Orlando Dining News Round-Up July 22, 2016: Emeril’s Orlando, DoveCote, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops

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

Happy Hour at Emeril's Orlando - Oysters

The Happy Hour at Emeril’s Orlando just got better, with the addition of $1 oysters. From 3-6pm daily, guests can enjoy fresh oysters for $1 each, in addition to the $5 small plates and half-priced beers and well drinks. Emeril’s is located at Universal Orlando CityWalk.

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Where to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week 2015 in Orlando

Here in Orlando, we take our craft beer seriously, and with good reason. We have a wealth of great places serving, and even brewing, their own incredible craft beer selections.

CitySurfing Orlando's picks for celebrating American Craft Beer Week in Orlando.

American Craft Beer Week is an annual event that celebrates the craft beers brewed in this country. This year’s event starts today, May 11, and runs through May 17.

So if you’re looking for a place to celebrate American Craft Beer Week 2015 in Orlando, here are some events you might want to check out:

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Mid-Week Break: Orlando Around the Web for March 09, 2011

While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.

So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading:

The Orlando Sentinel’s Kelly Fitzpatrick reviews Vain Nightclub and previews the new Touch Orlando – both downtown.

Shaila Dewan of the NY Times spends 36 Hours in Orlando and didn’t go near the theme parks.

The Disney Food Blog visits Le Cellier at Epcot and reviews their new “Signature” dinner menu. Based on the prices, I can say I won’t be eating there again. Nine dollars for a bowl of cheddar beer soup? I don’t think so Disney.

Back at the Orlando Sentinel, Jim Abbot reviews last Saturday’s Kid Rock show at the UCF Arena.

The Travelin’ Gringo is reporting from the heart of Daytona’s Bike Week.

Orlando food blogger Scott Joseph reviews Breakfast at Dexter’s of Thornton Park this week.

The Daily City takes a trip to the weekly Sand Lake Farmers Market in Dr. Phillips. I can’t find my friend at Mountain Creek Candles in the photos, though.

Speaking of Dr. Phillips, Kim from Pulse of Central Florida beat me to checking out the World of Beer. A HUGE beer selection and live music on the weekends? Sounds like a win-win.

Finally, Tasty Chomps tracks down The Crooked Spoon food truck for lunch. Lots of yummy photos.

Two Events for Beer Fans in Orlando on February 3

Like Beer? Busy February 3? If you answered yes and no to those questions – in that order – then I have two events you won’t want to miss.

The first takes place at Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. What? You didn’t know there was a brewpub at Disney? Yes, there is and it’s really good beer, too, due to the fact that it’s run by the same company that owns Gordon Biersch Brewery.

This Thursday, February 3, from 2-6pm, Big River Grille will be tapping their newest creation, Spiced Hefeweizen. It’s described as a German-style wheat beer spiced with coriander and orange peel. During the event, guests can get $2 pints of the new beer.

A short drive away, in Dr. Phillips, the recently opened World of Beer will be hosting the Orlando Weekly’s party for the release of the February 2011 issue of their popular Drink magazine.

From 5:30-8pm, those in attendance can enjoy complimentary Shipyard beer, and Thursday’s are also ladies night, so if you’re female, it’s a good night to go to World of Beer for this event. The Dr. Phillips location is at The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips (at the corner of Sand Lake and Dr. Phillips Blvd).

The creative beer fan could even time it so it’s possible to attend both events.

Just sayin’…

World of Beer Coming to Dr. Phillips

Was driving through the parking lot at the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips (corner of Dr. Phillips and Sand Lake Rd.) earlier this week when I spied this sign:

I went online to the World of Beer website and there’s no date set for its opening. It just says “Fall 2010” on the site. Looking inside, it seems as though there’s quite a bit of construction yet to happen.

According to the Facebook page, the store will carry over 500 beers. My kind of store!  I’ll definitely be there to check it out when it opens.

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