Photos from the Omelet Bar photo booth at Whiskey Business 2019

This past Friday night, the Cheyenne Saloon & Church Street was transformed into Orlando's premier whiskey experience, Whiskey Business. Over 42 whiskies,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photos from the Omelet Bar photo booth at Whiskey Business 2019
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22 Orlando bars where you can get a drink before noon

We promise not to judge, because we know sometimes life just really makes you want a drink in the morning. For those…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Finnhenry’s  
    39 N. Orange Ave., 407-684-0100
    This pub has a great selection of unique drinks and shots. Get in early for its early bird specials of $4 bloody marys and mimosas. Oh, and did we mention they’re the self-titled home of the $5 car bomb? Opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. 
    
    
    Photo via Finnhenry’s Public House/Facebook
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24 essential Orlando buffets for when you're really, really hungry

Orlando has a wide selection of buffets, ranging from homestyle American cuisine and Chinese-Japanese fusions to Brazilian steakhouses and Disney character breakfasts.…

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Mikado Japanese Buffet  
    ?851 S. State Road 434, Altamonte Springs, 407-730-8987
    
    
    This upscale “all you care to eat” seafood restaurant not only has 30 selections of sushi and sashimi, but also traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes like yakisoba, beef and chicken teriyaki, tempura, gyoza dumpling and made-to-order udon noodles soup. 
    
    
    Photo via Mikado Japanese Buffet/Facebook
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Satisfy that craving with these 25 over-the-top Orlando snacks

Go big or go home, right? Check out these 25 over-the-top Orlando snacks – whether you have a massive sweet tooth or…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Ice & Bites Cafe: Taiyaki  
    3402 Technological Ave., 407-208-1340
    
    Choose taro, coffee, green tea, lavender or vanilla ice cream and top it with hazelnut stix, Pocky, a fruit skewer or one item from their topping bar. This creation is coaxed into a fish-shaped cone to enjoy.
    
    
     Photo via Facebook/Ice & Bites Cafe
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17 cool new things you can experience at Whiskey Business 2019

On Friday, April 26, at the historic Cheyenne Saloon & Church Street, we will be joined by over 1,000+ whiskey, bourbon and…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Locally-Made Bitters by Buffa Bitters
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Pretend you're in a BBC drama at these 20 enchanting Central Florida tea rooms

Why not treat yourself to an elegant afternoon of high tea? These 20 Florida tea rooms are the perfect way to relax…

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The Twisted Teapot  
    200 First St., Winter Haven ,863-299-5000
    
    Feel like a queen at the Twisted Teapot. This enchanted setting is a perfect place for an elegant girl’s day out or a mother-daughter trip. Enjoy the charming ambience as you sip tea and dine on pastries, fresh quiches and sandwiches. 
    
    
     Photo via Yelp/Joy J.
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26 essential coffee shops you need to visit in Orlando instead of Starbucks

Don't get us wrong, Starbucks has its place in the coffee ecosystem, but why not mix things up? If you're looking for…

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Stardust Video & Coffee  
    1842 E. Winter Park Road, 407-623-3393
    
    Located off Corrine Drive, Stardust will satisfy all your cravings. The eclectic shop serves up meatloaf sandwiches, local beers, fresh coffee and even sells books. They are open until midnight so you can get all your work done or even just people watch. 
    
    
     Photo via Yelp/Tori M.
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20 deliciously cheap Orlando brunches that won't break the bank

Brunch: it's everyone's best friend regardless of whether you're sober or hungover, woke up early or slept in, dining with friends or…

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White Wolf Cafe & Bar   
    1829 N. Orange Ave., 407-895-9911
    Brunch here is only on Saturdays and Sundays but they include weekend brunch drink specials and an extended menu with soups, salads and burgers. Try their famous jumbo cinnamon buns for just $4. 
    
    
     Photo via White Wolf Cafe and Bar/Facebook
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17 Orlando brunches that are each the best in their own way

Brunch is more than just a late breakfast. It can be a romantic epilogue, an after-after-after-party, a hangover cure, a culinary adventure…

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MEXICAN BREAKFAST: Tienda Mexicana Jalisco
    
    Google calls it "Restaurant Jalisco," but Yelp calls it "Tienda Mexicana Jalisco" – either way, it's where you want to go for the kind of Mexican desayuno found regularly from SoCal street vendors. There's scrambled eggs with crumbly, spicy chorizo folded in, chilaquiles divorciados covered with both red and green salsa and topped with fried eggs, and huevos rancheros, of course. Occasionally they'll have pastries, too, like the pale pink conchita, pillowy inside with a crust of sugar fluted like a seashell on top.
    
    Photo by Mike Y. via Yelp
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19 essential ramen spots in Orlando to get your noodle fix

Orlando's current culinary obsession is ramen, the Japanese dish that mixes thin noodles, strong broths and melt-in-your-mouth chashu for a straight shot…

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Kabooki Sushi   
    3122 E. Colonial Drive, 407-228-3839
    
    One of Orlando’s most creative sushi chefs, Henry Moso, serves ramen only on Sundays, so make sure to get there for delicious helpings of tonkatsu pork ramen and if you’re lucky, the umami ramen with Japanese mushroom broth and truffle bomb. 
    
    
    Photo via Kabooki Sushi/Facebook
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34 delicious food and drink festivals coming to Orlando this spring 2019

Whether it's strawberry shortcake, brunch or just a lot of wine and beer, it's festival season in Orlando and there are plenty…

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Through March 10Florida Strawberry Festival 
    10 am-10 pm; Florida Strawberry Festival, 2209 W. Oak Ave., Plant City; $20-$45; 813-752-9194; flstrawberryfestival.com.Photo via Florida Strawberry Festival
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20 Kissimmee hole-in-the-wall restaurants worth the drive

Sure, there are plenty of restaurant choices in Orlando, but trust us, these 20 hole-in-the-wall restaurants are worth the drive to Kissimmee…

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El Cilantrillo Restaurant  
    3628 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, 407- 201-4505
    For a slice of Puerto Rico, you’ll want to stop here. The menu has everything from mofongo to stuffed snapper to speciality smoothies with flavors like guava and piña colada. The portions are big and the food packs flavor, so bring your appetite. 
    
    
     Photo via Facebook/El Cilantrillo Restaurant
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23 of the most hard-to-get restaurant tables in Orlando that are totally worth it

The restaurant may be packed, the lines might be long and the reservation may require a 180-day notice. Either way, the food…

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Norman’s   
    4012 Central Florida Parkway, 407-393-4333
    Settled in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, this fine dining restaurant is pure elegance. Between the great service and exquisite food, it’s no wonder there’s always a crowd for the flavors created by Chef Norman Van Aken. 
    
    Photo via Norman’s/Facebook
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Here's where to find $5 burgers during the inaugural Orlando Burger Week

Starting 2/22 - 3/3, over 50+ Orlando restaurants are offering up one $5 specialty burger as part of our inaugural Orlando Burger…

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The Stubborn Mule: Stubborn Mule Burger - Angus beef, beefsteak tomato, mixed greens, maple-pepper bacon, gruyere cheese fondue, cider onion jam mayo, & crispy potato nest served on toasted brioche.
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25 Orlando hole-in-the-wall restaurants everyone needs to try

If you're looking for hidden gems, look closely because these Orlando restaurants are easy to miss. From the classic hot dog to…

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    Inay’s Kitchen  
    1097 S. Clarke Road, Ocoee, 407-601-2126
    The women jockeying the stoves at Inay’s Kitchen deliver a brand-new food experience to those of us not versed in Filipino cooking. Thick, hearty stews are brightened up with expert use of vinegar, and pork and chicken skewers are lacquered with sauce and grilled until the sauce becomes candy – add a third flavor layer with a dip in that vinegar again. The takeout-friendly Inay’s can be hard to find on a dimly lit road in Ocoee, but persevere; it’s worth the search.
    
    Photo by Rob Bartlett
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20 underrated Orlando bars you should've tried by now

Everyone knows Orlando has a huge bar scene, so it's pretty easy for some of the good ones to get lost in…

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The Nest 
    4953 New Broad St, 407-629-6605
    The Nest Bar offers a cozy atmosphere with plush couches and chairs in a living-room style space. Right in front of Lake Baldwin, this bar with a view takes pride in using quality ingredients, such as fresh squeezed juice, homemade syrups and a wide selection of bitters.
    
    Photo via The Nest/Facebook
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The 25 small town Central Florida restaurants worth a weekend road trip

While Orlando has almost too many restaurants to pick from, there's a few in our neighboring towns that are always worth a…

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The 25 small town Central Florida restaurants worth a weekend road trip
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The best new bars and restaurants coming to Orlando in 2019

We’re just a month into 2019 and it’s beginning to look a lot like … last year. That’s not a bad thing,…

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Susuru
    The tourist sector needs a few good Japanese joints, and this "retro-themed izakaya" by the same folks who run Jade Sushi & New Asian in College Park is one we city folk should be justifiably jealous of. They take their yakitori just as seriously as their takoyaki and, yeah, they got ramen.
    (Open; 8548 Palm Parkway; susuruorl.com)
    
    Photo by Rob Bartlett
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25 of the most beautiful restaurants in all of Orlando

Some of Orlando's finest restaurants also offer jaw-dropping views. With electric sunsets and enormous chandeliers, get ready to dine in style, from…

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Garp & Fuss
    348 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-960-5560; $$$
    Located in the Hidden Garden along Winter Park’s famous Park Avenue, Garp & Fuss is your neighborhood relaxed-dining restaurant and bar, with simple yet distinctively unique American fusion cuisine, crafty cocktails, and a lengthy beer menu. 
    
    Photo via Garp & Fuss/Facebook
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15 Florida farms where you can pick your own produce

We're a long ways away from Florida's strawberry season, but you can still get out there and harvest your own fruit! Aside…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

15 Florida farms where you can pick your own produce
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20 Orlando restaurants where your kid can eat for free

Since kids are ridiculously expensive and so is going out to eat, the lethal combo is basically a double punch to the…

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The Porch  
    643 N Orange Ave, 407-571-9101 
     Kids under 10 eat free on Wednesdays with a paying adult. 
    
    Photo by Rob Bartlett
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25 essential Orlando bars that aren't downtown

Look, the bar scene in downtown Orlando is great. In fact, it's never been better. But there's plenty of  kickass watering holes…

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    The Guesthouse
    1321 N Mills Ave., 407-630-6574
    This relatively new addition to the Mills 50 bar scene is becoming a bit of a local’s favorite. With lots of greenery, string lights and stiff cocktails, Guesthouse is pretty much a mandatory weekend stop.
    Photo via Guesthouse/Facebook
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20 new Orlando restaurants coming in 2019 you should be excited about

Orlando restaurant options are growing more and more every day, and 2019 is no exception. From new chain restaurants to local concepts…

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
    Estimated opening date: early 2019
    This Texas burger chain will be opening its first Florida location in Pointe Orlando. The restaurant offers a variety of burgers, salads and shakes.
    9101 International Drive #1208
    
    Photo via Hopdoddy Burger Bar/Facebook
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The best new Orlando restaurants that opened in 2018

Say what you want about our restaurant scene, but boring it’s not, and boring it hasn’t been for a good long while.…

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Other notable 2018 openings: 
    Kai Asian Street Fare
    3101 Corrine Dr., 407-821-3430, kaistreetfare.com
    Photo by Rob Bartlett
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All the tipsy Santas from last weekend's SantaCon pub crawl in Thornton Park

A horde of drunken Santas took over Thornton Park last Saturday for SantaCon 2018. It was a jolly good bar crawl. Photos…

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All the tipsy Santas from last weekend's SantaCon pub crawl in Thornton Park
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Photos from the 'Van Cam' at Sweet & Savory in Thornton Park

The Omelet Bar Van Cam was a blast at Sweet & Savory! Check out all the people who jumped in the vintage…

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Photos from the 'Van Cam' at Sweet & Savory in Thornton Park
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The 21 most 'Florida' restaurants in the Orlando area

For many non-Floridians, there is this stereotypical image of swamp-people eating gator tail and air-boating everywhere. And if your dream is to…

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    Boondocks Restaurant
    3948 S Peninsula Dr, Port Orange; 407-293-3587
    Right by a Halifax River marina lies this small seafood restaurant with a variety of fish dinners. Also, you can’t miss out on their famous cheesy garlic bread.
    Photo via Boondocks Restaurant
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Everyone we saw at Sweet & Savory in Thornton Park

Last night, Orlando came out to the Veranda at Thornton Park to experience a night of desserts (and savory dishes), drinks, and…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone we saw at Sweet & Savory in Thornton Park
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The 25 best restaurants in Orlando right now, according to Yelp

Tired of us telling you where to eat? Well, here are some other people's opinions. Whether a hole-in-the-wall establishment or a chain,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Holler & Dash Biscuit House
    6268 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Celebration, (321) 204-1445
    “Omg. Biscuits biscuits BISCUITS. I had a delicious sausage egg and cheese and peanut butter banana toast. Oh I was full but happy. Hubs had the andouille biscuits and gravy, I forget the name but said it was like his grandmas. That is HIGH praise. You can pre order by phone, might be a good idea on busy days as you order at the counter. Seating tight on a Sunday. But definitely go well worth it.” - mpenni o. via Yelp
    Photo via Holler & Dash/Instagram
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Everyone who stopped by The Van Cam at Orlando Beer Festival 2018

Orlando Beer Festival 2018 at Festival Park featured The Van Cam, a photo booth on wheels. These are the the people (and…

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Everyone who stopped by The Van Cam at Orlando Beer Festival 2018
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