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Best Bites So Far During this Year’s Magical Dining Month

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We’re nearly half way through Magical Dining Month, Orlando’s annual showcase of our area’s unbelievable culinary talent. With more than 90 restaurants participating this year, mouthwatering dishes are plentiful. Here are a few delicious pics from dishes we’ve tried as well as a handful from some local Instagramers. Warning: these photos may cause you to cancel all your plans and ... Read More »

How to Brunch then Beach in New Smyrna Beach

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New Smyrna is a fortress for foodies. Partaking in a savory brunch before hitting the beach is a must when there are so many savory locally-owned restaurants within walking distance to the water, the only question is where to start. Let me be your guide… Third Wave Café Located on Flagler Ave, Third Wave knows a thing or two about ... Read More »

Best New Orlando Restaurants of the Summer

Best New Orlando Restaurants

By Gabrielle Cash-Kara This summer sure has been a hot one! Forget the heat, we’re talking about restaurant openings. Disney Springs is positively exploding with new restaurants, as is downtown Orlando. Outside the city proper, Sanford and even Mount Dora are enticing and delighting too. STK Orlando The upscale steakhouse is a branch of the ONE Group with locations in ... Read More »

Shipt Grocery and Alcohol Delivery Saves Date Night

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Imagine this scenario: it’s 4pm on a Saturday and your babysitter calls to cancel. Of course, no other babysitter is available at such late notice. Date night is cancelled, right? Actually, it’s not. Imagine you could create an over-the-top, gourmet date night at home, with great food and wine, without having to step foot in a grocery or liquor store. ... Read More »

Four ‘Perfect for Date Night’ Dining Deals in Orlando

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Score some savings on your next date night with these local dining deals! TR Fire Grill Weekday dinners at this much-loved Winter Park eatery just got a whole lot better. Choose your favorites, or try something new, from TR Fire Grill’s new Prix Fixe dinner menu. Three courses, including dishes like flatbread, salmon & zoodles and seared lemon pound cake (my ... Read More »

Talk of the Town Restaurants Support OneOrlando Fund with $30 Three-Course Dinner

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Date night deals are always great but when they also support a worthy cause they are all the better. For the entire month of September, you’ll support the OneOrlando Fund when you visit one of six Talk of the Town restaurants to enjoy the special three-course prix-fixe dinners that have been uniquely created for each establishment. Now through September 30, 2016, a portion of ... Read More »

14 Hidden Gem Orlando Restaurants You Simply Must Try

Hidden Gem Orlando Restaurants

Call them unsung, off the radar or simply just deserving of more attention than they already receive, this collection of hidden gem restaurants in Orlando should revive your sense of culinary wonderment and exploration. We reached out to some of Orlando’s foremost food authorities for their best bet picks. Enjoy! Faiyaz Kara Orlando Weekly Shiraz Grill Shiraz has been my go-to ... Read More »

Photos: New Menu Items at Fishbones

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Fishbones in Lake Mary and Orlando recently unveiled a series of new dinner dishes and we were invited to give them a try. Here are some drool-worthy photos from our delicious feast. APPETIZERS COCKTAILS ENTREES DESSERT DISCLOSURE We were hosted for this meal… and We are committed to providing you with valuable content that informs and inspires you… and We ... Read More »

Magical Dining Month (Aug 29 – Oct 2) Returns with 90+ Restaurants

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Every year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month gives us locals the chance to celebrate our awesome culinary scene. With more than 90 different restaurants participating, the foodie festivities are shaping up to be better than ever this year. From Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2016, diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe feasts priced at just $33 (averaging a savings of 33% ... Read More »

12 Places to Enjoy S’mores in Orlando

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The dog days of summer bring back youthful memories of summer camp and roasting marshmallows to create sweet, sticky s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day on August 10, forgo the camp out – because less is s’more – and, instead, date night at one of these hot spots for luscious variations of the classic campfire treat! Bar Louie Orlando ... Read More »

Photos: Beer & BBQ Brunch at Osprey Tavern

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If a mimosa, stuffed French toast and Eggs Benedict brunch is feeling so last weekend to you, it’s time to give your breakfast plans a reboot with the Beer & BBQ Brunch. Served every Saturday at Baldwin Park’s Osprey Tavern from 10:30am – 2:30pm, this weekly carnivorous feast takes a welcome detour from all the pancakes and eggs usually offered ... Read More »

10 Orlando Seafood Restaurants for (Sea)Foodies

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By Gabrielle Cash-Kara Orlando may be landlocked but the ocean is pretty darn close. Fresh seafood from the Atlantic and the Gulf abound less than an hour away, which explains why we have so many Orlando seafood restaurants ready to satisfy your seafood cravings. Here are a few we think you’ll love! Urban Tide Urban Tide is a relatively new concept ... Read More »

15 Hot Spots for Orlando Cheese Lovers

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Satisfy your cheese craving at one of these Orlando cheese restaurants, wine bars, shops and events! Cheese consumption is at an all-time high with Americans eating about 34 pounds (per person) of cheese each year! Indulge for breakfast, lunch and dinner dates and tantalize your taste buds with hundreds of varieties and flavors. Yes, cheese lovers… go ahead and milk date ... Read More »

Seven Days of Delicious at Soco Thornton Park

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Sundae Mondays! Taco Tuesdays! Daily specials at Soco Thornton Park will keep you coming back again and again. It’s not easy staying at the top in Orlando’s ever-growing restaurant scene. Last year’s best restaurants can quickly become overshadowed by this year’s new restaurants. Soco, a much-loved restaurant in downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park District, might have the solution to staying top ... Read More »

Tapa Toro to Host Summer Wine Dinner Series

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Tapa Toro, the award-winning Spanish restaurant at I-Drive 360, will host a series of wine dinners over the next few months. Sabor, A Summer Wine Dinner Experience, will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a multi-course feast created by Executive Chef Wendy Lopez and and Chef de Cuisine Francisco Galeano. Each month, this seasoned culinary team will host only 20-25 guests at ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Sundays at Seasons 52

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Seasons 52 recently launched a new Sunday Brunch. Served every Sunday at the Altamonte Springs location, brunch is offered from 10am – 1pm and features five new dishes made with seasonal fare and Seasons’ famed health conscious care. At a recent visit, we tried two dishes and two brunch cocktails. The shakshuka kicked off the feast. This spicy, baked egg and ... Read More »

5 New Orlando Restaurants To Try Now

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New Orlando restaurants are popping up all the time! Here are a handful we think you’ll love on your next date night! By Gabrielle Cash-Kara Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. Just as the buds of various flowers have opened and bloomed, so too have many new restaurants. In fact, a whole new crop has sprouted ... Read More »

Bite30 Returns June 1 – 30

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Bite30, Orlando Weekly’s 30-Day Restaurant Week, returns again this year to highlight our city’s best local restaurants and chefs. From June 1-30, participating restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches ($15) or dinners ($30). This is a great opportunity for couples to leverage Bite30 as an opportunity to try multiple dishes on a restaurant’s menu for about the ... Read More »

Where to Find Gluten-Free Dining in Orlando

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Don’t let your diet deter date night! The options for gluten-free dining in Orlando abound. By Nancy DeVault Sometimes it can be hard for any of us to decide on a restaurant for date night. And it’s even more challenging if one or both partners have a wheat allergy, gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that requires a ... Read More »

$7 Food and Drinks During Fridays at The Alfond

Fridays at The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn introduces new food and drink specials during Fridays at The Alfond Located just steps from Park Avenue and Rollins College, The Alfond Inn is a boutique hotel in the heart of Winter Park that’s become one of our favorite places for date night. We’ve loved the Inn’s Get Your Jazz On series as well as dinner and ... Read More »