Orlando Area Dining News Roundup August 11, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Highball & Harvest, Foxtail Coffee, and More

Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new openings, national awards, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos [pictured above]. These tacos consist of a tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Instead of chips, Flats will include a side of seasoned fries.

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Velvet Sessions at The Hard Rock Hotel Hosts The Fixx Aug 23, 2018

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will host The Fixx as part of their intimate Velvet Sessions concert series

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will host The Fixx as part of their intimate Velvet Sessions concert series on August 23, 2018.

Often heralded as one of the most innovative bands of the ’80s, The Fixx will perform their instantly recognizable hits “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Red Skies,” “Saved By Zero” and more in the lobby of the exciting Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.

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Central Florida Foodie Events For August 2018

Ruth's Chris Steak Dinner

Summer is winding down, but there are plenty of 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 August 2018:

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Orlando Main Streets’ 4th Annual Restaurant Week Returns Aug 4-11

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The 4th Annual Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week returns to delight foodies with prix fixe menus from August 4-11, 2018.

Participating Main Street restaurant members are offering a select prix fixe menu with established price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30, depending upon lunch or dinner and the restaurant’s normal price point.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 28, 2018: DaJen Eats, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Infusion Tea, and More

Jamaican vegan eatery DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: lots of vegan eats, a champagne dinner, a closing, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Jamaican vegan eatery DaJen Eats Cafe & Creamery will be opening in Eatonville, at 323 E. Kennedy Blvd. (next to the Eatonville Town Hall), on August 1 with several days of soft openings before switching to a regular schedule August 7.

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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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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 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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Sonny’s BBQ Creates 24K Gold Ribs and Plans To Donate 100,000 Meals to Children @sonnysbbq

Sonny's BBQ 24k gold ribs for charity.

To celebrate its Golden Year (50th anniversary), Sonny’s BBQ gave its beloved ribs a golden makeover for charity.

The ribs got a glow-up with 24K gold flakes, truffle butter, exotic salts, along with and a heavy hand of home-grown ingredients local to Sonny’s footprint such as bee pollen from Gainesville, truffle butter form Market 2 Table in Winter Garden, and Bulls Bay Saltworks sea salt from South Carolina

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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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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 23, 2018: PDQ, Pizza Bruno, Foxtail Coffee, and More

PDQ has added the Honey Butter Chicken sandwich to its menu

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

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PDQ restaurant will hold a grand opening for its new Hunter’s Creek location on Sunday, June 24, starting at 10:30am. The first 50 guests in line will receive a $50 PDQ Gift Card, one free meal, and a PDQ swag bag.

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Chef Gary Appelsies Launches Free Central Florida YMCA Summer Food Tour

Chef Gary Appelsies, the Director of Healthy Eating at the YMCA of Central Florida, is launching his Summer Food Fun Tour across Central Florida starting today, June 18, and running through August 8, 2018.

Chef Gary Appelsies, the Director of Healthy Eating at the YMCA of Central Florida, is launching his Summer Food Fun Tour across Central Florida starting today, June 18, and running through August 8, 2018.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Chef Appelsies will be visiting Y’s across the region, from Titusville to Ocala, to teach parents and their kids about healthy eating and cooking.

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