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!
The 8th Annual Hamlin and Associates Wishmaker’s Ball presented by Fields BMW is Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida’s signature black-tie gala, and will be held May 13, 2017.
Florida-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has announced they will donate a portion of from select items to support UCP of Central Florida.
The non-profit helps individuals with and without disabilities achieve their fullest potential, which is a cause close to the company’s CEO.
Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center in Orlando will host the inaugural PBA South Strike Out Crohn’s and Colitis Open weekend March 24-26, 2017.
Professional bowler Rhino Page will kick of the Pro-Am day on Friday, March 24, which will give local bowlers a chance to compete against some of the sport’s best. Pros scheduled to appear include Tommy Jones, Walter Ray Williams Jr., EJ Tackett, Ronnie Russell and Norm Duke.
The Osceola Council on Aging will host the March for Meals 5K Run and Walk at Lakeview Park in Kissimmee on March 18.
It will include a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk for individuals and/or corporate and family teams, largest and most spirited team competition, a free Kid’s Run, silent auction, and more.
Central Florida foodies take note: one of the year’s best events, Taste of the Nation, is now Taste! Central Florida, and it will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott on August 19.
With the new name comes a new local focus, with the event now featuring an extensive lineup of local celebrity chefs and eateries, and highlighting local farmers, food purveyors, brewers and distilleries.
Foodstock Orlando is a new multi-day series of food events, live music, and more, and it takes place this week, March 1-4, 2017.
Each day has an event in a different location in Orlando, and each event will feature a separate line-up of food, beverage, and entertainment.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: chef’s dinners, charity events, and limited menu items. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Luma on Park in Winter Park is hosting a Carols and Cocktails holiday fundraiser on Saturday, December 10, from 6:30pm to 10pm.
Sip on Luma’s new holiday cocktails, The Rockefeller (bourbon, mulled spice infused amaro, maple apple cider syrup), and Snow Drift (vanilla and mint infused vodka, lime, tucca, mint foam), while enjoying the festive tunes by Central Florida Vocal Arts’ carolers.
On November 5, 2016, the Orlando Science Center will host its 10th and final Neanderthal Ball, the venue’s annual fundraiser.
This year’s theme is “Celebrate Our Evolution,” and guests are invited to celebrate 10 years of Neanderthal Ball and what it has helped achieve for Orlando Science Center.
The week of October 24-31, five Orlando-area restaurants are partnering together to help raise funds for those impacted by the Louisiana floods in the Baton Rouge area.
It’s part of an initative called Project 001. Louisiana, launched by Good Through Food, a new Orlando-based organization that strives to impact the world through food-related efforts.
Chef Night returns to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on October 26, with a meal prepared by The Capital Grille.
Vice President and Corporate Executive Chef of The Capital Grille, Chef Michael Laduke has created a four course menu, with cocktails, for the evening.
The date is almost upon us…Central Florida’s annual Cows ‘n Cabs is set to return for its sixth year on Saturday, October 22.
Break out your best cowboy attire or dress up, and sample food and drinks from more than 20 of Central Florida’s top restaurants.
This Saturday, Oct. 15, McDonald’s Restaurants nationwide will celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Day of Change.
The October 15 Day of Change commemorates the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974 and encourages customers to donate their change at RMHC Donation Boxes located in McDonald’s restaurants around the world.
The Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.
Pink Bash is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event in downtown Orlando designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way.