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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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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