Girl’s Night Out

Girls’ Night Approved Dessert-Centric Restaurants and Bars

Orlando is chock full of quality eateries. From the upscale to budget-friendly, to tried and true classics and culinary risk takers, it’s no wonder we’re getting national attention for the great restaurants that call our city home. Alongside new restaurants appearing monthly lays another facet of our culinary scene worth exploring: dessert. Candy-themed cocktails, dessert-only restaurants, and Instagram-worthy milkshakes are ... Read More »

7 Must-Go Girls’ Night Out Events in Orlando

Must-Go Girls' Night Out Events in Orlando

Spending quality time with your best girl friends goes way beyond free drinks in crowded bars on a designated night of the week. While bar hopping certainly has its place in your rotation, there are also loads of unique girls’ night out events happening on a regular basis in Orlando. Add these ongoing events to your calendar and never be ... Read More »

12 Ideas for Your Next Girls’ Night Out in Orlando

12 Ideas for Your Next Girl’s Night Out in Orlando

Ladies, you asked for it and we’re delivering! Spending time with your favorite girls is just as important as prioritizing time with your partner, so we’re launching a new series dedicated to girls’ night out in Orlando. Check out our list of girls’ night approved activities then hit the town while bonding with your favorite ladies. 1. Take a local ... Read More »

$40 Date Night: Pizza and Wine at The Wine Barn

Enjoy an affordable night out at The Wine Barn in Winter Park Located along an unassuming strip of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, The Wine Barn is, first and foremost, a boutique wine store with a highly curated selection of wines from across the globe. Their motto: “If It’s Not Great, We Don’t Sell It!” But as you wander through ... Read More »

40 Cheap Date Ideas in Orlando

Must-Go Girls' Night Out Events in Orlando

Last week, Orlando Weekly published a stellar list of cheap date ideas for the broke Orlandoan. There were 24 ideas in total, including really creative suggestions like: Free food and drink samples every second Tuesday of the month at the Art of Beer event inside Artegon Marketplace Free stand up comedy every Friday at the Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar The ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: Marlow’s Tavern

We’ve long been fans of Marlow’s Tavern in Winter Park. One of three area locations (there’s also one in Waterford Lakes and one at Pointe Orlando), Marlow’s is the sort of place where you can get a quality meal for two that’s prepared in a scratch kitchen and paired with reasonably priced drinks for around $60. But if you’re really ... Read More »

31 Wine Stops on Park Avenue Sip, Shop & Stroll: Sept 10

On Thursday, September 10, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association will host a fall-themed edition of the popular Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll event. This evening on the town features wine, hors d’oeuvres and a preview of the latest fashions, gift ideas and seasonal menu items. Guests can visit 31 different places on their ... Read More »

Chocolate & Wine Pairing at World of Chocolate Museum

By Erica Thomas Nothing says romance like chocolate and wine. We recently found that there is better way to combine the two than at the World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Located in a less congested section of International Drive, World of Chocolate Museum and Café is filled with delectable treats sure to entice your taste buds. But this is not just ... Read More »

Food & Wine Weekends Begin Sept 25 at Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host the fifth annual Food & Wine Weekends starting Sept. 25, 2015 through Nov. 15, 2015. Featuring a slew of delectable events and special offerings spanning eight weekends, Food & Wine Weekends (a compliment to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, Sept 25-Nov 16), offers a wide range of distinctive wine ... Read More »

Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando

Recently, WHERE Orlando magazine published a fabulous article about seven of Orlando’s top places to enjoy dinner or drinks on a rooftop. With Fall on the horizon, so are cooler nights, which means the perfect time is nearly here to plan some alfresco date nights with spectacular, starlit views. WHERE’s article gave a shout-out to places like Capa at the Four Seasons Resort ... Read More »

Celebrity Chefs Series Coming to Dr. Phillips Center

Celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten and Guy Fieri will hit the stage at the Dr. Phillips Center later this year. In a series designed to give audiences the opportunity to hear these culinary icons share first-hand their passions and experiences in the kitchen, this three-part event is a must for Orlando foodies and Food Network fans.   Emeril ... Read More »

70+ Restaurants Participating in Magical Dining Month, Aug 24 – Sept 30

Now celebrating its 10th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns August 24 for 38 nights of dining deals across the entire Orlando area. Featuring three-course meals for $33 at more than 70 participating restaurants, this culinary fete will showcase the breadth of our epicurean offerings in a town that’s garnered national acclaim in the last year for its blossoming ... Read More »

10 Places to Learn More About Wine in Orlando

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For those of us who love wine and even fancy ourselves budding aficionados, the idea of really diving deep into wine education can seem daunting and a little, well, intimidating. There is just SO much to know about wine. In fact, those who take the Introductory Sommelier course will take two full days of lessons before writing a lengthy exam. But if you’re like ... Read More »

55 Orlando Cooking Classes in August and September

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Put an interactive and educational spin on your next date night dinner out with one of these Orlando cooking classes. Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out together, you’re bound to find something you love from our list of 55 local cooking classes happening this August and ... Read More »

Wine Down at Quantum Leap Winery

Quantum Leap Winery

Unwind from your workweek at the monthly Wine Down event at Orlando’s boutique urban winery, Quantum Leap. Every second Friday from 7 – 10pm, the winery located at the crossroads of Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village invites the public to its tasting room to enjoy great local wine, live music and food truck fare. Wine Down is one of the most ... Read More »

Grande Lakes Orlando to Host Food & Pub Crawl July 31

As part of its Fun and Wine Weekend at the end of this month, Grande Lakes Orlando will be hosting an epicurean adventure across its many restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. Located directly next door to each other on the sprawling Grande Lakes property, these hotels house a bevy of gourmet pitstops worthy of your palate. The July 31st ... Read More »

Downtown Orlando Launches Weekly Walking Tasting Tour

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Orlando now has a new way for you to experience all the flavors of the downtown food scene all in one whirlwind tour. Offered by the Downtown Orlando Partnership and approved by Mayor Buddy Dyer, the new Saturday Downtown Food Tours take participants on a walking tour of the Central Business District, visiting some of downtown’s local favorites and sampling ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: What’s New at The Ravenous Pig

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Local foodie folk-heroes James and Julie Petrakis are transforming Monday into “funday” at The Ravenous Pig with a new happy hour menu full of craft beers, snacks, cocktails and wine. Previously only open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, this much-loved Winter Park restaurant now invites locavores to unwind and pig out after work Monday through Saturday for happy hour, served from 4:30-5:30pm. Chef owner James ... Read More »

10 Orlando Date Ideas for Adventurous & Sporty Couples

By Christopher Smith Orlando is a terrific place. Planted in the middle of the Sunshine State, saturated by dozens of lakes and within driving distance of two oceans, there’s plenty to offer the adventurous and bold. For those inclined to spend active time with significant others or dates, though, brainstorming ideas beyond kayaking, swimming or heading to the beach can ... Read More »