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Thursday, February 7, 2019

'Peak taco' deniers converge in Lake Nona for the Orlando Taco Festival

Posted By on Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 4:09 PM

Lake Nona is crazy about those tacos, huh? Drive Shack hosts a taco festival this weekend for not one, but two days. While your ticket grants you entry into the festival (and your first drink), tacos themselves – more than 75 varieties thereof – are $3 apiece. Peak taco?...

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Monday, February 4, 2019

New fusion restaurant Lotus Asia House will soft open at Pointe Orlando this week

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:51 PM

A new pan-Asian concept will make its debut at the Pointe Orlando mall this week. Owned by Orlando restaurateur Karim El Sherif, Lotus Asia House will host a preview to the public this Friday, Feb. 8, with a limited menu, in the space formerly occupied by RA Sushi. Spearheaded...

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Three Orlando restaurants make Yelp's nationwide list of the most romantic places to dine

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 2:44 PM

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. To start preparing, take a look at the three most romantic Orlando restaurants according to Yelp's top 100 list, a national list. Seito Sushi Sand Lake was ranked at no. 41, the Colorado Fondue Company in Casselberry was ranked no. 44 and last,...

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Just a reminder that Andrew Zimmern's Orlando apology episode debuts this weekend on the Travel Channel

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Six months after tweeting, "You’re kinda screwed …" when it comes to dining in Orlando, "but there is some good BBQ there at 3 rivers and Ravenous Pig," food critic and television personality Andrew Zimmern will finally air his Orlando-centered episode of the Travel Channel's Zimmern List. If you're unfamiliar with...

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Nora's dedicates 15th birthday to selling beer and raising funds for cats

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Nora Brooker, proprietor of the former Nora’s Wine & Cigars and the current Nora’s Sugar Shack, is an Ivanhoe Village pioneer. This week, she celebrates 15 years in the business with a special benefit for fans of her cozy drinking hole. Make a $10 donation at the door to...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Central Florida Brewer's Guild showcases local craft beer in February

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:08 PM

The Central Florida Brewer's Guild, a nonprofit dedicated to helping collaborate efforts between local brewers to benefit the beer scene as a whole, returns to the Seminole Harley Davidson on Saturday, Feb. 23, for their second annual beer festival. Featuring 40 different Central Florida breweries, the festival is capping...

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Orlando is finally getting a dog park with a bar

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Filling a void in Orlando, an off-leash dog park with a bar (or a bar with an off-leash dog park) is planning to open this summer. The appropriately named Boozehound will soon be Central Florida's first "dog bar." Woof! Located in Edgewood neighborhood at 5501 S. Orange Ave., the new...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Downtown Orlando is officially getting a Taco Bell Cantina, which serves booze

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 12:43 PM

A booze-serving Taco Bell is officially coming to downtown Orlando. According to JLL Brokers, a Taco Bell Cantina has officially signed a deal for a new 2,475-square-foot location in the One South Orange development (1 S. Orange Ave.) in downtown Orlando. The new Yum Brands-owned Cantina will be moving into...

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Midici Neapolitan Pizza now open in Maitland City Centre

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Midici, which focuses on original Italian Neapolitan pizza, is now open and serving pies in Maitland. Midici opened its doors last Saturday, Jan. 26, at 171 S. Orlando Ave. This is the seventh location in Florida; other locations can be found in Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach. Midici offers personal-sized pizzas...

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Proper & Wild, a new vegan concept from Sanctum owners, will open in Winter Park next week

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Proper & Wild, a new upscale vegan restaurant from Chelsie & Jamie Savage of Sanctum, will debut to the public next week. The new concept, which is located at 155 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, will soft open on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 5-11 p.m.  Along the same lines as...

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