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Unlimited Food + Wine at Spring Food & Wine Classic April 17

For the first time ever, you won’t need to wait until October for unlimited food and drink samples at the beloved Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic. This year, the resort is hosting a special one-night, all outdoors spring…

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An Italian Inspired Date Night in Orlando

For a glorious 23 days in October of 2019, my life was getting lost in cobblestone alleyways, hiking far above the Ligurian Sea, indulging in a diet comprised entirely of pizza/pasta/gelato, trying my best to speak the Italian language, taking…

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Lunch Date on a Farm at Bountiful Farms Bistro

A weekly trip to the farmer’s market is one of my favorite simple life pleasures. And for several months it was a bit of a lifeline, as it was one of the few places I could actually go besides picking…

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Date Night Food Crawl Itinerary at Henry’s Depot

Historic Downtown Sanford is one of my favorite places for date night with my husband. This charming destination has bloomed in the past few years. It has one of the largest collections of breweries in all of Central Florida, plus…

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10 Best Places to Dine with Sunset Views in Orlando

Sunsets make us swoon. Few would argue that. So, when an Orlando Date Night Guide reader reached out and asked us to write a blog about where to dine with sunset views in Orlando (thank you, Ian), I was thrilled…

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Three Socially Distant Disney Dinner Date Ideas Without a Park Ticket

We’re so fortunate to have access to the magic of Walt Disney World right in our own backyard. If you’re not quite ready to return to the theme parks, there’s still so much to enjoy without a ticket. My husband…

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Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner To Go and Dine In

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year for most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own new traditions around the dinner table this year, even if the guest list may be much smaller….

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New Date Night Alert: SubRosa Secret Pop-Up Dinner Experience

Looking for a unique date night idea? Best friends and College Park locals Keena and Andrea dreamed up the new SubRosa pop-up dining experience as a way to share their love of food and travel with the Orlando community. The twist…

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Sneak Peek: Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Much like the classic dinner and a movie pairing, steak houses and date night just go together. So, while we were sad to see Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes close after such a long run, we were excited to…

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Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Romantic Orlando Picnic

Spending time with your plus one can be both romantic and safe with a blanket, a basket, fresh bites, and a beautiful view. Create a DIY picnic adventure, filling a basket with your favorite foods from local eateries, or hire…

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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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At-Home Date: A Gourmet Picnic in Your Own Backyard

These times call for heightened creativity when it comes to maintaining your date night routine. If you’ve found yourself at a loss for how to celebrate an anniversary or create a romantic ambiance without leaving home, you aren’t alone. Have…

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is Back Aug 28 – Oct 31 with Takeout + Outdoor Dining

Update 9/23/2020: Magical Dining has been extended to October 31, 2020! We’ve updated the original article to reflect this. We look forward to the month of August each year, which always kicks off Visit Orlando’s multi-week Magical Dining program. This…

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Food Trucks and Pop-Ups Around Orlando

Orlando has a bevy of great restaurants, and when it comes to food trucks and pop-ups, we’re also lucky to have some incredible options! While our favorite food truck meet ups have been temporarily put on pause, we’ve compiled a…

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Our Favorite Date Night To-Go Dinner Deals for Two

Date nights may look a little different lately but are more important than ever to bring you and your partner closer together. Making recipes at home is an awesome way to connect, but takeout is also great for those days…

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Support SoDo’s Local Businesses with a Virtual Pop Up Dinner for Two

In order to create a fun date night experience that continues to keep you safe, the SoDo District is hosting a Virtual Pop-Up Dinner for Two this Friday featuring several of the restaurants in their district that you can pick up…

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Orlando’s 30-Day Resturant Week, Bite30, Returns July 15 – August 16!

While your summer plans might be on hold, that won’t stop you from finally getting to enjoy Orlando Weekly’s Bite30 presented by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits! Bite30 is a city-wide promotion lasting 30 days that features a number of restaurants…

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A Dairy-Free Dessert Crawl Around Orlando

Who’s ready for a dairy-free dessert crawl in Orlando? Ditching dairy (for whatever reason) doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite desserts. Now more than ever, there are plenty of dairy-free dessert options to choose from, especially in Orlando. Check…

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50+ Orlando Area Black-Owned Restaurants and Shops to Support

The mission of our publication has always been to inspire couples to spend quality time together by exploring the many amazing things our city has to offer. But we’re equally dedicated to supporting and uplifting our local Orlando community as…

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13 Places for an Outdoor Brunch Date on a Patio

How about a little bit of sunshine and fresh air with that mimosa? A major perk of living in Orlando is that outdoor dining is enjoyable year round. With dozens of local restaurants boasting fantastic brunch menus and spacious patios…

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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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Spice Up Your Kitchen with At-Home Cooking Experiences

Ready to heat things up? In the kitchen, that is. Some of Orlando’s innovative chefs and restaurants are now offering unique at-home cooking experiences, from dinner kits and cooking classes to sharing chef secrets and more. We’ve rounded up a…

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Brunch Takeout in Orlando: Tips for a Weekend Brunch at Home

If you’re like most Orlando couples, you and your honey have been home together a lot lately. For many, like my husband and I, this presents an opportunity to get creative and come up with new ways to enjoy our…

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Virtual Markets and Local Farms for Getting Your Farm Fresh Fix

For the past six months, Saturday mornings in my world have been reserved for visiting my closest weekly farmers market. I love chatting with the local vendors, farmers and artists while stocking up on produce for the week. It’s a…

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An International Date Night at Home

Now more than ever it is time to get creative with your date night routine. While our health is the absolute most important thing right now, it is also important that we continue to make time for each other. While…

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How to Have a Gourmet Orlando Date Night at Home

For a more intimate date night that will truly foster a connection with your partner, I recommend a gourmet date night at home! Head to one of our local delis, butchers, and markets for the best ingredients, and then prepare…

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Ooo La La! Aphrodisiac Dinner at Wine 4 Oysters March 22

UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Tantalize your senses (and learn a few tricks for tantalizing your partner) at the upcoming Taste for the Senses Aphrodisiac Dining Experience on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Wine 4 Oysters. The oyster-focused eatery…

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Orlando Murals + Menus: A Full Day Art and Food Itinerary

If you’ve driven, walked, or biked around Orlando, you may have noticed the beautiful, creative murals gracing the walls of local businesses and restaurants. We’ve planned an entire day out from dawn to dusk highlighting Orlando murals and nearby eats,…

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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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Pompeii’s Table Dinner Series Pairs Local Chefs + Ancient Cuisine

This June, the highly-anticipated exhibition Pompeii: The Immortal City will open at Orlando Science Center, immersing guests into the dramatic history and culture of Pompeii. The traveling exhibit will feature more than 100 artifacts, a 360 projection experience, art and more. …

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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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