In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new happy hours, charity events, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company has added calzones to their delicious offerings. Baked in a 900 degree wood-burning pizza oven, they are available in 5 versions: Chicken Pesto, Truffle Cream, Spicy Sausage, Meatball, and Four Cheese.
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF invites guests to celebrate the opening of their 2018-2019 Season at their 30th Anniversary Season Gala on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
The highlight of the evening will be a one-night-only musical showcase featuring select members of the cast of Orlando Shakes’ production of In the Heights.
To celebrate its Golden Year (50th anniversary), Sonny’s BBQ gave its beloved ribs a golden makeover for charity.
The ribs got a glow-up with 24K gold flakes, truffle butter, exotic salts, along with and a heavy hand of home-grown ingredients local to Sonny’s footprint such as bee pollen from Gainesville, truffle butter form Market 2 Table in Winter Garden, and Bulls Bay Saltworks sea salt from South Carolina
Tickets start at: $30
A historic first time ever crossover of the arts production between Professional Wrestlers and Performing Artists! Together, telling a story of hope, by sharing their respectful stages with local Florida based charity BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation for one night only!
A local theatre group’s finances takes a turn for the worse, which leaves them no choice but to step down and rent rehearsal space from a small time struggling pro wrestling school.
With both groups falling behind in bills, a cold-hearted landlord pushes forward to force an eviction. A right place, right time moment with a warm loving special needs student sparks a final fantasy fundraising idea that can either make or break the future of both schools. Can this last chance show be good enough to thrive or take a dive in defeat?
A portion of the performance’s proceeds will go directly to the kids of the BASE Camp Children’s Cancer.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that it has raised more than $630,000 during its recent 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration, which will be invested in the programming of the organization, helping it to continue to enrich the community and inspire audiences through the power of live music.
If you like it hot, you’ll want to check out Poca’s Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive at Will’s Pub on Sunday, April 29.
There will be plenty of food, from the cook-off recipes featuring Poca’s Hot Sauces, to free tacos from 2:30-5:30pm.
Uncork your inner sommelier and scientist at the 8th annual Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Presented by Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits, Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting.
Aiming to fight hunger for a third year, Beth McKee and the Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle will launch the La La Summer Hope Virtual Food Drive at Casselberry’s Earth Fest in Lake Concord Park on Saturday, April 28.
Admission to the Earth Fest and the Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle is free.
The campaign will run from April 28 until the end of the La La May 19 at Orlando Fringe, where cash and check donations will also be accepted.
For Mother’s Day, Mamas of The NICU is hosting a special brunch event for 15 NICU moms from Orlando area hospitals at Ace Cafe Orlando on May 6.
At the event the moms will get the chance to meet fellow NICU moms, indulge in a delicious brunch, and receive survival kits that are filled with essential baby goods, snacks, and toiletries that will be used on a daily basis.
The Florida Mall has announced its Spring 2018 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer.
From April 14 to May 20, visitors to The Florida Mall will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen, such as:
Want to enjoy a delicious meal while giving back to your local community? Join the “Make Giving A Habit” charity challenge on Saturday, April 7, at all three Central Florida locations of Habit Burger Grill.
Enjoy award-winning Charburgers, signature sandwiches, hand-cut salads, and more all while giving back to the local community!
Make a Wish of Central and Northern Florida presents the 2nd Annual Fashion for Wishes on Saturday, April 7 atop the Amway Center at One80 Skytop Lounge.
Hosted by renowned fashion stylist, on-air style expert and fashion blogger Melanie Pace, the runway show will feature spring styles from the area’s top boutiques modeled by prominent Central Florida celebrities and personalities,
Central Florida’s Krispy Kreme locations are helping to make kids’ sweet dreams come true in March 2018, in partnership with Give Kids The World Village.
From March 1-31, the Winter Park, Millenia, Kissimmee, Melbourne and Daytona Beach Krispy Kreme shops are collecting donations to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses.
MidiCi in Kissimmee is one of our favorite place to enjoy pizza in Central Florida, and during February, there’s another reason to visit: the #IHeartMidiCi Charity Pizza Drive, where dining out helps others.
Earlier this month, the restaurant invited 8 local foodies to create a unique pizza to reflect their personality and food preferences using our wide variety of fresh, natural, high quality ingredients (which include gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options).
The Charity Pizzas are available for all guests to order through the month of February and $2 per pizza sold will be donated to their charity of the blogger’s choosing.
The results are in for this year’s Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month sponsored by American Express, and a record amount was raised for local charities.
From Aug. 25 to Oct. 12, guests enjoyed three-course, $35 dinners at a record 118 restaurants across Central Florida., and $1 from each meal was donated Freedom Ride Inc. and BASE Camp Children’s Foundation.
This year far exceeded expectations with a record $208,620 raised for the charities!