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

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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 »

Private Dining Rooms for Two or More in Orlando

Private Dining Rooms for Two or More in Orlando

A Guide to Orlando’s Best Private Dining Rooms By: Erica Thomas Whether you are looking for a space to accommodate 2 people or 500, certain celebrations call for an extra special setting. We’ve compiled a guide to help you navigate your way through the ample selection of private dining rooms in Orlando to find the best one to suit your needs. ... Read More »

Grande Lakes Orlando Unveils Interactive Farm to Fare Experience

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Grande Lakes Orlando, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, recently announced the next phase in its renowned farm-to-fork cuisine philosophy: Whisper Creek Fables, a series of farm-to-table experiences hosted on the property’s 18,000 square-foot Whisper Creek Farm. Continuing Grande Lakes Orlando’s commitment to sustainability and hyper-local culinary initiatives, Whisper Creek Fables provides guests the chance to get ... Read More »

7 Orlando Food Tours Locals Will Love

Guide to Orlando Food Tours

Updated October 2017 With all of the different dining districts and fabulous restaurants to choose from in Orlando, it’d take even the most dedicated and ambitious foodie a significant amount of time to explore them all. Local Orlando food tours speed up the process quite a bit while giving you a taste for the district, often through the eyes of ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar

Brunch Buzz: Carmel Kitchen

With so many options for brunch in Orlando, it can be hard to choose a place to go. But when Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is the restaurant of choice, it isn’t a hard decision — it’s a must. Located in Winter Park on Orlando Avenue, brunch at Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is a relaxed affair. The low lighting, classy earth-toned ... Read More »

8 Uniquely Flavorful Disney Dining Experiences

8 Uniquely Flavorful Disney Dining Experiences - California Grill

Walt Disney World resort restaurants offer much more than kid-centric character themed breakfasts. In fact, Disney dishes out some of the most flavorful culinary experiences for date nights! Here are some delicious options: “Untamed” Dining Adventure Let your taste buds run wild during a meal hosted by a Disney animal specialist at Sanaa located in the Kidani Village at Disney’s ... Read More »

8 New Orlando Restaurants You Must Try for Date Night

Written by Stephanie Patterson, Kristen Manieri, and Nancy DeVault 2017 is already shaping up to be a spectacular year for foodies with tons of new restaurant openings in Orlando. From high-end seafood in modern digs to farm-to-table fresh eats and budget-friendly biscuits, our editors and contributors are weighing in on the best new restaurants for your next date. Stephanie’s picks ... Read More »

Tapa Toro Announces Dinner Plus the Eye Package

‘Tapas Before Take-Off’ now available at Tapa Toro through April 15, 2017 It’s a perfectly planned date night designed to delight Orlando locals and visitors with stellar Spanish cuisine followed by one of the best skyline views in the Orlando area. Tapa Toro announced this week that they’ll partner with the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye for Tapas Before Take-Off, a complete night or ... Read More »

Food Truck Date Night: Tasty Takeover 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

Brunch in Orlando

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

Events in Orlando - 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

Brunch in Orlando Hamilton's Kitchen

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 »