Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

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 »

Where to Eat Poutine in Orlando

Poutine in Orlando

You don’t have to be from the Great White North to enjoy poutine. With crispy fries dotted with cheese curds and then slathered in gravy, this Canadian delicacy is a savory smorgasbord of diet-sabotaging deliciousness. Lucky for us Orlando locals, there’s no need to travel northward to partake of poutine; we have plenty of nearby locales bold enough to serve this ... Read More »

Hands-On Workshops Launch at Driftwood Market in College Park

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Driftwood Market, a locally owned boutique in College Park’s main shopping district, recently launched a workshop series that’s filled with hands-on, artful experiences ideal for a date night or girl’s night out. At its Edgewater Drive locale, Driftwood instructors lead DIY classes that give guests the chance to dig into a fun and rewarding project while sipping wine and enjoying the ... Read More »

Where to Experience a Farm Stay Near Orlando

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Beach getaways, Disney staycations, spa retreats and adventure-filled exploits are all possible for those planning a Florida vacation. But for those seeking a more pastoral respite, a farm stay might just be the perfect plan. Florida might not have the number of farm stays that you’d find in places like North Carolina or Vermont, but we’ve got a handful worth ... Read More »

11 Must-Eat Orlando Bites by @Dafoodie

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Truth be told, Instagram is our favorite social media platform, by a long shot. We love sharing great images but we love appreciating other local pics just as much. So, we’re launching a new series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we’ll choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope ... Read More »

Dine Out for Life on Thursday, April 27

Join thousands of people on Thursday, April 27, 2017 who will take up the fight against HIV/AIDS by simply dining at their favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nine local restaurants will participate in this year’s Dining Out For Life, an annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations. While Dining Out For Life has raised millions ... Read More »

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Presents TasteMaker Dinner Series

Celebrating food, spirits and life, Ruth’s Chris will present a series of exclusive dinners hosted at Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations across the country. Pairing fine cuisine with today’s tastemakers of wine, champagne and whiskey, the acclaimed TasteMaker Dinner Series is designed to share a passion for craft, innovation and tradition.  From iconic wines to legendary champagne to whiskey dating back 200 years, each dinner ... Read More »

Wish Upon a Star, a Disney Revue: May 11 & 12

This spring, the CFCArts’ Central Florida Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra will present the wonders of Wish Upon a Star, a Disney revue. Following up on their successful 2012 production of When You Wish, the music of Disney, the CFCArts Community Choir returns having nearly doubled in size since 2012 to over 330 voices. “This will be such an exciting ... Read More »