Orlando Area Dining News Roundup September 14, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Columbia Restaurant, The Capital Grille, and More

The Capital Grille has brought back Wagyu & Wine – a gourmet twist on America's classic burger paired with wine selections from the Antinori family, now in its 26th generation.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special menus, charity events, free doughnuts, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Through September 30, restaurant-goers are invited to ‘Chip in the Fight Against Cancer‘ at all Tijuana Flats locations. The initiative will benefit Florida Hospital for Children and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Taste! Central Florida

Taste! Central Florida

Enjoy food and drink from local restaurants and chefs while proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. . Don’t miss one of the best foodie events of the year!

Tickets are $175 per person.

Orlando to Light Up in Support of Stand Up To Cancer’s Sixth Live Telecast Sept. 7

In honor of Stand Up to Cancer's sixth live telecast on Friday, September 7, Orlando will join with other cities across North America to light up in a combination of SU2C's signature colors.

In honor of Stand Up To Cancer‘s sixth live telecast on Friday, September 7, Orlando will join with other cities across North America to light up in a combination of SU2C’s signature colors.

More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in SU2C’s signature colors: orange, red, yellow, gray or white.

In Orlando, here are the locations where you can spot the SU2C’s colors on Friday night:

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Last Chance to Get Tickets to Taste! Central Florida! #TasteCFL

 

Taste! Central FloridaOne of the best foodie events in Central Florida is Taste! Central Florida, and this year’s feast will take place this Saturday, September 8.

Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Taste! Central Florida features an evening of tasting portions of signature dishes accompanied by fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, by the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit vendors.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children With $100,000 Award to Support Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® celebrates its 20th year in the fight funding pediatric cancer research by presenting Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award. 

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® celebrates its 20th year in the fight funding pediatric cancer research by presenting Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award.

This institution is one of 21 recipients of this year’s award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children’s hospitals nationwide.

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Central Florida Foodie Events For August 2018

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Summer is winding down, but there are plenty of great foodie events happening this month. From pop-ups to full dinners with wine pairings to educational foodie events, there is something to speak to your inner foodie.

Here are the Central Florida Foodie Events for August 2018:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 21, 2018: MidiCi, Taste! Central Florida, Royal Tea, Duck Donuts, and More

MidiCi, a Neapolitan-style pizza company, is opening its first Florida location in Kissimmee

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…

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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.

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Orlando Shakes Hosts 30th Anniversary Season Gala Sept 16, 2018 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to "Orlando Shakes," as a way to better represent the theater's mission and diverse body of work.

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.

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Sonny’s BBQ Creates 24K Gold Ribs and Plans To Donate 100,000 Meals to Children @sonnysbbq

Sonny's BBQ 24k gold ribs for charity.

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

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We Don’t Play Fight Presented by Conquer Pro Wrestling

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Raises More Than $630,000 Via 25th Anniversary Season Gala  @OrlandoPhilOrch

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that it has raised more than $630,000 during its recent 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration

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.

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Will’s Pub Hosts Poca’s Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive April 29, 2018

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.

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.

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Science of Wine Returns to Orlando Science Center on April 28, 2018 @orlandoscience

Uncork your inner sommelier and scientist at the 8th annual Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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.

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Beth McKee and Her Swamp Sistas Launch The La La Summer Hope Virtual Food Drive for 2018 #lalasummer

Beth McKee and the Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle will launch the La La Summer Hope Virtual Food Drive

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.

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Mamas of The NICU to Host Brunch for NICU Moms at Ace Cafe Orlando May 6, 2018

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. 

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.

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