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STK Steakhouse – the leader in vibe dinning known for its high-energy dining experience that artfully combines superior steakhouse cuisine with upscale cocktails, in-house DJ’s and chic décor to create a unrivaled atmosphere – has introduced an newly revamped Happy Hour menu available Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:30pm. STK Steakhouse’s newly updated Happy Hour offers guests delicious bar...
FOURTH OF JULY AT STK STEAKHOUSE Stars, Stripes & Steaks Join STK Steakhouse for Fourth of July Weekend to INDULGE in our Red, White & Blue Lobster Topping for only $17.76, Fourth of July Weekend Brunch & Fourth of July Happy Hour! Grande Lakes Orlando Resort THE RITZ CARLTON ORLANDO FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY FUN Join us for some fun in the sun and glide...
Last week, Z Asian- Vietnamese Kitchen was awarded the coveted MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand in the first ever MICHELIN Guide for Florida, one of 7 restaurants in Orlando to be awarded this honor. There's issues with the MICHELIN Guide, as with any system that judges restaurants based on criteria partially created over a century ago. But still, it is an...
A little over 7 Years ago, we partnered with local NPR affiliate 90.7 WMFE to do a story on the local Vietnamese owned businesses in Orlando's Mills 50 District. We met with Ha Nguyen, owner of King Cajun Crawfish of Orlando, who talked to us about leaving Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her restaurant of 10 years to rebuild...
Did you know that Orlando is home to a restaurant founded and led by the first female chef to win the James Beard Foundation Awards' Best Chef twice? Almost twenty years ago, Primo by Chef Melissa Kelly opened right here in Orlando at JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort, inarguably jump-starting the local farm to table movement in our restaurant...
Did you know there is a restaurant in Central Florida featuring molecular gastronomy techniques? It's called Four Flamingos - A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen - at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress just outside of Disney Springs. View this post on Instagram ...
 New Yorkers and friends of New Yorkers in Central Florida! Ever miss that chicken and rice with white sauce from The Halal Guys cart? Well - now you can get a taste here in Central Florida in two locations - East Orlando and Lake Mary!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Orlando Food & Travel Guide (@tastychomps) The Halal Guys’...
Truly there were some great calls on the list from the Michelin folks this year, but if I were to give out Michelin awards, in addition to the ones who won (listed below) this year, I would add the following....just for fun...maybe one day... Original List from Michelin ORLANDO - MICHELIN BIB GOURMAND Domu Papa Llama The Ravenous Pig Swine and Sons Bombay Street Kitchen Z Asian The...
Parents, mentors, friends and family cheered on local Orlando, Tampa, and Miami chefs this evening as the first ever Florida Michelin Guide were announced at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando Resort. Looking over the list, I was proud of our city as the quality and expertise of our local restaurant scene has undoubtedly improved these past few decades, rivalling...
During Bite30, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course dinners at a set price of $33. Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about the cost of a single entree, and restaurants get to showcase their specialty dishes to the new customers attracted by their Bite30 menu! Restaurant-hop through the City Beautiful,...
Check back often - this list will be updated as we get more! Aurora at The Celeste Hotel in East Orlando 4105 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826, USA Featuring a chef-attended pork extravaganza, potato bar, and more! Father’s Day Buffet June 19th 2022 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Featuring $3 Draft Beers! Chef Attended Pork Extravaganza! -Whole Pig -Pulled Pork -bacon -Pork Ribs -Pork Loin -Pork Sausage -Pit Ham Slider Station -Wagyu Beef sliders -All...
If you are ever in Sanford and looking for great Southern style soul food, check out Angel's Soul Food just a short drive away from the historic Sanford downtown district. I recently tried their meatloaf with macaroni and cheese and green beans as well as smothered pork chop and they were quite delicious. Take a look below! Angel's Soul food...
For the 26th year, Quest Inc. held Wine Quest, beginning with the Grand Tasting on June 3rd and continuing the following night with a plated dinner both at the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort inside Universal.  Each night featured a silent auction with items including travel and dining packages, artwork, and of course, wine.  The second night also featured a...
Did you know there is a new pool-side burger concept now open at JW Marriott, Grande Lakes Orlando resort? Three-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist, Top Chef season 10 contestant and head chef of the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando's Knife & Spoon, John Tesar, recently brought to Orlando a new concept called Knife Burger, located poolside at the JW...
Ever want to dine a four-course special dinner on the balcony inside the Orlando International Airport (MCO) while listening to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra play live? In celebration of Independence Day, the Liberty Weekend patriotic concert at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) in partnership with Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is back for the first...
  On a stormy Orlando night, the sunflowers were out at the Rosen Shingle Creek for the Feeding Ukraine event to benefit Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen.  The event was put on by the Adam Michael Rosen Foundation and began with a cocktail hour outside the Sebastian Ballroom.  Appetizers and drinks were served as people socialized and looked at items...
Did you know that Orlando is home to America’s first 2-D restaurant? Eating here is like eating inside a cartoon strip that's all in black and white. Reminiscent of that "Take on Me" music video by Ah-ha. Twenty Pho Hour might be 2-D but the flavors at this Asian fusion restaurant on South I-Drive is full dimensional. We recently visited...
Regionally acclaimed, Nashville restauranteurs, husband and wife team Executive Chef Chris Rains and Erica Rains bring their culinary experience to Orlando’s newest dining concept, the Hall on the Yard, with the fantastic new The Chef and I. But did you know in addition to dining, they have unique corporate lunch and team building experiences available? From corporate lunches and teambuilding experiences...
Nestled within the Ozark mountains in Branson, Missouri, Silver Dollar City transports guests back to the 1880's (with a modern flare, of course). At Silver Dollar City, guests can enjoy a variety of thrilling rides and coasters, demonstrations from local craftsmen, unique festivals and themed dining experiences. The origins of this theme park date back to 1894, when William Henry...
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is partnering up with Bizlink Orange®  -  a new one-stop Website That Helps Grow Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in Central Florida In partnership with Central Florida’s National Entrepreneur Center, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings says he is committed to growing small businesses in Central Florida through a new website. BizLink Orange®, an innovative...
Pointe Orlando recently debuted a new, weekly pop-up Sunset Market featuring goods from local Central Florida businesses and artisans. The Sunset Market takes place Friday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning May 6, 2022 on the lower-level common area. Local small business owners showcase their one-of-a-kind masterpieces in décor, fashion, art, design, plants/succulents, and more. The Sunset Market, produced by experienced...
Did you know there is a little weekly vegan Vietnamese food market on Sundays in east Orlando? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Orlando Food & Travel Guide (@tastychomps) It’s located at Phap Vu Buddhist Temple on Sundays...
The first selection for the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Chefs will learn in real time whether their restaurants have earned MICHELIN Stars or the Bib Gourmand distinction. Sommelier of the Year and the Exceptional Cocktails Award also will be announced. “We are so excited to...
Luke's Kitchen and Bar in Maitland - the winner for Orlando Sentinel's best restaurant of the year 2021 recently debuted their new Spring Menu. Luke’s Kitchen and Bar is led by visionary chef Brandon McGlamery, Executive Chef Jason Campbell , and operations maven Tim Noelke featuring seasonally ingredient-driven dishes focused on unique takes on American cuisine, made in-house and sourced...
Located on the ground floor of The Julian Apartments at Creative Village in Downtown Orlando, The Monroe is a diverse social gathering place with a main dining room, bar, lounge/study, backyard patio, semi-private dining area, and daytime coffee bar. The restaurant is owned by James Beard award nominated restauranteurs Jason and Sue Chin, who also own The Osprey, Reyes...
The NEWest Hong Kong-style Dim Sum & Modern Cantonese Cuisine in Orlando has finally opened! YH Seafood Clubhouse is a new upscale Chinese & Cantonese restaurant by John Zhao and Tommy Tang, the owners of the Yummy House restaurant chain in Tampa (YH stands for Yummy House). The new concept is located on Sand Lake Road’s “Restaurant Row”, behind Whole Foods...