4 Rivers Smokehouse Opens Kissimmee Location

4 Rivers Smokehouse Kissimmee

Chef and owner John Rivers has opened a 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Kissimmee this month, adding to the brand’s growing list of Florida locations.

The Florida-based smokehouse brand is known for its cross-regional approach to barbecue with more than 10 styles of menu options, including Texas-Style 18-Hour Smoked Angus Brisket, Burnt Ends,Southern Pulled Pork, St. Louis Style Ribs and Smoked Chicken. These are available as sandwiches, dinner plates, signature stackers, and more.

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American Q Launches Full Throttle Sundays Starting July 12

Starting this Sunday, July 12, American Q restaurant will be kicking off a summer-long Full Throttle Sundays promotion.

American Q at the B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World

Every Sunday through the end of August, visit American Q between 2pm and 6pm to fuel up with $2 Beef Rib Bites and $2 St. Louis Ribs, along with their famous Flatbet Buffett for only $19.95. That price excludes the table carvings, but there is still so much to enjoy.

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American Q Hosts Memorial Weekend Sunday BBQ at B Resort May 24

American Q has announced they are hosting a Memorial Weekend Sunday BBQ on Sunday, May 24, at the B Resort courtyard.

American Q at the B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World

The event runs from noon to 4pm and is family-friendly, free and open to the public. There will also be a live Rockabilly performance by the Oak Hill Drifters.

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Betty Wright Headlines 9th Annual City of Orlando Blues B-Q Feb 28, 2015

The City of Orlando is throwing the 9th edition of their annual Blues B-Q in downtown Orlando on Saturday, February 28.

City of Orlando Blues-B-Q 2015

From 4pm to 10pm, enjoy delicious BBQ for purchase from local vendors like Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Blazin’ Bones, Johnny Henry’s, Mister Bar-B-Que, and more.

There will also be live blues music courtesy of the legendary Betty Wright, and The Gerry Williams Band throught the event.

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Out and About: A Look at the New Wendy’s Remodel and New Pulled Pork Offerings

Last week I stopped in the Wendy’s on S. OBT, and got a chance to check out the new look for the chain.

The revamp, which is taking place in Wendy’s throughout Orlando, favors neutral colors with deep red accents. The overall atmosphere seems more fast casual than fast food.

Wendy's remodeled

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7th Annual Blues B-Q to Take Place in Downtown Orlando on March 9, 2013

bluesbqJoin Mayor Buddy Dyer as the City of Orlando puts on the 7th Annual Blues B-Q on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Enjoy live blues music from Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, and RJ Harmon & Company.

You can also purchase delicious BBQ from the likes of Bubbalou’s BBQ, Gilbert’s Rib King BBQ, Johnny’s Ribs and Wings, and more.

The event will take place in downtown Orlando, on Orange Ave in front of the Orange County Courthouse (entry point is at Livingston and Orange).

Blues B-Q runs from 4pm to 10pm, and it is totally free to attend.

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Announce Their 2012 Bands, Brews and BBQ Concert Line-Ups

One of the major annual events hosted by SeaWorld Orlando and its sister park Busch Gardens in Tampa is the spring Bands, Brew & BBQ weekends.

During this event, each park hosts weekend concerts by big name headliners. SeaWorld Orlando’s include both classic rock and country, and run on both Saturday and Sunday.

Here is the list of headliners:

  • Saturday, February 11: Foreigner
  • Sunday, February 12: Gary Allan
  • Saturday, February 18: Trace Adkins
  • Sunday, February 19: Kenny Rogers
  • Saturday, February 25: Doobie Brothers
  • Sunday, February 26: Ronnie Dunn
  • Saturday, March 3: Sara Evans
  • Sunday, March 4: Scotty McCreery

Over at Busch Gardens, the concerts are Sundays only. Here is their line-up:

  • Sunday, February 12: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sunday, February 19: Bret Michaels (of Poison)
  • Sunday, February 26: .38 Special
  • Sunday, March 4: REO Speedwagon

All concerts are included in regular park admission, from single tickets to Fun Cards to annual passes, as long as they are valid at that park.

Each park will also be offering BBQ for sale, as well as host a beer garden area with at least 50 different brews for purchase.

City of Orlando Presents 5th Annual Blues-B-Q This Weekend

What goes together better than blues music with an afternoon of great BBQ food?

If that rings true with you, then you need to get yourself downtown on Saturday, February 19, for the City of Orlando’s 5th Annual Blues-B-Q.

This year’s festival features a line-up of great blues musicians, headlined by the legendary Buddy Guy. Also performing will be Cece Teneal and The Selwyn Birchwood Blues Band.

The BBQ side of the event will be provided by Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Porkie’s Original BBQ, Blackwater BBQ, and Ole Skool BBQ.

The event is free to attend, but the BBQ and other edibles are pay for what you eat. It’s being held at Church Street Plaza, in front of the Amway Center from 4pm until 10pm.

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