Out and About: Magical Dining at Taverna Opa in Orlando .. #TavernaOpa #VisitOrlando #MagicalDining

Taverna Opa - magical dining 2022

Taverna Opa has been delighting Orlando foodies for years with its Greek food and fun, and CitySurfing Orlando was recently invited to a media preview of its Visit Orlando Magical Dining Menu.

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Out and About: Tasting the New BBQ Bowls at Sonny’s BBQ .. @SonnysBBQ #OrlandoBBQ

BBQ Bowls at Sonny's BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ recently introduced a new limited-time menu item called BBQ Bowls, and we were invited to a local location for a taste test.

We visited the Lee Vista location in Orlando, which is our favorite location of the brand, shortly before the dinner rush to try this new menu offering.

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Out and About: Experiencing ‘Electric Ocean’ at SeaWorld Orlando .. #SeaWorldOrlando #ElectricOcean

'Electric Ocean' at SeaWorld Orlando

Last weekend CitySurfing Orlando was invited to a media event to experience the return of “Electric Ocean” nights at SeaWorld Orlando.

We had several hours to experience the park and its offerings, and here’s what we thought:

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Out and About: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Dr. Phillips Center .. #JCSTheMusical #DrPhillipsCenter #OrlandoArts #OrlandoBroadwaySeries

Jesus Christ Superstar 50th anniversary tour cast
Photo by Matthew Murphy, Evan Zimmerman

I’ve been a fan of “Jesus Christ Superstar” since I was a child when my mom took me to see first the movie, then the actual theater production, in the 70s.

I then had a chance to see the 1992 touring production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” with the movie’s stars Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson.

So I super excited to see the current touring production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” celebrating 50 years of the show, which is at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando this week.

This production is different from what I’ve experienced before, but it was still very thrilling to watch.

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Out and About: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Puts on Lively and Entertaining Show at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando .. @FrozenBroadway @DrPhillipsCtr #FrozenMusical #OrlandoArts #OrlandoBroadwaySeries

Disney's 'Frozen' - Anna and cast - photographer Deen van Meer
Photo: Disney’s Frozen; photographer Deen van Meer

This weekend I attended one of the first shows of Disney’s “Frozen” at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando as part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 21/22 season, and I found it to be an energetic, fun, and hilarious telling of the story.

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Out and About: A Tasting of The Hall On The Yard in Ivanhoe Village .. #TheHallOnTheYard #DiningReview #OrlandoFoodHalls #OrlandoDining

The Hall On The Yard

We were recently invited to check out the menu offerings at The Hall On The Yard, a new food hall located in Ivanhoe Village.

The venue houses nine different restaurants all serving up specialized menus from Asian to American, from seafood and gigantic burgers to vegetarian and vegan. The open kitchens are all on the ground floor of the two-story building, and include: Chef & I, Daily Bread Bakers, Fork & Hen, Huli Bowl, Humbl, Pasión, Spice Affair, True Island Cuisine, and Wabi Sabi.

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Out and About: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando .. @AintTooProud @DrPhillipsCtr #OrlandoArts #BroadwayInOrlando #OrlandoBroadwaySeries

Ain't Too Proud...The Life and times of The Temptations

Last night (Jan.25) I attended the opening night of “Ain’t Too Proud…The Life and times of The Temptations” at the Dr. Phillips Center, and it was a phenomenal show!

As the title alludes, the Broadway hit is a musical story of The Temptations, a group of men from Detroit who hit the top of the charts in the 60s and 70s and became the greatest R&B group of all time.

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Out and About: Live Entertainment and a New Menu Return to Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando .. #MangosOrlando #IDrive @OrlandoMangos

Mango's Tropical Café in Orlando

This past weekend, Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando officially brought back its popular entertainment offerings and a new dinner menu for guests to enjoy, and I attended a media preview of both.

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Out and About: Hawkers Asian Street Food Has Fun New Cocktails for the 2021 Holidays .. #EatHawkers #OrlandoRestaurants #OrlandoDrinks

Hawker's Asian Street Food Has Fun New Cocktails for the 2021 Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Hawkers Asian Street Food, as they’ve rolled out their 2021 Holiday Cocktail menu.

We were recently invited to check out these cocktails, and I have to say it’s an interesting and tasty mix of flavors for most every palate.

These Holiday cocktails are available at all locations until December 31, and pair really well with Hawker’s great food.

Here’s what they’re offering this year:

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