Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

Brunch Buzz: The Ravenous Pig

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It’s been more than a decade since James and Julie Petrakis arrived in Winter Park’s food scene with The Ravenous Pig, one of the area’s first gastropubs. And while a relocation and the birth of several additional concepts (including Cask & Larder, Swine & Sons and The Polite Pig at Disney Springs) may have given the James Beard Award nominated couple a ... Read More »

Join us for our next Discovery Dinner at Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

big fin seafood kitchen

We’re turning the typical wine pairing dinner on its head with our new Discovery Dinner Series, an immersive, hands-on food adventure designed to take you on an unforgettable culinary journey. We’re ready to host our third event, this time at Big Fin Seafood Kitchen with Executive Chef James Slattery on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Known for its award-winning seafood and service, this Dr. Phillips ... Read More »

Join us for Melia Cocktails and Comedy Event: April 21

Laughter is truly the best aphrodisiac, which is why we think comedy club date nights are the bomb. We’ve partnered with Melia Orlando Suite Hotel in Celebration to present Cocktails & Comedy on Saturday, April 21 when three comics aim to have you in stitches.  DINNER PACKAGE Melia Orlando Suite Hotel is offering an unbelievable deal for couples looking to join ... Read More »

Easter Happenings at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Celebrate Easter’s delicious side at one of four Universal Orlando Resort hotels hosting epicurean happenings this Sunday, April 1st. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort each welcome guests for chef-inspired Easter buffets plus live entertainment and fun for the whole family. Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Enjoy a special Easter ... Read More »

WINNERS: Readers’ Choice Picks in the 7th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

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2,000 votes were calculated in this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 7-15, 2018 and was sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one can be crowned king in each category. The winner of the 2-night stay at the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa is Linda Hayes. Congratulations!  ... Read More »

7th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards – Vote Now & Win

It’s time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards. Sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, these awards are your chance to have your say in our area’s most romantic restaurants, activities, events and experiences. Voting is now open and will remain open until 7am on Thursday, March 15, 2018. So, VOTE VOTE VOTE. Winners will be announced same day. Best of ... Read More »

Coffee Talk: Finance Workshop + Treats & Sweets at East End Market

Kick off your weekend at East End Market on Saturday, March 10th with a breakfast workshop packed with treats, sweets and financial knowhow. Broc Rosser, an Orlando-based financial advisor with Edward Jones, knows that making retirement plans might not feel like the most exciting way to spend a Saturday morning. But when you toss in great coffee and delectable food, ... Read More »

Maitland Art Center to Host Culture Pop & ART31

Anyone who has ever wandered through the Maitland Art Center grounds knows what a mystical and magical sanctuary it is. Rich in history and breathtaking architecture, the space houses gardens with tranquil ponds and an enchanting outdoor Mayan chapel with a stunning aesthetic that strikingly juxtaposes against its natural surroundings. You’ll also find studios touting professional artist residency programs and ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day at Planet Obstacle (Adults-Only)

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Following the success of Couple’s Olympics a few months ago, Planet Obstacle in Lake Mary has recently announced that it will host another adults-only event, this time on Valentine’s Day from 6-8:30pm! Created by two Cirque du Soleil veterans, this 50,000-square-foot fun hub houses dozens of exciting elements to challenge and delight people who get a thrill out of fitness. ... Read More »

28 Days of Love 2018

28 days of love

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love. For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Thursday, February 1, we’ll announce one winner daily on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also be contacting each winner via email. We’ve got ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night: Valentine’s Edition

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Only 4 tickets left! Our next event is Friday, March 30th with Second Harvest of Centra Florida. Stay tuned for tickets announcements.  We’re ready to kick off our 2018 series of Do Good Date Night events. Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Quantum Leap Winery for a night of pitching in for a good cause combined with date ... Read More »

A Hunger Street Tacos Chef’s Table (In Our Home!!)

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A few months ago, Marc and I were the top bidders in the Cows ‘n Cabs silent auction for a Hunger Street Tacos chef’s table. Imagine our delight when the co-owners and chefs, Joseph and David Creech, suggested we host this one-of-a-kind dinner for four in our home! We were positively giddy. Weeks later, Joseph, David and their catering director, ... Read More »

Best Year Yet Dinner Party: February 18th

Join us for the Best Year Yet Dinner Party, an inspirational, progressive dinner for couples!  A new year is upon us and with it comes the opportunity to imagine a year ahead filled with possibilities realized and dreams come true. We’ve collaborated with The Dinner Party Project and Seasons 52 Altamonte Springs to design a one-of-a-kind dining event where couples ... Read More »

Join us for Tapas & Tango

SOLD OUT Dancing, especially the tango, can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. And even those with two left feet can learn the skills to sweep their partner off their feet. Join us on Friday, February 16 (8pm) for Tapas & Tango at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Lake Mary (840 Currency Circle, Lake Mary) for a night of dancing, great food, wine and ... Read More »

Couple at Large Giveaway: Enter to Win a $700 Winter Park Village Date

Winner: Rebecca Gonzalez Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our Couple at Large Giveaway with Winter Park Village is going to be a ‘knock your socks off’ date night for one lucky couple. Located on 17-92 between Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park Village is a best bet for dining, nightlife, shopping and pampering. For this special giveaway, Winter ... Read More »

Five-Course Discovery Dinner at Tapa Toro: February 1

We’re turning the typical wine pairing dinner on its head with our new Discovery Dinner Series. We debuted this off-the-wall concept in August at Deep Blu Seafood Grille, a sold-out event with nothing but amazing feedback.  “We’ve been doing the Tables in Wonderland events for years and this was by far the best dinner we’ve ever been to,” Bob W. told ... Read More »

Introducing Our Couple’s Book Club

Join us for a three-part book discussion series designed for couples.  Kick off 2018 with some quality time for book lovers. We’ve partnered with Writer’s Block Bookstore to create a Couple’s Book Club and are inviting you to join us with your partner for a three-part discussion series focused on three of our favorite books. Each night we’ll meet from 7pm-8:30pm ... Read More »

Win a Gaylord Palms Overnight Stay + Two Tickets to the Guinness World Records Kiss Attempt

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Spend the night at Gaylord Palms and be one of hundreds of couples attempting to break the world record for most couples kissing under mistletoe. On December 7, 2017, at 8:15pm Gaylord Palms Resort will welcome hundreds of couples to celebrate a legendary holiday tradition: kissing under the mistletoe. During its Kiss-Story in the Making special event, the resort will ... Read More »

Sounds of the Season Concert Series Debuts at Gaylord Palms

ICE Gaylord Palms

Along with ICE!, snow tubing, live Cirque Dreams shows and more this year, Christmas at Gaylord Palms will host the Sounds of the Season Concert Series, featuring a cappella concerts from the Orlando Gay Chorus and local group Voctave, along with a very special collaboration between Opera Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic, and the Orlando Ballet. All performances will take place on ... Read More »