The Most Historic Restaurants in Orlando

The Most Historic Restaurants in Orlando

As Christner’s Prime Steak and Lobster prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Orlando this June, our minds shifted to curiosity about Orlando’s most iconic and longstanding restaurants. We teamed up with local restaurant critic Scott Joseph of Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide for the details on the most historic restaurants in Orlando. Earlier this year, I wrote a review of ... Read More »

A Culinary Map of Orange Avenue Eats

Hidden Gem Orlando Restaurants

Written by Stephanie Patterson and Arlene Laboy Casual coffee shops, fresh seafood joints, waterfront restaurants and spots to satisfy your sweet tooth are just a few gems located along the stretch of Orange Avenue spanning from Winter Park to Downtown Orlando. Explore our culinary map of Orange Avenue restaurants below and read on for all of the delectable date night ... Read More »

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.  FORTE Located on the main floor of the Reunion Grande, Forte serves Italian cuisine in a warm and rustic atmosphere using fresh ingredients that are indigenous to the region of Tuscany, but also ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: The Glass Knife

Brunch Buzz: The Glass Knife

Tempting photos of decadent cakes and handcrafted doughnuts may lure you through The Glass Knife’s doors, but the restaurant’s more savory side is equally delicious, especially during brunch. Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-4pm, brunch proves that the restaurant packs more than just a sugar-filled punch. I wouldn’t frown upon visiting for a meal comprised entirely of indulgent cakes, ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: The Ravenous Pig

ravenous pig brunch

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, Swine & Sons and The Polite Pig at Disney Springs) may have given the James Beard Award nominated couple a ... Read More »

Date Night Eats in Orlando’s Little Vietnam

Date Night in Orlando's Little Vietnam

After the Vietnam War, Orlando saw an influx of war refugees. Southeast Asian immigrants set up shop just north of Downtown Orlando. Today the area is thriving and beloved by Orlando; it’s our “Little Vietnam”, our “Little Saigon.” Orlando’s Little Vietnam is more than just pho. The area is speckled with Asian influences from Korean to Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Thai ... Read More »

Orlando Chef’s Tables and Omakase for Culinary Cravings

Orlando chef's tables

While chef’s tables have been around for awhile, it’s not something that pops up in daily conversation (for most of us anyway). However, it’s the perfect option for creating a special moment with a loved one. You’ll have a one-on-one conversation with the chef about the unique dishes created specifically for you and receive extra special attention from the staff. ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Pizza Bruno

Pizza Bruno brunch Orlando

Move over, garlic knots, and make way for the latest at Pizza Bruno. Served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, Pizza Bruno’s recently launched brunch service covers all of the bases: boozy concoctions, sweet and savory dishes, plus a relaxed atmosphere. Upon my first visit, I fell in love fast and hard with Pizza Bruno’s perfectly crisp and doughy Neapolitan style ... Read More »

What’s New at Disney Springs for Dinner Dates in 2018

What's New at Disney Springs in 2018

Disney Springs has undergone a massive facelift in the last few years. The overhaul included fun additions like the Coca-Cola Store, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, and foodie favorites like Sprinkles Cupcakes, Morimoto Asia, and STK. However, Disney Springs isn’t done with the updates, particularly in the area known as The Landing. There are a number of new restaurants that have either just ... Read More »

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

hunger street tacos

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 this one-of-a-kind dinner for four in our home! We were positively giddy. Weeks later, Joseph, David and their catering director, ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Domu

Brunch Buzz: Domu

 When it comes to convincing you to get to Domu for weekend brunch ASAP, I’ve got one word for you: boba-mosa (more on those later). And if that hasn’t quite piqued your interest, consider visiting for the top-notch ramen (the hype is deserved), the amazingly friendly and helpful service, the cocktail and “liquid brunch” lineup, special brunch offerings, and the ... Read More »

Five-Course Discovery Dinner at Tapa Toro: February 1

We’re turning the typical wine pairing dinner on its head with our new Discovery Dinner Series. We debuted this off-the-wall concept in August at Deep Blu Seafood Grille, a sold-out event with nothing but amazing feedback.  “We’ve been doing the Tables in Wonderland events for years and this was by far the best dinner we’ve ever been to,” Bob W. told ... Read More »

11 Seminole County Restaurants Worth Traveling For

Seminole County Restaurants Worth the Drive

With so many restaurants to savor in downtown Orlando alone, we can hardly blame you for not wanting to leave the Orlando bubble for date night. Yet just a short drive away, date night gems await discovery throughout Seminole County. From soul food in Sanford to sushi in Oviedo, our editors and a few of our favorite local food experts ... Read More »

Savor Plant Street Eats With Winter Garden Food Tours

Winter Garden Food Tours

A friend recently described me as a bit of a food tour addict, a title I’m proud to tout. Whether you’re brunching with friends, sampling eats with your beau, or entertaining out of town visitors, going on a food tour is one of those experiences that never gets old. And I’m all too happy to test them out one by ... Read More »

Sunday Dinner Date Deals Under $60

Sunday dinner date - Ravenous Pig Sunday Supper

Just thinking about Sunday instantly conjures up calming thoughts of lazy brunches, lounging in comfy clothes, and relishing the feeling of a day spent focused on relaxation instead of productivity. Before you let the last sliver of the weekend pass by, indulge in a dinner date that won’t break the bank. Kick back, relax, and let someone else do the ... Read More »

Weekly Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at La Femme du Fromage

La Femme du Fromage grilled cheese happy hour every Friday from 4-8pm

Enjoy a $12 grilled cheese & beer flight every Friday from 4-8pm at La Femme du Fromage You’ve probably already discovered beer flights and wine flights, but what about grilled cheese flights? You can taste one for yourself every Friday from 4-8pm during the relatively new Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at La Femme du Fromage, an artisan cheese shop located ... Read More »

Oh My! This Dessert-Centric Restaurant has a Date Night Booth

Say the words “date night booth” and you’ve got the attention of the Orlando Date Night Guide team. We love sleuthing the city to find Orlando’s best romantic escapes. So, when we got wind that The Glass Knife was opening in Winter Park, and that it would feature not only oodles and doodles of chocolate but also a booth designed ... Read More »

Bok Tower Gardens Hosting Seasonal Farm to Table Dinners

Bok Tower Gardens farm to table dinner

Bok Tower Gardens is hosting ongoing food & wine events perfect for date night.  There’s a new reason to check a day trip to Bok Tower Gardens off your date night bucket list! Situated between Orlando and Tampa in Lake Wales, Bok Tower Gardens ticks all the boxes for quality couple time. With 50 acres of winding pathways, gardens, and ... Read More »

Date Night Deal: $29 Three-Course Harvest Menu at Seasons 52

Seasons 52 Orlando Harvest Dinner

Magical Dining Month sadly came to an end last week, but there’s a new deal in town worth adding to your date night rotation. Through November 22, Seasons 52 is offering a special three-course prix fixe $29 Harvest Dinner menu highlighting fall flavors. The menu is comprised of 11 chef-selected seasonal dishes including your choice of starter, entrée, and dessert ... Read More »