Out and About: Fairwind’s Broadway in Orlando presents ‘Tootsie’ at Dr. Phillips Center at Dr. Phillips Center .. @DrPhillipsCtr #TootsietheMusical #OrlandoArts

Tootsie the Musical

As a reviewer, I feel it’s my responsibility to be upfront with any original sin that may influence your decision to see a particular show. Closer followers of Broadway know that when “Tootsie” debuted, it had its share of critics for a host of reasons. I fall somewhere in the middle of most of them, but my largest criticism of the show is potentially an existential one.

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Out and About: LEGOLAND Florida Celebrates 10th Birthday + Announces New Attractions and Events .. @LEGOLANDFlorida #LEGOLANDFlorida #ThemeParkNews

Out and About: LEGOLAND Florida Celebrates 10th Birthday

This past weekend, CitySurfing Orlando attended the 10th Birthday Celebration at LEGOLAND Florida, and we learned about a bunch of new attractions and events planned for the coming year.

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Out and About: Family-Style Dining at Mia’s Italian Kitchen on I-Drive .. @MiasItalian_Orl #MiasItalianKitchen #DiningReview

Out and About: Family-Style Dining at Mia's Italian Kitchen on I-Drive

Mia’s Italian Kitchen is one of my favorite places to eat on I-Drive, and we were recently invited to try out their Family-Style Dining menu.

The Family-Style Dining menu features most of the restaurants All-Day menu of appetizers, pasta, pizza, and more, and for $35 per person, you can enjoy as much as you want from the available options.

My guest and I arrived hungry so we could try a little bit of everything, but the menu was still more than a match for us.

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Out and About: Magical Dining at Amatista Cookhouse at Loew’s Sapphire Falls Resort .. #MagicalDining @VisitOrlando #LoewsHotels #AmatistaCookhouse

Magical Dining at Amatista Cookhouse at Loew's Sapphire Falls Resort

For my birthday this year, I choose to experience the Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Amatista Cookhouse at Loew’s Sapphire Falls Resort, and my guest and I tried nearly everything off the MD menu.

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Out and About: Walt Disney World Opens Space 220 Restaurant at EPCOT .. #Space220 #EPCOT #DisneyDining #WaltDisneyWorld

Space 220 Restaurant at EPCOT - grand opening

Yesterday I attended the opening dedication ceremony at Walt Disney World for the new Space 220 restaurant at EPCOT, then had a chance to sample the lunch menu.

The ceremony featured executives from Patina Restaurant Group, Delaware North (Patina Restaurant Group’s parent company), Disney, and very special guests Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse (as seen above).

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Out and About: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining at JALEO at Disney Springs .. #VisitOrlando #MagicalDining #Jaleo #DisneySprings

Magical Dining at JALEO at Disney Springs

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is in full swing and I decided to treat myself to JALEO at Disney Springs.

The restaurant is from James Beard-award winning chef, José Andrés, and offers tapas and small plates influenced by Spain.

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Out and About: Awakened Auras Co. in Downtown Kissimmee Stocks Crystals and More For Sale .. #AwakenedAurasCo #DowntownKissimmee #Kissimmee #MetaphysicalArts #ShopLocal

Awakened Auras Co. in Downtown Kissimmee

On a recent visit to downtown Kissimmee with friends, I discovered a cute little shop called Awakened Auras Co. that offers crystals and other metaphysical arts items for sale.

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Out and About: Limbhelados Serves Up Luscious Frozen Desserts in Downtown Kissimmee .. #Limbhelados #Limber #Kissimmee #EatLocal

Limbhelados Serves Up Luscious Frozen Desserts in Downtown Kissimmee

On a recent weekend exploring downtown Kissimmee with friends, we happened upon Limbhelados, which serves up Puerto Rican frozen desserts called Limber.

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Out and About: Hawkers Celebrates 10 Years with Flashback Drinks and More .. #EatHawkers @EatHawkers #HappyBirthdayHawkers #OrlandoDrinks #EatLocal

Hawkers birthday drinks 2021

Last week I told you that Orlando’s own Hawkers is celebrating 10 years in business, and I got a chance to preview the special drink menu over the weekend. You’re going to love it!

Starting tomorrow, July 14, Hawkers will be serving up the following libations for those of legal drinking age through August 24:

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Out and About: Foxtail Coffee Pairs with Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream and Ravenous Pig Brewing for New Winter Park Location .. @FoxtailCoffee @KellysHMIC @RavenousPig #OrlandoCoffee #OrlandoIceCream #CentralFLBreweries

Foxtail Coffee has teamed up with Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream and Ravenous Pig Brewing for a new Winter Park location

Foxtail Coffee has teamed up with fellow Central Florida businesses Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream and Ravenous Pig Brewing for a new Winter Park location, and I was invited to check it out.

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Out and About: Smoke and Donuts Will Satisfy BBQ Fans and Sweet Tooths Alike .. #SmokeAndDonuts #OrlandoBBQ #OrlandoDonuts #Foodies

Orlando's Smoke and Donuts

Orlando’s Smoke and Donuts has been making a name for itself with local foodies, and I recently headed to A la Cart Orlando to check them out.

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Out and About: Smokemade Meats + Eats Brings Central Texas-Style BBQ to Pop-Ups Around Orlando .. #SmokemadeMeats #OrlandoBBQ #Foodies #EatLocal

Smokemade Meats + Eats Central Texas-Style BBQ

Orlando pitmaster Tyler Brunache is bringing Central Texas-style BBQ to Central Florida foodies via his Smokemade Meats + Eats, and I caught up with him at a recent pop-up appearance at Redlight Redlight to check out his offerings.

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Out and About: 9 Cool Things That I Discovered About White Castle Orlando .. @WhiteCastle #WhiteCastleOrlando #OrlandoRestaurants

White Castle Orlando - sliders

Yesterday, May 3, the World’s Largest White Castle opened in Orlando…did you get to check it out?

Well, last week, I was invited to a media preview, which I talked about yesterday, but today, I’m going to tell you about the nine things I discovered about the restaurant that I think are pretty cool.

Are you ready? Here we go:

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Out and About: Visiting The World’s Largest White Castle in Orlando .. @WhiteCastle #WhiteCastleOrlando #OrlandoRestaurants

White Castle Orlando slider

Today, the World’s Largest White Castle opens in Orlando, but last week, I was invited to a
media preview to check out the restaurant and try some of the menu.

The last time I’d been to a White Castle was about 30 years ago on a trip to Chicago, and I didn’t realize how big the menu has gotten.

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Out and About: Breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company in Celebration .. @MapleStreetBisc #OrlandoRestaurants

Maple Street Biscuit Company - Dining Review

On a recent morning my friend and I found ourselves passing through Celebration and decided to check out Maple Street Biscuit Company for some morning sustenance.

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