Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 21, 2018: MidiCi, Taste! Central Florida, Royal Tea, Duck Donuts, and More

MidiCi, a Neapolitan-style pizza company, is opening its first Florida location in Kissimmee

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new happy hours, charity events, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company has added calzones to their delicious offerings. Baked in a 900 degree wood-burning pizza oven, they are available in 5 versions: Chicken Pesto, Truffle Cream, Spicy Sausage, Meatball, and Four Cheese.

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Out and About: Sampling the Summer Menu at Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando #MarlowsSummer #MarlowsOrlando

Marlow's Tavern - Black and Blue Steak Salad

I recently joined several other bloggers to check out items from Marlow’s Tavern‘s summer menu, as well as a few guest faves, and it was a delicious afternoon.

Marlow’s Tavern is featuring a six-week Summer Celebration menu that includes:

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2018 ICE! Theme Will Be ‘A Christmas Story’ @GaylordPalms #CAGP

The classic holiday film, "A Christmas Story," will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year's Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.

The classic holiday film, “A Christmas Story,” will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.

The hilarious family tale will come to life through hand-carved ice sculptures and displays, inviting guests to relive the film’s iconic scenes such as The Old Man’s Major Award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, and the ultimate triple dog dare at the school’s flagpole.

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Returns Aug 24-Sept 30, 2018

Foodies...get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month

Foodies…get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month, with a bonus preview week August 24-September 30, 2018.

Sponsored by American Express, the program was designed by Visit Orlando to showcase the wide variety of upscale and diverse dining throughout the destination, while also helping children in need.

More than 100 restaurants across the Orlando area will participate, with 19 new to Magical Dining Month. The wide range of venues spans areas from Disney Springs to Restaurant Row near the convention center to Universal Orlando, as well as neighborhood districts in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and beyond.

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Orlando Shakes Hosts 30th Anniversary Season Gala Sept 16, 2018 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to "Orlando Shakes," as a way to better represent the theater's mission and diverse body of work.

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF invites guests to celebrate the opening of their 2018-2019 Season at their 30th Anniversary Season Gala on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

The highlight of the evening will be a one-night-only musical showcase featuring select members of the cast of Orlando Shakes’ production of In the Heights.

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Frightened Rabbit Tribute Show at Will’s Pub July 19 to Benefit TWLOHA

Shows I Go To team up with To Write Love On Her Arms to present a Frightened Rabbit Tribute Show at Will's Pub on July 19, 2018.

Shows I Go To team up with To Write Love On Her Arms to present a Frightened Rabbit Tribute Show at Will’s Pub on July 19, 2018.

The evening will celebrate the life and art of Scott Hutchison, who passed away on May 10, 2018 by suicide.

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Universal Orlando Announces Chucky and Killer Klowns Scare Zones for Halloween Horror Nights 28 #HHN28

Universal Orlando has announced that two 80s horror icons, Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space, will come to life as terrifying scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights 28.

Universal Orlando has announced that two 80s horror icons, Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space, will come to life as terrifying scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights 28.

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Walt Disney World Introduces its Newest Annual Pass and a Summer Pass Add-on 

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Walt Disney World has introduced a new annual pass called Florida Resident Theme Park Select as another option for Florida residents who are looking for access to at least one theme park during most times of the year.

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First Narrators Announced for 2018 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

Walt Disney World has made its first announcement of the narrators scheduled to appear at this year’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot.

Returning favorites include actress/host Whoopi Goldberg; entertainer Pat Sajak; actors Neil Patrick Harris, Chita Rivera, Gary Sinise, Blair Underwood and Edward James Olmos; and Jodi Benson, who voices Ariel in Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid.”

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Orlando Story Club Presents ‘What A Mess!’ at The Abbey July 18, 2018

Orlando Story Club returns to The Abbey on July 18, giving anyone who wishes to tell a personal story a chance. The July event theme is What a Mess!

Orlando Story Club returns to The Abbey on July 18, giving anyone who wishes to tell a personal story a chance.

The July event theme is “What a Mess!,” and those who wish to be storytellers for the evening put their name in a hat. Selected individuals chosen at random get to showcase their story telling for the local community.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 7, 2018: 33 & Melt, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Paddlefish, and More

33 & Melt, the popular Windermere stop for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings, mixology events, free BBQ, chocolate doughnuts, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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33 & Melt, the popular Windermere stop for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, craft beer and more is expanding with a second location in the heart of Downtown Avalon Park.

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