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 »

11 Late Night Dessert Spots in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you just never know when a craving will hit. And while a Snickers bar snagged from your local 7/11 might do the trick, wouldn’t it be better to sink your teeth into something ooey, gooey delicious? We think so. Here are 11 dessert spots in Orlando that are open late so  you ... Read More »

Don’t Miss The Feast of Fonzo: Nov 19

If you’ve ever had the chance to speak to Chef Kevin Fonzo, the powerhouse behind K Restaurant and such a relentless force in our local food movement, you may have picked up on a slight accent. When he really gets chatting, his NY Bronx roots and Italian heritage pops through. Growing up in a traditional Italian family, Chef Fonzo was ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: North Quarter Tavern

By Samantha Rosenthal Getting its name from the area of Downtown Orlando it resides in, North Quarter Tavern is a neighborhood pub and restaurant that you can go to for a good drink, a quick bite or to enjoy a full meal. Located off of bustling Orange Avenue, the place has a down-to-earth feel — especially for brunch. Equipped with TVs to enjoy Sunday ... Read More »

Six Orlando Restaurants to Eat at Now

Orlando has seen a flurry of new restaurant openings in the last few months, including new additions to downtown’s dining scene and Disney Springs. And while new restaurants are flinging open their doors every week, tried and true mainstays are revamping their menus, hiring new chefs and updating their space in an effort to stay ahead of the herd. The ... Read More »

9 Ideas for a Progressive Dinner in Orlando

Those of us with kids know this dilemma: when you book a sitter for three hours, a one-hour dinner doesn’t cut it but there’s no way to fit in dinner plus a movie. So, Marc and I have figured out a way to make dining out not only longer but also more engaging. We do progressive dinners. The concept for ... Read More »

The Seasons 52 Chef’s Table – A Couple at Large Review

Rheanna Howard was the winner of our September Couple at Large Giveaway for a Seasons 52 Chef’s Table experience for 6 guests.  On October 10, my boyfriend and I, as well as two other couples, indulged in a dinner at Seasons 52 Orlando we will never forget. We checked in at the host stand and were seated immediately at the chef’s ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Cask & Larder

By Samantha Rosenthal Cask & Larder, the sister venture of Ravenous Pig and Swine & Sons, knows exactly what it means to serve up good ol’ country comfort food. This Winter Park restaurant has been serving southern-sourced seasonal dishes paired with on-site brewed craft beers for the past couple of years now, making a name for itself on the Orlando dining ... Read More »

Win Dinner for Two at The Bistro on Park Avenue

There’s something so special, almost magical, about The Bistro on Park Avenue. Tucked into a secret courtyard just beyond the hustle and bustle of Park Avenue, the Bistro has been a date night favorite for years. Yelp users, Trip Advisor and Scott Joseph readers all agree… this is one of Orlando’s most romantic restaurants. That’s why we are delighted to be ... Read More »

6 Things to Love About MoonFish

It’s been 13 years since MoonFish opened on Orlando’s Restaurant Row. And while some might consider 13 to be an unlucky number, the team at MoonFish couldn’t disagree more. Thanks to a refreshed décor and a slew of new menu items, the restaurant has hit a new stride. If it’s been a while since your last visit or you’ve never ... Read More »

Guide to Dog Friendly Dining in Orlando: Part One

By Samantha Rosenthal Headed out for date night but looking to bring your pooch along? Orlando has a ton of dog-friendly dining options for those couples who’ll gladly opt for this furry third wheel. In this three-part series, we’ll break down Orlando, district by district, with all the places you can bring your dog along on date night. AUDUBON PARK GARDEN ... Read More »

Win a Chef’s Table for Six at Seasons 52

It’s time to kick off another Couple at Large giveaway, which will give one lucky couple the chance to experience an unbelievable, unforgettable, all-expense-paid date night. The winner will have just one favor to return: the pair become the Couple at Large and is tasked with reporting back with a short, first person blog/photo recap about their experience. This month, ... Read More »

Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder Feature 3 Courses for $30

Beginning Monday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 30, The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder will offer three-course Swine & Dine menus for only $30 per person every night of the week. Not only do the menus feature some of the most popular signature dishes at each restaurant, $2 from each dinner purchased will be donated to the Orlando Chapter of the ... Read More »

Guest Chef Series Returns to Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Back by popular demand, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando has created a spectacular line-up of guest chef dinners for their fall series, now in its second year. Over the next few months, the resort will host four spectacular dinners. Here are all the details: Tuesday, October 13 PB&G will host Kevin Nashan, multiple James Beard Award nominee and Chef/Owner of Sydney Street ... Read More »