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A Culinary Map of our Favorite Date Night Spots on Sand Lake Road

You’ve likely heard of the famous Restaurant Row area of Dr. Phillips – the portion of Sand Lake Road that’s home to a plethora of dining options all within a mere few miles. It’s also one of the best places…

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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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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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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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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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A Culinary Map of Plant Street Eats

Written by Nancy DeVault and Stephanie Patterson Winter Garden was incorporated as a town in 1903. Once known for its orange groves and railroad station, this historic suburb in West Orange County is now a favorite among fitness enthusiasts, thanks to…

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A Culinary Map of Orange Avenue Eats

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…

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Outdoor Dining Guide: 75+ Places to Eat Outside in Orlando

Pleasant temperatures and sunny weather throughout the year mean an abundance of options when it comes to outdoor dining in Orlando. But in the age of social distancing, we’re cherishing our outdoor dining spots more than ever. To help you…

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Double Date: Nona Adventure Park + Lake Nona Food Crawl

Itinerary: Get in touch with your inner kid at Nona Adventure Park followed by a Lake Nona food crawl Lake Nona has got it going on for date night. New restaurants are constantly on the horizon, adding to the area’s…

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Ride the Rails, Walk the Trails: 4 Outdoorsy SunRail Dates

Bring your bikes or comfiest walking shoes, and your favorite person for this adventure! The only thing else you’ll need is a SunRail pass – you’ll be riding the rails to your destination, and then walking or biking to nature…

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Three Ideas for a $100 Date Day in Orlando

With so many fun things to do around the city, we have narrowed down three of our top favorites for a full date day in Orlando. Enjoy these date itineraries for around $100 or less! Note: make sure to factor…

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Best of January: Our Favorite Orlando Events for Date Night

Kick off the new year with some local fun! From multiple outdoor events as part of the ongoing Frontyard Festival series at Dr. Phillips Center and Orlando Fringe’s hybrid Winter Mini Fest to trivia nights galore and a new introduction…

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Best of November: 40+ Can’t-Miss Date Night Events in Orlando

It’s officially the holiday season! To close out the end of this crazy year, we’re looking forward to the lineup of holiday festivities and date night events. This month, our curated event calendar features a mix of virtual and in-person…

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Orlando Restaurants Reopening for Dine In and Takeout

By Arlene Laboy and Stephanie Patterson Florida’s Phase 1 reopening means some of our favorite Orlando restaurants are reopening their doors for dine-in at 25% capacity. Another perk of living in Florida is that many of our local restaurants have…

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Mother’s Day in Orlando: Brunch to Go, Local Gifts and More

By Arlene Laboy and Stephanie Patterson Being a mom in the age of social distancing is H.A.R.D. Between work, housework, and distance learning, moms deserve to be celebrated more than ever! Though you might not be able to take her…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Located within The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Highball & Harvest is best known for craft cocktails and delectable Southern fare infused with ingredients from Grande Lakes’ onsite Whisper Creek Farm. While worthy of a splurge for date night (especially for the coveted…

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Double Date: Prato + Gelato on Park Avenue in Winter Park

Winter Park’s Park Avenue is a foodie paradise. Hungry visitors have an array of restaurants to choose from, with cuisines ranging from Turkish to Italian and Modern American. We recently had a pretty awesome idea to set out on a…

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The Coop Now Open on Sundays + New Menu Items

SPONSORED — Listen up foodies because The Coop is now open every Sunday from 8am-4pm for your brunching and lunching pleasure! We’ve long been fans of this Winter Park staple created by 4 Rivers and known for its comforting Southern cuisine….

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Orlando Workshops for Couples + Girls’ Night this February

This content is proudly supported by Orange County Library System (OCLS) During the month of LOVE, try something new with your sweetie or best gals! Here are our top picks for Orlando workshops + classes happening this February. WHERE TO…

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Best of January: 45+ Orlando Events For Date Night This Month

This content is proudly supported by Orange County Library System (OCLS) The new year – and new decade – is here! Whether you want to take a healthy cooking class to start the year off, catch a performace at the…

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Best of November: 40+ of Our Favorite Date Night Events

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have a ton of ideas for date night this month! Read on for our favorite November events.  November 1 –…

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Best of October: Our Top Event Picks For Date Night In Orlando

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have the best events in Orlando for your October date nights. FOOD & WINE WEEKENDS Weekends, September 13 – November…

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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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Best of July: 40+ Upcoming Orlando Events This Month

Whether you are looking for outdoor movies, Independence Day festivities, food pairings, or art strolls, this month is full of awesome date-worthy experiences for you and your honey! Don’t be deterred by the unpredictable weather because we’ve included a variety…

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Best of June: 50+ Orlando Events We’re Loving this Month

It’s full speed ahead towards summer and that means the events calendar is full of activities to keep you entertained. From beer pairings to workshops and outdoor movies, here are our top picks for Orlando events this June. June 1…

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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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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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Best of April: 70+ Upcoming Orlando Events We Love

It’s official – spring is in full swing, complete with a myriad of activities to enjoy with your honey. From a number of spring festivals to outdoor movies and the Florida Film Festival, our event listing is sure to fill…

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20 Free Things to Do in Orlando this Spring

A great date day or night doesn’t have to break the bank! There are so many ways to enjoy quality time together for little or no money. Here we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite free things…

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The Best of March: 75+ Upcoming Orlando Events We Love

Spring is (almost) here! This month, Orlando is home to fun festivals and activities set in the beautiful outdoors! From pub crawls to art festivals and Orlando City’s season opener, we’ve compiled the most date-worthy upcoming Orlando events for March….

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10 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Winter Garden

From a romantic and free outdoor concert to a specialty food tour and several artsy couples’ workshops, here’s the best of what’s happening for Valentine’s Day in Winter Garden.   – SPONSORED – We’ve been longtime fans of Winter Garden…

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