Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Approved Dessert-Centric Restaurants and Bars

Orlando is chock full of quality eateries. From the upscale to budget-friendly, to tried and true classics and culinary risk takers, it’s no wonder we’re getting national attention for the great restaurants that call our city home. Alongside new restaurants…

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7 Must-Go Girls’ Night Out Events in Orlando

Spending quality time with your best girl friends goes way beyond free drinks in crowded bars on a designated night of the week. While bar hopping certainly has its place in your rotation, there are also loads of unique girls’…

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12 Ideas for Your Next Girls’ Night Out in Orlando

Ladies, you asked for it and we’re delivering! Spending time with your favorite girls is just as important as prioritizing time with your partner, so we’re launching a new series dedicated to girls’ night out in Orlando. Check out our…

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$40 Date Night: Pizza and Wine at The Wine Barn

Enjoy an affordable night out at The Wine Barn in Winter Park Located along an unassuming strip of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, The Wine Barn is, first and foremost, a boutique wine store with a highly curated selection of…

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40 Cheap Date Ideas in Orlando

Last week, Orlando Weekly published a stellar list of cheap date ideas for the broke Orlandoan. There were 24 ideas in total, including really creative suggestions like: Free food and drink samples every second Tuesday of the month at the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Marlow’s Tavern

We’ve long been fans of Marlow’s Tavern in Winter Park. One of three area locations (there’s also one in Waterford Lakes and one at Pointe Orlando), Marlow’s is the sort of place where you can get a quality meal for…

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31 Wine Stops on Park Avenue Sip, Shop & Stroll: Sept 10

On Thursday, September 10, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association will host a fall-themed edition of the popular Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll event. This evening on the town features wine, hors d’oeuvres and…

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Chocolate & Wine Pairing at World of Chocolate Museum

By Erica Thomas Nothing says romance like chocolate and wine. We recently found that there is better way to combine the two than at the World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Located in a less congested section of International Drive, World of…

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Interactive Spirits: The Cocktail Table Experience at Highball & Harvest

Updated July 2018 The worlds of food and cocktails have collided thanks to a blossoming craft cocktail movement that makes drinking much more of an epicurean experience than ever before. The sky truly is the limit for bartenders willing to…

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Food & Wine Weekends Begin Sept 25 at Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host the fifth annual Food & Wine Weekends starting Sept. 25, 2015 through Nov. 15, 2015. Featuring a slew of delectable events and special offerings spanning eight weekends, Food & Wine…

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Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando

The Sky’s the Limit at These Rooftop Roosts Updated June 2018 We are fortunate to live in a desirable climate allowing maximum use of time outdoors. Plan date night just right to take advantage of our pleasant year-round weather and…

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Celebrity Chefs Series Coming to Dr. Phillips Center

Celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten and Guy Fieri will hit the stage at the Dr. Phillips Center later this year. In a series designed to give audiences the opportunity to hear these culinary icons share first-hand their passions…

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70+ Restaurants Participating in Magical Dining Month, Aug 24 – Sept 30

Now celebrating its 10th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns August 24 for 38 nights of dining deals across the entire Orlando area. Featuring three-course meals for $33 at more than 70 participating restaurants, this culinary fete will showcase…

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10 Places to Learn More About Wine in Orlando

For those of us who love wine and even fancy ourselves budding aficionados, the idea of really diving deep into wine education can seem daunting and a little, well, intimidating. There is just SO much to know about wine. In fact, those who…

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55 Orlando Cooking Classes in August and September

Put an interactive and educational spin on your next date night dinner out with one of these Orlando cooking classes. Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out…

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Wine Down at Quantum Leap Winery

Unwind from your workweek at the monthly Wine Down event at Orlando’s boutique urban winery, Quantum Leap. Every second Friday from 7 – 10pm, the winery located at the crossroads of Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village invites the public to its…

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Grande Lakes Orlando to Host Food & Pub Crawl July 31

As part of its Fun and Wine Weekend at the end of this month, Grande Lakes Orlando will be hosting an epicurean adventure across its many restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. Located directly next door to each…

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Downtown Orlando Launches Weekly Walking Tasting Tour

Orlando now has a new way for you to experience all the flavors of the downtown food scene all in one whirlwind tour. Offered by the Downtown Orlando Partnership and approved by Mayor Buddy Dyer, the new Saturday Downtown Food…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: What’s New at The Ravenous Pig

Local foodie folk-heroes James and Julie Petrakis are transforming Monday into “funday” at The Ravenous Pig with a new happy hour menu full of craft beers, snacks, cocktails and wine. Previously only open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, this much-loved Winter Park restaurant now…

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10 Orlando Date Ideas for Adventurous & Sporty Couples

By Christopher Smith Orlando is a terrific place. Planted in the middle of the Sunshine State, saturated by dozens of lakes and within driving distance of two oceans, there’s plenty to offer the adventurous and bold. For those inclined to…

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A Guide to Orlando Local Breweries

Updated April 2019 – Surprised to learn that Orlando is one of America’s epicenters of craft brewing? This guide to our local brew scene is sure to convince you that Central Florida has jumped on the beer bandwagon. PS – Don’t forget…

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36 Orlando Cooking Classes for June and July

Put an interactive and educational spin on your next date night dinner out with one of these Orlando cooking classes. Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out…

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A $50 Dinner for Two at Maxine’s on Shine

There’s a lot to love about the whimsical neighborhood eatery known as Maxine’s on Shine. For starters, at how many Orlando restaurants do the owners step up to a microphone and either sing or do improv poetry? Maxine and Kirt…

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Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery

The culmination of lots of creative gourmands as well as chefs and brewmasters with an unwavering passion for local sourcing, Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery opened last month at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a farm-to-fork…

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The Orlando Eye Now Open at I-Drive 360

Updated 4/2019: The Orlando Eye has been renamed The Wheel, and I-Drive 360 is now ICON Park. After years of planning and construction, The Orlando Eye opens today at I-Drive 360, the area’s newest attraction, dining and nightlife hub. Besides the 400-foot…

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Wondermade Launches Marshmallow Workshops

By Autumn Sirmeyer Nestled into the quiet little town of Sanford, Fl is a small little business with a really big, squishy, gooey heart. If you are a fan of the fluffy sweetness that is marshmallows than Wondermade is the…

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Limo Cycle Sanford Craft Beer Tour: Apr 23

Sanford has become a mecca for craft beer in Central Florida. For starters, there’s Wops Hops Brewery, Sanford’s first microbrewery serving fine ales, wines and craft sodas in the tasting room and dog-friendly beer garden. You’ll also find Celery City…

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New Name, New Menu: The Parkview Is SO Much More Than Wine

You’ve probably walked by 136 S. Park Avenue in Winter Park a few times in recent months and wondered, “what the heck is The Parkview and where did Eola Wine Co. go?” Never fear. Change is good! Last year a…

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Hot in the Kitchen: 21 Orlando Cooking Classes in April and May

Put an interactive and educational spin on your next date night dinner out with one of these Orlando cooking classes. Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out…

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Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2015/16 Broadway Season

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, together with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, recently announced the lineup of shows for the 2015/2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. Beginning with Rodger’s + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in November and ending with Beautiful…

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10 Orlando Cocktails to Try Right Now

Exploring new cocktails has become such a fun part of date night because the sky is the limit in terms of what you might find on the menu these days. Today’s mixologists are taking some hints from the kitchen and…

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