What: 12th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest
Where: Lake Eola Park | Orlando
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020 & Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: Saturday 12 PM (noon) to 9 PM & Sunday 12 PM (noon) to 7 PM

DETAILS AND TICKETS:

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Every year, Downtown Food & Wine Fest hosts 30+ of Orlando’s favorite restaurants for attendees to indulge in their artisanal bites! Sample them all, and decide for yourself, who is the best in the fest!

The tradition continues as Orlando foodies and wine lovers experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe at the 12th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest!

Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment that includes local and national performers.

On stage, national and local acts perform to your hearts delight. Just beyond the stage, tents galore fill Robinson Street, delighting guests with delicious food, beer, spirits and wine tastings. Sip this. Eat that. Repeat. Master sommeliers and top mixologists open bottles and minds as they showcase new wines to try and cocktails to shake.

Restaurant Spotlights

American Social 

1. Is this your first year participating?

Sure is! And we couldn’t be more thrilled!!

2. What are your tentative plans for the dishes to be served at the event?

Tentatively, Bourbon glazed meatballs with grits, Nashville Chicken sliders, Ropa Vieja tacos, Mac n Cheese. All current menu items!

3. What do you want guests to know about your restaurant?

American Social is a high energy restaurant and bar on the famed Restaurant Row in Dr. Philips. Enjoy great happy hour, late night, and weekend brunch specials. Be sure to make your reservations well in advance for any major sporting event at Orlando’s Premier Sports Bar.

4. What makes the Downtown Food and Wine Fest such a great event for guests and restaurants?

Community coming together!

BLACK FIRE BULL STEAKHOUSE

1. Is this your first year participating?

This year will be our 3rd year in this event.

2. What are your tentative plans for the dishes to be served at the event?

We are bringing the heat to the event with our Brazilian style barbecue. One of the options we will be serving is Picanha skewer. Picanha is our traditional beef cut that can’t be missing at a Brazilian barbecue. We will also have another option with our garlic sauce which was very popular with the public on previous years.

3. What do you want guests to know about your restaurant?

We want the guest to taste a small part of what our restaurant has to offer. Even though you get small skewers in the Downtown Food and Wine Fest we have the full Brazilian barbecue experience in our restaurant located in Lake Buena Vista. In our restaurant you will be able to eat as much as you want with 14 different types cuts of meat fresh out of the grilled. Our meats are carved and served table side and we also offer a salad bar with over 30 items. And do not forget about our delicious desserts that are made by our local chef. There is something for everyone.

4. What makes the Downtown Food and Wine Fest such a great event for guests and restaurants?

Downtown Food and Wine Fest is a great event for guests to experience and taste the different cuisines available in the Orlando area in one place with great music and ambience. It’s also a great event for the restaurants as it serves as a marketing tool to promote the restaurants and reach more people who have never tried them and also a great way get involve with the community and get exposure to the locals as well as the visitors. The event is great for family where they can enjoy the day, music, food, and drinks. You don’t want to miss out on this event.

Pom Pom’s Sandwicheria 

This is our second time being part of the Downtown Food and Wine Fest, the last one was 10 years ago. We are really excited to do our MAMA LING LINGS THANKSGIVING BOWL, we will be carving up about 300 lb of turkey, in addition to serving our Thanksgiving bowl we are doing our grilled cheese melt which is served with our signature TOMATO, CHEDDAR, and COINTRUEsoup, and our homemade bread pudding. We are looking forward to reconnecting with Orlando’s foodies, and making new friends.

Restaurant list thus far:

Gringos Locos

Izziban Sushi & BBQ

MX Tacos

Pom Poms

Spice Affair

Dixie Dharma

Tin and Taco

Jimmy Hulas

Black Fire Steakhouse

Foxtail Coffee

Jeremiah’s

Little New Orleans Kitchen

Grills Lakeside

American Social

Fire Italian Kitchen

Sweet City Gelato

Le Ky Rotisserie

Tamale Co.

Leguminati (pending)

Claddagh Cottage (pending)

Dandelion Community Café (pending)

NSO

Fork It – Food truck

Drinks

Grab your Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard and get to sampling! The Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard entitles you to five (5) 2 oz wine samples from our various selection of over 50+ wines at the Fest with the 6th pour from Loggerhead Distillery!

Below are the different ticket types for purchase:

Saturday General Admission Ticket – $15
This is a General Admission Ticket for Saturday 2/22/2020.

Sunday General Admission Ticket – $15
This is a General Admission Ticket for Sunday 2/23/2020.

2-Day General Admission Ticket – $25
This is a 2-Day General Admission Ticket for Saturday 2/22/2020 and Sunday 2/23/2020.
You will receive a ticket on Saturday for re-admittance on Sunday.

Wine Taster’s Club Lanyard – $20
The Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard is not an admission ticket in itself. You must purchase your General Admission Ticket in advance and bring it to the Fest, or purchase one on-site. The Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard will be available for pick-up at the Fest.

Saturday Seminole Hard Rock Tampa VIP Experience Package – $115
This ticket is a VIP Experience Package for Saturday 2/22/2020.

There is a limited quantity of this ticket.

Includes:

One (1) General Admission Ticket for Saturday 2/22/2020
One (1) Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard
Twenty dollars ($20) in credit to purchase food and beverage through out the festival
One (1) VIP Parking Pass
Complimentary Downtown Food & Wine Fest Gift
Access to the VIP Tent located next to the main stage
Includes a private wine and beer bar with premium wines
Access to a private bathroom reserved for VIP guests

Sunday Seminole Hard Rock Tampa VIP Experience Package – $115

This ticket is a VIP Experience Package for Saturday 2/22/2020.

There is a limited quantity of this ticket.

Includes:

One (1) General Admission Ticket for Saturday 2/22/2020
One (1) Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard
Twenty dollars ($20) in credit to purchase food and beverage through out the festival
One (1) VIP Parking Pass
Complimentary Downtown Food & Wine Fest Gift
Access to the VIP Tent located next to the main stage
Includes a private wine and beer bar with premium wines
Access to a private bathroom reserved for VIP guests

Two Day Seminole Hard Rock Tampa VIP Experience Package – $200

This ticket is a VIP Experience Package for festival.

There is a limited quantity of this ticket.

Includes:

One (1) General Admission Ticket for Saturday 2/22/2020
One (1) General Admission Ticket for Saturday 2/23/2020
One (1) Loggerhead Distillery Wine Lanyard
Twenty dollars ($20) in credit to purchase food and beverage through out the festival
One (1) VIP Parking Pass
Complimentary Downtown Food & Wine Fest Gift
Access to the VIP Tent located next to the main stage
Includes a private wine and beer bar with premium wines
Access to a private bathroom reserved for VIP guests

Redeem your printed ticket at the Fest for your VIP Experience package.

Music

Downtown Food & Wine Fest has had some of the best national headlining acts grace the stage.

This year headlining is:

Saturday – 2/22

Neon Trees

After four years out of the spotlight, The Neon Trees have reunited and jumped back into the alternative spotlight. Building on their previous hits, ‘Animal’ and ‘Everybody Talks,’ their new album is “not just another chapter; it’s the start of a new era for Neon Trees,” according to singer Tyler Glenn.

Sunday – 2/23

MAGIC!

Based in LA, Magic! is known for their undeniably catchy sound. Their hit reggae pop song “Rude” sold more than ten million singles and has over 1.3 billion views online. Magic! has toured and headlined shows worldwide and their new album ‘Expectations’ is out now.

Festival Currency

Downtown Food & Wine Fest IS GOING TICKETLESS with a new Cashless system!

For the first time ever, our event will NOT be using food and beverage tickets. Instead we are using a digital cashless system, using RFID payment for all transactions on site! Receive your wristband on arrival at the festival, and head straight to the top up station to get going.

Do you want the opportunity to showcase your restaurant to 20,000+ attendees? Become a restaurant partner today! Email Gabrielle.Shulruff@entercom.com for more information!

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