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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

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 a local. In ... 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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »