Out and About: Main Event at Pointe Orlando Offers Great Fun and Food for Everyone

Main Event at Pointe Orlando Offers Great Fun and Food for Everyone

If you’re looking for a fun place to have a family outing, or a girl’s night out…or any other gathering where you can eat, drink, and play, then you’ll want to check out Main Event Entertainment which opened recently at Pointe Orlando.

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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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Out and About: Lafayette’s Orlando Serves Up New Brunch at Pointe Orlando

Lafayette’s Orlando is full of southern charm and good food, so when I heard they were now offering a Sunday Brunch, I grabbed Joan and we went to check it out.

Lafayette's Orlando

The restaurant is located on the 2nd Level of Pointe Orlando, in between I-Drive and Universal Blvd, next to sister eateries B.B. King’s and Itta Bena.

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Lafayette’s Orlando Launches Happy Hour and Night Owl Happy Hour Menus

Lafayette’s Orlando may have just opened a few weeks ago, but they aren’t waiting to launch the daily specials.

Lafayette's Orlando

Their Happy Hour runs daily from 4-6pm and features $4 Bud Light & Yuengling Drafts, $5 House Wine and Wells, and $6 Calls for the beverage specials.

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Lafayette’s Will Soft Open Dinner Hours This Weekend With Full Hours Starting July 27

Lafayette’s, a music hall and southern food restaurant, officially opens for business this Monday, July 27, after a weekend of soft openings for dinner.

Lafayettes Shrimp & Grits

Located on the second level of Pointe Orlando on International Drive, Lafayette’s is owned by Beale Street Blues Company, which is based in Memphis, so they know their music and southern food.

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Marlow’s Tavern Throws Midsummer Cocktail Party at Select Locations Through August 3

Summer just started but Marlow’s Tavern is hosting six weeks of Midsummer Cocktail Party fun now through August 3, exclusively at its Winter Park and Pointe Orlando locations.

Marlow's Tavern Midsummer Cocktail Party

Guests are invited to enjoy a classic cocktail party featuring handcrafted drinks, craft beers and bold South African wines. The festive beverages will be accompanied by a menu of authentic South African dishes and the chance to win an once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cape Town, South Africa (sans airfare).

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Taverna Opa Orlando Host First of Three Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners Jun 25

To enlighten the summer taste buds on Greek cuisine, Taverna Opa Orlando will host the first of its Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners on Thursday, June 25.

Taverna Opa Orlando Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners

The June dinner will feature a five-course tasting and wine pairing menu inspired by Air, and highlighting quail as the main dish of the evening. The restaurant’s host Katerina Coumbaros, and wine partners Benziger Family Winery and Luc Belaire, will walk guests through each course and wine pairing.

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Carlos Mencia To Appear at Orlando Improv October 30 – November 2, 2014

 Carlos MenciaComedian Carlos Mencia returns to Orlando for a four-night engagement at the Orlando Improv October 30 through November 2.

After graduating from high school, he decided to try stand-up, performing at amateur nights at The Laugh Factory in L.A., then later showcasing at The Comedy Store. Mencia went on to be named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color”, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, “Moesha” and ‘An Evening at the Improv”.

He then went on to headline several comedy specials for HBO and Comedy Central, which lead to the debut of “Mind of Mencia” on Comedy Central in 2005. Since the show went off the air, Mencia has been consistently touring, and this week he brings his show to Orlando.

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Taverna Opa Orlando Hosts Summer Wine Dinner August 21, 2014

Taverna OpaVisit Greece with Taverna Opa Orlando‘s finale to their summer wine dinner series on Thursday, August 21.

Chef Katerina Coumbaros, has created a final summer five-course tasting menu to compliment fine Greek wine provided by the Republic National Distributing Company to sip away the end of summer.

Cost is $45 per person and the dinner runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Seating is limited, so RSVP to EatGreek@opaorlando.com or call 407-351-8660.

Taverna Opa Orlando is located at 9101 International Drive at Pointe Orlando. For more information, visit opaorlando.com.

Taverna Opa Orlando Hosts Island of Crete Inspired Wine Dinner for Charity July 17, 2014

Taverna Opa Orlando hosts a Island of Crete Inspired Wine DinnerFoodies mark your calendars for Thursday, July 17, when Taverna Opa Orlando hosts a Island of Crete Inspired Wine Dinner, with proceeds benefiting Pet Rescue by Judy.

Explore the culinary delights of the Island of Crete with a five-course tasting and wine-pairing dinner that will feature Judy explaining her pet rescue.

Tickets are $45 per person (plus tax/gratuity) and are available by emailing EatGreek@opaorlando.com or calling 407-351-8660. The dinner begins at 6:30pm.

Taverna Opa is located at 9101 International Dr, at Pointe Orlando. For more information, visit OpaOrlando.com.

Take a Taste of Pointe Orlando on April 27, 2014

Taste of Pointe OrlandoOn Sunday, April 27, Pointe Orlando invites you to enjoy samplings of food from their award-winning restaurants at the Taste of Pointe Orlando.

Participating restaurants include everyone from Adobe Gila’s and Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar to Marlow’s Tavern and Taverna Opa.

Advance tickets are $30, or you can purchase them at the event for $35. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Florida Hospital Esophageal Cancer Program.

For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit PointeOrlando.com.

Orlando Improv Club Announces October 2013 Comedy Line-Up @ImprovOrlando

Looking for a night of laughs? The Orlando Improv has released their line-up of comedians for October 2013.

Orlando ImprovHere are the comics that will be performing at the club:

  • Oct 2 – Pink Collar Comedy Show – $5
  • Oct 3-6 – Loni Love – $17-$20
  • Oct 10-12 – Chris Porter – $11-$13
  • Oct 17-20 – Tommy Davidson – $20
  • Oct 25-27 – Sommore – $25
  • Oct 29 – Miranda Sings – $22
  • Oct 30 – Mick Foley (WWE Wrestler) – $20
  • Oct 31 – Rick Vos – $12

All shows are 21 and over. Tickets are available online or at the Improv box office.

The Orlando Improv is located at the Pointe Orlando shopping center at 9101 International Dr.

Orlando Improv Club Announces September 2013 Comedy Line-Up @ImprovOrlando

Looking for a night of laughs? The Orlando Improv has released their line-up of comedians for September 2013.

Orlando ImprovHere is the schedule for the month:

  • Sep 1 – Cristela Alonzo – $11
  • Sep 4 – Pro & Am Showcase (feat local talent) – $2
  • Sep 6-8 – John Witherspoon – $25
  • Sep 11-12 – Comedy Central’s UP NEXT Certified Talent Search – $10
  • Sep 18 – A Joke Off with Carmen Vallone – $2
  • Sep 19-22 – Pablo Francisco – $20
  • Sep 25 – Shawn Banks – $2
  • Sep 26-28 – Tony Roberts – $17-$20

All shows are 21 and over. Tickets are available online or at the Improv box office.

The Orlando Improv is located at the Pointe Orlando shopping center at 9101 International Dr.

Changes at Pointe Orlando Include a New Hard Knocks Location and Two Departures

Pointe Orlando, Hard KnocksPointe Orlando, the shopping/dining/entertainment complex on I-Drive, near the Orange County Convention Center welcomed a new tenant July 22, when Hard Knocks opened on the second level.

Hard Knocks is an indoor combat simulator, that should fare well with the tourist traffic in that area. It replaces The Pointe Performing Arts Center.

Another business that will soon be departing the second level is long-time tenant Hooters. Its lease expires in December, and it will not renew. No word on what will fill that space yet.

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