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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Out and About: Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show Debuts at LEGOLAND Florida! .. #LEGOLANDFlorida #BuiltForKids #BrickbeardsWatersportsStuntShow #Be10Too #Pirates

Brickbeard's Watersports Stunt Show Debuts at LEGOLAND Florida

This weekend, a brand new permanent stunt show opens up at LEGOLAND Florida, and it’s called Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show. I got to enjoy a media preview of this new show, and I can tell you it’s fun for all ages.

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Out and About: Playing in the Museum of Illusions Orlando at ICON Park .. #MuseumofIllusionsOrlando #ICONPark #VisitOrlando

Museum of Illusions Orlando at ICON Park

As we mentioned earlier in January, Orlando has a new attraction to enjoy, the Museum of Illusions Orlando at ICON Park. This weekend, we stopped by for a visit to check out what it has to offer.

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Out and About: Lunch at Hawkers Asian Street Food in Windermere .. @EatHawkers #OrlandoRestaurants #VisitOrlando

Hawkers Asian Street Fare dining review

It’s been a while since I last ate at Hawkers Asian Street Food, so when I stopped by its Windermere location recently to check out their limited Holiday Cocktails menu, I decided to enjoy lunch, as well.

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Out and About: A Look Back at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios .. #Disney #WaltDisneyWorld

2013 Osborne Family Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

It’s been four years since The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios last lit up the park, but I thought this Christmas was a great time to take a look back at what was my favorite holiday event at Walt Disney World.

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Out and About: Holiday Cocktails at Hawkers Asian Street Fare .. @eathawkers

Holiday Drinks at Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Hawkers Asian Street Fare has a new limited-time menu of holiday cocktails, and I visited their Windermere location this weekend to check them out.

The quartet of drinks are not only tasty, but are fun, too! Here’s a rundown of these limited libations:

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Out and About: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream Debuts December Flavors .. @KellysHMIC #EatLocal

Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream - December 2020

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream has debuted its flavors of the month for December 2020, and this week I had the chance to taste six of them.

You’ll make your taste buds happy with any of these flavors:

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Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival Kicks Off Dec 5: What You Need to Know .. #FrontyardFestival #OrlandoArts #SaveOurStages @DrPhillipsCtr

Dr. Phillips Center - Frontyard Festival - boxes

A few weeks ago, I told you a little about the upcoming Frontyard Festival, a six-month event hosted by Dr. Phillips Center, and this week I found out more details, including a start date, and initial acts booked for the festival.

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Out and About: Mia’s Italian Kitchen Weekend “Bottomless Brunch” .. @MiasItalian_Orl #OrlandoBrunch #OrlandoRestaurants

Mia's Italian Kitchen - pasta

Mia’s Italian Kitchen on I-Drive serves up a great menu of Italian classics, and we were recently invited to check out the restaurant’s “Bottomless Brunch.”

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Out and About: Burger World Tour Dining at Teak Neighborhood Grill .. #OrlandoRestaurants #DiningReview @TeakOrlando

Teak Neighborhood Grill - burgers

Teak Neighborhood Grill recently hosted their 2nd Burger World Tour and a friend and I caught the tail end of it. It was our first time eating at Teak, and we picked the MetroWest/Orlando location.

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Out and About: Bottomless Brunching at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando .. @CafeTuTuTangoFL #OrlandoBrunch #OrlandoRestaurants

Bottomless Brunching at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Could anything be better than brunch at Cafe Tu Tu Tango for a foodie? What if I tell you they offer a Bottomless Brunch? Uh huh…and I was recently invited to try it out.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is known for its great food served Tapas style for sharing, and the brunch menu offers some of those favorite dishes, along with brunch-only offerings. And while they are available a la carte, the smart bruncher will go with the “Bottomless” option to sample a little of everything.

Which is what my friend and I did, on a recent Saturday. We started our brunch with savory and finished sweet, splitting each dish.

Here’s a rundown of our picks, and what I thought of them:

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Out and About: Previewing Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes .. #KnifeandSpoon @RC_ORLANDO @ChefJohnTesar

Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes - 44 Farms Ribeye

A few weeks ago, we gave you a first look at Knife & Spoon, opening at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes on October 7, and last week we were invited back for a preview of the restaurant’s dining experience.

Knife & Spoon is a new signature steak & seafood restaurant conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar, along with Chef de cuisine Gerald Sombright. Its menu will celebrate the bounty of Florida on land and at sea, adding to the luxury resort’s already diverse collection of culinary outlets.

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Out and About: Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando Hosts Burger Challenge .. #SunsetWalk #OrlandoRestaurants @PromenadeAtSW

Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando Hosts Burger Challenge

Yesterday, Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee hosted a Best of Challenge: Burger Edition, and we went as VIPs to judge the burgers for ourselves.

Restaurants from Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Island H2O Live! Water Park, and the Promenade at Sunset Walk all offered up their best burgers in slider form for us (and everyone else present) to sample.

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Happy 10th Birthday to CitySurfing Orlando!! .. #Orlando #CentralFlorida #TenYears

Lake Eola at Night

Hello everyone! Today is a big day for CitySurfing Orlando, as it was TEN years ago today that I opened this blog dedicated to covering Orlando and surrounding Central Florida!

From theme parks to local dining to amazing events, I’ve had the pleasure to discover so many of the wonderful things that make this truly the City Beautiful.

I want to thank each and every one of you who have visited this site over the last decade! Every visit, every social media click and share, every comment…you’ve helped shape this site and let me know what you want to know more about in our city and its nearby neighbors.

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