Central Florida Foodie Events For February 2019 #OrlandoFoodies

BBQ Brisket being sliced.

February is considered the month of love because of Valentine’s Day, but if you love food, there are a lot of Central Florida foodie events to make you happy.

Take a look at all the events happening in February 2019 (PS: It seems the code words for February are chili, chocolate, and BBQ):

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FDOT Decides to Let Disney-Built Crossroad Shopping Center Tenants Stay Until August 2021

After 20 years of operation, it looks like the Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista shopping center will be closed to make way for new ramps planned for the I-4 Ultimate Expansion project.

Last year we reported that FDOT was planning to put an off-ramp where the Crossroad Shopping Center sits in Lake Buena Vista, but it appears that the tenants will have a little more time.

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Central Florida Foodie Events for January 2019 **UPDATED** #OrlandoFoodies

Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts — $9.50, DDP Snack Credit Eligible. Whipped Herb Cream Cheese with Sea Salt (V); Chicken Mousse with Fresh Herbs and Everything Bagel Seasoning; Spicy Tuna with Sriracha Mayonnaise and Sesame Seeds.

Welcome to 2019 my fellow Central Florida Foodies! If you’re not still in a food coma from the holidays, there are many delicious food-centric events happening for Central Florida foodies.

Are you hungry? Good, because here’s a listing of January 2019 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Christmas Dinner In Orlando 2018

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Christmas Dinner in Orlando 2014

Christmas dinner is an annual tradition enjoyed by families, but sometimes you don’t feel like cooking or you’re on vacation in Orlando and want to enjoy your Christmas dinner out at a restaurant.

There are a lot of places to enjoy a holiday meal in the Orlando area, but here are some of our picks for restaurants serving up feasts on Christmas Day 2018:

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2018 Universal Orlando Holidays Food and Drink Guide #UniversalOrlando

Here is a list of the Universal Orlando holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them

In addition to the holiday fun at the Universal Orlando parks, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™, and the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, there are also limited-time holiday treats to enjoy.

Here is a list of the holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them:  Read more

2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Food and Drink Guide

Epcot at night

It used to be that Epcot only offered special eats during the Food & Wine Festival. Now EVERY Epcot festival offers food and drink to sample…and the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays has a whole “World” to sample.

With 12 Holiday Kitchens as well as additional locations throughout the park, there are deliciously festive dishes around every corner of the World Showcase. Read more

Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up for Dec 5, 2018: Wondermade, PokéStop, Orange County Brewers, and More

Sanford's Wondermade is opening a seasonal pop-up store at the North Quarter Market

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several openings, special deals, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Central Florida Foodie Events for December 2018 **UPDATED** #OrlandoFoodies

Epcot Holiday Kitchens - pastrami on rye

We’re in the midst of the 2018 holiday season, so of course there are many delicious food-centric events happening for Central Florida foodies.

Are you hungry? Good, because here’s a listing of December 2018 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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Out and About: Oklahoma Joe’s Brings Competition Quality BBQ to Central Florida #OklahomaJoesOneDaytona

Award-winning BBQ brand Oklahoma Joe's BBQ has opened its first Florida location at One Daytona in Daytona Beach, and we were invited to a media preview to sample of the menu.

Award-winning BBQ brand Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ has opened its first Florida location at One Daytona in Daytona Beach, and we were invited to a media preview to sample of the menu.

There are a lot of great BBQ places in Central Florida, but what sets Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ apart from the rest is its history.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving 2018 in Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Orlando

Thanksgiving is a holiday of food, family, and fun, but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take care of the cooking…and the dishes. If this sounds like you, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday in Orlando.

If you don’t already have reservations, here are some of our picks for places to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the Orlando area:

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Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up – November 10: Urbain 40, Ford’s Garage, Taverna Opa, and More

Read the CitySurfing Orlando review of the 2018 Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Urbain 40 American Brasserie in Dr. Phillips by Michelle Snow.

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

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If you missed Urbain 40 in Dr. Phillips during this fall’s Magical Dining month, the restaurant is offering a November prix fixe menu with many of the same amazing dishes.

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Central Florida Foodie Events for November 2018

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Mezzi Rigatoni

We’re rounding the corner into the Holidays, but there are still plenty of delicious food-centric events happening for Central Florida foodies.

Are you hungry? Good, because here’s a listing of November 2018 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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Out and About: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Offers Great Comfort Food for a Great Price

Cheddar's New Orleans Pasta and Chicken Tender Parmesan.

Sometimes you want some delicious comfort food but don’t want to slave over a stove. If that’s you, head over to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for a mouthwatering feast.

I was recently invited to try some new menu items, as well as a few favorites, and I have to say I’m going to become a regular at Cheddar’s.

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WDW Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns for 9th Year Oct 26-28

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27-28, 2017 with new dishes and themed areas.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its ninth year October 26-28, 2018 with new dishes and themed areas.

Culinary offerings during the event will feature cuisine from the resort’s own award-winning restaurants: Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo, and more, with wine and spirits samplings from around the globe.

This year’s menus feature returning fan favorites alongside creative new dishes and offer attendees more than 90 food and beverage stations, 10 seminars, and five themed areas to enjoy.

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Out and About: Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates National Pulled Pork Day 2018 with New Limited Menu Items

Sonny's BBQ, at Lee Vista

National Pulled Pork Day is October 12, and Sonny’s BBQ, which originated the food holiday, has created three limited-time menu items to celebrate.

CSO was invited this week to preview these items, and Sonny’s Head Pitmaster Bryan Mroczka has crafted some uniquely delicious dishes.

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