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10 Fabulous Orlando Dining Deals

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Use these stellar Orlando dining deals to make date night more affordable! By Erica Thomas Looking for ways to have a regular date night without breaking the bank? Check out the dining deals we found at 10 terrific Orlando restaurants. Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Loews Roayl Pacific Resort (6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando) If you’re looking for an awesome fancy dinner date ... Read More »

12 Perfect Places for a Charcuterie Board Date Night

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Date night can be as simple as wine and a charcuterie board. Here is our current dream date night: two glasses of wine and a charcuterie board filled with salty, house cured meats, artisan cheese and doughy bread. We can solve the world’s problems, or at least reconnect after a long week, over this smattering of savory bites. Maybe it’s ... Read More »

New Orlando Vegan Restaurant is a Game Changer

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The Sanctum, a new Orlando vegan restaurant, is now open in the Mills 50 District. I’m not an aficionado when it comes to vegan cuisine, but I know this: I’ve yet to dine at an Orlando vegan restaurant and think, “I can’t wait to come back here. I must eat this food again!.” That was until we went to The Sanctum. ... Read More »

Orlando Dessert Only Restaurant is Perfect for Date Night

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Better Than Sex Dessert Only Restaurant Adds an Amorous Element to Ivanhoe Village Step into the fanciful, candlelit dining room at Better Than Sex, a new dessert only restaurant that opened last month in Ivanhoe Village, and you’ll immediately get the sense that this sultry spot was designed with date night in mind. The brainchild of husband and wife team Dani ... Read More »

Join us for The Whiskey’s Burger, Beer & Whiskey Dinner

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With all the gourmet burger joints popping up all over Orlando, you’d think creating a concept that rose above the crowd would be near impossible. But dine at The Whiskey and you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised, if not astonished. Featuring more than a dozen inventive burgers and more than 100 different types of whiskey, rye and bourbon, this Sand Lake ... Read More »

Win an Exclusive Chef’s Dinner for Two at Rocco’s Italian Grille

Win an Exclusive Chef's Dinner for Two at Rocco's Italian Grille

I’ve lost count of the number of couples I’ve met who tell me that Rocco’s Italian Grille is there go-to restaurant for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and celebratory dinners. Maybe it’s because the made-from-scratch Italian fare served at Rocco’s is so darn good but I think it’s also because when you’re at Rocco’s… you are family. Over the past few years, ... Read More »

Top New Restaurants in Orlando: A 2015 Review

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2015 was an unbelievable year in terms of the number of really great new restaurants in Orlando. When I first moved to Orlando in 2006, Manuel’s on the 28th was the place to go. Ten years later, Manuel’s has long since closed and a slew of top-notch restaurants have taken its place. Maybe we can’t quite compare ourselves to culinary cities like ... Read More »

Dog Friendly Dining in Orlando: Part Two

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By Samantha Rosenthal In part two of our series on Dog Friendly Dining in Orlando, we showcase even more dining options for those couples who’ll gladly opt for a furry third wheel. Read Part One. DOWNTOWN ORLANDO Take your pooch on a walk around Lake Eola and then slip into one of these dog-friendly spots in the city center. Kres Chophouse 17 ... Read More »

Holiday Festivities at Grande Lakes Orlando


With its sprawling, 500-acre resort filled with more than a dozen restaurants and bars, it’s no surprise that Orlando’s Grande Lakes Resort is bursting at the seams with holidays offerings for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here’s a peek at what’s on deck: CHRISTMAS EVE Christmas Eve at NORMAN’S, The Ritz-Carlton Seasonal four-course menu and live entertainment $115 Adults, ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: SLATE

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By Samantha Rosenthal While it’s only been open for five months, SLATE is already making an impact on Orlando’s dining scene, especially when it comes to brunch. The modern American restaurant with a Southern touch is a new addition to the Dr. Phillips area. SLATE is a farm-to-table venture with a menu that changes with the seasons. Brunch is served from ... Read More »