Win Two Tickets to Science of Wine Orlando

Win two tickets to Science of Wine Orlando, a way-fun fundraiser for grown-ups only.

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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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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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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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What the Heck Is an AF Room?

A test for an online magazine asked me to write something relating to an AF room. The publication is aimed at Millennial women, and, like every generation, Millennials have their own lingo. I couldn't figure this one 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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Bring on the Hot Cocoa. SOUL Haven Ranch Brings Carriage Rides – and Sparkly Little Horsey Shoes – to Winter Garden

In mid-summer, even, you'll be tempted to break out the Swiss Miss and start reading Little House on the Prairie by a fireplace once you get to Soul Haven Ranch. The growing enterprise is four businesses in one, and one of those efforts is not-for-profit.

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Where to Eat on Christmas in Orlando 2017

Loads of Orlando restaurants are opening their doors on Christmas Eve and Christmas so you can celebrate without a bit of work. Others will prepare food in advance that you can heat and eat once at home on the big day. Here are our favorites.

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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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Now That's a New York Slice - Pizzeria Roberti Orlando

I think I found it this time -- a really good slice of New York style pizza. It's at Pizzeria Roberti.

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Asian Street Food in Orlando: Hawkers Crispy Chicken Skin Skewers

Crispy Chicken Skin Skewers, and other culinary adventures from Hawkers new menu.

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Need Space? Try The Grove Resort and Spa Orlando

Now that my kids are grown, I seek out family lodging options with a residential layout. That way we can make our own little breakfasts, play Bananagrams at the kitchen table and watch movies in the living room. Now The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando offers that option -- plus it will soon have a water park.

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The Polite Pig Ups the Food Game at Disney Springs

Maybe it was a fellow foodie's disappointed Facebook posts. Possibly,  sheer pragmatism. But with Orlando's Swine Family restaurant group expanded so quickly in recent months, I couldn't imagine that its new restaurant, The Polite Pig, could be extraordinary.

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Dine Alfresco with All-Star Female Florida Chefs

Orlando has so many food events that I post about only a fraction, and of those only a few turn to to be spectacular in terms of food, drink and ambiance. I am betting that Women in the Kitchen: A Celebration at Lake Meadow will make the cut.

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Lobster Tail Frittata, and Other Orlando Easter Brunch Meals

See this? It's twin, shelled, baby, butter-poached lobster tails nestled onto a delicate egg frittata, which itself is atop crispy hash browns. A pitcher of truffle Hollandaise sauce stands on the side. This exceptionally delicious dish is one of the Orlando Easter brunch meals on offer at Capital Grille  for the holiday on Sunday, April 16.

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