Eats

Seven Days of Delicious at Soco Thornton Park

Sundae Mondays! Taco Tuesdays! Daily specials at Soco Thornton Park will keep you coming back again and again. It’s not easy staying at the top in Orlando’s ever-growing restaurant scene. Last year’s best restaurants can quickly become overshadowed by this year’s new restaurants. Soco, a much-loved restaurant in downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park District, might have the solution to staying top ... Read More »

Tapa Toro to Host Summer Wine Dinner Series

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Tapa Toro, the award-winning Spanish restaurant at I-Drive 360, will host a series of wine dinners over the next few months. Sabor, A Summer Wine Dinner Experience, will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a multi-course feast created by Executive Chef Wendy Lopez and and Chef de Cuisine Francisco Galeano. Each month, this seasoned culinary team will host only 20-25 guests at ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Sundays at Seasons 52

Seasons 52 recently launched a new Sunday Brunch. Served every Sunday at the Altamonte Springs location, brunch is offered from 10am – 1pm and features five new dishes made with seasonal fare and Seasons’ famed health conscious care. At a recent visit, we tried two dishes and two brunch cocktails. The shakshuka kicked off the feast. This spicy, baked egg and ... Read More »

5 New Orlando Restaurants To Try Now

New Orlando restaurants are popping up all the time! Here are a handful we think you’ll love on your next date night! By Gabrielle Cash-Kara Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. Just as the buds of various flowers have opened and bloomed, so too have many new restaurants. In fact, a whole new crop has sprouted ... Read More »

Bite30 Returns June 1 – 30

Bite30, Orlando Weekly’s 30-Day Restaurant Week, returns again this year to highlight our city’s best local restaurants and chefs. From June 1-30, participating restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches ($15) or dinners ($30). This is a great opportunity for couples to leverage Bite30 as an opportunity to try multiple dishes on a restaurant’s menu for about the ... Read More »

Where to Find Gluten-Free Dining in Orlando

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Don’t let your diet deter date night! The options for gluten-free dining in Orlando abound. By Nancy DeVault Sometimes it can be hard for any of us to decide on a restaurant for date night. And it’s even more challenging if one or both partners have a wheat allergy, gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that requires a ... Read More »

$7 Food and Drinks During Fridays at The Alfond

Fridays at The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn introduces new food and drink specials during Fridays at The Alfond Located just steps from Park Avenue and Rollins College, The Alfond Inn is a boutique hotel in the heart of Winter Park that’s become one of our favorite places for date night. We’ve loved the Inn’s Get Your Jazz On series as well as dinner and ... Read More »

15 Orlando Restaurants with Secret Gardens and Courtyards

Orlando Restaurants with Secret Gardens and Courtyards

Break free from the dining room and escape to a secret garden or courtyard in Orlando. There’s something about sitting outside in a secluded space that makes date night feel extra special. I knew of a few Orlando restaurants with secret gardens and courtyards, but when I asked around it turns out that there are more than a dozen. Bookmark this list ... Read More »

Rusty Spoon and K Restaurant Celebrate with Anniversary Events

Rusty Spoon and K Restaurant

Two culinary superstars in Orlando–The Rusty Spoon and K Restaurant & Wine Bar–will celebrate big anniversaries in April! To mark the momentous occasions, each will host a series of delicious events. The festivities kick off on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30pm when Chef Kevin Fonzo will join Chef Blake for the 5 & 15 Anniversary Mash-Up at The Rusty Spoon on Church Street. This special anniversary ... Read More »

10 Best Places to Dine with Sunset Views in Orlando

Sunsets make us swoon. Few would argue that. So, when an Orlando Date Night Guide reader recently reached out and asked me to write a blog about where to dine with sunset views in Orlando (thank you, Ian), I was thrilled to comply. I love a good sunset, too! Being landlocked, we Orlandonians don’t get the pleasure of watching the ... Read More »

5 Places to Enjoy an Orlando Omakase Chef’s Table

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Hand your palate over to the chef for an Orlando Omakase feast that will astound you The exact translation of Omakase is debatable. Some say it means “chefs choice,” while others will argue that the Japanese phrase means “I’ll leave it up to you.” What cannot be argued, however, is that Omakase dining is an absolutely fabulous culinary experience, especially for ... Read More »

Double Date: Black Rooster Taqueria + The Guesthouse

Enjoy fabulous fare at Black Rooster Taqueria then drinks at The Guesthouse! We’re kicking off a new series on Orlando Date Night Guide called “Double Date.” The idea is to give readers a complete date night itinerary rather than simply recommending one place. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sleuthing out lots of ideas in the Orlando area, but today we ... Read More »

30 Delicious New Treats to Pick Up at 4 Rivers Sweet Shop

4 Rivers Sweet Shop

Chef-owner John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse has been busy baking again. Alongside his 4 Rivers Sweet Shop crew, Rivers recently introduced an assortment of more than 30 new and updated treats. The menu’s latest editions pack the same whimsical approach as Rivers’ famed Mountain Dew and Doritos Cupcake and the Coca-Cola and Potato Chip Cupcake and continue pay homage to ... Read More »

Join us for a North Quarter District Progressive Dinner: April 2

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We are currently moving this event to a new date, which is yet to be determined.  So many little corners of Orlando are blossoming and each are emerging with its own unique character and charm. The North Quarter District, located north of Colonial Drive along Orange Avenue, is one such neighborhood that’s steadily becoming one of the city’s best destinations ... Read More »

Top Tapas Restaurants in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal Orlando has an eclectic restaurant scene with many places representing international cuisine near and far. But it seems The City Beautiful has particular love for tapas, as evidenced by the growing number of Tapas Restaurants in Orlando. Tapas, in my opinion, is the perfect style of food for date night because the small, snack-able portions leave lots ... Read More »

Downtown Food & Wine Fest: February 27 and 28

The Eighth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, 2016 when more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers will descend on downtown Orlando to enjoy local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. Located by Lake Eola Park along Robinson Street, the two-day Fest will feature dishes from 30 of Orlando’s ... Read More »

Sweet Treats: 9 Perfect Places for Cupcakes in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal Orlando is known for many things when it comes to its dining and food scene, but what you may not know is that the City Beautiful is home to lots of great bakeries—especially ones specializing in making delicious cupcakes. Here are some of our favorite places to go to when we have a sweet tooth that only a cupcake can satisfy. ... Read More »