Eats

5 Unique Eateries for Global Dining on I-Drive

Written by Kendra Lott Foodies in Orlando know that finding Orlando’s best restaurants often requires a bit of sleuthing. In her new book, Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando, local author and Edible Orlando publisher Kendra Lott offers up a comprehensive guide…

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A DIY Sweets and Pastry Crawl Around Orlando

Let’s talk pastries! Recently, my husband and I decided to try something a bit different together for date night: a bike and pastry crawl around Orlando. While you can do this crawl by driving and walking, it’s extra fun as…

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Brunch Buzz: Mia’s Italian Kitchen

What to do when you’re craving an Italian holiday but can’t spring for a pricey plane ticket? Orlando isn’t Italy, but it does have a few notable places where you can play pretend for the day, especially if it’s fresh…

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How to do a Walking Food Crawl Through Gaylord Palms

Hankering for a romantic getaway to Key West? How about St. Augustine or the Florida Everglades? If a romantic escape isn’t in the budget, we’ve found the next best thing. Just park your car and crawl your way through the…

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Friday Date: Truffles & Bubbles Pairings at Peterbrooke

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park has been a staple in downtown Winter Park for years; their location on the corner of Park Avenue and New England is a popular stop for locals and visitors who are in search of cool…

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Eat and Play Double Date: Meal Deal and Activity Pairings

We know what you’re thinking, and no, you don’t have to invite your friends on this double date. Instead, we’re breaking you out of the traditional dinner date to bring you some meal deal and activity pairings for your “double…

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Top Orlando Brunch Buffets for a Weekend Date

What better way to wind down and enjoy the weekend than a leisurely brunch buffet? It can be hard to carve out time for dates during the hectic work week, so Saturdays and Sundays offer an opportunity for relaxed together…

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Unique Eats & Eateries of Orlando Book Launch Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, June 5 to enjoy four courses of seasonal cuisine by Chef Nat Russel, one of the talented chefs featured in the newly released book Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando. Guests at this private book launch…

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Dine For Paws at Central Florida Restaurants on Tuesday, May 21

Dine and donate during the annual all-day fundraiser that invites the community to dine out at local restaurants who donate a portion of proceeds to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Following a successful inaugural year, Central Florida’s “go-to” pet experts,…

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7 New Orlando Restaurants to Discover this Spring and Summer

Written by Stephanie Patterson and Kristen Manieri A shipping container food truck park, Italian-inspired concepts, and tacos…oh my! Orlando’s food scene continues to surprise (and cause my waistline to expand in the name of research) with creative concepts and high-quality…

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100+ Orlando Cooking Classes in May and June

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances It’s hot in the kitchen, baby! 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…

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$5 Food and Drink Specials During Reyes Mezcaleria’s Two Year Anniversary: April 30 – May 4

Budget-friendly date night alert! Reyes Mezcaleria is celebrating their two-year anniversary and Cinco de Mayo with $5 food and drink specials from April 30 to May 4, 2019. Each day features a different drink and menu item for $5 each,…

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Pizza + Wine Deals for $40 or Less

Pizza isn’t just for casual nights at home spent snuggled up on the couch binging on the newest Netflix series. Trade in your sweatpants, beer, and takeout pizza for a night out at one of our local restaurants or pizzerias….

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Date Night Menu at Market to Table, Winter Garden

Market to Table, a mainstay in Winter Garden’s stellar dining scene, recently announced a new Date Night menu for couples out on the town on Plant Street.  Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning April 24 through June 20, 2019, the…

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A Culinary Map of Park Avenue Eats

It wasn’t until I left my hometown, Winter Park, and traveled abroad that I realized how special it is to have a street like Park Avenue in a community. Park Avenue embodies one of Europe’s most celebrated civic designs–the strolling…

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Dinner and a Show: Orlando’s Most Delish Pairings

For some, date night is synonymous with “dinner and a movie.” I prefer more interactive date nights that allow my partner and me to feel immersed in something new and exciting. This type of shared experience encourages us to engage…

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110+ Orlando Cooking Classes in March & April

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances It’s hot in the kitchen, baby! 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…

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A Culinary Map of Edgewater Drive Restaurants

From homemade pasta to freshly pressed juices, Edgewater Drive has cuisine for every palate. This College Park Main Street is packed with small business eateries that are waiting to treat you and your partner to a delicious date night. Plan your…

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Brunch Buzz: Yard House

International Drive may be primarily a tourist destination, but time and again I’m drawn back as a local. It’s a destination that works for any occasion, just as optimal for entertaining out of town guests as it is for girls’…

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10 Quintessential Things to Eat at Disney Springs

As an Orlando local, you know how it is…family and friends come to town and it’s time to visit the touristy classics. Visit the ICON Orlando, pop over to a local zoo, and spend a day at Disney Springs. But before…

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Four Itineraries for a Progressive Dinner in Winter Garden

A progressive dinner is defined as “a dinner party in which each successive course is prepared and eaten at the residence of a different participant.” To plan your own, pick an area of Orlando where there’s a cluster of yummy…

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New Year, No Diet: “No Resolutions” Dinners at Plant Street Market this Month

Dieting and exercising more reign supreme as some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But Winter Garden Food Tours is offering up a tasty alternative: a series of three over-the-top “No Resolutions” dinners at Plant Street Market this January….

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Eater Miami’s Guide to Orlando’s Hottest Restaurants

Foodies, listen up: Eater Miami recently made a heatmap for Orlando’s dining scene! The map features picks for the 13 hottest restaurants in Orlando right now from Faiyaz Kara of Orlando Weekly (one of our favorite local food writers). The…

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125+ Orlando Cooking Classes in January & February

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances It’s hot in the kitchen, baby! 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…

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Winter Park Courtyard Dates

Living in Florida means we get to enjoy the outdoors for almost the entire year. Lunch and dinner dates are a beautiful experience no matter where you dine, but when you get the chance to experience the outdoors with your…

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A Culinary Map of Lake Nona Restaurants

The recent economic boom out of Lake Nona is not just bringing real estate and business opportunities to Central Florida; local eateries are pulling in clientele thanks the the sophisticated palates of Lake Nona’s chefs. As a child, I lived…

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Lunching and Brunching Around Audubon Park with Mosquito County Tours

After going on numerous tours during her travels, Orlando local Mandy Longo founded Mosquito County Tours to bring that same local love to her home city. She loves to show people the real Orlando, and said when she travels she looks…

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9 Awesome Orlando Restaurants Opening this Fall and Winter

A new year is about to begin and with it comes a fresh bunch of new Orlando restaurants to try for date night. From a food truck park to a carnivore’s paradise and a cozy wine bar to a new…

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Enjoy Dinner Plus a Ride on The Wheel with Fly & Dine Package

Updated April 2019 Want to do date night on International Drive on a budget? ICON Park is currently offering date night deals and packages perfect for your next night out. The deal we’re most excited about is the Fly &…

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Brunch Buzz: Bulla Gastrobar

The first time I dined at Bulla, with a steady stream of tapas arriving at the table to be shared amongst new friends, I was hooked. It’s since become one of my go-to destinations for everything from weeknight book club…

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Our Favorite Orlando Lunch Dates

Updated June 2019 When thinking of date night, most people automatically think of dinner and a movie. However, factors like working non-traditional hours or struggling with finding a babysitter make lunch dates a fun and feasible alternative. When you add…

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