Orlando Restaurants with New Menus and New Chefs

Orlando Restaurants with New Menus and New Chefs

Written by Kristen Manieri and Stephanie Patterson It’s hard to resist the siren call of a new restaurant opening in Orlando, further fueled by star-struck reviews from friends and delectable images littering your Instagram feed. We love the constant evolution of our local food scene, but the steady stream of openings makes it difficult for any food lover to keep ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: The Strand

The Strand Orlando Brunch

Inviting, cozy, and positively delicious all come to mind when I reflect on a recent brunch enjoyed at The Strand. This community-oriented neighborhood restaurant nestled in the Mills 50 District has an atmosphere that welcomes you whether you’re a regular or first time visitor. The servers are jovial, there’s a constant buzz in the kitchen, and the light, earthy interior, ... Read More »

14 Over the Top Orlando Desserts to Blow Your Mind on Date Night

Over the Top Orlando Desserts

Written by Erica Thomas The only thing that could sweeten a date with your honey more is to end it with a delectable dessert. These final course options are so spectacular they can make even the most simple date seem special and extraordinary. Splurge on one of these over-the-top desserts in Orlando and end your date on a sweet note. ... Read More »

Magical Dining Month Returns Aug 25 – Oct 12 with 100+ Restaurants

Magical Dining Month 2017

Update 9/20: Magical Dining Month has been extended through October 12, 2017! A majority, but not all, of the restaurants are participating in the extension. The Magical Dining Month website has been updated with a note found at the bottom of each restaurant menu containing details on whether or not the restaurant is participating in the extension. For over a decade, ... Read More »

10 Orlando Dessert Places You Must Visit by @wanderwithred

10 Orlando Dessert Places you Must Visit

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched 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 you will too!! This month, we’re featuring @wanderwithred who puts a spotlight on all things local in Orlando. A University of ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Canvas Restaurant & Market

Brunch Buzz: Canvas Restaurant & Market

Make the 30-minute drive to Lake Nona from Orlando and you’ll land at Canvas Restaurant & Market, a bustling New American restaurant well-poised to become a brunch favorite. The peaceful waterfront setting, outdoor herb garden, and indoor market draw you in while the globally-inspired menu and creative cocktails invite you to stay. Served on Sundays from 11am-3pm, the brunch menu ... Read More »

Date Nights for Donut Lovers

Donuts in Orlando: Date Nights for Donut Lovers

By Erica Thomas There’s something about biting into a soft, doughy cake with divine goodness drizzled, sprinkled, or spread on top. What makes donuts even better is that these tasty bites are acceptable to eat any time of day. Dive into these date outings geared toward donuts in Orlando! Donuts and Beer I know what you’re thinking. Donuts and beer?! ... Read More »

6 Cool Ice Cream Shops for Hot Dates

6 Cool Ice Cream Shops in Orlando for Hot Dates

On a hot date, cool off with ice cream! We’ve got the scoop on the coolest local spots for beat-the-heat treats. Amazeballs Classic New Orleans Sno-Balls (Winter Park) Make a trip to the Winter Park Farmer’s Market even more amazing with a frozen goodie from Amazeballs Classic New Orleans Sno-Balls, owned by husband-and-wife team Bryan and Dawn Ofodile. “Ice comes ... Read More »

The Dinner Party Project Hosting Couples Dinners

The Dinner Party Project is best known for their intimate dinners, which unite eight randomly selected strangers around the dinner table for thoughtful conversation, delicious food, and drinks. Now they’ve opened up that experience to couples, too, with monthly couples dinners. Held on the last Sunday of each month, couples dinners are a unique way to connect with other couples ... 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 »

How to Have an Orlando Food Truck Date

How to have an Orlando Food Truck Date

Looking for a date night experience that’s the perfect marriage of food and fun? Orlando’s delicious food truck scene has it all. Weekly and monthly meet-ups throughout Central Florida make for an easy breezy evening, and you’ll never have to argue over which restaurant to visit again. Briefly part ways to grab fare from your individual favorite trucks, and then ... Read More »

5 New Orlando Restaurants to Add to Your Date Night Rotation

6 New Orlando Restaurants to Add to Your Date Night Rotation: Millenia 106

Written by Stephanie Patterson and Kristen Manieri We’re only half way through the year and already we’ve seen dozens of new Orlando restaurants open their doors. Exciting new spaces are in the works, but if you don’t want to wait, go ahead and make a date at one of these new culinary hotspots. No matter your budget or favorite meal ... 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 »

Date Night to Go: Takeout and Delivery for Two in Orlando

Where to get Takeout and Delivery in Orlando for Two

We’ve all been there: cooking at home feels like a chore, yet you don’t quite feel like getting dressed up to go out either. What’s a couple to do? As tempting as it may be, resist the siren call of that microwaveable meal in your freezer or ordering pizza from the same old delivery spot down the street. Instead, elevate ... Read More »

11 Must-Eat Orlando Bites by @Dafoodie

orlando bites

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 »

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 »

10 Date Night Worthy Places for Pizza in Orlando

10 Date Night Worthy Places for Pizza in Orlando

Ah, pizza. If I had my way, it’d be considered a health food. Ordering delivery (or making a DiGiorno–we all have pizza emergencies) works for a laid-back evening at home, but several restaurants around town prove pizza joints can have serious date night ambiance, too. Cuddle up and share a pie while watching old Italian movies, snap date selfies with ... Read More »

5 Must-Try Gourmet Breakfast Dishes in Orlando

Researchers say we should all eat breakfast like a king and I could not agree more. I love a lavish morning meal. So, too, does my friend Faiyaz Kara, food critic for Orlando Weekly and the author of Gourmet Breakfasts for the GENIUS, a new cookbook designed to inspire some amazing DIY breakfast eats all the while challenging your culinary savvy and ... Read More »

7 Healthy Restaurants for a Plant Powered Date

7 Healthy Restaurants in Orlando for a Plant Powered Date

Tacos, sweets, and pizza all have their place in my weekly meal plan, but a healthy diet is all about balance. And balance means occasionally swapping a decadent cookie for some extra greens and veggies. While date night can be an indulgent feast, it’s easy to lighten up any meal with the multitude of healthy restaurants right here in Orlando. ... Read More »