10th Annual Jack in the Park Benefits Special Olympics Florida Oct 15

0th Annual Jack in the Park Benefits Special Olympics Florida Oct 15

Special Olympics Florida will host its 10th annual Jack in the Park, a gourmet fundraiser, will take place October 15 in Winter Park.

Jack in the Park brings together gourmet dishes from some of the area’s top restaurants, live music, an exciting auction, a fast-paced blackjack tournament, open bar, and much more.

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O-Town MacDown Returns August 20 to Kissimmee for Give Kids the World

O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.

Get your taste buds ready! The O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.

The event is a family-fun, mac-n-cheese cooking competition benefiting Give Kids The World, and features talented chefs and caterers from all around Orlando serving up some of the best mac-n-cheese dishes on the planet.

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Chuy’s Kicks Off 28th Annual Green Chile Fest August 15 #ChuysGreenChileFest

Chuy’s Kicks Off 28th Green Chile Fest August 15

Chuy’s restaurants have kicked off their 28th annual Green Chile Festival with a special menu offered from August 15 to September 4, 2016.

The fest celebrates the green chile harvest in Hatch, New Mexico. Every year Chuy’s contracts with family farmers to grow over 2 million pounds of the very best green chiles on the planet just for them.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up August 6, 2016: Osprey Tavern, Whiskey Orlando, Ethos Vegan Kitchen

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: chef’s dinners, new openings, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

@OrlandoMainStreets 2016 Restaurant Week Returns July 30

Don’t forget Orlando Main Street Restaurant Week is still in effect until August 13. Participating restaurants are offering a select prix fixe menu with price points of $5 to $30. Read our post from last week for more information.

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2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Marketplaces and their menus have been released for the 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and you’re gonna want to come hungry.

Every year, Walt Disney World surrounds the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot with a plethora of tasty treats, and this year is no different.

There will be 30 Marketplace kiosks serving up food samples from around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the South Pacific. There are also three Marketplaces that are new this year: Islands of the Caribbean, Chocolae Studio, and Wine and Dine Studio.

Here is the complete list of Marketplaces and their menus:

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Additional Fun & Tasty Orlando Taste of the Nation Fundraising Events #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Beginning this week, Orlando’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry kicks off three extra fundraising experiences to sip and nibble on before the main event.

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Orlando Taste of the Nation Returns Aug 27 with Great Food for a Great Cause #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

One of my favorite culinary events in Central Florida is the annual Orlando Taste of the Nation, which serves up great food in support of raising funds for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Orlando Taste of the Nation returns for its 27th year on Saturday, August 27, and features over 40 of Central Florida’s best restaurants and chefs showcasing tasting portions of their best dishes.

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Tapa Toro Hosts Sabor! Summer Wine Dinners

Tapa Toro food

Tapa Toro has announced they will be hosting Sabor! A Summer Wine Dinner Experience on three select nights this summer.

Join Executive Chef, Wendy Lopez & Chef de Cuisine, Francisco Galeano for a new wine dinner series featuring 5 courses of off-the-menu dishes with fresh Spanish ingredients, all complete with fine wines imported from remote regions in Spain.

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Taste at I-Drive 360 to Benefit Florida Hospital Esophageal Cancer Program

I-Drive 360 has a lot of tasty places to eat, and on May 1, they are coming together for Taste at I-Drive 360.

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The event is a benefit for the Florida Hospital Esophageal Cancer Program, and proceeds from ticket sales will go to further treatment and prevention of this disease.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up March 18, 2016: Restaurant ASH, Zoe’s Kitchen, Sus Hi Eat Station

In this week’s dining news round-up, several new openings, a beer dinner, and a pub crawl around the world. Are you hungry (and thirsty)? Let’s dive in…

Chef Ashley Nickell to open Restaurant ASH

The former Funky Monkey Wine Company space on Mills Ave is again changing to another brand, as the owners of FMI Restaurant Group are partnering with Hell’s Kitchen contestant Chef Ashley Nickell to open Restaurant ASH.

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Complete Menus for 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Starting Today

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, starts today, March 2, at Walt Disney World, and while horticulture is the primary focus, food is very much in the forefront, too.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Beef Brisket Burnt Ends HashWith thirteen Outdoor Kitchens serving up food and beverage around the World Showcase, one needs to pace themselves to enjoy it all.

To help you do that, we got a complete list of the menus being served at each Outdoor Kitchen:

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2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Begins March 2

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the popular spring festival at Walt Disney World known for its tasty edibles, sweeping floral displays and dazzling topiary creations, starts tomorrow March 2, 2016.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Guests of the 2016 festival can celebrate spring with culinary creations and libations from the festival’s thirteen Outdoor Kitchens, including the new Cider House and La Isla Fresca offerings.

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Alabama and Foreigner Play Bands, Brews & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando Feb 27-28 #BandsBrewBBQ

Bands, Brews & BBQ, SeaWorld Orlando‘s annual BBQ, beer and music festival, kicks off its third weekend February 27 and 28, with headliners Alabama and Foreigner.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brews & BBQ - Alabama - Foreigner

Country legends Alabama take the stage on Saturday, with rock legend Foreigner gracing the fest on Sunday. Both concerts begin at 4pm, and are included with park admission.

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