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Food Truck Date Night: Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District

Food Truck Date Night: Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District

Ah—food trucks. Nothing makes me happier than a local gathering of literal meals on wheels, offering up such delights as strawberry nutella donuts, sweet and spicy Hawaiian burritos, and savory empanadas. Food trucks take the best of foodie fare and make it mobile, creating the ideal environment for a delectable date to remember. Orlando has welcomed the food truck movement ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: DoveCote

DoveCote Orlando is the perfect spot for your next brunch date!

If I had to sum up the brunch experience at DoveCote in one sentence, it’d be “brunch for people who are somewhat tired of brunch”. As much as I love chicken & waffles and decadent pancakes that are borderline desserts, sooner or later I begin craving something out of the norm. And on that note, DoveCote’s brunch definitely delivers. Served ... Read More »

Magic Dinner Shows Return to Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Christner's

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, Winter Park’s award-winning steakhouse, recently announced upcoming dates for its much-loved Evening of Magic dinner show. On these special nights, guests will delight in a four-course feast while Kostya Kimlat and his team of See Magic Live magicians tease the eyes with an interactive live performance of highly sophisticated and mesmerizing magic. Each two-and-a-half-hour show ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Hamilton’s Kitchen

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Brunch has to be one of my favorite words in the English language. Say it and I immediately start smelling maple syrup and tasting Hollandaise sauce. Unlike any other meal, there just seems to be something flamboyant and over-the-top about this slice of daily feasting. Plates piled high with pancakes or waffles smothered with cream just wouldn’t do any other part ... Read More »

Five-Course ‘Celebration of Truffles’ Dinner at Rocco’s Italian Grille

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

A best kept secret in Winter Park and one of area couple’s most coveted special occasion spots, Rocco’s Italian Grille has been quietly and consistently wowing guests for over a decade. At the helm sits Rocco Potami, an old-school restauranteur with an unwavering dedication to traditional Italian fare and the wines that make its flavors shine. This month, Rocco invites ... Read More »

Date Night at STK Orlando + Save $25

Last Saturday we headed out to Disney Springs, waded through the crowds, and arrived at a date night oasis: STK Orlando. One of many new restaurants to open in 2016 at this newly redesigned dining and entertainment hub, STK is truly in a class of its own. A chic modern steakhouse with a sleek veneer, it feels far more like ... Read More »

Guide to Orlando’s Best Patios

orlando's best patios

Cooler temperatures make maximizing your time outside a must. It’s time to check out Orlando’s best patios on your next date night or day. Here are some local spots that have great patios for you to relax on, enjoy great food, soak up some sun and take in the stellar views.  GOOD EATS 903 Mills Market Cafe 903 S. Mills Ave. Orlando, ... Read More »

A Perfect Date Night on Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach

Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach

After a busy week, nothing says date night like the relaxing yet romantic vibe of a beach town. Less than an hour from Orlando, New Smyrna Beach is the perfect seaside escape. In the heart of this much-loved town is Flagler Avenue, which features quaint local restaurants just waiting to charm you and your date for the perfect romantic evening. ... Read More »

Touchdown! Best Places to Watch Football in Orlando

Watch Football in Orlando

During football season, your significant other may be married to the television for both NFL and college football games. So, if you need a new game plan with more date night fantasies and less fantasy football, we recommend these victorious football-lovin’ experiences. Best Sports Bars for Football Lovers Dewey’s Indoor Golf & Sports Grill (off Restaurant Row) Don’t let the ... Read More »

6 New Orlando Restaurants to Discover

New Orlando Restaurants

A whirlwind of new Orlando restaurants have popped up around the city in the past month or so. Here’s a quick summary to put you in the know… Earls Kitchen + Bar Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Earls Kitchen + Bar opened at The Mall at Millenia in September, celebrating its second Florida location and 68th restaurant overall. Inside you’ll find a modern, shiny veneer with a ... Read More »

Date Night at Ravello Includes Sitter

ravello

Date night is so important but sometimes finding a sitter can be easier said than done. On select evenings during October, Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is offering a date night solution. On Sundays & Mondays, you and your date can dine in Ravello AND the kids can dine and play at Kids For All Seasons at NO EXTRA ... Read More »

40 Fall Events for Orlando Foodies

fall events orlando

The cooler weather has ushered in a slew of fall events in Orlando that are focused on food, beer, wine and spirits. Here are 40 of our favorite in 2016! SEPTEMBER International Food & Wine Festival 2016 September 14 – November 14 Epcot, Walt Disney World Food & Wine Weekends September 16 – November 13 Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Wine ... Read More »

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

magical dining month

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

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

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

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

dining deals in orlando

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

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 »