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Orlando Downtown Food and Wine Fest 2014 – Plus GIVEAWAY!

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Pairs Culinary Treats With Live Entertainment February 22 and 23, 2014

Produced by MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 27, 2014) – The tradition continues as more than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe at the sixth annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouthwatering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

Live Entertainment*
* Appearances and entertainment subject to change without notice.
Performance times to be posted on


Saturday, February 22 (noon to 9 p.m.)
Matt Nathanson – 7:35 p.m.
Orange Avenue – 12:45 p.m.
Matt Nathanson
Simulcast with MIX 105.1’s Scott McKenzie – 2:30 p.m.
Matt Shenk – 4:15 p.m.
The Mud Flappers – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23 (noon to 7 p.m.)
Three Dog Night – 5:30 p.m.
Three Dog Night
Dominic Gardious – 12:15 p.m.
Derek & the Slammers – 2 p.m.
Selwyn Birchwood – 3:45 p.m.

Chefs Enjoy Downtown Food & Wine Fest 2014

Tickets: Admission is $15 per person, per day with advance online purchase. Admission at the door is $20 per person, per day. Admission for children under age 12 is free.

For all-weekend Fest fans, a new, two-day ticket is available for $20 per person with advance online purchase.

Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets.

The Fest is presented and produced by CBS RADIO Orlando, led by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the FRLA Educational Foundation and Children’s Home Society of Florida.

New for 2014

The Ultimate Fest Experience
The Ultimate Fest Experience ticket is $100 per person, per day and includes parking, $40 in food and beverage tickets, access to the private Cadillac pavilion with crudités and premium wine selections, a commemorative wine glass, and additional Fest perks and privileges. A limited number of VIP tickets are available with advance online purchase.

Wine Tasters Club
A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $15 per person at the Fest. Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

VIP Bottle Service at The Liquid Lounge
VIP Bottle Service at The Liquid Lounge hosted by Team Market Group will be the place to remix, relax, and refresh during the Fest on Broadway Street. Featuring beer, wine, and specialty drinks for purchase, guests will meet and mingle with 102 JAMZ Freaken Weekend On-air Mixers in a sleek and swanky atmosphere to enjoy remixes of today’s hottest hit music while relaxing in a South Beach-style setting.

Forty top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings including the return of the 2013 Foodie Award winners as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters, and celebrity chefs.

Foodie Award (based on one food item for taste, unique flavor and culinary excellence) Dexter’s of Thornton Park – Crown Royal Maple Bacon Skewer

Best Overall Menu (based on overall menu creativity, depth of offerings, and quality) Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Best of Show (based on fun factor, overall energy, and crowd vibe)
Siro at Orlando World Center Marriott

Best of the Fest (Patrons got into the act, texting in their votes for their overall favorite restaurant)
The Pub

Stay Connected
For more information on the Downtown Food & Wine Fest:
? Visit
? Like Downtown Food & Wine Fest on Facebook
? Follow @DTFoodWineFest on Twitter
? Call the events hotline at 407-919-1048 or

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 126 radio stations in 27 markets – including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit

About Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is among the most influential trade associations in Florida. The association was established in 1946 to represent the restaurant industry. Since that time, the scope of FRLA’s representation has expanded to include the entire hospitality industry including lodging establishments, restaurants and thousands of suppliers to the industry. The association counts among its members some of the largest businesses in each of these categories. The mission of FRLA is to Protect, Educate, and Promote the hospitality industry. The power and influence of FRLA is indisputable with a legislative track record to back it up. Led by CEO Carol Dover and an active Board of Directors, FRLA has been effective in influencing legislation that has saved the industry $1.2 billion in taxes and fees over the past 10 years. For more information, go to

Win 2 Tickets to the Downtown Food and Wine Fest 2014 – GIVEAWAY CONTEST


1. What is your favorite restaurant in all of Orlando and why?

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  2. Technically Oviedo, but still close enough to Orlando – Sushi Pop, by far! Its atmosphere is a combination of intimate, cool, and quirky that, when paired with their inventive rolls, can’t be found anywhere else.

  3. It is difficult to pick one restaurant with so many great choices! Smiling Bison, Luma, Black Bean Deli and the list goes on and on. I would say Sea Thai is in my top 3. The food is always excellent, the service is tantamount. Never disappoints.

  4. So many good choices but I would have to say smiling bison! They are always changing their menu and each dish tastes better then the last. Plus I love the atmophere, great service and awesome beers on tap!

  5. Of all the fantastic culinary experiences in Orlando Cafe tutu tango would have to be my favorite. From the artistic aura to the delicious food this restaurant brings all types of people together. The menu is delicious and they are always adding fresh choices. Drinks are amazing as well. This is my go to restaurant when anyone is visiting and everyone loves it. Menu is great for ANYONE with many different cuisine types- pizzas, alligator bites, Asian steak skewers, Cuban sliders- just to name a few options. Definitely my favorite for a great night of fun and delicious food and drinks!

  6. My favorite restaurant in Orlando is Le Coq au Vin – the food is amazing. Everytime I have been I tried something new. They never disappoint. The atmosphere and lighting makes it even better. I have always had exceptional service.

  7. If we can expand the geographical area to DeLand, I say Cress. The ingredients are fresh and, when possible, local; the preparation is creative and second to none; the wine list is diverse and offers plenty of interesting selections by the glass; Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka are lovely people committed to making a difference with their involvement in the sustainable food movement, both locally and nationally. This place has played a big role in putting Central Florida on the culinary map.