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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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The Coop Now Open on Sundays + New Menu Items

SPONSORED — Listen up foodies because The Coop is now open every Sunday from 8am-4pm for your brunching and lunching pleasure! We’ve long been fans of this Winter Park staple created by 4 Rivers and known for its comforting Southern cuisine….

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13 Places for Fireside Dining in Orlando and Beyond

Snuggling season is upon us! It’s time to cuddle up with your honey. After a long day or week, make time for a fireside dinner with your flame. There’s something primal about gathering together around the fire. Reconnect at these…

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Brunch Buzz: Grape & The Grain

Located along the former Dinky Line, Grape & The Grain is a little jewel of a wine bar in the Ivanhoe District. The quaint house was a former railroad stop built in 1923, and though renovations were made, its original charm was…

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Date Night to Go: Takeout and Delivery for Two in Orlando

We’ve all been there: cooking at home feels like a chore, yet you don’t quite feel like getting dressed up to go out either. What’s a couple to do? As tempting as it may be, resist the siren call of…

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Best Orlando Restaurants According to Local Food Writers

Have you ever wished you could know exactly what the top Orlando food writers and critics deem as the best Orlando restaurants? Lucky for you, we did all the work for you! We’ve compiled a thorough guide to the best…

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A Culinary Map of Baldwin Park Date Night Spots

As a born and bred Orlandoan, I have watched Baldwin Park blossom from a vast military plot of neglected overgrowth into a bustling community home to restaurants, parks, and residences. As a young girl, I remember riding my bicycle past…

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Perfect Pair: Champagne + Dessert at Luma on Park’s Pastry Counter

Getting a behind the scenes look at Orlando’s culinary scene is attainable by way of food tours, chef’s tables and specialty dinners. But recently, a friend clued me in to a fun, under-the-radar experience perfect for dessert lovers: the pastry…

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How to do an Epic Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food Crawl

You don’t have to step foot in a Disney theme park in order to experience a little magic. In fact, one of our favorite outside-the-parks Disney activities is to infiltrate the surrounding resorts for a DIY crawl hopping from one…

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Embark On An Epic Dessert Crawl of Audubon Park

Known to Orlandoans as the unofficial “dessert district,” the Audubon Park Garden District is home to a number of the city’s most decadent desserts. We love a good food tour, so what better way to to savor all the goodness…

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How to Do a Disney Springs Brunch Crawl

Savvy Orlandoans know how to experience Disney local style, from taking advantage of happy hour deals to checking out the live music scene and planning for the occasional date night splurge. Today we’re offering up a new experience for locals:…

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Tapa Toro Launches Private Mix & Munch Cocktail Class + Tapas for 10

Got a birthday party, girls’ night or group date coming up? Delight your guests with an interactive experience at Tapa Toro with the chance to craft your own signature cocktails while tasting delicious family-style Spanish tapas at your table. Designed…

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Dine on Farm-to-Table Freshness During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

*Update: Visit Otlando’s Magical Dining has been extended through October 7, 2019.* SPONSORED – The farm-to-table movement has grown increasingly popular and for good reason! By eating at restaurants that purchase straight from nearby farms, you are able to support…

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Orlando’s Most Sought-After Frozen Treat Spots by @sweetseekers

If we had to choose our favorite social media app, Instagram would easily win. We find endless date night inspiration while browsing the social media app. We also love adding to our ongoing series showcasing some of our favorite Orlando…

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A Matchmaker’s Guide to Restaurants for a First Date in Orlando

Through my work as a matchmaker, I set up dozens of first dates each month. I’ve learned that the most important element to consider when planning a first date is connection. Any place where you can connect face to face…

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Brunch Buzz: Maxine’s on Shine

A local favorite hiding in plain sight in a residential neighborhood surrounded by the Thornton Park District, Colonialtown and The Milk District, Maxine’s on Shine is no secret among Orlandoans. Especially those who love to brunch. Yet its popularity doesn’t…

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Returns August 23 – October 7

SPONSORED – It’s back! We’d be lying if we didn’t admit just how much we look forward to the month of August to arrive each year! On one hand, we are always sad to bid adieu to summer, but the…

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Join Us At Our Evita-Themed Dinner: September 5 and 19

Evita, the iconic musical that tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Perón’s meteoric and ambitious rise, hits the stage at the Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019. Written by award-winning playwright Tim Rice with music by the legendary…

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Double Date: Pop-Up Food Trucks at Bars in Orlando

One of the luxuries of visiting some of our local cocktail bars and breweries is smelling the aroma from the Orlando food trucks that pop-up several days a week to feed tipsy Orlandoans. Drinks and food truck meals go together…

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4 Must-Try New Orlando Dining Experiences

Updated September 2019 The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Orlando right now. Our dining scene is also turning up the heat, with a handful of local restaurants offering new dining experiences that are perfect for date night….

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