Girls’ Night Out

Artsy Girls’ Night Out at Porch Pottery

Every day is an opportunity to try something new; to learn a new skill, check out a new restaurant, and even try your hand at pottery. Located between Longwood and Casselberry, Porch Pottery offers a BYOB Night Out class that…

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7 Places to Sip Rosé and Frosé All Day

Summer is officially here, and that means it’s the perfect time to gather your best friends and grab a glass of rosé – or frosé!  This style of wine is as diverse as you and your group of girls. From…

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We’re Hosting an Orlando Pride Soccer Girls’ Night Out

Orlando Pride began its third National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season in March, led by head coach Tom Sermanni and international soccer stars Alex Morgan, Marta, Sydney Leroux, Ashlyn Harris and the rest of the Pride squad. Let’s show our…

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How to do a Sunday Funday Park Avenue Brunch and Wine Crawl

Looking to celebrate Sunday Funday with your girlfriends? There is no shortage of options for a Park Avenue brunch and wine crawl in beautiful Winter Park! You’ll find hearty breakfast staples, mouthwatering meat and cheese boards, fresh seafood options, healthy…

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Where to Enjoy Tea in Orlando for Two

Most Orlandoans know where to get a quality cup of coffee as there is no shortage of great shops to indulge your caffeine craving. Have you ever noticed that tea doesn’t get as much love? Full of antioxidants and providing…

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Ladies! It’s Time to Whine & Wine! Join us on Nov. 8

Ladies! Is life handing you lemons? Is something (or someone) getting under your skin? We want to hear about it over a glass (or two) of wine at our hilarious new event: Whine & Wine, a Girls’ Night Out hosted…

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Create Your Own Fluid Painting with The Dirty Pour Project

As a lover of artsy date nights, I’m no stranger to local paint night events. The combination of a lively local venue, adult beverages, and creativity certainly makes for an enjoyable date night. Yet the downfall of most paint nights…

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Our Guide to a Dr. Phillips Happy Hour Crawl

Sand Lake Road in Dr. Phillips certainly lives up to its “Restaurant Row” nickname with its impressive stretch of amazing restaurants, most of which offer excellent happy hours. Happy hour hopping is the perfect opportunity for a progressive date night…

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Hands-On Workshops Launch at Driftwood Market in College Park

Driftwood Market, a locally owned boutique in College Park’s main shopping district, recently launched a workshop series that’s filled with hands-on, artful experiences ideal for a date night or girl’s night out. At its Edgewater Drive locale, Driftwood instructors lead DIY…

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Girls’ Night Approved Dessert-Centric Restaurants and Bars

Orlando is chock full of quality eateries. From the upscale to budget-friendly, to tried and true classics and culinary risk takers, it’s no wonder we’re getting national attention for the great restaurants that call our city home. Alongside new restaurants…

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6 Must-Go Girls’ Night Out Events in Orlando

Spending quality time with your best girl friends goes way beyond free drinks in crowded bars on a designated night of the week. While bar hopping certainly has its place in your rotation, there are also loads of unique girls’…

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11 Ideas for Your Next Girls’ Night Out in Orlando

Ladies, you asked for it and we’re delivering! Spending time with your favorite girls is just as important as prioritizing time with your partner, so we’re launching a new series dedicated to girls’ night out in Orlando. Check out our…

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$40 Date Night: Pizza and Wine at The Wine Barn

Enjoy an affordable night out at The Wine Barn in Winter Park Located along an unassuming strip of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, The Wine Barn is, first and foremost, a boutique wine store with a highly curated selection of…

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40 Cheap Date Ideas in Orlando

Last week, Orlando Weekly published a stellar list of cheap date ideas for the broke Orlandoan. There were 24 ideas in total, including really creative suggestions like: Free food and drink samples every second Tuesday of the month at the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Marlow’s Tavern

We’ve long been fans of Marlow’s Tavern in Winter Park. One of three area locations (there’s also one in Waterford Lakes and one at Pointe Orlando), Marlow’s is the sort of place where you can get a quality meal for…

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31 Wine Stops on Park Avenue Sip, Shop & Stroll: Sept 10

On Thursday, September 10, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association will host a fall-themed edition of the popular Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll event. This evening on the town features wine, hors d’oeuvres and…

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Chocolate & Wine Pairing at World of Chocolate Museum

By Erica Thomas Nothing says romance like chocolate and wine. We recently found that there is better way to combine the two than at the World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Located in a less congested section of International Drive, World of…

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Interactive Spirits: The Cocktail Table Experience at Highball & Harvest

Updated July 2018 The worlds of food and cocktails have collided thanks to a blossoming craft cocktail movement that makes drinking much more of an epicurean experience than ever before. The sky truly is the limit for bartenders willing to…

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Food & Wine Weekends Begin Sept 25 at Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host the fifth annual Food & Wine Weekends starting Sept. 25, 2015 through Nov. 15, 2015. Featuring a slew of delectable events and special offerings spanning eight weekends, Food & Wine…

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Celebrity Chefs Series Coming to Dr. Phillips Center

Celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten and Guy Fieri will hit the stage at the Dr. Phillips Center later this year. In a series designed to give audiences the opportunity to hear these culinary icons share first-hand their passions…

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10 Places to Learn More About Wine in Orlando

For those of us who love wine and even fancy ourselves budding aficionados, the idea of really diving deep into wine education can seem daunting and a little, well, intimidating. There is just SO much to know about wine. In fact, those who…

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Wine Down at Quantum Leap Winery

Unwind from your workweek at the monthly Wine Down event at Orlando’s boutique urban winery, Quantum Leap. Every second Friday from 7 – 10pm, the winery located at the crossroads of Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village invites the public to its…

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Grande Lakes Orlando to Host Food & Pub Crawl July 31

As part of its Fun and Wine Weekend at the end of this month, Grande Lakes Orlando will be hosting an epicurean adventure across its many restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. Located directly next door to each…

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Downtown Orlando Launches Weekly Walking Tasting Tour

Orlando now has a new way for you to experience all the flavors of the downtown food scene all in one whirlwind tour. Offered by the Downtown Orlando Partnership and approved by Mayor Buddy Dyer, the new Saturday Downtown Food…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: What’s New at The Ravenous Pig

Local foodie folk-heroes James and Julie Petrakis are transforming Monday into “funday” at The Ravenous Pig with a new happy hour menu full of craft beers, snacks, cocktails and wine. Previously only open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, this much-loved Winter Park restaurant now…

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10 Orlando Date Ideas for Adventurous & Sporty Couples

By Christopher Smith Orlando is a terrific place. Planted in the middle of the Sunshine State, saturated by dozens of lakes and within driving distance of two oceans, there’s plenty to offer the adventurous and bold. For those inclined to…

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A Guide to Orlando Local Breweries

Updated April 2019 – Surprised to learn that Orlando is one of America’s epicenters of craft brewing? This guide to our local brew scene is sure to convince you that Central Florida has jumped on the beer bandwagon. PS – Don’t forget…

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A $50 Dinner for Two at Maxine’s on Shine

There’s a lot to love about the whimsical neighborhood eatery known as Maxine’s on Shine. For starters, at how many Orlando restaurants do the owners step up to a microphone and either sing or do improv poetry? Maxine and Kirt…

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Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery

The culmination of lots of creative gourmands as well as chefs and brewmasters with an unwavering passion for local sourcing, Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery opened last month at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a farm-to-fork…

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The Orlando Eye Now Open at I-Drive 360

Updated 4/2019: The Orlando Eye has been renamed The Wheel, and I-Drive 360 is now ICON Park. After years of planning and construction, The Orlando Eye opens today at I-Drive 360, the area’s newest attraction, dining and nightlife hub. Besides the 400-foot…

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Wondermade Launches Marshmallow Workshops

By Autumn Sirmeyer Nestled into the quiet little town of Sanford, Fl is a small little business with a really big, squishy, gooey heart. If you are a fan of the fluffy sweetness that is marshmallows than Wondermade is the…

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