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Best Orlando Restaurants According to Local Food Writers

Have you ever wished you could know exactly what the top Orlando food writers and critics deem as the best Orlando restaurants? Lucky for you, we did all the work for you! We’ve compiled a thorough guide to the best…

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A Culinary Map of Baldwin Park Date Night Spots

As a born and bred Orlandoan, I have watched Baldwin Park blossom from a vast military plot of neglected overgrowth into a bustling community home to restaurants, parks, and residences. As a young girl, I remember riding my bicycle past…

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Perfect Pair: Champagne + Dessert at Luma on Park’s Pastry Counter

Getting a behind the scenes look at Orlando’s culinary scene is attainable by way of food tours, chef’s tables and specialty dinners. But recently, a friend clued me in to a fun, under-the-radar experience perfect for dessert lovers: the pastry…

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How to do an Epic Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food Crawl

You don’t have to step foot in a Disney theme park in order to experience a little magic. In fact, one of our favorite outside-the-parks Disney activities is to infiltrate the surrounding resorts for a DIY crawl hopping from one…

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Embark On An Epic Dessert Crawl of Audubon Park

Known to Orlandoans as the unofficial “dessert district,” the Audubon Park Garden District is home to a number of the city’s most decadent desserts. We love a good food tour, so what better way to to savor all the goodness…

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How to Do a Disney Springs Brunch Crawl

Savvy Orlandoans know how to experience Disney local style, from taking advantage of happy hour deals to checking out the live music scene and planning for the occasional date night splurge. Today we’re offering up a new experience for locals:…

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Tapa Toro Launches Private Mix & Munch Cocktail Class + Tapas for 10

Got a birthday party, girls’ night or group date coming up? Delight your guests with an interactive experience at Tapa Toro with the chance to craft your own signature cocktails while tasting delicious family-style Spanish tapas at your table. Designed…

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Dine on Farm-to-Table Freshness During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

*Update: Visit Otlando’s Magical Dining has been extended through October 7, 2019.* SPONSORED – The farm-to-table movement has grown increasingly popular and for good reason! By eating at restaurants that purchase straight from nearby farms, you are able to support…

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Orlando’s Most Sought-After Frozen Treat Spots by @sweetseekers

If we had to choose our favorite social media app, Instagram would easily win. We find endless date night inspiration while browsing the social media app. We also love adding to our ongoing series showcasing some of our favorite Orlando…

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A Matchmaker’s Guide to Restaurants for a First Date in Orlando

Through my work as a matchmaker, I set up dozens of first dates each month. I’ve learned that the most important element to consider when planning a first date is connection. Any place where you can connect face to face…

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Brunch Buzz: Maxine’s on Shine

A local favorite hiding in plain sight in a residential neighborhood surrounded by the Thornton Park District, Colonialtown and The Milk District, Maxine’s on Shine is no secret among Orlandoans. Especially those who love to brunch. Yet its popularity doesn’t…

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Returns August 23 – October 7

SPONSORED – It’s back! We’d be lying if we didn’t admit just how much we look forward to the month of August to arrive each year! On one hand, we are always sad to bid adieu to summer, but the…

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Join Us At Our Evita-Themed Dinner: September 5 and 19

Evita, the iconic musical that tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Perón’s meteoric and ambitious rise, hits the stage at the Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019. Written by award-winning playwright Tim Rice with music by the legendary…

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Double Date: Pop-Up Food Trucks at Bars in Orlando

One of the luxuries of visiting some of our local cocktail bars and breweries is smelling the aroma from the Orlando food trucks that pop-up several days a week to feed tipsy Orlandoans. Drinks and food truck meals go together…

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4 Must-Try New Orlando Dining Experiences

Updated September 2019 The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Orlando right now. Our dining scene is also turning up the heat, with a handful of local restaurants offering new dining experiences that are perfect for date night….

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Experience the Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Through September 2

Disney Springs is celebrating all things Florida with their new curated food and beverage experience, Flavors of Florida. The limited time dishes are available at 20 restaurants throughout Disney Springs, from grab-and-go eateries to table service restaurants, and are available…

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Holy Aphrodisiac! Osprey Tavern to Host Florida Oyster Revival

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Osprey Tavern will host an epic oyster celebration in Baldwin Park. A collaborative effort between Chefs Elek Kovacs (Osprey Tavern), Huy Tin (Seito Sushi) and Wendy Lopez (Reyes Mezcaleria), the event will showcase local oyster…

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20+ Orlando Pairing Dinners to Choose from in August

The calendar is packed with delectable Orlando pairing dinners and culinary celebrations all throughout August. Whether you love to pair a special menu with wine, beer or cocktails, Orlando chefs are whipping up unforgettable feasts designed to wow the senses….

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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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