While Central Florida isn’t fully within the path of Monday’s solar eclipse, our area is expected to get about 85-88% of the eclipse.
And in the Orlando area, that’s enough reason to celebrate with special events, and even food and drink.
So if you want to get in on the fun, here are some places you can go (most events run 1pm to 4pm, with prime viewing to take place around 2:45pm):
In the wake of the shooting tragedy this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has come together and shown that we are truly One Orlando. In recent days, several vigils have been held, and several more are scheduled for this weekend.
The night of June 13, a vigil was held in downtown Orlando on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, limited menus, new openings, and a few closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The Ravenous Pig has ended their lunch menu and are now only serving a dinner menu. The good news is they have also launched a new summer dinner menu with items like King Salmon, Seminole Pride Beef, Raw Oysters and Brandade Ravioli. (Above photo courtesy The Ravenous Pig)
Sister restaurant Cask & Larder is now open on Mondays starting June 6. To celebrate the first Monday, they are offering Pig Head Carnitas Steam Buns & 2 Beers for $25
In this week’s dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, limited menus, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Emeril’s at Universal Orlando has a new head chef, Doug Braselman, and he’s introducing a new spring menu that will feature a lot of locally bought ingredients.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is opening across from the main UCF campus, and to celebrate, the restaurant is offering FREE build-your-own artisanal pizza on September 4.
From 11am to 11pm, anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook can grab a free made-to-order pizza.
High energy band Fitz & The Tantrums are bringing their show to Orlando for one night only at the CFE Arena at UCF on Thursday, September 11.
The group formed in 2008, in Los Angeles, and released their debut studio album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, in 2010. They have been a hit with both critics and fans since, but it was this summer’s mega-smash single, “The Walker,” that catapulted them into just about every playlist out there (not to mention a few dozen commercials).
The DoubleTree by Hilton lodging brand announced it has opened a new Orlando location near the University of Central Florida main campus on August 13.
Located at 12125 High Tech Ave, this hotel underwent an multi-million dollar eight-month conversion process from the former Holiday Inn that occupied the spot. The six-story building features 246 renovated rooms with an updated exterior and lobby as well.
The guest rooms and suites are equipped with an ergonomic desk, Serta Perfect Sleeper beds and contemporary electronic door locks, along with DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, a large outdoor swimming pool, a complimentary 24-hour business center, and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
It is also home to the upscale Mingos Restaurant & Lounge in the Orlando area. Executive chef Luis J. Negron, originally from the downtown location, is shaping the menu, which will offer popular steak and seafood dishes prepared with a creative flair and using locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood brought in daily by local day boats.
For more information, or to make a reservation, visit orlandoeastucfarea.doubletree.com or call 407-275-9000.