Out and About: Enjoying Brews and Food at The Polite Pig at Disney Springs

Coffee-Rubbed Brisket and Whiskey Caramel Brussels Sprouts

You might not think you can get good BBQ at Disney Springs, but thanks to the opening of The Polite Pig in April 2017, you now can.

I recently attended a beer and food pairing at the eatery, but they were nice enough to let me try a few other items, as well.

The Polite Pig is from the same people that brought you the outstanding Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder, so I expected a quality selection of BBQ, and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 26, 2018: Fresh Kitchen, Teak Neighborhood Grill, K Restaurant, and More

Healthy eating on the east side of Orlando just got easier as Fresh Kitchen opens in Waterford Lakes Town Center this weekend.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a closing, anniversaries, and a chef dinner. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Fresh Kitchen will open their newest location on May 7 in SoDo at 2855 South Orange Avenue. It will be the healthy, build-your-own-bowl concept’s second Orlando location and seventh in Florida. You can read our review of the Waterford Lakes location to learn more about it.

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Will’s Pub Hosts Poca’s Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive April 29, 2018

If you like it hot, you'll want to check out Poca's Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive at Will's Pub on Sunday, April 29.

If you like it hot, you’ll want to check out Poca’s Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive at Will’s Pub on Sunday, April 29.

There will be plenty of food, from the cook-off recipes featuring Poca’s Hot Sauces, to free tacos from 2:30-5:30pm.

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Science of Wine Returns to Orlando Science Center on April 28, 2018 @orlandoscience

Uncork your inner sommelier and scientist at the 8th annual Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Uncork your inner sommelier and scientist at the 8th annual Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Presented by Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits, Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 22, 2018: Krispy Kreme, Susuru, Little Blue Donut Co, and More

Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new happy hour, and doughnuts. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Earlier this year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts held a poll and let fans vote on what the next specialty glaze should be. Lemon won, and it will be available in all Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations for one week only from April 23-29, 2018.

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SeaWorld Orlando Extends Seven Seas Food Festival Through April 29

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival - Empanada Loco

By popular demand, SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival has been extended through April 29, offering guests an additional two weekends to explore the 60 unique eats, 70 craft brews, and 50 wines and spirits.

For the remaining two weeks, the event takes delicious inspiration from Latin American flavor and tradition.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hosts Tiffins Talks Dining Events to Celebrate 20th Anniversary 

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park will host a series of Tiffins Talks Dining Events from April 22 to May 4.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park will host a series of Tiffins Talks Dining Events from April 22 to May 4.

Tiffins Talks are intimate dining experiences that allow guests to enjoy specialty food and beverages that complement the topics shared by animal and conservation experts.

The events schedule, including speakers, is as follows:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 14, 2018: Hawkers, K Restaurant, Sus Hi Eatstation, and More

Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be opening its second Central Florida location at The Grove in Windermere on Wednesday, April 18.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, and an anniversary special. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be opening its second Central Florida location at The Grove in Windermere on Wednesday, April 18 [update: New open date is Monday, April 23]. The restaurant features 4500-sq-ft, with 150 seats and a dog-friendly patio (above photo).

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Crossroads Shopping Center Near Disney to Close for I-4 Expansion Project

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.

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.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently negotiating to buy the Crossroads, according to Growth Spotter, and they have the lone appraisal of $145 million for the property.

FDOT plans to eventually reconfigure an Interstate 4 interchange at State Road 535 with a design that would require demolition of the shopping center.

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A First Look at the Menu for Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Releases First Look at Woody's Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In the new Toy Story Land that opens June 30th at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosWoody’s Lunch Box will serve up classic on-the-go items with a creative twist, and we’ve had a look at the menu.

In Andy’s imagination, even toys have to grab a bite to eat now and then, so he took a vintage Woody-themed lunch box and propped it open with a giant thermos to create a picnic for his green army men.

While Andy’s away, Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. Guests will even spot green army men in a nearby lookout tower, standing watch for Andy’s return.

Food items on the menu include:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 7, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Lion’s Pride, DOMU, and More

Tijuana Flats burrito with beans and rice.

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

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Celebrate National Beer Day 2018 with these Central Florida Events and Breweries

National Beer Day is tomorrow, April 7, and there are a variety of events and local breweries to enjoy a brew or two.  Here are CitySurfing Orlando's picks for celebrating this historical American day.

National Beer Day is tomorrow, April 7, and there are a variety of events and local breweries to enjoy a brew or two (or more).

This date was designated National Beer Day because on his day in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Despite the low ABV, Americans were thrilled to be able to purchase beer for the first time in thirteen years.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating this historical American day:

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The Habit Charity Challenge Will Take Place April 7 at all Central Florida Habit Burger Grill Locations

Habit Burger Grill's new Guacamole Crunch Charburger featuring the juicy, award-winning Charburger topped with a perfectly crisp tostada shell, fresh, house made guacamole pico de gallo, melted cheese, and a zesty, ancho chile lime sauce made in house. The new, south-of-the-border inspired Charburger is served on a toasted sesame seed bun with crisp, shredded lettuce, tomato and pickles.

Want to enjoy a delicious meal while giving back to your local community? Join the “Make Giving A Habit” charity challenge on Saturday, April 7, at all three Central Florida locations of Habit Burger Grill.

Enjoy award-winning Charburgers, signature sandwiches, hand-cut salads, and more all while giving back to the local community!

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Central Florida Foodie Events For April 2018

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April 2018 offers a lot of spring dining for Central Florida foodies. There are so many special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.

Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out:

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