Author: Kristen Manieri

Exploring Celery City with Sanford Food Tours

What could be better than spending a few hours strolling through a quaint, historic town with regular stops for great food and drinks in interesting, off-the-radar places? That, in a nutshell, is exactly the experience that awaits with Sanford Food…

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Gaylord Palms to Host Adults-Only Polar Dash Party, Dec. 13

The launch of this year’s ICE! and all of the holiday happenings during Christmas at Gaylord Palms is just days away. From November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019, locals and overnight guests can wander through an epic winter wonderland…

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Cows ‘n Cabs is Back November 3

The open-air, country-western themed event occurs every autumn in Winter Park’s West Meadow and also features live music, dancing and a silent auction. Cows ‘n Cabs, one of our favorite food and philanthropy events of the year, returns to Winter…

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Halloween in Orlando 2018

Orlando knows how to do Halloween right! From haunted houses and petrified forests to costume parties and movie screenings, there are so many haunted happenings popping up for Halloween in Orlando. Here are a few of our favorites:  Universal Orlando’s…

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A Discovery Cove Date Day

It’s hard to believe that just a few miles off I-4 there’s a place that will truly make you feel like you’ve been transported to a remote tropical island. White sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze and the…

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CFCArts Presents ‘Our Greatest Hits’ Symphony Orchestra Concert

Central Florida Community Arts will present Our Greatest Hits, performed by the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. This show reflects back on several favorite songs by members and audiences from the past 20 concerts culminating two spectacular performances. Throughout the last seven…

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Farm-to-Table Event Returns to Orlando’s Whisper Creek Farm October 26

Highball & Harvest Hosts Second Annual Homestead Harvest The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has announced its second annual Homestead Harvest taking place on Grande Lakes’ own Whisper Creek Farm on Friday, October 26, 2018. Chef Scott Pizzo of Highball &…

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Calling all Sloth Lovers! Sloth Week is Coming to Wild Florida October 15 – 20

The world is becoming slightly obsessed with nature’s slowest mammals, so much so that there’s now an International Sloth Day. To celebrate, Wild Florida will host their first Sloth Week October 15 – 20 and offer free admission for everyone…

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Harbor Nights – La Dolce Vita Returns October 12

The glow of twinkling lights, the aroma of Italian cuisine, the sound of opera in the air: It’s not the Mediterranean coast, it’s the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. -SPONSORED- Held four times a year, Harbor Nights is…

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50+ Local and Regional Beers to Enjoy at Jake’s Beer Festival This Friday

Kick back and relax in a South Seas island paradise at a festival created for beer lovers, foodies and all who enjoy a good time. -SPONSORED- Jake’s Beer Festival happens only twice each year under the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion at Loews…

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Music Lineup & Seminars Announced for Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

This week, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort announced the musical lineup and interactive seminar offerings for its ninth annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic on October 26-28, 2018. Boasting unlimited tastings at more than 70…

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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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