Every brewery pouring brews at Beer 'Merica 2018 in Orlando

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, these local and regional breweries will be offering several of their best beers for you…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Orange County Brewers
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25 Orlando area restaurants with insanely good Groupon deals

Orlando's restaurant scene has certainly come into its own, and the prices have come along with it.  Here are a few Groupon…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Southern Spice
    7637 Turkey Lake Road, 321-251-2244
    Southern Spice brings the traditional South Indian cuisine straight to the 407. $20 towards dinner for two people for $11. Check out their Hyderabad lamb chops for a real spice blend. 
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20 spots to pick your own blueberries within driving distance of Orlando

Blueberry season has officially begun! These Central Florida berry farmers are offering a u-pick option for anyone willing to harvest their own…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Shady Oak Farm
    3320 Shady Oak Dr. E., Lakeland, 863-512-1547
     This Lakeland berry farm is opened daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the blueberries are ready to be picked by you for $8 per pound.
    
    Distance from Orlando: 59 minutes
    Photo via Shady Oak Farm/Facebook
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Orlando's 20 best places to drink in a bathing suit

If you're drinking in a bathing suit, it typically means you're having a good time. Here are a few Orlando-area spots where…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Volcano Bay  
     6000 Universal Blvd, 407-363-8000
    Volcano Bay was Universal’s response to everybody else having a waterpark except for them. It’s one of the newest parks in Orlando and hard to miss since they essentially built a mountain in the middle of it. Besides, who wants to go to Harry Potter World when it’s 100 degrees out?
    
    Photo via volcanobayorl / Instagram
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Orlando's most over-the-top restaurants everyone should visit at least once

When there's over-the-top theme parks, there's over-the-top restaurants. In Orlando alone, we have places to eat where you can hangout with everything…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Boathouse
    1620 Buena Vista Drive, 407-939-2628 
    Dust off that novelty captain’s hat for a night full of oysters and crab legs at the Boathouse. You’re sure to find yourselves enjoying the evening in a boat-turned-booth here, and if you're not in the mood for food, set sail on Lake Buena Vista in an amphicar, which is exactly what is sounds like: a car that's also a boat!
    
     Photo via The Boathouse/Facebook
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25 Central Florida beach bars you should be drinking at this weekend

Here you'll find white sandy beaches that are located next to equally charming watering holes.  Plus, all of these beach bars are…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

 Squid Lips
    
    Distance from Orlando: 1 hour and 7 minutes
     The bar’s name could spark some unwanted imagery but beyond its name this place is equally unique in the fact it’s not actually on a natural beach, but actually along a river bank that has been man made into a coastal hideaway. Be sure to dock your boat and pull up a seat to enjoy some conch fritters.
    
    1477 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935
    Photo via outothebox/Instagram
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Everyone we saw at United We Brunch 2018

Orlando's favorite brunch destinations UNITED last Saturday to throw the ultimate brunch. The day consisted of brunch tastings, Tito's Bloody Mary’s, Tippler's…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone we saw at United We Brunch 2018
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Photos from United We Brunch 2018

If there's one thing we know, it's that Orlando loves brunch! Orlando's favorite brunch destinations UNITED last Saturday to throw the ultimate…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Photos from United We Brunch 2018
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23 hole-in-the-wall Orlando restaurants you should've tried by now

These small, easy-to-miss restaurants in the Orlando area definitely aren't lacking in flavor. In fact, these spots are dishing up everything from authentic…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Nha Trang Subs
    1216 E. Colonial Dr.,  407-346-4549  
     It's incredibly easy to miss, but Nha Trang Subs is probably one of the best spots in Orlando to get some serious bánh mì.
    
    Photo via gofindmira/Instagram
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Restaurants you'll find at United We Brunch this Saturday

Orlando's top brunch destinations are coming together for the city's ultimate brunch party, United We Brunch, happening this Saturday at the Orchid…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Tapa Toro  Photo via Facebook
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The 25 most important brunches in Orlando right now

From all-you-can-eat buffets to bottomless mimosa offerings, it would appear that there's infinite ways to enjoy the most important meal of the…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Hammered Lamb 
    1235 N. Orange Ave., 407-704-3200
     The Hammered Lamb is one Orlando’s newer brunch spots. Their massive Bloody Mary bar, is sure to provide the cure to any lingering hangover. A tip: Get here early if you want to get a seat.
    
    Photo via The Hammered Lamb/Facebook
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The 25 small town Central Florida restaurants you should’ve tried by now

Look, it's easy to fall into a restaurant rut, which is why expanding your horizons is so important. With that in mind,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Norwood’s Eatery & Treehouse Bar
    400 E 2nd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, 386-428-4621
    A place with humble beginnings as a gas station and general store this place now has an amazing view from a tree house, not to mention killer seafood and rad bar with great wine selection.
    
    Photo via Norwood's Eatery & Treehouse Bar/ Facebook
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20 legit Publix hacks that actually do make 'shopping a pleasure'

We asked Publix employees for the most useful ways to shop at Florida's largest grocer. The results are these actually useful Publix…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Always get your chicken tendies tossed
    Chicken tender subs are a fan favorite, but you might not have know that you can get your chicken tenders tossed in any sauce of your choice for no extra charge. It's a game changer.
     Photo via rendiohead/instagram
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23 new restaurants coming to the Orlando area this spring

Spring doesn't mean much in Orlando in terms of weather, but at least it means new places to eat. Here are a…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Voodoo Doughnut
    
    "The Magic Is in the Hole" is Voodoo Doughnut's credo, and the pair behind the cult fave – Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson and Tres Shannon – are set to penetrate the very penetrable market of Orlando. They'll set up shop in family-friendly Universal CityWalk so expect to see their less risqué-named, yet still thoroughly sinful, creations such as the "Dirt Doughnut" and "Bacon Maple Bar."
    
    (Opening spring; Universal CityWalk; voodoodoughnut.com)
    
    Photo via Voodoo Doughnut/Instagram
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The best food and drink festivals coming to Orlando this spring

Whether it's tacos, seafood or barbecue, it's festival season in Orlando and there are plenty of reasons to eat and drink while…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Saturday, May 19
    Beer 'Merica American Craft Beer Week's culminating event features more than 100 craft beers from several different brewers along with live music and delicious food. 3-7 pm; Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$40; beermericaorlando.com.Photo via Holly Whelden
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The best places to eat along Orlando's 'Restaurant Row'

There's a reason a certain stretch of Sand Lake Road is nicknamed "Restaurant Row." This patch of real estate is filled with…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Rasa
    7730 W. Sand Lake Rd., 407-930-0402, http://www.eatatrasa.com  
     The authentic taste of Southern Indian and Indo Chinese cuisine shines bright here. This is not your typical Asian hawker joint, this place delivers elegant cultural street food on a platter. 
    Photo via Rob Bartlett
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What to expect at Downtown Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the 10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

What to expect at Downtown Food & Wine Festival this weekend
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Everyone we saw at the 9th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off presented by Northwestern Mutual

The 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Orlando Chili Cook Off took place yesterday at Festival Park. People of all ages were able to taste over…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone we saw at the 9th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off presented by Northwestern Mutual
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Here's where to find the best build-your-own Bloody Mary bars in Orlando

It's not really brunch without a Bloody Mary, and no one makes them as well as you do, right? At these Orlando…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Crafted Block and Brew
    2417 S. Hiawassee Road, 407-601-6887
     Crafted Block and Brew is offering a unique twist on Bloody Marys with four infused vodkas and three versions of Bloody Mary mixes for $5 on Saturdays from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    
     Photo via brittany.goulart/Instagram
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What to expect at the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Orlando Chili Cook-Off this Saturday

This Saturday, the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Orlando Chili Cook Off returns to Festival Park. From parking to entertainment, here's everything you…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The World Chili Eating Challenge is happening on the main stage at 4:30 PM. Give yourself some time to get a front row view of the Major League Eaters scarfing down as much chili as they possibly can.
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All the restaurants competing in the Orlando Chili Cook-off next Saturday

Who has Orlando's GREATEST chili? These restaurants will be competing in the Orlando Chili Cook-off next Saturday, February 17, in addition to…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Pig Floyd's
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10 exciting new Orlando restaurants that just opened

New year. New restaurants. So far, 2018 is off to a great start for new Orlando restaurants. Here's a handful of brand-spanking…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Sticky Rice Lao Street Food  
    1915 E Colonial Dr, 321-800-6532 
    You can order the entire menu of Laotian delicacies for about $60 at this Mills 50 newcomer, but you'll do well to settle for just the standouts – lemongrass pork sausages, sesame beef jerky, street wings, papaya salad and oh yes, those pork tapioca dumplings.
    Photo via Shayla Phillips
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20 female-owned Orlando restaurants you should have tried by now

These Orlando restaurants range from sweet doughnuts and cupcakes to entrees straight from the family's recipe book, and they all have one…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Valkyrie Donuts
    12226 Corporate Blvd.
     Valkyrie isn’t your neighborhood Krispy Kreme. This doughnut shop (sister location to Valhalla Bakery) has the essence of girl power written all over it, with its signature square doughnuts topped with pink frosting and sprinkles. Baker-owner Celine Duvoisin is one tough cookie, or, well, doughnut.
    
    Photo via Rob Bartlett
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20 kid-friendly spots in Orlando where parents can get a damn drink

What follows are a few family-friendly things to do in the Orlando area that are not only fun for the kiddos, but…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Bear & Peacock Brewery  
    
    1288 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, 407-801-2714
    
    Just a skip from a local playground, the Bear and Peacock brewery is a great place to drink a few quality beers as your kids play on the astroturf outside. 
    
     Photo via The Bear & Peacock
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21 Orlando restaurants serving food from Trump's 'shithole countries'

Countries without immigrants are countries without flavor or variety, especially when it comes to food. If you want a taste of some…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Pupsueria Maya  
    2108 Michigan Ave., Kissimmee, 407-944-0708
    This Salvadoran joint claims to have the best pupusas mayas in the area and the Internet seems to agree. They also have everything from tamales to yuca fritas. 
    
    Photo via papucla10/ Instagram
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18 Orlando brunch spots serving bottomless mimosas

Because bottomless mimosas are without a doubt the cornerstone of a successful brunch, we dug up the best Orlando spots serving never-ending…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Avenue Gastrobar  
    13 S Orange Ave, 407-839-5039
     Here the $12.95 bottomless mimosas are meant to be shared. Keep in mind you only get to enjoy your table for two hours. Brunch is every Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Also there are pretty dope options at the juice bar.
    
     Photo via Avenue Gastrobar/Instagram
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Here's where to find that good sloppy barbecue in the Orlando area

It should come as no surprise that a state known for cattle ranching has some seriously good barbecue joints. Central Florida is…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Try this: What they call the Happy Herd: chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket with two sides and biscuits. It’s family-style, unless you believe in yourself hard enough. 
    
    Photo via 4riverssmokehouse/ Instagram
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The secret Florida restaurants you can only find in gas stations

Gas station food is typically like playing roulette with your stomach, but here in Florida we're starting to see some serious restaurants…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

 DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery!  
     4845 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando; 407-286-4983 
    Located inside of Lee Citgo, the spot offers some seriously good Jamaican vegan food. Dajen serves up dairy-free desserts called Irie Cream, a treat that has all the creaminess of its traditionally milk-based equivalent.
    Photo via Dajen Eats Facebook  Dajen Eats!
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20 essential Mount Dora restaurants that are worth a road trip

Mount Dora is not just a quaint town nestled in between Orlando and The Villages, it is growing into a restaurant hub.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

1921 by Norman Van Aken
    142 E 4th Ave, Mt. Dora, 352-385-1921, http://1921nva.com 
    Norman Van Aken, James Beard Award winner, does it again with his 1921 restaurant in Mount Dora. The menu is a take on modern Florida cuisine which features a 1921 burger, Florida Rudderfish sandwich and rice-crusted Florida Bluenose Bass, just to name a few. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine menu that pairs well with meals. Photo via natcoch/Instagram
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The 22 best patio happy hours in the Orlando area right now

Orlando lando's patios with killer happy hoursIt’s pretty much always patio season in Orlando – but with the cooler temperatures, now is…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

M Lounge 
    
    2000 N. Orange Ave.
     M Lounge is a rooftop bar with a view of downtown Orlando, offers two different happy hour specials. The first one is downstairs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the second one starts upstairs at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. M Lounge has a multitude of different cocktails for $7, such as their Old-Fashioned and Fog Cutter, as well as $4 beers and $5 glasses of wine.
    
    Photo via M Lounge/Facebook
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