Eat Local Week Returns to Orlando, March 7-14

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Eat Local Week, a week-long celebration promoting connection, community, culture and cuisine in Central Florida, returns March 7 through 14, 2015. With a calendar filled with special community events and fabulous dining establishments offering local-focused dishes, this foodie extravaganza is a terrific way to celebrate our local food culture. EAT LOCAL RESTAURANTS Visit these participating restaurants and look for locally-sourced ... Read More »

Classic Italian Fare Meets Modern Elegance at Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse

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There’s something so striking about the towering 31-floor Hyatt Regency Orlando with its regal glass peak set like citadel over International Drive. It’s a view you’ve probably caught from I-4 dozens of times but the impressive elegance of this huge hotel is not something you can fully appreciate until you step inside. And when you do, bubbling fountains, twinkling chandeliers ... Read More »

Best Late Night Bites in Orlando

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It’s midnight and you’re ferociously hungry but not for a Big Mac or a sub. You want real food. I’m talking gourmet grub not a plate of junk that’s going to stir up some ungodly gurgle guaranteed to keep you up all night. You’re in luck! Orlando has some terrific restaurants where tasty late night bites are served well past ... Read More »

The Chef’s Table at Highball and Harvest

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Here’s an irrefutable fact about dining trends: we want to be closer to our food. And not just because we’re valuing craft and quality more than ever, but because we crave the story and the humanity behind what we eat. Which is why I think chef’s tables are taking off like wildfire. A good chef’s table is more than a ... Read More »

Rock Out at Wine Riffs: Orlando’s Coolest Wine Dinner

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The Hard Rock Hotel hosts Wine Riffs, a food, wine and music pairing that’s taking wine dinners to an entirely new level. As wine paired dinners increase in popularity, chefs and sommeliers are constantly trying to raise the bar to entice guests with something new. The food, the plating, the presence of wine experts who can transport you to regions ... Read More »

Shari Sushi’s Omakase Chef’s Table Experience

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Lara Gould won the October Couple at Large giveaway, which means she and her date were sent to experience the Chef’s Table at Shari Sushi Lounge. Here’s what she said about the experience: When we arrived at Shari, we were taken to an intimate table on the upper level with only a few other tables. We could see over mostly ... Read More »

The Dinner Party Project

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Dinner with seven, random strangers in a converted warehouse space turns out to be a fabulously fun night of unexpected delights. If you ask me, I believe we are in the midst of a cultural revolution where our obsession with the digital world and connecting online has actually caused many of us to crave human, face-to-face connection more than ever. ... Read More »