Magical Dining Begins Next Week

UPDATE: Visit Orlando Magical Dining has been extended until October 31st!!!!

I am really excited to share that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining starts next week with an absolutely amazing charity!

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

If you aren’t familiar with it, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining offer diners to experience fine dining in Orlando at a great value with a $35 three-course, prix-fixe menu supporting local businesses and helping to feed others in need.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining Chef 2019

This year Magical Dining will run August 28 through October 4 with new additions that encourage dining with confidence.

Participating restaurants are going above and beyond with new safety measures; new takeout and delivery meal options for in-home dining; and the website now designates venues that also offer open-air and outdoor dining.

The OrlandoMagicalDining.com website is now live for diners to review menus of participating restaurants, make reservations, and see options for outdoor seating, takeout, and delivery.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

“Visit Orlando originally started this program 15 years ago to support local restaurants during the off-season, and this year is literally the most significant and longest off-season these businesses have ever faced,” said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “Supporting this program is a positive benefit for all – residents get to enjoy fine dining at a value, local businesses can put employees to work, and Central Florida residents in need will receive meals through this year’s charity recipient, Feed the Need.”

Recognizing the significant impact of the pandemic on the local economy, this year’s charity provides food for local residents in need. The beneficiary, Feed the Need Florida, is feeding those who are struggling to access food during the COVID-19 crisis.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining 2020

Since the program launched in late March, over 1 million meals have been served, and funds raised through Magical Dining will help feed thousands more. The effort is led by Orlando nonprofit 4Roots, plus public and private partners, to support Florida farmers, preserve and create jobs, and prepare nutritious meals to be served throughout Central Florida.

“We are honored to be a beneficiary of this year’s Magical Dining program,” said John Rivers, Founder & CEO, 4Roots & 4 Rivers Restaurants. “Although the COVID-19 crisis has shined a light on our efforts to feed those in need, the beautiful families and children we’re feeding today were hungry before COVID-19, and they’ll be hungry after COVID-19. We pray that others will join us in this cause, come beside us, and help make it happen.”

Due to limited seating capacity at participating restaurants, diners are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance to ensure securing their preferred dates and times.

Foodies are encouraged to check the website for new additions.

If you are comfortable eating out, the 38 days, which includes six weekends, of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining allows you to support local restaurants and our community.

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Ole Red Battle of the Bands Coming Soon

Today Ole Red Orlando has announced a new weekly competition series that will entertain guests with some of the best up-and-coming country music talent from around the nation and provide local and regional artists opportunities to showcase their talents on a national stage as the performances will be live-streamed across each venue.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park Ole Red Battle of the Bands
Ole Red Orlando

Ole Red Battle of the Bands begins on Wednesday, August 19th, and will take place across all Ole Red locations, giving fans in Orlando; Nashville and Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and Blake Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Okla., virtual experiences of visiting each Ole Red location in one night. Fans can vote for their favorites and the winning band will take home bragging rights and a cash prize.

The program will be hosted every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Bands will play two songs, including one original and one cover, and guests will receive a special offer just for participating in the voting process.

The inaugural Ole Red Battle of the Bands features the following artists:

  • Orlando: Bryan Malpass
  • Gatlinburg: Dismal River Boys
  • Nashville: Monroeville
  • Tishomingo: Telina Rudd
Ole Red Orlando Stage Ole Red Battle of the Bands

Ole Red Orlando features live music nightly with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue is equipped with a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens. For the full live programming calendar, menus and upcoming special events, visit olered.com and follow Ole Red on social media @olered.

In partnership with the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, each Ole Red location has taken precautions to ensure the safety of its guests and employees. For more information, visit olered.com.

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Krispy Kreme Birthday Celebration

Krispy Kreme 83rd Birthday Celebration

Krispy Kreme will celebrate its 83rd birthday by giving fans the hottest, freshest deal of year on Friday, July 17: one FREE Original Glazed dozen with the purchase of any dozen AND extended Hot Light hours.

“After 83 years, we’re still hot … and fresh … and delicious,” said Chief Marketing Officer Dave Skena. “On our birthday, Krispy Kreme fans get the gifts. This year we’re giving away a FREE Original Glazed dozen with purchase of any dozen, and running the Hot Light day and night because we sure need something sweet to happen in 2020.”

On Friday, July 17, all Krispy Kreme shops throughout Central Florida will provide one free Original Glazed dozen with the purchase of any dozen while lighting the iconic Hot Light earlier and keeping it on later.

Krispy Kreme 83rd Birthday Celebration

Guests can enjoy doughnuts dining in at certain shops as Krispy Kreme continues to put the well-being of guests and team members first by complying with government and health-related safety guidelines. 

Doughnuts also are available via takeout in the lobby, through the drive‑thru, or by ordering online or through the official app for pick-up.

Share how you’re celebrating their hottest birthday ever with a FREE dozen by using #KrispyKremeORL and tagging @krispykremeORL on local Twitter and Instagram channels.

For more information regarding the one‑day-only birthday offer and extended Hot Light hours, please visit krispykreme.com/promos/birthday.

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Pointe Orlando Offers Father’s Day Specials

This Father’s Day why not take Dad out to rediscover Pointe Orlando as a culinary destination on I-Drive to take advantage of some special offers and menus for Father’s Day.

Capital Grille at Pointe Orlando Cocktails
The Capital Grille

Reserve your table today for a three-course dinner and treat dad to Capital Grille favorites, world-class wines, and always attentive service ($245 for four or $135 for two).

Prefer to celebrate at home this year? Preorder for curbside pickup Father’s Day Weekend featuring The Capitol Butcher and Accompaniments to Share and Pair at Home recommendations including the Stoli Doli.  

Maggiano's Little Italy at Pointe Orlando Handcrafted Classic Cocktails
Maggiano’s Little Italy

Pick up a cold-prepped Father’s Day bundle for an easy and delicious family meal.

Cold-prepped means our chefs have done all of the hard stuff – just heat and enjoy when you’re ready.

This bundle is $99 and generously serves four including Mini Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, Chicken Piccata, Mom’s Lasagna, New York Style Cheesecake, and much more.

The Pub at Pointe Orlando Pub Classic Burger
The Pub Orlando

The Pub offers a unique combination of British hospitality and American flair. The gastropub-style menu incorporates brilliant pub fare with an extensive beverage selection.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Pointe Orlando Cold Water Lobster
Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire Seafood Room offers an inviting, high-energy atmosphere and features a spacious and comfortable dining room.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room offers ultra-fresh seafood and shellfish flown in daily from around the world with daily menu changes.

Celebrate Dads with a family meal and 15% off your gift card purchase.

Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando Meat Platter
Taverna Opa

Dad eats free with a family-style menu for four or more people or celebrate Dad at home with Papa’s Feast for $69 to serve two or three with a Greek salad, Spanakopita, a meat platter with lamb chops, chicken kebob, beef kebob, pork loin, sliced gyro, and much more.

Pointe Orlando
About Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando features retail, restaurant, and entertainment options, including an eclectic mix of award-winning restaurants, many unique to the area. For more information on additional re-openings and safety precautions for the continued health and well-being of our community, visit www.pointeorlando.com.

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Ole Red Orlando Announces June 19 Opening Date

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

Get out your calendar, because Ole Red Orlando will open at ICON Park on International Drive on June 19.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

The 17,289-square-foot venue includes two levels with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience, as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue features a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens.

Programming will include curated concert line-ups, showcases for up-and-coming talent, and live music throughout the week.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

A made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu will feature Ole Red signature items, specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of beer and wine, and Orlando-only specialties.

With its scheduled open date of April 14 delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant will open with strict adherence to CDC and local health department safety guidelines.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

The venue will operate with physical distancing by positioning tables at least six feet apart. Every guest in the restaurant will have a seat at a table, and only groups of six or less will be seated together. There will be no standing in the restaurant, and dance floors will be closed to ensure physical distancing. Food and drink menus, plates, silverware, and condiments will be single-use and disposable.

Staff will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and receive temperature checks before shifts. Cleaning protocols and precautions have been elevated above the recommended requirements with proactive sanitary and disinfectant measures. The bathrooms have been renovated with hands-free soap, paper towels, and faucets. Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building will be available for guests to use as needed.

For more information on the opening, visit www.olered.com/orlando.

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Huey Magoo’s Offers Special Deals to Help Feed Families

Huey Magoo's


The Greatest Tasting Chicken Tenders Brand Introduces Special 20% Off Deals on Family Meals, Catering and Gift Cards

Now, families and neighborhoods can more easily enjoy a delicious, healthy meal they crave. 

Starting this week, Huey Magoo’s, the popular Southeast chicken tenders brand, will offer the following special deals on Family Meals, Catering and Gift Cards: 20% off Family Meals (20-piece tender and 30-piece tender options), 20% off Catering (meals individually packaged) and 20% off Gift Card orders ($100 minimum purchase). 

Huey Magoo's

See a personal message from Huey Magoo’s President and CEO Andy Howard here: https://vimeo.com/405140448/d7def000b5.

“In today’s unforeseen times, we want to do our best to continue feeding our families and our neighborhoods in the safest manner possible and make it easier and more accessible for everyone to enjoy our tenders,” Howard continues.  “Whether it’s a family, employers wanting to feed their employees, or any single person wanting a fresh and delicious meal, we look forward to serving all of our neighborhoods in every Huey Magoo’s restaurant across all of our locations in Florida and Georgia the best chicken tenders in America.”

Huey Magoo’s is currently offering take out, delivery through third-party delivery services, and curbside pickup (at participating locations). 

Customers will enjoy Huey Magoo’s signature grilled, hand-breaded or “sauced” premium chicken tenders, farm fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps. 

Huey Magoo's

Each Huey Magoo’s tender is always made fresh, all natural, with no antibiotics ever, no hormones, no steroids and no preservatives.

For a list of all Huey Magoo’s locations and contact information to place an order, visit www.hueymagoos.com

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ICON Park restaurants offer meal donation programs

ICON Park Logo

First responders and healthcare workers to receive free meals from local food chains

ICON Park has launched a meal donation program to benefit the heroes keeping the Central Florida community safe during this unprecedented time while simultaneously supporting local hospitality workers. 

ICON Park will be collecting donations via a GoFundMe campaign to provide delicious meals to the first responders and healthcare employees working tirelessly throughout this pandemic.

Local hospitality workers at the ICON Park Yard House, Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill will use 100 percent of the donations collected to deliver meals to the Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orange County Fire Department Station 57 and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Sector 5 Substation.

ICON Park ICON Wheel Bowl Game Colors
PHOTO: ICON Park

Donating a delicious meal to local heroes has never been easier. Those interested in providing a meal can do so by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/iconparkorlando-firstresponders.

“ICON Park and our tenant partners are always looking for ways to add light to our community,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park CEO and president. “We’re proud to honor our first responders and healthcare employees while supporting local hospitality workers by establishing a convenient way for caring residents to donate meals.”

While The Wheel is social distancing like the rest of us, every night, you can see it wearing its resplendent red, white and blue in support of the men and women on the front lines of this critical moment.

To our first responders and healthcare workers, look to The Wheel glowing in the night and know that you are seen, your sacrifices are seen, your families are seen, and they are appreciated by all who call Orlando home. You are the best in our city and our nation.

To learn more about ICON Park visit: https://iconparkorlando.com.

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Old Red Orlando Announces Opening Date

Old Red Orlando Outdoor Rendering
Old Red Orlando

Bringing the best of Southern food, hospitality, and live country music to the No. 1 travel destination in the United States, Ryman Hospitality Properties is set to open Ole Red Orlando at ICON Park on International Drive April 14. 

With venues in Nashville, Tennessee; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Ole Red Orlando is the fourth establishment of the Ole Red brand, a lifestyle, and entertainment concept inspired by Shelton’s clever hit, “Ol’ Red.”

Ole Red Orlando will feature live music with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue will also be equipped with a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens. Programming will include showcases for up-and-coming talent and live music throughout the week hand-picked by Opry Entertainment Group’s programming team.

The $15 million venue will offer 17,289 square feet on two levels and seat approximately 500 guests. It will provide extensive event space for private dining, corporate events, weddings, and group outings.

A made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu will feature Ole Red signature items such as “Champagne of Fried Chicken,” along with specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of beer and wine and Orlando-only specialties.

Ole Red Orlando is now hiring for select positions, and all other positions will be posted beginning Feb. 24. The venue will be hosting a Grand Hire event March 16 – 21. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online in advance to secure an interview time and day. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit olered.com/orlando/jobs.  

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City Works Opens at Disney Springs

City Works Eatery & Pour House is the newest dining location to open on the West Side of Disney Springs, and we were lucky to be there for the grand opening ceremonies.

The restaurant is Disney Springs’ premier sports restaurant and bar and offers the ultimate sports viewing experience with its high-definition TVs – including a video wall housing a 168-inch, high-definition video screen complemented by four 110-inch and 12 65-inch screens – and 90 local, regional and global craft beers on draft.

City Works Disney Springs West Side Walt Disney World
Photo: City Works

Located next to the NBA Experience, City Works is an 8,632-square-foot restaurant that offers brilliant twists on American classics. It seats 309 people and includes a 1,767-square-foot patio and three full-service bars, two of which provide covered, open-air dining along the patio.  

With 17 televisions, a state-of-the-art sound system and unique menu items and promos supporting big games throughout the year, City Works is the place in Central Florida to watch sports. Upcoming highlights include the NCAA tournament and Major League Baseball Opening Day.

City Works Disney Springs West Side Walt Disney World
Photo: City Works

City Works has dedicated 30-40% of its draft beer taps to local breweries and eight wines on draft. It will also offer a seasonally changing cocktail menu and a fully stocked bar, plus a whiskey list. 

Guests can enjoy Happy Hour specials, including $2 off well drinks, local craft beers and glasses of wine, and $7 bar bites Monday through Thursday 3-6 p.m. Drink specials also are available 10 p.m.-midnight.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight, Friday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-midnight. It also offers brunch dishes on the weekends 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

We are really excited to visit soon (did someone say new Mukbang?) to try more of the menu!

City Works Disney Springs West Side Walt Disney World
Photo: City Works

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Tapa Toro and Taverna Opa Host NYE Celebrations

You can ring in 2020 with a full belly and a happy heart at Tapa Toro and Taverna Opa’s New Year’s Eve celebrations!

New Year's Eve 2020 Tapa Toro


So much fun, they have to do it twice! On New Year’s Eve, Tapa Toro will celebrate the new year twice, with a special four-course menu from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a five-course menu at 9 p.m. 

Guests making reservations for the four-course menu, priced at $35 per person, will ring in the new year with the rest of Spain and enjoy a champagne toast at 6 p.m. The menu will feature assorted cold tapas, a holiday salad of mixed greens, roasted root veggies, gala apple, cranberries, pepitas, and holiday spice vinaigrette; the main course of 6-hour short rib, and a seasonal dessert. 


For those interested in celebrating at 9 p.m., Tapa Toro’s five-course menu, priced at $75 per adult and $65 per child under 12 years of age, will feature assorted hot and cold tapas, holiday salad, the Mar y Tierra main course of a lobster tail and a 6-hour short rib, and a seasonal dessert, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. 

New Year's Eve 2020 Taverna Opa

Meanwhile, at Taverna Opa’s Greek Gatsby Roaring Twenties celebration, guests will dance the night away at the biggest party in Orlando!

Taverna Opa will be serving up a savory menu, from 9 p.m. to midnight and priced at $75 per person, of family-style appetizers of hummus, horiatiki, keftedes, spanakopita, and calamari, an individual entree of “Surf & Turf” lamb chops and lobster tail, and a scrumptious dessert station. 

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Hemmingway’s Maple Whiskey Sour

For 35 years Hemingway’s at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort has been a staple in Orlando creating inventive cuisine inspired by the places and travels of Ernest Hemingway. 

And in celebration of this milestone, the restaurant and it’s menu have been re-imagined to reflect the sights and flavors of Key West, Cuba and Spain. 

Hemingway's at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Maple Whiskey Sour
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

“Hyatt’s global philosophy, Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served., focuses on offering guests and associates healthy food and beverage options generated by the local community,” says Executive Chef David Didzunas. “This philosophy guides Hemingway’s food and beverage planning from the operational level to the guest experience. With this long term strategy, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will continue to anticipate and satisfy the evolving preferences of its guests, ensuring that guests have more options to fit their needs and lifestyles while staying in Orlando.” 

Before you enjoy a meal created by Executive Chef David Didzunas and his team, you can head into Hurricanes Lounge to enjoy stunning views of the resort and handcrafted cocktails including their signature Papa Doble and seasonal libations.

Hemingway's at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Maple Whiskey Sour
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Can’t make it to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort? Here is how you can make your own Hemmingway’s Maple Whiskey Sour at home!

Hemmingway’s Maple Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2oz of Bourbon
  • 1oz Lemon Juice
  • .75oz Maple Syrup
  • Egg white from 1 egg

Prep:

Freshly squeeze your lemons

Separate your egg white from the yolk

Instructions:

Pour all of ingredients above into a shaker

Shake vigorously & strain into a rocks glass over a giant ice cube!

For more information about Hemingway’s and Hurricanes Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, visit https://www.hemingwaysorlando.com/ or call (407) 239-1234. 

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Ox Grill Opening Soon at ICON Park

Ox Grill ICON Park International Drive 2019

Ox Grill brings world cuisine and event venue to International Drive’s ICON Park

Ox Grill, is getting ready to introduce diners to new flavors and cuisines from around the world when it opens this fall at International Drive’s ICON Park.

When Ox Grill opens, its menu will feature food with links to countries from around the world, as well as a gourmet salad bar. The 7,800 square foot restaurant will also feature an event venue that can seat up to 200 people for corporate meetings and special occasions. It will be a unique addition to ICON Park’s entertainment district, which features 20 acres of shops, restaurants and attractions.

“Ox Grill brings a whole new dimension to dining at ICON Park,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President and CEO of ICON Park. “Guests will get to enjoy global cuisine with a view of our record-breaking attractions.”

The restaurant is an innovative collaboration between local entrepreneur, Josefina Muñiz, and veteran Orlando restaurateur and sommelier, Joseph Thomas. The two worked to create specialty dishes from around the world. There is mofongo inspired by Puerto Rico, vatapa created from Brazilian recipes and a taste of France in the chicken jambonette.

“I am so proud to bring people from around the world together over food,” said Muñiz. “ICON Park is the perfect location for a new restaurant experience. Our guests will feel spoiled from the minute they pull up to the complimentary valet until they take that last bite of dessert.”

Ox Grill is located near SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Walgreens. Free parking is available both through the nearby valet and the seven-story garage on the other side of ICON Park.

Ox Grill joins a lineup of more than 40 distinctive restaurants throughout ICON Park, in addition to The Wheelhouse Market. ICON Park continues to increase its restaurant choices with Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, set to open in 2020. 

For more information on ICON Park, visit ICONParkOrlando.com.

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Experience an Evening of Magic at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

An Evening of Magic Dinner Show at Christner's with Kostya Kimlat

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster Dinner Show Includes Four-Course Menu and Entertainment by See Magic Live

Tantalize the senses at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster during Orlando’s most thrilling dinner show. Enjoy the award-winning flavors of a four-course menu while Kostya Kimlat and his team of See Magic Live magicians tease the eyes with an interactive live performance.

“Our Evening of Magic dinner show is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy an intimate evening with friends and family,” says Owner Alice Christner. “We guarantee you are in for an entertaining experience of fascinating mysteries and delectable food and wine.”

Each show features performances by two magicians as guests dine on fresh seafood or Christner’s signature USDA Prime steaks, classic side dishes and house-made desserts. Because of the sophisticated nature of the evening, the show is best suited for adults, teenagers and children age 10 and older.

Reservations are available for upcoming dinner shows on Sept. 28, Oct. 25, October 26, November 29, November 30, December 27 and December 28. Tickets may be purchased at MagicShowOrlando.com.

Additionally, catch a sneak peek of the show each Saturday night as the magicians of See Magic Live perform sleight-of-hand tableside from 7 to 9 p.m. You can also reserve a magic dinner show for your own private party, company meeting or celebration for groups of 10 to 50 people.

About Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, located at 729 Lee Road, has been a favorite of the Orlando, Florida, community for more than 25 years.

Designed to reflect the Christner family’s rich history of exceptional quality and meticulous service, the award-winning menu features only the finest USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood and outstanding wine and spirits.

Boasting two unique lounges, nine private dining rooms and an intimate main dining room, guests enjoy an elegant fine dining experience complemented by celebrated live entertainment. A popular venue for holiday parties, wedding receptions, business meetings, birthday celebrations and special occasions, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster accepts reservations at ChristnersPrimeSteakAndLobster.com or 407.645.4443.

A popular venue for holiday parties, wedding receptions, business meetings, birthday celebrations and special occasions, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster accepts reservations at ChristnersPrimeSteakAndLobster.com or 407.645.4443.

About See Magic Live

Based in Orlando, See Magic Live provides trained and skilled magicians for corporate and social events across the United States.

The company gained notoriety for partnering for six years with the Orlando Magic NBA team, providing magical entertainment for its fans, on and off the court. 

The team’s magicians perform all types of magic, including close-up interactive magic and stage shows, and they frequently give back to their local community by performing at many charity benefits throughout the year. 

See Magic Live was founded by master magician, Kostya Kimlat, who fooled the legendary duo, Penn & Teller, on their hit TV show, “Fool Us.” In addition to managing See Magic Live, Kimlat now travels the country, improving companies’ customer service by teaching their employees to Think Like A Magician. 

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining 2019 Details

** update: visit orlando’s magical dining has been extended to october 7, 2019 **

Visit Orlando Magical Dining 2019
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Record-Breaking 120+ restaurants join Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining for 2019

 Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns August 23 – September 30, 2019, where foodies can dine on haute cuisine from more than 120 fine dining restaurants offering a $35 three-course, prix fixe dinner menu.

A full list of participating restaurant partners is available now by visiting OrlandoMagicalDining.com, where you can view participating restaurant menus, including special options for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets, and the ability to make dining reservations directly though OpenTable.

“Now in its 14th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has reached an unprecedented number of restaurants with more than 120 and 11 new to the program,” said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “The expanding depth of options for diners this fall reflects Orlando’s thriving culinary scene found in all areas of our destination, from the tourism corridor and Restaurant Row to downtown Orlando, Winter Park and beyond.”E

New to Magical Dining for 2019

Eleven new restaurants – including two celebrity chef restaurants – have joined the program for the first time:

  • Bella Tuscany Italian Restaurant
  • Bites & Bubbles
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • Euphoria
  • JALEO
  • Menagerie Eatery & Bar
  • Mia’s Italian Kitchen
  • The Backroom Steakhouse
  • The Edison at Disney Springs
  • The H Cuisine
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Special Diet Options

Orlando’s dining scene has made increasing strides toward catering to all foodies. For the second year in a row, diners can easily identify vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options marked on the OrlandoMagicalDining.com website.

These special menus are available across the destination, from downtown Orlando venues like Artisan’s Table to Paddlefish in Disney Springs, Hamilton’s Kitchen in Winter Park, Winter Garden’s Market to Table and even in the theme parks, at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld Orlando.

Dining with a Purpose

Every year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining contributes one dollar from each meal served through the program to local charities.

For more information, go to OrlandoMagicalDining.com.

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Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center

Science of Wine Orlando Science Center 2019

Ready your mind – and palate – for a night of wining, dining and learning at one of Orlando’s most unique food and wine events, the Science of Wine!

ORLANDO, Fla.

The 9th annual Science of Wine, presented by Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits, on April 27th is your chance to sip, savor, and support the mission of Orlando Science Center while you uncork your inner sommelier (and scientist!).

The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey for adults only with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting in addition to samples of more than 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions and some of the best food from your favorite region, Central Florida!

Science of Wine 2019 Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center Facebook Page

The Science of Wine Culinary Partners Include: 

  • Barnie’s Coffee & Tea
  • BENTO asian kitchen + sushi
  • Black Rooster Taqueria
  • Bonefish Grill
  • BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse
  • Cocktails Catering
  • Fresh Kitchen
  • Gezellig Cookies
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
  • Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Lucky’s Market
  • Millenia Event Catering
  • Nicole Macaron
  • Olde Hearth Bread Co.
  • The Pub
  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • SusHi Eatstation
  • Sweet by Holly
  • Swine & Son’s
  • Tamale Co.
  • Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen

There are also two add on experiences to take your night to the next level!

Science of Wine 2019 Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center Facebook Page

Swine & Sons Cooking Demos

Demos at 7:30pm and 8:45pm

$20 per person with purchase of Science of Wine ticket

Have you ever wondered why your favorite Cabernet compliments a grilled steak so perfectly, or which white wine would be best with the seafood dish you’re preparing?

We’ll explore the science behind some classic food and wine pairings and discover what works, and why in this interactive food and wine tasting demo hosted by Swine & Sons Provisions. 

Cooking demos are $20 per person with the purchase of a Science of Wine ticket, and seats are limited.

Thank you to our partner, Swine and Son’s for leading guests on this cooking journey. 

Wine Seminar – How’d It Get There?

Demo at 6:30pm

$20 per person with purchase of Science of Wine ticket

Want to become the wine expert within your friend group? Look no further than this wine seminar hosted by Julie Pepi, CSW Director for Fine Wine in Florida for Trinchero Family Estates!

You’ll learn why certain grapes grow better in specific places, what tannin and oak flavors actually are, where the bubbles in your favorite Champagne come from and so much more!

Seats to the Wine Seminar are $20 per person with the purchase of a Science of Wine ticket.

Limited seating is available so reserve your spot today.

Tickets are available now for this amazing evening benefitting the Orlando Science Center, and cost $100 for Orlando Science Center Members and $125 for General Admission.

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