Orlando Dining News Round-Up January 6 2017: The Meatball Stoppe, Culver’s, PB&G at Four Seasons

We start the year off with a lot of Orlando dining news. In this week’s round-up: new openings, new chefs, and some local beverage news. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

The Southern-inspired, farm-fresh restaurant PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando now has its own custom bourbon.

The Southern-inspired, farm-fresh restaurant PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando now has its own custom bourbon.

In partnership with Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, this particular bourbon has been aged in a charred oak barrel since October 2004, and is made up of 60 percent corn, 35 percent rye, and a 5 percent malted barley base.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up December 15 2016: Fig & Julep, Shantell’s Cafe, PDQ

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, limited menus, new openings, and a closing. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

PDQ has added the Honey Butter Chicken sandwich to its menu

PDQ has added the Honey Butter Chicken sandwich to its menu. It’s made with fresh chicken breast fried, then dipped in homemade honey butter and served with bread and butter pickles on a toasted brioche bun.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up December 8 2016: Luma on Park, Melting Pot Orlando, Restaurant ASH

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: chef’s dinners, charity events, and limited menu items. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Luma on Park cocktails

Luma on Park in Winter Park is hosting a Carols and Cocktails holiday fundraiser on Saturday, December 10, from 6:30pm to 10pm.

Sip on Luma’s new holiday cocktails, The Rockefeller (bourbon, mulled spice infused amaro, maple apple cider syrup), and Snow Drift (vanilla and mint infused vodka, lime, tucca, mint foam), while enjoying the festive tunes by Central Florida Vocal Arts’ carolers.

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Out and About: The New Highball & Harvest Sunday Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Out and About: The New Highball & Harvest Sunday Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

If you’re like me, nothing satisfies the hunger like a good brunch, and last weekend, I had the opportunity to try the new Sunday Brunch at Highball & Harvest at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

The brunch only runs from noon to 2pm, so we arrived just as they were opening the buffet area. Taking a quick spin around the room, I saw a nice selection of breakfast dishes, salads, cheeses, carved meats, savory dishes, and more.

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Kanye West Cancels Remainder of Tour Including Orlando Show

Kanye West Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Amway Center Dec 6

It appears that rapper mogul Kanye West has imploded upon himself again, and today cancelled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, including an Orlando show on December 6.

No word was given for the abrupt cancellation, but NBC News reports that West was under observation at a Los Angeles area hospital as of yesterday afternoon.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving 2016 in Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Orlando

Thanksgiving is a holiday of food, family, and fun, but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take care of the cooking…and the dishes. If this sounds like you, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday in Orlando.

If you don’t already have reservations, here are some of our picks for places to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the Orlando area:

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Wine Bar George Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Disney Springs

Wine Bar George at Disney Springs - artistic rendering

Master Sommelier George Miliotes is bringing his renowned expertise to Disney Springs with the opening of Wine Bar George, and this week was the official groundbreaking on the site.

The ceremony even featured an inaugural champagne toast, with the bottles opened with a flourish by sabering.

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Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs Reveals New Menu

Planet Hollywood will revamp its Orlando flagship location into a four-story building called Planet Hollywood Observatory.

We’re still a few weeks away from the opening of the revamped Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs, but they’ve released a sneak peek at the new menu.

The revamped menu highlights Planet Hollywood favorites while introducing new dishes from the likes of Chef Guy Fieri. Read more

Orlando Dining News Round-Up November 11 2016: 1921NVA, PizzeRizzo, Baoery

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings, new brunches, special dining events, and a couple of closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

1921 by Norman Van Aken will start Sunday brunch service November 13.

1921 by Norman Van Aken will start Sunday brunch service November 13. The menu is a la carte and features dishes such as Corn Tamale Scramble, Acorn Squash Salad, Chicken & Waffles served with Asian spiced syrup, and the Full Moon Saloon Fish Sandwich with frites.

Hours are 11:30am to 2pm, and reservations are suggested. The restaurant is located at 142 East 4th Avenue in Mount Dora.

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Out and About: Sampling the Biscuit Menu at Holler and Dash in Celebration

Sampling the Biscuit Menu at Holler and Dash in Celebration - Kickback Chicken

There’s nothing better than a good biscuit sandwich, and the newly opened Holler and Dash in Celebration definitely delivers in that department.

We were invited to a media tasting the weekend before the restaurant opened on Nov 3, and found out these aren’t your fast food biscuits. Honestly, Holler and Dash elevates what you think a biscuit sandwich should be.

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Paddlefish at Disney Springs Now Hiring for Winter Opening

Paddlefish at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Paddlefish at Disney Springs is getting closer to their projected winter opening, and they are starting to hire for 350 positions.

Available positions include, but are not limited to: line cook, dishwashers, prep cooks, servers, bartenders, hosts, server assistants and food runners.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up November 5 2016: DoveCote, Urbain 40, Orlando Brewing

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new brunch offerings, new openings, and two closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

DoveCote debuts a new Sunday brunch

DoveCote debuts a new Sunday brunch on November 6. The brasserie-style brunch menu features a variety of French-inspired dishes by Chef Clay, including his signature Croque Madame , Chicken & Sausage Casserole, Pearl Sugar Waffle and, of course, a classic French Fine Herb Omelet. Costs are a la carte.

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Out and About: Axum Market Cafe Opens at Dr. Phillips YMCA

Axum Market Cafe Opens at Dr. Phillips YMCA

Looking for a tasty and healthy place to grab a meal on the southwest side of town? Then you’ll want to check out Axum Market Cafe inside the newly renovated Dr. Phillips YMCA.

I was recently invited to visit the cafe, which does not require a YMCA membership to visit. There is indoor seating, as well as a newly opened patio area, which this time of year is nice.

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