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Orlando -- On April 19, 2017, Gatorland broke ground on what will become an off-road adventure.
Orlando -- Posh digs and fine food have long been on offer at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Now guests can also take a seaplane ride, of all things.
National -- This summer, Capital Grille restaurants will pair signature menu items with California and Oregon wines rated 90 or higher.
Orlando -- This summer, the Orlando Philharmonic will uplift audiences with five Sounds of Summer series components.
Orlando -- On Thursday and Friday evenings this summer, Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster will offer a three-course dinner for $87 to $103.
Orlando -- Now that Publix and Amazon have gotten into the make-your-dinner-with-our-recipes-and-ingredients game, a local restaurant chain is joining the fray. Tijuana Flats will deliver Hardly Homemade meal kits via UberEATS.
Orlando -- Orlando's Four Season is turning 3, and you can join the celebration by joining a five-course dinner featuring bubbly by Louis Roederer.
Orlando -- Help hungry neighbors by participating in Taste! Central Florida, a food-focused fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Orlando – Hot nightclub Mango's Tropical Cafe will host 11 concerts on Friday nights this summer.
Orlando -- More than 100 restaurants wiil be part of Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, selling three-course dinners for $35 and donating part of the proceeds to charity.
Orlando -- In Southwest Orlando, A Healthier Taste of the J -- which is free to all, i.e. no admission charge -- will provide samples of meat-free dishes from several local restaurants and caterers.
Orlando -- Master sommelier George Miliotes, who created the original wine programs for Disney's California Grill and Darden's Seasons 52, will open a namesake enterprise, Wine Bar George, in fall 2017.
Lake Buena Vista -- Levy Restaurants is revamping its Disney Springs restaurant that was long called Portobello. The new name will be Terralina Crafted Italian.
Orlando -- Bakers and would-be pastry chefs, put October 13 to 15, 2017, in your calendars. The Americas Cake Fair will be at the Orange County Convention Center.
Orlando -- For the eighth year in a row, the Swan-Dolphin hotel, located on Disney World property, will host the two-day Food & Wine Classic this fall.
Lake Buena Vista -- Learn about Italian wines from a Master Sommelier at this year's Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, a two-day food-and-wine fest.
Kissimmee -- Cirque du Soleil performances, a musically enhanced six-story Christmas tree, and a Build-a-Bear scavenger hunt will be among the components of this year's ICE! winter wonderland attraction.
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