WINNERS: Readers’ Choice Picks in the 8th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

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The votes are now in for this year's Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 4-15, 2019 and was sponsored by Beth Hobart, Mainframe Real Estate ( Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one can be crowned king in each category.

Daytona Beach
Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

The winner of the two-night stay at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is Elizabeth Hastings (entry on

2019-03-05). Congratulations! 

Here are this year's winners in the 2019 Orlando Date Night Awards.

Best Food-Focused Activity/Destination

1st Place: East End Market
2nd Place: Boxi Park
3rd Place: Orlando Farmer's Market

Best Hands-On Date Night Activity

1st Place: Painting with a Twist
2nd Place: Do Good Date Night
3rd Place: Chocolate Paint Night at Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park

Best Active Date Night

1st Place: Topgolf
2nd Place: Wekiva Island
3rd Place: Dave & Buster's

Best Date Night Ticket

1st Place: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
2nd Place: Orlando Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant
3rd Place: Orlando City Soccer

Best Live Music Venue for Date Night

1st Place: House of Blues Orlando
2nd Place: Hard Rock Live Orlando
3rd Place: BB King's Blue's Club 

Best Arts & Culture Date Night

1st Place: Broadway Across America – Orlando
2nd Place: Orlando Ballet
3rd Place: Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Movie Date Night

1st Place: Enzian
2nd Place: AMC Disney Springs 24
3rd Place: Regal Winter Park Village Stadium 20

Best Upscale Restaurant 

1st Place: Hillstone
2nd Place: Ravenous Pig
3rd Place: Eddie V's

Best Moderately-Priced Restaurant 

1st Place: Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
2nd Place: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
3rd Place: Prato

Best Budget-Friendly Restaurant 

1st Place: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
2nd Place: Yellow Dog Eats
3rd Place: Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Best Sushi Date Night

1st Place: Amura
2nd Place: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
3rd Place: Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

Best Date Night Desserts

1st Place: Better Than Sex
2nd Place: The Glass Knife
3rd Place: Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream

Best Local Spa

1st Place: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes
2nd Place: Waldorf Astoria Spa
3rd Place: Senses, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Best Date Night Drinks

1st Place: Blue Martini Orlando
2nd Place: Crooked Can Brewing Co. 
3rd Place: The Wine Room

Best Staycation

1st Place: Gaylord Palms
2nd Place: The Alfond Inn
3rd Place: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Best Monthly Event

1st Place: Food Truck Bazaar
2nd Place: Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
3rd Place: Sunset at the Zoo

Best Periodic Event

1st Place: Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center
2nd Place: Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll
3rd Place: Wine Cheese and Chocolate Perfectly Paired at Quantum Leap Winery

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees!

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