Central Florida Foodie Events for July 2018

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Summer is in full swing and there are some great foodie events happening this month. From pop-ups to full dinners with wine pairings to educational foodie events, there is something to speak to your inner foodie.

Here are the Central Florida Foodie Events for July 2018:

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JULY 1

Fuel Orlando – Sneak Peek
The bar is about ready to officially open and invites everyone to an all-day happy hour with food and drink specials. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

The Gnarley Barley, Orlando – Gnarly Brunch w/ Barrel of Monks
No cover. Items are a la carte. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Tuffy’s Bottle Shop, Orlando – BBQ Brunch with Swine & Sons
No cover. Items are a la carte. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JULY 4

Highball & Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando – Independence Day Feast
Cost: $75 adults; $30 kids 12 and under
Enjoy a southern style buffet, Florida craft beers, cask wines, hand crafted cocktails, and live entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JULY 6

The Nook on Robinson, Orlando – Orlandough Pop-Up
Local handcrafted artisan doughnut vendor Orlandough will do a pop-up, including vegan and gluten-free items. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JULY 7

The District at Mills 50, Orlando – Burnam Pop-Up
Enjoy vegan soul food at this pop-up. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Norman’s at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando – Domaine Wine Dinner
Norman’s is teaming up with Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery to host a five-course dinner featuring Domaine Serene’s exquisite wines. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JULY 8

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Orlando – Family Food Truck Day
Trucks scheduled to participate are: Açaí Concept, Adão Gourmet, Steak it easy, Chicken Bites, Gourmet Popcorn Club, Only, Jaber, Frankie Farrells, Churros & Cream e Jour de Crepe. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JULY 10

Paddlefish, Disney Springs – Rooftop Wine Experience
Cost: $40
Paddlefish at Disney Springs is hosting a summer wine series on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through August. It includes a discussion lead by the Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from the kitchen. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando – Food for Thought Tour
During this one-hour information session you will learn more about who is hungry in our community and then take a walking tour of the food bank to see how they operate. Lunch is also provided. Visit the event’s registration page for more information.

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JULY 14

Bites & Bubbles, Orlando – Bastille Day Wine Dinner
Cost: $75
Enjoy a French-themed 4-course dinner with wine pairings. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Cheyenne Saloon, Orlando – Tacos & Tequila
Cost: $30 general; $50 VIP; $20 Designated Driver
Taco and tequila samples included in ticket. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JULY 15

The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park –A Low Country Dinner w/Guest Chef Jacob Huder
The restaurant continues its Guest Chef Series a dinner prepared by Chefs James Petrakis & Nick Sierputowski of The Ravenous Pig, and guest Chef Jacob Huder of The Macintosh in Charleston, SC.  Tickets are $75 (+ tax/gratuity), and include 4-courses of the Chefs’ takes on classic low country cuisine, plus hors d’oeuvres, and reception cocktail from WhistlePig Whiskey. Call 407-628-2333 to reserve seats.

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JULY 17

Frontera Cocina, Disney Springs – An Evening with Rick Bayless
Chef Rick Bayless will personally prepare meals for guests at Frontera Cocina from 6-8pm. Try new Riviera Maya Yucatán-inspired menu, as well as your regular favorites. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Lake Nona YMCA, Lake Nona – Summer Meals in a Snap with Chef Gary Appelsies
In this 5pm class, find out how to use some common leftovers and basic pantry staples. Recipe: Summer Fish Tacos. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

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JULY 18

J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Mary – Summer Meals in a Snap with Chef Gary Appelsies
In this afternoon class, find out how to use some common leftovers and basic pantry staples. Recipe: Summer Fish Tacos. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

Oviedo YMCA, Oviedo – Summer Meals in a Snap with Chef Gary Appelsies
In this morning class, find out how to use some common leftovers and basic pantry staples. Recipe: Summer Fish Tacos. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

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JULY 19

Titusville YMCA, Titusville – Summer Meals in a Snap with Chef Gary Appelsies
In this evening class, find out how to use some common leftovers and basic pantry staples. Recipe: Summer Fish Tacos. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

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JULY 21

Highball & Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando – Summer Food & Booze Series: Rum
Cost: $35 per person; includes small dish and featured beverage.
The class will feature a variety of rums from different areas, their unique characteristics and how they come together to create the original and classic cocktails. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Orlando Brewing, Orlando – Louisiana Crawfish Boil
Cost: $30
They will be offering all you can eat crawfish for 2 hours only. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JULY 23

Downtown YMCA, Orlando – Summer Meals in a Snap with Chef Gary Appelsies
In this class, find out how to use some common leftovers and basic pantry staples. Recipe: Summer Fish Tacos. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

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JULY 24

Paddlefish, Disney Springs – Rooftop Wine Experience
Cost: $40
Paddlefish at Disney Springs is hosting a summer wine series on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through August. It includes a discussion lead by the sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from the kitchen. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando – Food for Thought Tour
During this one-hour information session you will learn more about who is hungry in our community and then take a walking tour of the food bank to see how they operate. Lunch is also provided. Visit the event’s registration page for more information.

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JULY 28

Swine & Sons, Winter Park – DeliFresh Threads Sandwich Eat-Up
Join other sandwich enthusiasts at this monthly meet-up that tries out different sandwich places around Central Florida. Free to attend; just pay for what you order.

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JULY 30

Lake Nona YMCA, Lake Nona – Steer Your Cart to Smarter Decisions with Chef Gary Appelsies
This class will teach the basics of grocery shopping, like how to read food labels, and shopping on a budget. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

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JULY 31

J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Mary – Steer Your Cart to Smarter Decisions with Chef Gary Appelsies
This class will teach the basics of grocery shopping, like how to read food labels, and shopping on a budget. Free to all, not just YMCA members. Read our story for more information.

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