take you on a culinary journey you won’t soon forget. We’re debuting ... Read More »

40 Reasons to Plan a Tampa Date Night

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Since starting Tampa Date Night Guide in May, we have been blown away by how many fun things there are to do in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa not only has the beaches and the bay (which means loads of exciting water-based activities) but you’ll also find a thriving restaurant and art scene. There are so many romantic experiences, venues ... Read More »

Christner’s Debuts New Summer Wine & Dine Prix-Fixe

This summer, one of Orlando’s best steakhouses is featuring a wine paired prix fixe designed to showcase awarding winning fare and create a perfect fine dining date night. During the month of July and August, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster will present a four-course menu that includes rare wine selections artfully paired by Christner’s very own sommelier. Thoughtfully selected and ... Read More »

Summer Laser Extravaganza at Seminole State Planetarium

Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium has delighted stargazers with live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations for years.  This summer the Planetarium will feature Summer Laser Extravaganza, with ten shows over three nights covering the entire musical spectrum, from classic rock to electronica and everything in-between. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students ... Read More »

Loews Launches Weekly Caribbean Carnaval

Take a short drive to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando where a new weekly Caribbean Carnaval will transport you to a colorful world of palm trees, steel drums and zesty cuisine. Guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of authentic Caribbean cuisine, island cocktails and scores of sweet treats for dessert, including ooey gooey Caribbean Rum Cake. See the full menu here.  ... Read More »

The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway

Win one of 12 two-night staycations at some of Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels. Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando, Tampa and beyond. Now offering spectacular summertime rates, these sprawling properties provide the perfect elements of a getaway for two. We’ve gathered all the details for a ... Read More »

We’re Hosting a Daddy Daughter Date Night

With Father’s Day coming up on June 18, we thought we’d give dear Dad a night out just for him and that special (little) lady in his life.  Join us on Friday, June 16, 2017  when dads are invited to treat their daughter(s) to a night out together at Tony Roma’s.  This all-inclusive dining experience includes: dinner and dessert for ... Read More »

Introducing Tampa Date Night Guide

Big news!! Today we have officially expanded into the Tampa Bay area with the launch of Tampa Date Night Guide.  Designed to share ideas for events, dining and experiences in Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater, this new sister site to Orlando Date Night Guide will serve as an unparalleled resource for local couples as well as for Orlandoans looking for ... Read More »

Science Night Live, Craft Beer Edition: June 3

It’s social, it’s science, and it’s 21 and up! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live from 8pm to 11:30pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Attend this special Craft Beer Edition, always a highly anticipated and sold-out event each year. Science Night Live presents everything you love about Orlando Science Center, plus special programming designed for ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night with Clean the World: June 3

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Do Good Date Night is back with another opportunity for couples to enjoy a fun date night out while making a difference in our community. On Saturday, June 3, 2017 we are partnering with Clean the World to create hygiene kits that will be distributed to Central Florida families in need.  Clean the World has a two-part mission: Collect and recycle soap and ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Soco

Known for its elevated southern fare and perfect downtown locale, Soco recently announced that it would extend its very popular Sunday brunch to Saturday. Beginning Saturday, May 13, guests can enjoy everything from homemade pop tarts and strawberry stuffed French toast to lobster benny and southern fried quail and waffles. Bottomless mimosas for $10 are equally enticing.  While the menus for ... Read More »