Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 1, 2018: Zero Degrees, Paddlefish, Pharmacy, and More

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In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, new menu items, special food and wine events, and free beer. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Zero Degrees is holding Grand Opening celebrations for its first Florida location in Orlando the weekend of June 9-10, 2018. The Asian-Hispanic fusion eatery specializes in spicy mango slushies and Hot Cheetos elotes. The Orlando location is at 5282 W Colonial Dr (near Kirkman Rd).


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Paddlefish at Disney Springs is hosting a summer wine series on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through August. Cost is $40 per event, and 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.

The restaurant is also celebrating its 2018 Orlando Magazine Dining Awards win as “Best Seafood Restaurant” with a decadent 5-course wine pairing dinner showcasing the Best of Paddlefish on July 13. Guests will be greeted on Paddlefish’s 360 view rooftop with Mini Maine Lobster Rolls and champagne before diving into carefully crafted dishes that feature fresh catches, full flavors and fabulous wine. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Guests must be 21+ to attend all events.

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SeaWorld Orlando is offering FREE beer through September 2, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close. Guests 21 years of age and older can visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio and receive up to two complimentary 7-ounce beers per visit. The park will rotate domestic and seasonal beer offerings throughout the summer starting off with SeaWorld’s very own Mako Red Ale.

Sister park Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is also offering FREE beer, through August 5, 2018. Guests age 21 and older can enjoy two complimentary beer samples from the Garden Gate Café each day they visit the park. Featured flavors will change throughout the Summer. Guest favorites will be featured on rotation throughout the Summer, including Bud Light, Yuengling, Shock Top, Miller Light, MIA 305 and Founders All Day IPA.

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Join Pharmacy on Saturday, June 2, as they host a Charlie Chaplin Night with an evening filled with casino-style gaming and delicious cocktails. Ticket price is $25 per person, and includes access to the special fete, a cup of the special “A Day ot Wasted” punch, and gaming chips to take a chance at poker or craps to win Pharmacy prizes. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info or to reserve.

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Voodoo Doughnut at Universal Orlando celebrates National Doughnut Day today by unveiling the Universal Orangesicle doughnut. Inspired by a summertime ice cream favorite, the new doughnut is exclusive to Universal Orlando and will be available daily.

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The Melting Pot is offering a new weekend lunch special. From noon to 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, $19 per person gets you a cheese fondue, salad, and a chocolate fondue. Add on bottomless mimosas for $10 per person.

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That’s it for this week. If you have any Central Florida dining news to share, drop it in comments or send it to us via our contact form. We’ll credit you if we use it.


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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