Orlando Magical Dining Month 2019 – Ravello and Reyes Mezcaleria

For more than a month starting August 23, 120+ restaurants will offer three-course meals – with options – for $35. It’s all part of Orlando Magical DIning Month 2019.

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That Paul Bocuse Restaurant: Splendid, yet a Tad Too Snooty

I won’t argue with the rating a this Michelin three-star self-described “temple to haute cuisine, yet I found the service a tad too snooty, and not quite as polished as I’ve seen elsewhere. Here are my niggles.

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From Lightsaber Churros to Running Amok with Mickey – What to Expect in Disney's Hollywood Studio's 30th Year

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a lot in store as its 30th anniversary year progresses. Here’s a what to expect.

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Homemade Pasta Is the Heart of Sette Orlando

Sette was developed to serve the types of Italian fare one might find on the sidestreet of a hipster Brooklyn neighborhood. You’ll find red sauce here, and it’s good, but Sette is more about lemons and vegetables, olive oil and Parmesan, than it is the parmigiana-type dishes most popular in Central Florida.

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What the Sanford Food Tour Is Like

Let me tell you what the Sanford Food Tour is like. The basics are simple: A guide walks a group of you to a few restaurants in the charming historic downtown area of this small Florida city. You taste a special food and drink at each, maybe more, and learn a little or a lot about the establishment’s back story.

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Field to Feast 2019 – Cowboy Boots and Disney Chefs

For the sixth year, food lovers and Disney lovers will meet up at Field to Feast. It’s an open-air event where cowboy boots and Disney chefs meet up. Join the fun.

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What to Do in Orlando if You're 50+

Here’s what to do in Orlando if you’re an over-60 intellectual and love theater of all kinds, live music (classical, jazz, opera) and are bookish – nothing of that says ‘Orlando.’

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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2018

This is a blog post in progress, my friends. I’ll keeping adding restaurants as they come my way.

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Steak-Out – Beef Is King at the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

The 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival kicks off on August 30, and as usual it's enhanced yet more with new foods, beverages and other offerings.

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Let's Start with Lobster – Orlando Magical Dining Month 2018

One week to go, folks. It's time for Orlando Magical Dining Month 2018.

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15 Things You Need to Know About Wine Bar George

Cheap yet decent wine from barrels. Fancy-pants wines you may never get to try anywhere else. Non-snobby service, winemaker sessions, music you kinda-sorta know but not quite. Here are 15 things you need to know about Wine Bar George.

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Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Here's where to eat in Portland, Oregon.

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If You Must Eat Out on Mothers Day in Orlando 2018 ...

If you want dine in a restaurant on Mother's Day 2018, here are terrific Orlando options.

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Why Splurge on Chef's Gala? Let's Talk Lobster, Elderflower and Cava-Vanilla Vinaigrette

Every year, you see me and every other food writer in town urging you to dole out hundreds of dollars to attend Chef's Gala, a food-centered fundraiser for Heart of Florida United Way.  What on earth, really, can justify spending $325 per person, or $600 for two, for one evening out?

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One Delicious Dish: Roasted Sweet Potato Soup at Highball & Harvest

Just lunch. Just soup and salad. Then I took a spoonful of the soup, called Roasted Sweet Potato Soup.

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If You Love Disney and You Love a Feast ...

Once a year, on a family-owned farm up in remote Zellwood, Florida, a magical merging occurs. Chefs from Disney World's very top restaurants personally prepare and serve spectacular foods to a group of no more than 200 adults.

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Miracle on Orange: The Courtesy Bar Gets in the Holiday Spirit

As the holiday season gets underway, downtown Orlando's The Courtesy Bar has taken on a new identity. Under the sub-name Miracle on Orange, the craft cocktail lounge is using recipes, barware and other items from a global Miracle promotion.

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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2017

Here are five great places to eat on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2017. I'll be sharing this info on Orlando's Fox 35 about 9:45 on Sunday morning, so please tune in.

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Refreshing - Great Food at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

From bar snacks to fine dining, you'll find great food at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

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