Thursday, April 25, 2024

Several NEW Restaurants Have Opened Around Orlando Recently

Here's a round-up of new restaurants that have recently opened in Orlando!

Photo courtesy of Pinstripes

Pinstripes Orlando.  Pinstripes’ elevated menu of made-from-scratch recipes, conceptualized by Chief Culinary Officer Cesar Gutierrez and Executive Chef Douglas Geraghty, features house-made Italian-American classics, including rotating seasonal specialties prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Menu highlights include wood-fired pizzas and flatbreads, like the Prosciutto Fig ($20) with Gorgonzola-mascarpone spread, Fontinella and truffle arugula; delectable sandwiches, such as the Famous Prime Rib Dip ($21) with provolone cheese, horseradish cream and au jus nestled between a pretzel bun or the Cowboy Burger ($20) with applewood smoked bacon, onion rings, calabrese sauce, balsamic BBQ, jalapeno, housemade pickles, sharp cheddar; and remarkable chef entrĂ©es such as the Chicken Parmesan ($27) with all natural cage free chicken, served with fettuccine pasta, peppercorn cream sauce, fresh mozzarella served over Italian San Marzano tomato marinara or Char-Grilled Rib-Eye ($38) with hand-cut certified angus beef, three cheese polenta, grilled asparagus, roasted shallot, bordelaise sauce.

Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth after a delicious meal with a selection of dreamy desserts, including a seasonal array of homemade Italian gelato or the brand’s Classic Tiramisu ($11), served with whipped mascarpone, ladyfingers and La Colombe coffee. 

Pinstripes Orlando will offer its famous Pintastic Weekend Brunch Buffet every Saturday and Sunday ($35 for adults; $15 for kids 6-12 years old; kids 5 and under eat free) featuring sweet and savory culinary delights, including a signature waffle station; a made-to-order omelet station; a carving station featuring prime cuts of Maple-Glazed Ham and Herb-Crusted Prime Rib; and additional breakfast selections, including Chicken and Goat Cheese Pasta and Herb-Roasted Chicken; and a sweets table everyone can enjoy featuring Milk Chocolate Fondue with an assortment of dippables, including Fresh Strawberries, Rice Krispies, Marshmallows and more. On both days, guests can also enjoy bottomless mimosas and Aperol spritzes.

Mother's Day 2024 Dining Options in Orlando

Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday May 12, 2024. Here is a list of Orlando restaurants offering specials that I have come across. 

Photo courtesy: Caribe Royale

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at Caribe Royale Orlando’s Tropicale 

Treat moms whose favorite meal of the day is breakfast to an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a variety of morning favorites, a fresh fruit bar, made-to-order omelets, breakfast meats, yogurt, cereal, freshly baked breakfast pastries, and choice of tea and milk. A selection of individual plates, such as Floridian Stuffed French Toast, are available as well. Served from 7 a.m. to noon on Mother’s Day. 

Friday, February 23, 2024

Best Dinner Date Night Ideas In Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida, is famous for its world-class theme parks, including the iconic Disney World and Universal Studios. But the city offers more than thrill rides and Mickey Mouse. It's also home to a vibrant food scene with something for everyone. From award-winning romantic restaurants to cozy courtyards and fabulous waterfront dining, this guide will introduce you to some of Orlando's best dinner date night spots. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this guide will help you plan a memorable evening in The City Beautiful.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2024

What's New in Orlando (Jan. 2024)

Stadium Club at Caribe Royale Orlando: Caribe Royale Orlando Resort will very soon open the one-of-a-kind, sports-themed Stadium Club. The city’s most high-tech and immersive experiential sports entertainment destination, Stadium Club will seamlessly blend the exhilaration of sports with the allure of high-energy entertainment, creating a fun atmosphere for fans of all ages. Guests can test their skills on pro-level sports simulators, featuring 12 interactive games, and enjoy an exquisite menu pushing traditional sports bar offerings to new heights, helmed by star-studded chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis.

Dezerland Park to host annual FamilyFest Orlando on Jan. 27

 Free activities for kids and up to $80 in BOGOs for Dezerland’s indoor attractions at annual family expo

Start the new year off right with a day full of family fun at the annual FamilyFest Orlando. The parenting expo will be more fun than ever for the whole family because it’s being hosted at Florida’s largest indoor attraction, Dezerland Park.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Holiday Happenings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin


This holiday season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will offer a full slate of new yuletide offerings as well as festive favorites returning to Santa’s Favorite Resort on select nights.

This year’s holiday season celebration includes:
NEW – Elf Outpost
Santa’s elves have set up shop at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – and they’re happy to show you around! Join Santa’s elves for a tour of their Elf Outpost, including the toy workshop and bakery, where guests can enjoy complimentary cookie decorating. The fully stocked toy workshop will also offer crafts and toys for purchase.

ICON Park transforms I-Drive into Winter Wonderland

The 20-acre ICON Park will transform into a holiday wonderland from December 1 to December 31 with the arrival of the I-Drive District’s 50-foot decorated tree, nightly snowfall, Santa Workshop Experience, The Wheel’s holiday light and music show, carolers – and, of course, Santa himself.  

As home to the official holiday tree of the I-Drive District, ICON Park also kicks off the holiday season for all of International Drive with a dazzling tree lighting ceremony on December 1st with local dignitaries. 

Guests are invited to bring a blanket, gather on ICON Park’s center lawn to enjoy the free nightly snowfall and magical light show, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and entertainment venues.  

With a free parking garage, no admission charge and complimentary valet, ICON Park is dedicated to creating dazzling holiday festivities that are also easy and affordable to enjoy.