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

North Quarter Tavern

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 »

10 Fabulous Orlando Dining Deals

Use these stellar Orlando dining deals to make date night more affordable! By Erica Thomas Looking for ways to have a regular date night without breaking the bank? Check out the dining deals we found at 10 terrific Orlando restaurants. Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Loews Roayl Pacific Resort (6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando) If you’re looking for an awesome fancy dinner date ... Read More »

12 Perfect Places for a Charcuterie Board Date Night

Date night can be as simple as wine and a charcuterie board. Here is our current dream date night: two glasses of wine and a charcuterie board filled with salty, house cured meats, artisan cheese and doughy bread. We can solve the world’s problems, or at least reconnect after a long week, over this smattering of savory bites. Maybe it’s ... Read More »

New Orlando Vegan Restaurant is a Game Changer

The Sanctum Orlando Vegan Restaurant

The Sanctum, a new Orlando vegan restaurant, is now open in the Mills 50 District. I’m not an aficionado when it comes to vegan cuisine, but I know this: I’ve yet to dine at an Orlando vegan restaurant and think, “I can’t wait to come back here. I must eat this food again!.” That was until we went to The Sanctum. ... Read More »

Orlando Dessert Only Restaurant is Perfect for Date Night

Dessert-only restaurant Better Than Sex is perfect for date night or a girls' night out

Better Than Sex Dessert Only Restaurant Adds an Amorous Element to Ivanhoe Village Step into the fanciful, candlelit dining room at Better Than Sex, a new dessert only restaurant that opened last month in Ivanhoe Village, and you’ll immediately get the sense that this sultry spot was designed with date night in mind. The brainchild of husband and wife team Dani ... Read More »

Join us for The Whiskey’s Burger, Beer & Whiskey Dinner

With all the gourmet burger joints popping up all over Orlando, you’d think creating a concept that rose above the crowd would be near impossible. But dine at The Whiskey and you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised, if not astonished. Featuring more than a dozen inventive burgers and more than 100 different types of whiskey, rye and bourbon, this Sand Lake ... Read More »

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

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

I’ve lost count of the number of couples I’ve met who tell me that Rocco’s Italian Grille is there go-to restaurant for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and celebratory dinners. Maybe it’s because the made-from-scratch Italian fare served at Rocco’s is so darn good but I think it’s also because when you’re at Rocco’s… you are family. Over the past few years, ... Read More »

Top New Restaurants in Orlando: A 2015 Review

2015 was an unbelievable year in terms of the number of really great new restaurants in Orlando. When I first moved to Orlando in 2006, Manuel’s on the 28th was the place to go. Ten years later, Manuel’s has long since closed and a slew of top-notch restaurants have taken its place. Maybe we can’t quite compare ourselves to culinary cities like ... Read More »

Dog Friendly Dining in Orlando: Part Two

By Samantha Rosenthal In part two of our series on Dog Friendly Dining in Orlando, we showcase even more dining options for those couples who’ll gladly opt for a furry third wheel. Read Part One. DOWNTOWN ORLANDO Take your pooch on a walk around Lake Eola and then slip into one of these dog-friendly spots in the city center. Kres Chophouse 17 ... Read More »

Holiday Festivities at Grande Lakes Orlando

With its sprawling, 500-acre resort filled with more than a dozen restaurants and bars, it’s no surprise that Orlando’s Grande Lakes Resort is bursting at the seams with holidays offerings for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here’s a peek at what’s on deck: CHRISTMAS EVE Christmas Eve at NORMAN’S, The Ritz-Carlton Seasonal four-course menu and live entertainment $115 Adults, ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: SLATE

By Samantha Rosenthal While it’s only been open for five months, SLATE is already making an impact on Orlando’s dining scene, especially when it comes to brunch. The modern American restaurant with a Southern touch is a new addition to the Dr. Phillips area. SLATE is a farm-to-table venture with a menu that changes with the seasons. Brunch is served from ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Raglan Road

Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) might not be the first place that comes to mind when you start thinking about places to enjoy a Saturday or Sunday brunch. While Downtown Orlando and all of our blossoming Main Street districts offer scores of fabulous eateries for a late morning feast, you might not want to overlook Disney’s newly re-imagined dining and ... Read More »

The Bistro on Park Avenue – A Couple at Large Review

By Randy Bihlmayer, winner of our October Couple at Large Giveaway for dinner for two at The Bistro on Park Avenue. Nestled in the Hidden Garden Courtyard, The Bistro on Park Avenue is an upscale romantic little dining spot in Winter Park. The Bistro offers a variety of seating choices from traditional indoor dining to more unique accommodations like an ... Read More »

23 Upcoming Events for Orlando Foodies and Beer Lovers

By Samantha Rosenthal Fall has ushered in a slew of Orlando events focused on food and beer. Here are a few of our favorite events for Orlando foodies and beer lovers. NOVEMBER Sanford Beer Week November 15-22 Various places throughout Sanford Central 28 Beer Company Pop-up Beer Dinner November 18 Starts at 7pm The Parkview Drink Around the Hood November 18 ... Read More »

Soco’s 1st Anniversary Dinner: Nov 17

Local foodies crossed their fingers when Soco opened its doors just over a year ago in the former Hue space. The brain child of executive chef/partner Greg Richie (formerly of Roy’s and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop), Soco promised to bring contemporary Southern cuisine to its little corner of Thornton Park, perched on the intersection of Central Blvd and Summerlin Avenue. And it delivered. One year ... Read More »