Girls’ Night Out

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…

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

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…

Read more Read more - 10 Places to Learn More About Wine in Orlando

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…

Read more Read more - 55 Orlando Cooking Classes in August and September

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…

Read more Read more - Wine Down at Quantum Leap Winery

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…

Read more Read more - Grande Lakes Orlando to Host Food & Pub Crawl July 31

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…

Read more Read more - Downtown Orlando Launches Weekly Walking Tasting Tour

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…

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

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…

Read more Read more - 10 Orlando Date Ideas for Adventurous & Sporty Couples

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…

Read more Read more - A Guide to Orlando Local Breweries

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…

Read more Read more - 36 Orlando Cooking Classes for June and July

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…

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

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…

Read more Read more - Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery

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…

Read more Read more - The Orlando Eye Now Open at I-Drive 360

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…

Read more Read more - Wondermade Launches Marshmallow Workshops

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…

Read more Read more - Limo Cycle Sanford Craft Beer Tour: Apr 23

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Read more Read more - Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2015/16 Broadway Season

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…

Read more Read more - 10 Orlando Cocktails to Try Right Now

A Winter Park Village Date Night

In January, Greg Clayton and his wife, Keeya, won the Winter Park Village – Couple at Large Giveaway, which scored them over $1,000 in gift certificates from Winter Park Village merchants and restaurants. Who knew this cute little corner of…

Read more Read more - A Winter Park Village Date Night

Orlando Conductor Crawl Date Night

The Orlando Conductor Crawl turns Friday night happy hour into a great date night adventure. The fun new meet-up starts in downtown Orlando and takes you to a different dinner and drinks destination along the SunRail commuter rail line each…

Read more Read more - Orlando Conductor Crawl Date Night

Date Night on a Paddleboard

Paddleboarding… it’s not as hard as it looks, it’s more fun than you might think and it’s an activity that seems to attract a groovy group of people who just love to head out onto the water and have a…

Read more Read more - Date Night on a Paddleboard

Shari Sushi’s Omakase Chef’s Table Experience

Lara Gould won the October Couple at Large giveaway, which means she and her date were sent to experience the Chef’s Table at Shari Sushi Lounge. Here’s what she said about the experience: When we arrived at Shari, we were…

Read more Read more - Shari Sushi’s Omakase Chef’s Table Experience

The Dinner Party Project

Dinner with seven, random strangers in a converted warehouse space turns out to be a fabulously fun night of unexpected delights. If you ask me, I believe we are in the midst of a cultural revolution where our obsession with…

Read more Read more - The Dinner Party Project

15 Ideas for Girl’s Night Out in Orlando

A little birdie once told me that a lot of women use my site to plan their girl’s nights out. While I’m all about inspiring couples to get off the couch and out on the town together, I think it’s…

Read more Read more - 15 Ideas for Girl’s Night Out in Orlando