Author: Kristen Manieri

Winter Garden to Host Huge SHOP LOCAL Event: Sept. 27-29

SPONSORED – You know how awesome Winter Garden has gotten, right? Dotting Plant Street and the surrounding area encompassing Downtown Winter Garden, this burgeoning dining and shopping district isn’t matched anywhere in Central Florida. Much of the appeal grows from…

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Glass Knife to Host Dessert & Champagne Pairing Experience

Savor a fine selection of gourmet desserts prepared by Executive Chef, Stuart Whitfield of The Glass Knife during an exclusive one-night event on Tuesday, October 9. The Glass Knife, located in Winter Park, will close early for this event, creating…

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Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Food & Wine Weekends are back at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. From September 14 through November 11, 2018, this 8th annual culinary fete turns a date night or weekend getaway into a gastronomical adventure thanks to…

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15 Romantic Restaurants for Magical Dining Month

SPONSORED – Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, now on through September 30, gives couples oodles of opportunities to plan affordable date nights across the city. The $35 three-course prix-fixe dinners at over 100 Orlando-area restaurants offer such incredible value. But…

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Do Good Date Night: #SandwichEatUp at Second Harvest

Hey Do Gooders! We’re back on Friday, September 28, 2018 with another edition of Do Good Date Night, this time in partnership with Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo, founder of Orlando’s Deli Fresh Threads and the Orlando #SandwichEatUp.  For the first part of the event,…

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Join Us for our Discovery Dinner at Gaylord Palms

**CANCELLED** Our much-loved Discovery Dinner series returns on Thursday, September 13, this time inviting guests to join us at one of Orlando’s most beautiful resorts. Hosted at MOOR, located in the Key West atrium of the massive Gaylord Palms Resort, this signature…

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Hungry? Magical Dining Month Returns August 24 through September 30

SPONSORED – There are two things we love most about this time of year: back-to-school and the return of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. After a long summer, it’s time to get date night back on track and this annual…

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Do Good Date Night Returns August 29

Join us for another edition of Do Good Date Night when we partner with A Gift for Teaching and Earls Kitchen + Bar.  Today, A Gift For Teaching serves 287 public schools in Orange and Osceola counties. There are more than 240,000 kids…

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15 Ideas for a Big Group Date in Orlando

This content is proudly supported by Orlando Charter Bus Company, your source for the widest selection of charter buses and minibuses in the Orlando Area.  Sometimes the occasion calls for something big. We’re talking big plans, big groups and huge memories. If…

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Date Night Itinerary: Southern Nights in Thornton Park

Looking to plan the perfect date but need a little help? Each month, we’ll be featuring a fully-planned Orlando date night itinerary. Up first is Southern Nights, a charming date night in Orlando’s Thornton Park Main Street District featuring Southern…

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Join Us for a Four-Course Wine-Paired Dinner and Magic Show at Christner’s: August 18

We’re hosting A Legendary Date Night on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, an award-winning steakhouse and much-loved restaurant for couples. The evening will feature not only an unforgettable four-course dinner paired with wine and highlighting Christner’s…

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Orlando Science Center Hosts ‘Science After Sundown’ Friday & Saturday Nights

Enjoy stargazing in the observatory, the Hall of Heroes exhibit, retro science fiction films, Laser Light Shows and four floors of hands-on fun at the Orlando Science Center July 6 – August 11!   SPONSORED — This summer, when the…

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The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway 2018

Win one of 14 two-night staycations at some of Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels. Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando, Tampa and beyond. Now offering spectacular summertime…

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Quantum Leap Launches Wine, Wisdom and Words Guest Author Series

Writer’s Block Bookstore, in partnership with Quantum Leap Winery, brings you a new speaker series highlighting bestselling authors paired with unique, sustainable wines. The Wine, Wisdom and Words Guest Author Series continues on Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30pm with an Advance…

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Christner’s to Host 25th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit

A favorite of the Orlando community for 25 years, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster will be celebrating its momentous anniversary with a special dining experience on Thursday, June 14 from 6-10pm.  To celebrate their silver anniversary as a family-owned, award-winning…

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Do Good Date Night: June 8th at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Join us on Friday, June 8, 2018 for another edition of Do Good Date Night. Hosted in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, this event gives couples the opportunity to do good in our community as well as…

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Taste of Reunion: Three Courses for $29 through August 23

Reunion Resort invites you to sample cuisine from two of their acclaimed restaurants with three-course prix fixe menus at Forte and Eleven for just $29 per person.  Learn more about this special offer and view menu details below. This dining deal…

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We’re Hosting an Orlando Pride Soccer Girls’ Night Out

Orlando Pride began its third National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season in March, led by head coach Tom Sermanni and international soccer stars Alex Morgan, Marta, Sydney Leroux, Ashlyn Harris and the rest of the Pride squad. Let’s show our…

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Brunch Buzz: The Ravenous Pig

It’s been more than a decade since James and Julie Petrakis arrived in Winter Park’s food scene with The Ravenous Pig, one of the area’s first gastropubs. And while a relocation and the birth of several additional concepts (including Cask & Larder,…

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Join us for our next Discovery Dinner at Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

We’re turning the typical wine pairing dinner on its head with our new Discovery Dinner Series, an immersive, hands-on food adventure designed to take you on an unforgettable culinary journey. We’re ready to host our third event, this time at Big Fin Seafood…

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Do Good Date Night: Charity Shenanigans for Ronald McDonald House

We’re unveiling a new edition of Do Good Date Night on Thursday, May 10, 2018 when teams will work together to complete a series of crazy challenges with the hopes of winning the materials they need to fill kids activity…

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Join us for Melia Cocktails and Comedy Event: April 21

Laughter is truly the best aphrodisiac, which is why we think comedy club date nights are the bomb. We’ve partnered with Melia Orlando Suite Hotel in Celebration to present Cocktails & Comedy on Saturday, April 21 when three comics aim to…

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Easter Happenings at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Celebrate Easter’s delicious side at one of four Universal Orlando Resort hotels hosting epicurean happenings this Sunday, April 1st. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort each welcome guests for chef-inspired Easter buffets…

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WINNERS: Readers’ Choice Picks in the 7th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

2,000 votes were calculated in this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 7-15, 2018 and was sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one can be…

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7th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards – Vote Now & Win

It’s time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards. Sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, these awards are your chance to have your say in our area’s most romantic restaurants, activities, events and experiences. Voting is now open and will remain…

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Coffee Talk: Finance Workshop + Treats & Sweets at East End Market

Kick off your weekend at East End Market on Saturday, March 10th with a breakfast workshop packed with treats, sweets and financial knowhow. Broc Rosser, an Orlando-based financial advisor with Edward Jones, knows that making retirement plans might not feel…

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Maitland Art Center to Host Culture Pop & ART31

Anyone who has ever wandered through the Maitland Art Center grounds knows what a mystical and magical sanctuary it is. Rich in history and breathtaking architecture, the space houses gardens with tranquil ponds and an enchanting outdoor Mayan chapel with…

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Valentine’s Day at Planet Obstacle (Adults-Only)

Following the success of Couple’s Olympics a few months ago, Planet Obstacle in Lake Mary has recently announced that it will host another adults-only event, this time on Valentine’s Day from 6-8:30pm! Created by two Cirque du Soleil veterans, this…

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28 Days of Love 2018

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love. For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Thursday, February 1, we’ll…

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Do Good Date Night: Valentine’s Edition

Only 4 tickets left! Our next event is Friday, March 30th with Second Harvest of Centra Florida. Stay tuned for tickets announcements.  We’re ready to kick off our 2018 series of Do Good Date Night events. Join us on Thursday,…

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A Hunger Street Tacos Chef’s Table (In Our Home!!)

A few months ago, Marc and I were the top bidders in the Cows ‘n Cabs silent auction for a Hunger Street Tacos chef’s table. Imagine our delight when the co-owners and chefs, Joseph and David Creech, suggested we host…

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