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The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is going on now through Feb 22, 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort, celebrating visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world.  Food Studios Bring Global Culinary Arts to EPCOT More than 15 Food Studios throughout the park offer imaginative, art-inspired food and drink featuring clever culinary creations cooked up...
Avocado has long been a common ingredient in sushi rolls here in America, but how about sweet plantains / maduros on sushi rolls? Maguro Sushi Delivery is a new Latin/Asian Fusion sushi concept by Chef Jose Joubert-Torres that has opened in the Cloudkitchens / Ghost Kitchen Food hall for delivery or pick up service with special rolls like the Pa'...
We recently spoke with Big Fin Seafood Kitchen's Partner Philippe Villain and General Manager Michael Venutolo about their plans for the restaurant in 2021 as well as changes they have seen the past year since COVID began for their industry. (We also recently spoke with Big Fin's new executive chef Eric Enrique here). Interview with Big Fin Owner Philippe Villain  Tasty...
A Matcha Made In Heaven? There’s a brand new green tea matcha shop that opened in Orlando recently- Matcha Cafe Maiko Orlando in Mills 50 (639 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803) featuring Authentic Japanese Matcha drinks and desserts. The drinks and desserts at Matcha Cafe Maiko are made only with Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha from Uji in Kyoto, Japan....
The Salty Donut (3025 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803) is an Artisanal Donut Shop & Coffee Bar focused on chef-made, small-batch craft donuts made in house that recently opened in Orlando's Audubon Park District. The Salty Donut is a family-owned, artisan donut shop that focuses on chef-made, small-batch, craft donuts that rotate based on seasonality with no artificial ingredients All of...
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is an American Chicago-style pizza restaurant chain that has become one of the Chicago area's best-known pizza restaurants. Lou Malnati's also operates a division of its company called Lou Malnati's Presents Tastes of Chicago, a partnership with Portillo's Restaurants and Eli's Cheesecake, which ships Chicago-style cuisine nationally. Lou Malnati's is a prototypical Chicago style pizza, and its...
We are seeking thrills and adventures in life — not just of sight and sound — but more and more we are starting to travel for great food as well. Universal Orlando Resort’s food and beverage is taking a front seat as a nourishing and delightful part of the adventure at the resort. From new, world-class pastries at TODAY Cafe to the wood-grilled...
UNCLE SUNG Chicken + Rice, a new virtual concept that will be launching as a weekly pop-up,  officially opened in Orlando on Saturday, December 19th. The concept showcases Singapore-style Hainanese Chicken Rice as its signature dish, which will be available exclusively for online orders and through Ubereats and Doordash delivery. Also, Doshibox Korean Kitchen, a new virtual concept that will...
Chef Yoshi Pintar (formerly of Sushiman) can now be found at Lombardi's Seafood Cafe (news here) serving up delicious sushi rolls, nigiri, and poke bowls. He recently served us some off the menu items like the gorgeous chirashi bowl and tuna avocado sushi dish shown here, showcasing his depth of skill with knife carving. He is an expert at Mukimono which...
Kcuvée is a new kind of elevated wine school founded by best friends Katie Bean and Carolina Marin, who share a passion for wine, travel, and entertaining friends and family. The name, Kcuvee comes from cuvee, a type, blend, or batch of wine, especially champagne and the K and C from KCuvee comes from the first initials of Katie Bean...
Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew is now open at Disney Springs West Side featuring hand-crafted mouthwatering yeast and cake donuts with an assortment of cold brew coffee pick-me-ups and a few sweet-yet-savory sandwiches. Guests can have a complete donut experience gazing through the windows of the Everglazed working show kitchen where the humble donut is fried, glazed and piled high...
In a city like Orlando, you can find delicious food of any kind at all hours of the night. From tacos to burgers, diners to sports bars, Orlando has plenty of noteworthy late night eats. What can we say? Sometimes, food just tastes better when you're eating it at 1 a.m. Orlando's Best Late Night Eats 1. Gringos Locos Tacos Gringos Locos...
The pandemic this past year sent shockwaves throughout the restaurant industry, including right here in Central Florida. Restaurants had to adjust, shift sails, and make things work for the new reality. In 2020, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen underwent ownership changes, and with that there were a new Executive Chef brought on board  - Chef Eric Enrique, formerly of Eddie V's...
Full Press Juicery serves up some of the best always, fresh cold-pressed juices and detoxes in Orlando, Fl, that are packed full of nutrients and vitamins featuring juices from local Central Florida fruit with no added sugar, preservatives or water. The company is a faith-based, minority, veteran-owned and family operated business that was inspired by the need, during one family...
Sunday, January 17, 2021 12 – 3 p.m. Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for a day of furry friend fun with activities for you and your pet! Join the Promenade for “Yappy Hour” The Promenade at Sunset Walk is a walkable, pet-friendly destination where guests and their pets are always welcome. From 12 to 3 p.m., many of their restaurants at The Promenade will offer...
This year many restaurants are also providing to-go specials for couples for Valentine's Day and stretching out the specials to several days to allow for more social-distancing. Make sure to call ahead to make your arrangements / reservations early. This list will be updated as we get more specials. If you have specials to share, send us an email at...
They say a way to someone's heart is through food, and we couldn't agree more. Whether you're planning a first date, a special occasion dinner or simply want to surprise your significant other with a spontaneous date night, Orlando is the perfect place to do it. Here are Central Florida's 10 most romantic restaurants to take that special someone...
Pom Pom’s Teahouse celebrates 15 years in business with 15 days of promotions. Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria, one of Orlando’s most iconic independent restaurants, will be celebrating their 15th year in business for 15 days, starting on their anniversary, December 26, 2020.  The fifteen day celebration was created with social distancing in mind, giving the opportunity to more who...
Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe New Years Eve: Three Course Meal 1st: Goat cheese & Spiced Pecan Salad 2nd: Chateaubriand with Lobster Tail served with Celery Root Mash Potato & Roasted Vegetables 3rd: Strawberry Cake The Price is $75 per person. Available for TOGO from 5:00pm till 11:00pm. Can be prepared hot or cold with heating instructions included. Available for Dine in from 5:00pm till 11:00pm. Dine in...
Just a few miles away from Disney Springs is Orlando’s newest luxury resort JW Marriott Hotel at the Bonnet Creek Resort, which recently opened this past July 1st, 2020. You may know Bonnet Creek as home to the nearby Hilton Orlando, Waldorf Astoria and Wyndham Grand, but the new JW Marriott is tucked away back along Chelonia Parkway. The new hotel...
THE PROMENADE AT SUNSET WALK TO HOST A “ROCKING NEW YEAR” CONCERT & STREET PARTY STARRING ROCK ICONS, COLLECTIVE SOUL & ROBIN ZANDER of “CHEAP TRICK” Guests can enjoy non-stop music while social distancing protocols are enforced WHAT: The Promenade at Sunset Walk, Central Florida’s premiere destination for dining and entertainment is welcoming 2021 with a rocking street party and concert starring...
Hawkers Asian Street Food is known for their wide variety of street food dishes and creative cocktails, and for the holidays this year, they are introducing four new, limited-time holiday cocktails to celebrate. These drinks are only available until December 31st, so hurry in and try them! Here are the Four Holiday Cocktails: 1. Santa's Nightcap This cocktail is spiced rum, house-made five-spice...
The Sarasota area is full of history, beauty and some incredible food. It was the official winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus beginning in 1927, which went on to create a lasting legacy that is still celebrated to this day. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast about an hour south of Tampa, Sarasota is one of Florida's hidden treasures. It...
Inside this convenience store (301 S French Ave, Sanford, FL 3277), there's a little Latin/ Spanish food lunch counter. The rice and pork were fantastic and fresh.
Celebrate this holiday season with the help of Tapa Toro.  Located in the heart of ICON Park, Tapa Toro is making the holidays easier by doing all the cooking so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday season with loved ones. We were invited to a blogger picnic to check out their new holiday offerings and we enjoyed trying...
All December long, Huey Magoo’s is partnering with Christmas Dreams, a Florida-based charitable organization, to assist in providing a magical holiday experience for children that are battling life-threatening illnesses. Anyone who places an online order here can help by rounding up their change or donating money to Christmas Dreams charitable organization. By donating to Christmas Dreams through your online Huey Magoo’s...