It’s almost Mother’s Day, and 2021 is starting to look a lot better than last year for celebrating your mom/mother figure.
Many restaurants and attractions are back open, and offering special deals or dinners/brunches to enjoy. Plus, a lot of people are getting vaccinated, making it safer to spend time together.
I’ve perused all the listings and press emails, and here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating moms on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. All prices do not include tax or gratuity (please don’t forget to tip!). Under the restaurant list are some fun events happening to enjoy with mom, too.
Orlando is an amazing city for foodies, and if you love tacos, you’ll definitely want to take part in the return of Orlando Taco Week, hosted by the Orlando Weekly.
Orlando Main Streets, a program created by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council, has launched Local Orlando, an online visitors’ guide.
Visit a local spot you’ve never been to. Discover a new favorite restaurant or brewery, pick up food for a picnic, or go on a mural crawl right in your own backyard. This guide to local independent businesses and more will assist you with planning your way around Orlando.
College Park Main Street will host the 18th annual College Park JazzFest on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 5-11pm.
It will feature a vibrant street party atmosphere with diverse food trucks, vendors, and the local shops and restaurants open on Edgewater Drive between Smith Street and Clayton Street.
The community’s flagship street festival is held along Edgewater Drive, and will feature 12 bands on three stages performing jazz, R&B, rock and more.
Orlando Main Streets is hosting its second Main Street Restaurant Week to promote its culinary members July 30 though August 13, 2016.
During this two week period, participating restaurants will offer a select prix fixe menu with price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30, determined by the restaurant’s normal pricing and the menu they put together.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, salad bars, free cupcakes, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The COOP in Winter Park has added a new option to its menu. The Salad Bar includes offerings such as grilled chicken, fresh and flavorful dressings that are made in house, and various pre-made seasonal salads.
Cost is $9.99, and its available daily from 11am-2pm and from 5pm-close.
Take note foodies of Orlando…there’s a new restaurant week coming to Orlando.
Mainstreet Restaurant Week will take place August 1 through 8, and will feature the culinary chops from eight districts in Orlando: Audubon Park, College Park, Church Street district, Downtown South, Gateway Orlando, Ivanhoe Village, Mills 50 and Thornton Park District.
The first NYPD Pizza location opened in downtown Orlando in 1996. Now, the company has locations in four states and has won numerous awards.
Next month, the chain is set to open its sixth location right here in Orlando.
It will be located at 2912 Edgewater Drive in College Park (between W. Par St. and W. Princeton St.). Reps for NYPD Pizza say that this location will be open by the second week in April, and it will offer dine in, take out, delivery and catering.
I’ve eaten at the downtown, Kissimmee and Metrowest locations in Orlando and the pizza has always been good, and at a good price, too.
In fact one of my fave deals is the daily 99 cent slice. The slice of the day varies, but it happens every day from 11am to 5pm.
To check out the menu (they serve other Italian items besides pizza) or get more details, check out the NYPD Pizza website.
This sounds like a fun thing to do with a bunch of friends if you all have an artistic streak in you.
On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Infusion Tea is hosting a benefit called Canvas & Cocktails.
For $29, each participant gets a canvas, art supplies and a glass of wine to loosen up the ol’ creative juices. Add a salad or wrap for $5 extra.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monarch Learning Academy.
Infusion Tea is at 1600 Edgewater Dr and the event starts at 6:30pm. Reservations and prepayment required – call 407-999-5255 for more details.
And don’t forget Infusion Tea hosts the weekly College Park Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons, starting at 5pm. Some great local crafts for sale, including handmade candles and incense from Mountain Creek Candles.
Shopping local for holiday gifts doesn’t get easier or more fun than tonight’s Holiday on the Drive, being held in the College Park neighborhood.
From 5pm to 9pm on December 2, Edgewater Drive will be closed from Smith Street to Winter Park Street and merchants will stay open later for shopping and dining.
The event will also feature live music, Santa, carolers, horse & carriage rides, face painters, a Moonwalk and much more.
Fun for the whole family!
So head out to College Park and do some shopping with locally-based merchants for the holidays.